Pac-12 Articles

Chris Petersen
The Washington Huskies will have to navigate some treacherous terrain in order to meet the lofty expectations ahead of them in the 2016 season.    Related: Washington Huskies 2016 Preview and Prediction   Though Washington...
Kyle Kensing
1 day ago
Royce Freeman
The Pac-12 Conference marketed its athletics in the 2015-16 school year with the motto, "The Power of 12." In recognition of the league's mathematical slogan, the following are 12 statistics to know heading into the Pac-12's next...
Kyle Kensing
2 days ago
Davis Webb
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams....
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Deshaun Watson
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Nick Saban
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...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Josh Rosen
An intriguing race is set to unfold in the Pac-12 this season, as there’s not a clear frontrunner or team projected to finish in the top four and in the mix for a playoff berth. However, while the league may not have a dominant team in place...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and...
Lance Dozier
1 week ago
Defending Pac-12 champion Stanford returns a Heisman Trophy runner-up in Christian McCaffrey, talented playmakers on defense and a stout offensive line. With David Shaw manning the sidelines, the Cardinal have pieces to defend their crown...
Kyle Kensing
1 week ago
Christian McCaffrey
Most preseason predictions and rankings have the Pac-12 on the outside of the playoff picture for 2016, but there’s no shortage of intrigue or potential surrounding this league. Stanford has lost only nine conference games in coach David Shaw...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary...
Lance Dozier
2 weeks ago
Kyle Whittingham
Can Utah take another step and claim a Pac-12 championship this season? The Utes have made a steady climb up the Pac-12 South ladder each of the last two years behind aggressive defense, a rugged running attack and game-changing special teams play...
John Coon
2 weeks ago
Oregon grew into one of Pac-12 football’s two pace-setters since 2009, splitting four of seven conference championships with rival Stanford in that time.   But with roster turnover and new, growing threats from divisional foes...
Kyle Kensing
2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has unveiled its projected Top 25 for the 2016 college football season. The top four teams are all familiar faces when it comes to winning conferences titles and appearing in the College Football Playoff during the first two years of...
J.P. Scott
3 weeks ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in...
Lance Dozier
3 weeks ago
Nick Saban
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Marcus Williams
Utah has moved up the Pac-12 South ladder each of the last two seasons. Can the Utes take the final step toward claiming a division title in 2016?   The door is wide open to move forward. Utah returns a fearsome defense loaded with...
John Coon
1 month ago
Luke Falk
Football has risen from the dead in Pullman, Wash. For the first time in a decade, Washington State enters a season with a real chance to make some serious noise in the Pac-12.   Related: Washington State Cougars 2016 Preview and Prediction...
John Coon
1 month ago
Chris Petersen
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...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Marquis Smith
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs...
Craig Haley
1 month ago
Christian McCaffrey
Stanford won its third Pac-12 championship in four seasons last year. In some ways, the 2015 crown proved to be the Cardinal’s most impressive.   Stanford flipped the script from the previous two title runs under head coach David Shaw...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Josh Rosen
Since Jim Mora's arrival as head coach in 2012, UCLA has lingered achingly close to the Pac-12 title.   The Bruins appeared in the 2012 Pac-12 Championship Game and came a last-minute field goal away from forcing overtime. In 2013, a...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Clay Helton
The USC Trojans are an oddity; college football’s version of Schrödinger's cat, if you will. Until they’ve played the game, it’s impossible to tell whether the team spirit and effort is alive or dead. It also makes them an...
Josh Webb
1 month ago
Brandon Harris
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Luke Falk
The Pac-12 is known for producing its share of high-scoring offenses and standout quarterbacks. And the conference certainly isn’t hurting for talent under center in 2016, as Washington State’s Luke Falk and UCLA’s Josh Rosen...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS...
Craig Haley
1 month ago

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