A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the past three, a situation that commissioner Larry Scott referred to as "painful."
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Which stars could come home with awards from Thursday's event? We break down the finalists and who should win.
- No playoff 'harmful' to Pac-12, commish says
- UNLV tabs Oregon OC Arroyo as new head coach
- New Year's 6 set; Michigan-Bama in Citrus Bowl
- Ducks won't seek easier opponents in CFP quest
Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, who has never been a head coach before, will get his chance as he's been hired by UNLV to replace Tony Sanchez.
Who are the best high school football prospects this past decade? Kyler Murray, Leonard Fournette and Jadeveon Clowney are some familiar names.
Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb vs. LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. just might top the list of intriguing bowl-game battles.
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Oregon QB Justin Herbert received the 30th National Football Fndtn. William V. Campbell Trophy Tue., honoring the nation's top football scholar-athlete. Other finalists: Spencer Blackburn, Eastern Washington; Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia; Jordan Fuller, Ohio St.; Alex Goettl, Minnesota St.; Adam Holtorf, Kansas St.; Michael Lohmeier, Carnegie Mellon; Jordan Mack, Virginia; Dante Olson, Montana; Jelani Taylor, Cornell; Casey Toohill, Stanford & Jon Wassink, Western Michigan.
Breaking down the key storylines, players and matchups to watch when the Ducks and Badgers face off in the Rose Bowl.
Baylor and Georgia will meet in the Sugar Bowl; Virginia and Florida face off in the Orange Bowl; Oregon will see Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl; Memphis will clash with Penn State in the Cotton Bowl.
See how our experts envision the entire bowl schedule with the final selections so close to being announced.
LSU's 37-10 win against Georgia in the SEC title game likely opened up a top-four spot for Oklahoma and perhaps moved the Tigers past Ohio State for No. 1.
Although an easier nonconference schedule might have helped Oregon's chances of reaching the College Football Playoff, Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said his program won't change its scheduling approach.
CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open the game with two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Oregon spoiled No. 5 Utah's playoff hopes with a 37-15 victory in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
From the SEC and Pac-12 all the way down to Division III, here's your complete championship weekend preview.
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Chalk up the 2019 college football season as one in which the sport reestablished the value of conference championships.
Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast by discussing David's appearances across ESPN, their thoughts on championship games and Kevin's eight-team playoff idea. Then the guys preview the conference championship games (8:25), hitting on Utah-Oregon, Baylor-Oklahoma, Cincinnati-Memphis, Georgia-LSU, Clemson-Virginia and Ohio State-Wisconsin. Later, they take listener questions (33:43) on the Group of 5, bowl game swag bags and Christmas. Next, Jonathan Vilma joins the podcast (41:22) to talk about scenarios for the No. 4 seed, his thoughts on Clemson, if he could play college football right now and be the same player he was, and the moment he knew his Miami team was going to beat Nebraska in the national championship game.