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Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

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Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell.

Here is what she had to say about the Pac-12's football logos:

 

School

Logo

Analysis

1.

Cal

I love a good script font that is gender neutral… and this logo does the trick. The color scheme along with the beautiful flow of the letters makes this logo top in my book in the Pac-12.

2.

Oregon

The Ducks' O displays simplicity at its finest. The font of the O has a great shape that gives it a different compared to your average O.

3.

USC

The interlocking letters make this logo. That subtle detail in the crossing gives just enough detail to really bring this logo to the next level.

4.

Washington

The Huskies’ W is so classic and sleek that it works.

5.

UCLA

The Bruins’ logo is a classic take on a script logo. Underlining the letters make the logo stand out and gives a great softness to all the curves.

6.

Washington State

A lot of creativity went into making this logo. The subtle WSU in the body of the cougar is a really cool concept.

7.

Colorado

I really like the concept behind this logo, but I wish the CU was a little easier to read.

8.

Stanford

Stanford’s S is extremely classic. The touch of white and red trim makes the logo.

9.

Arizona

I like the concept, but I hate that two typefaces were made in the making of this. The inner A is too pointed for the slab serif A around it.

10.

Arizona State

I am glad they finally dropped the words that used to be incorporated with this logo. The pitchfork has an edginess to it and is quite different to the rest the logos in college football.

11.

Utah

This logo could be really cool, but the circle bothers me. The block U and feather detail is great, but it the circle gives an off-balanced feel.

12.

Oregon State

I am just not a fan of the beaver... it looks like a blob.

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