McLaughlin: Good News and Bad News for Pac-12 Football

Spencer looks at the biggest storylines surrounding the Conference's wild football weekend

Posted on November 15, 2022

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


Arizona and Washington played spoiler for two teams who had the potential to break the Pac-12’s drought of appearing in the College Football Playoff (2016-17 Washington).

USC is now the league’s only hope this year with still just one loss on the resume, but there’s upside going forward for the league as well.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I look at the biggest storylines surrounding the conference’s wild football slate from the weekend.

The playoff hopes might be on life support for the Pac-12, but there’s a real upside to one outcome in particular on Saturday for the conference going forward—especially with media rights negotiations hanging in the balance.

The Pac-12 should have half of its teams ranked when the new CFP rankings are released on Tuesday evening, with only USC likely to be in the top 10.

Do the Trojans have a realistic path to the playoff this year?


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