Pac-12 Football Championship Game History

No. 3 Washington wins the last-ever Conference title 34-31 over No. 5 Oregon

Posted on December 1, 2023

  By SuperWest Sports Staff

The Pac-12 is no more.

No. 3 Washington won the last-ever Conference Football Championship, defeating No. 5 Oregon in the 2023 version of the game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

From 2014 to 2019, the Championship Game was played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. In 2020, it was played in the Los Angeles Coliseum, due to the Covid pandemic.

The first three editions were held at the home stadium of the division winner with the better conference record: Autzen Stadium in 2011, Stanford Stadium in 2012, and Sun Devil Stadium in 2013.

The game was typically held on the first Friday following the end of the regular season, with the winner being awarded the Pac-12 Conference’s automatic berth in the Rose Bowl Game.

Television broadcast rights to the game were shared by Fox Sports in even years and ESPN in most odd years, with the 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions on ABC.

Here’s a table with winners and runner-ups by year with location, attendance, and game MVP, followed by a breakdown of appearances and wins, losses,  winning percentage, and title counts by program.

Pac-12 Championship Game Results by Year

2023No. 3 Washington34No. 5 Oregon34Las Vegas, NVMichael Penix Jr., Washington
2022No. 11 Utah47No. 4 USC24Las Vegas, NVCam Rising, Utah
2021No. 14 Utah38No. 10 Oregon10Las Vegas, NVDevin Lloyd, Utah
2020Oregon31No. 13 USC24Los Angeles, CAKayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
2019No. 13 Oregon37No. 5 Utah15Santa Clara, CAC.J. Verdell, Oregon
2018No. 11 Washington10No. 17 Utah3Santa Clara, CAByron Murphy, Washington
2017No. 11 USC31No. 14 Stanford28Santa Clara, CASam Darnold, USC
2016No. 4 Washington41No. 9 Colorado10Santa Clara, CATaylor Rapp, Washington
2015No. 7 Stanford41No. 24 USC22Santa Clara, CAChristian McCaffrey, Stanford
2014No. 3 Oregon51No. 8 Arizona13Santa Clara, CAMarcus Mariota, Oregon
2013No. 7 Stanford38No. 11 ASU14Tempe, AZTyler Gaffney, Stanford
2012No. 8 Stanford27No. 17 UCLA24Stanford, CAKevin Hogan, Stanford
2011No. 8 Oregon49UCLA31Eugene, ORLaMichael James, Oregon

Pac-12 Championship Game Results by Program

6Oregon42.6662011, 2014, 2019, 20202021, 2023
4Stanford31.7502012, 2013, 20152017
4USC13.33320172015, 2020, 2022
4Utah22,5002021, 20222018, 2019
3Washington301.0002016, 2018, 2023
2UCLA02.0002011, 2012
1Arizona State01.0002013

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