College Football Predictions Review: PAC 12

If you joined us last week for our recap of my college football predictions, you know what we are in for this week. Except this week we are going to turn it up a bit because FINALLY WE GET TO THE CONFERENCES THAT ACTUALLY MATTER! THE POWER FIVE!

Excuse my excitement, but these are the conferences people really care about, with all apologies to the smaller conferences.

Next up for the Power 5 conferences? My personal favorite conference…. the PAC 12!!!!!!

So, without further ado…..

 

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12. Arizona Wildcats

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Record: 3-9

Predicted Record: 5-7

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


11. UCLA Bruins

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 8-4

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Outback Bowl vs. Air Force


11. Oregon Ducks

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 9-3

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Alamo Bowl vs. TCU


9. Oregon State Beavers

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 3-9

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


8. Arizona State Sun Devils

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Record: 5-7

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Las Vegas Bowl vs. New Mexico


7. California Golden Bears

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Record: 5-7

Predicted Record: 5-7

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


6. Utah Utes

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Record: 8-4

Predicted Record: 8-4

Bowl Game: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Indiana

Predicted Bowl Game: Sun Bowl vs. North Carolina


5. Washington State Cougars

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Record: 8-4

Predicted Record: 8-4

Bowl Game: Holiday Bowl vs. Minnesota

Predicted Bowl Game: Cactus Bowl vs. Penn State


4. Stanford Cardinal

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Record: 9-3

Predicted Record: 11-1

Bowl Game: Sun Bowl vs. North Carolina

Predicted Bowl Game: College Football Playoff vs. Michigan


3. USC Trojans

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Record: 9-3

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: Rose Bowl vs. Penn State

Predicted Bowl Game: Holiday Bowl vs. Maryland


2. Colorado Buffaloes

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Record: 10-3

Predicted Record: 4-8

Bowl Game: Alamo Bowl vs. Oklahoma State

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


1. Washington Huskies

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Record: 12-1

Predicted Record: 10-2

Bowl Game: College Football Playoff vs. Alabama

Predicted Bowl Game: Rose Bowl vs. Michigan State

How Did I Do?:

Not good.

It was a weird year in the PAC-12 to say the least. Oregon, Arizona, and UCLA were the bottom feeders of the conference. All three of those teams have at least played in the conference championship game within the last four years. Now here they are at the bottom of the ladder with no idea when they are going to make it back up to the top.

Colorado literally came out of nowhere. No one saw that one happening. Sure, we all thought they would finally be an improved team from where they have been….but playing for the PAC 12 title? That one was a shocker for sure.

Oregon State, Washington State, Cal, and Utah I about nailed. That is the only good thing that came out of these predictions.

USC was better than I thought they would be. I was not a fan of Clay Helton at the beginning of the year, but he’s growing on me, especially with the way USC played towards the end of the year.

I was extremely high on Stanford for some reason. I absolutely love David Shaw and think he’s the best head coach in the conference. I also thought Christian McCaffery would light it up this year, but he had a bit of a down year. The Cardinal finished with a 9-3 record and a fourth place finish in the conference, but their season has to be considered somewhat of a disappointment.

As for Washington? Who cares.

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