2015 Pac-12 preview: Is this college football's new toughest conference?

5:30 | College Football
2015 Pac-12 Conference preview
Thursday August 20th, 2015

Is the Pac-12 the best conference in the country? That’s the question college football observers are asking more and more these days. The default rebuttal from SEC partisans is that the West Coast-based conference has not claimed a national title in the last decade, but Oregon and USC may be the two strongest candidates to put an end to the streak this year. The Pac-12 also features several other teams with the potential to make a run at a College Football Playoff berth. Expect a heated race in both the North and South divisions, with lots of upsets along the way and some thrilling installments of #Pac12AfterDark.

North

South

TEAM

Record

TEAM

RECORD

Oregon

11–2 (8–1)

USC

11–2 (7–2)

Stanford

8–4 (5–4)

Ariz. St.

9–3 (7–2)

Cal

6–6 (4–5)

Arizona

9–3 (6–3)

Wash.

6–6 (4–5)

UCLA

8–4 (5–4)

Oregon St.

4–8 (2–7)

Utah

7–5 (4–5)

Wash. St.

4–8 (1–8)

Colorado

5–8 (1–8)

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