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Pac-12 Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no team from this league ranked inside of the top five in Athlon’s projected 128 rankings. Will one team emerge as the dominant clear favorite in...

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...

Ranking the Pac-12's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Pac-12 is one of college football’s top conferences for offense, and the league is loaded with talent headed into 2015. Even with Marcus Mariota leaving Oregon, there’s no shortage of proven options at quarterback, and the skill talent is deep at running back and receiver. To help pick the top offensive triplets in each of the Power 5 leagues, we devised a simple formula. We...

UCLA Bruins 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
UCLA enters its fourth season under Jim Mora with a roster that’s capable of winning the Pac-12 title. However, there’s a glaring question mark at quarterback, and true freshman Josh Rosen is expected to emerge as the team’s starter. The Bruins are in good shape on defense, and new coordinator Tom Bradley should help this unit take a step forward in 2015. The talent is in place...

Ranking the Pac-12's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the Utes and ranks as the conference’s top back. But UCLA’s Paul Perkins is a close second, and the junior will take on an even bigger role in the offense with quarterback Brett Hundley’s departure. The depth of the league’s...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Quarterback play is usually a strength in the Pac-12, and all signs point to 2015 as another deep year for signal-callers on the West Coast. USC’s Cody Kessler leads the way in our quarterback rankings, but California’s Jared Goff is a rising star and should have a huge season in Sonny Dykes’ offense. After Kessler and Goff is a duo of intriguing quarterbacks in Arizona...

UCLA Student Willingly Gets Tackled By Linebacker Myles Jack (For a Good Reason)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Danny Siegel is campaigning to be a student representative at UCLA, so he decided to take a hit from linebacker Myles Jack. Yes, you read that correctly. Jack is a likely All-American linebacker in 2015 and one of the Pac-12’s top returning players. Needless to say, Siegel probably felt this one the next morning. Election commercials are usually must-skip television, but we...

Ranking the Pac-12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

Ranking the Pac-12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Is it easier to win at USC or UCLA? How about Oregon, Stanford or Washington? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So...