Pac-12 Articles

Trojans vs. Cougars Prediction: Sam Darnold, USC Trojans Football
The scoreboard operator at Martin Stadium should be busy on Friday night, as USC travels to Pullman to take on Washington State in a battle of 4-0 teams in a key Pac-12 showdown. This game also features an outstanding quarterback duel between USC...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Azeem Victor
As we assess the landscape at the first quarter checkpoint of the 2017 college football season, Alabama is a clear No. 1. Defending champion Clemson has been impressive in its title defense, and is a worthy No. 2. Third-ranked Oklahoma has the most...
Nicholas Ian Allen
1 month ago
NCAA Top 25
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The fourth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Saquon Barkley
Even without names attached to games this past weekend, you knew that things were ripe to be extra exciting around college football in Week 4.   It was that murky time where most teams have wrapped up non-conference play (romping over a...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
College Football Top 25: Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The fourth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Penn State, Alabama, USC and Oklahoma picked up key road wins in conference play. Additionally, Week 4 featured a couple of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Deeming a September college football game "must-win" might be reactionary; hysterical, even. But in the case of Pac-12 counterparts UCLA and Stanford, both are about as close to must-win territory heading into Week 4 as teams can be at...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Steven Montez
The Colorado Buffaloes defied all expectations in 2016, winning 10 regular-season games and a Pac-12 South division title and earning a bid in the conference championship game. Their history-making season — the greatest one-...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Royce Freeman
One of the bigger questions of this early college football season is whether Oregon is “back” or not. This week’s game at Arizona State could be an indicator. But are the Ducks making a return to being a national power again?...
Eric Sorenson
1 month ago
Jaylen Samuels
After a thrilling Week 3 brought us half a dozen wild finishes and some big-time upsets, the upcoming weekend in college football promises to be even better for fans across the country as conference play begins in earnest just about everywhere....
Bryan Fischer
2 months ago
Tavares Martin Jr.
Washington State has a chance to go unbeaten in non-conference play for the first time since 2005 when it hosts Nevada on Saturday.   The No. 18 Cougars (3-0) are seeking their first 4-0 start since 2001 when they ran off seven straight wins...
John Coon
2 months ago
Clay Helton
It’s that time of year again when the USC Trojans and California Golden Bears meet for the Weekender. The Trojans are coming off a dramatic, thrilling, and costly double-overtime victory against the Texas Longhorns. There is clearly...
Josh Webb
2 months ago
Barry Sanders
Kelly Bryant’s performance in Clemson’s 47-21 victory over Louisville this past Saturday seems like he has picked up right where Deshaun Watson left off last season. Watson, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist who led the Tigers to two...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
I don't know about you, but the 2017 college football season doesn't seem like it has the same "wow" factor at this point that it's had in recent years. We've had some big games with some big moments, but we really haven...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Josh Rosen, UCLA Bruins Football
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season features a few non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fourth weekend of action. The Week...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
The top rushing defense in the Pac-12 aims to slow the conference's most prolific run game in a Friday night league opener pitting Utah against Arizona.   The Utes are off to a 3-0 start and kick off Pac-12 play with the nation's...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Feleipe Franks
It happens like clockwork every season.   The schedule looks lackluster coming in. Power 5 teams host huge underdogs. Big-name, top-25 games are few and far between. David against Goliath might be too kind of a term for some matchups....
Bryan Fischer
2 months ago
College Football Top 25: Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The third weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Riley Ferguson, Memphis Tigers Football
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Clemson and Mississippi State delivered statement victories, USC defeated Texas in overtime, Memphis and San Diego State earned...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Since the beginning of the 2015 season, Week 3 opponents Stanford and San Diego State have combined to win 47 games. They are the two most successful programs on the West Coast in that span based on win-loss record, so as Cardinal head coach David...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Shea Patterson
What better way to distract Ole Miss from its recent NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing than to travel 2,100 miles to Berkeley for a SEC vs. Pac-12 matchup against California? The NCAA won’t determine Ole Miss’ fate for the next six...
Elton Hayes
2 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
Utah wraps up a home-and-home series with San Jose State this week, and this qualifies as a game in which the opponents appear to be worlds apart on the football field.   The Utes (2-0) already look like a team that will be in the Pac-12...
John Coon
2 months ago
Dante Pettis
Man alive. Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire. Fresno State travels to No. 6 Washington a week after getting gut-punched at No. 1 Alabama, 41-10. So yes, it’s just another road trip to take on another hyper-talented team...
Eric Sorenson
2 months ago
Kliff Kingsbury
Arizona State and Texas Tech played one of the wildest games of the 2016 season in Tempe last year, a game in which the Sun Devils escaped with a 68-55 win. It’s very early in the 2017 season, but both teams appear similarly equipped this...
Nicholas Ian Allen
2 months ago
Oregon kicked off its first season under head coach Willie Taggart with a dominant blowout of FCS member Southern Utah, and then came out scorching hot against Nebraska before holding off a second-half rally to pull to 2-0. The Ducks can head into...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago

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