Theory: the Pac-12 will have a team in the Playoff

The Pac-12’s had the fewest Playoff appearances of any power conference. With no teams in the top 10 (but a handful just outside it), can they break back in this year?

Tue – Nov 26

Fire Larry Scott

Our weather > your playoff

They play 9 conference games!

The Pac-12 is...underrated!

Larry Scott, eternal genius

They play 9 conference games!

Oregon losing really puts a dent in Utah's strength of schedule and, as a result, its playoff chances. But the Utes should still have a legitimate shot if they beat the Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship.

Thu – Nov 21

Fire Larry Scott

Our weather > your playoff

They play 9 conference games!

The Pac-12 is...underrated!

Larry Scott, eternal genius

Our weather > your playoff

The Pac-12 is back! The committee hates the lack of defense played by the Big 12! Tua Tagovailoa had his hip messed up. And USC is still ranked! If Oregon or Utah win out and Georgia doesn't beat LSU, the Pac-12 champ has a good shot again.

Mon – Sep 23

Fire Larry Scott

Our weather > your playoff

They play 9 conference games!

The Pac-12 is...underrated!

Larry Scott, eternal genius

Fire Larry Scott

Utah lost to USC. The last realistic Playoff hope for the Pac-12 is out five weeks before Halloween.

Mon – Sep 16

Fire Larry Scott

Our weather > your playoff

They play 9 conference games!

The Pac-12 is...underrated!

Larry Scott, eternal genius

Our weather > your playoff

Barring 2007 type chaos, the league is down to Utah or bust thanks to USC's loss to BYU.

Mon – Sep 9

Fire Larry Scott

Our weather > your playoff

They play 9 conference games!

The Pac-12 is...underrated!

Larry Scott, eternal genius

Our weather > your playoff

While you were sleeping at four in the morning on the East Coast, Washington was losing to a Cal team which had to give its running back 36 carries to beat an FCS team the week before. Utah is now the league's best hope.

Tue – Sep 3

Fire Larry Scott

Our weather > your playoff

They play 9 conference games!

The Pac-12 is...underrated!

Larry Scott, eternal genius

They play 9 conference games!

Oregon choked away a lead against Auburn, so it is more or less out of serious playoff consideration. And while the league has lost the vast majority of its big non-conference games so far, one member has stood out: Utah. The Utes handled their business on the road at BYU, and USC QB J.T. Daniels tore his ACL, meaning that one of Utah's toughest road tests just got easier.