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2016 Pac-12 preview: Can anyone survive to make the playoff?

Both the Pac-12 North and South feature tight battles to win the divisions, but that could leave no team worthy of the College Football Playoff for the second straight year.

They might be projected to get left out of the College Football Playoff and they might only have a few superstars worthy of magazine covers, but don’t count out the Pac-12 teams just yet. The conference known for going crazy after dark has a Heisman Trophy favorite (Christian McCaffrey), Heisman hopeful (Josh Rosen) and Heisman dark horse (Luke Falk). It feels like everyone is in love with Washington as an upset team this year, and yet, for the first time in conference history, the Cardinal has been projected by the media as the Pac-12 champion. With so much uncertainty—can anyone get through this league unscathed?—you know you want to tune in when games kick off Aug. 27.

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