Conference Notes: PAC 12

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HIGH FIVE: The Pac-12 had 5 schools in the AP Preseason Top 25, matching the SEC & Big Ten for most by conference and 41.7% (5  of 12 schools) are represented, the highest percentage of any conference. The Pac-12 last had 5 teams in the preseason AP poll in 2019. #11 OREGON made the preseason Top 25 for the 4th straight year and are ranked in the Top 11 in each of the last 3 years. #15 USC is in the preseason poll for the 60th time, 3rd most of any school. #20 WASHINGTON makes the preseason Top 25 for the 5th time in the last 6 yeras. For the 3rd straight year, #24 UTAH is in the preseason poll while #25 ARIZONA STATE makes it for the first time since 2015. UCLA also received votes.

ELITE 11: The Pac-12 had 11 alumni named in the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2021 countdown. Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers was the highest ranked former Pac-12 player, coming in at #3. Since the NFL began this countdown in 2011, at least one Pac-12 alum has been in the Top 10 every year.

• CALIFORNIA: #3 QB Aaron Rodgers (Packers), #46 DE Cameron Jordan (Saints), #55 WR Keenan Allen (Chargers)
• COLORADO: #36 OT David Bakhtiari (Packers)
• OREGON: #27 DT DeForest Buckner (Colts), #56 QB Justin Herbert (Chargers)
• STANFORD: #44 RB Christian McCaffrey (Panthers)
• UCLA: #70 MLB Eric Kendricks (Vikings)
• USC: #84 DE Leonard Williams (Giants)
• UTAH: #82 OT Garett Bolles (Broncos)
• WASHINGON: #19 SS Budda Baker (Cardinals)

THIS WEEK’S #PAC12FB SCHEDULE
Game Time (Local) TV

Thursday, Sept. 2
Weber State at #24 Utah 5:30 p.m. MT P12N
Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

Southern Utah at #25 Arizona St 7:30 p.m. PT P12N
Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Friday, Sept. 3
Northern Colorado at Colorado 7:00 p.m. MT P12N
Guy Haberman, Shane Vereen

Saturday, Sept. 4
Stanford vs Kansas St 11:00 a.m. CT FS1
(in Arlington, TX) Aaron Goldsmith, Mark Helfrich

Fresno St at #11 Oregon 11:00 a.m. PT P12N
Roxy Bernstein, Lincoln Kennedy

San Jose St at #15 USC 2:00 p.m. PT P12N
Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth

Oregon State at Purdue 7:00 p.m. ET FS1
Cory Provus, Robert Smith

Montana at #20 Washington 5:00 p.m. PT P12N
J.B. Long, Max Browne

#16 LSU at UCLA 5:30 p.m. PT FOX
Joe Davis, Brock Huard, Bruce Feldman

Nevada at California 7:30 p.m. PT FS1
Alex Faust, Petros Papadakis

BYU vs Arizona 7:30 p.m. PT ESPN
(in Las Vegas) Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Stormy Buonantony

Utah St at Washington St 8:00 p.m. PT P12N
Jordan Kent, Bob Davie