UCLA scored a big win for the Pac-12. Now, can the Bruins play like that more consistently in 2015? They were taken to OT by Colorado and won by only two against California. This team left a lot unachieved in 2014, but at least this win will compensate for some of the setbacks the Bruins suffered.

TSS Top 50: No. 27 UCLA Bruins

UCLA Bruins 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 (beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will injury bug stay away from UCLA With 12 returning starters and a team that features one of the hottest quarterbacks in the country in Josh Rosen, there is much to like about the […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies passes the ball as defensive lineman Darryl Paulo #99 of the Washington State Cougars and linebacker Peyton Pelluer #47 of the Washington State Cougars pursue during the second half of a football game at Husky Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies won the game 45-10. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

TSS Roundtable: Who Will Win the Pac-12 in 2016?

We’ve talked about players to watch and surprise teams, now it’s time to answer the most important question: which team is going to win the conference? Q. Who will win the Pac-12 conference this year. Kevin Causey On Twitter

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 26:  Head coach Kyle Whittingham of the Utah Utes paces the sidelines during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 28 Utah Utes

Utah Utes 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 (beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Utah find enough offense to win for the Pac-12 South title? That is the question for the Utes in 2016. Make no mistake about it: defense won’t be a problem for Utah this […]

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TSS Roundtable: The Biggest Surprise in the Pac-12 Will Be…

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our conference roundtable series to continue. This week, we’ll be discussing the Pac-12. We’ve also included a complete list of all the leagues that we’ve covered at the bottom of the article. Q: Who is the player to watch in the Pac-12 this season? Kevin Causey On Twitter

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TSS Top 50: No. 29 TCU Horned Frogs

TCU Horned Frogs 2015 Record: 11-2 overall, 7-2 Big 12 (beat Oregon 47-41 in 3 OT in Alamo Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Gary Patterson win 10 games for the third straight season? In the Mountain West Conference, Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs were a juggernaut. From 2002 to 2011 they won ten or more games […]

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TSS Roundtable: Players to Watch in the Pac-12

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our conference roundtable series to continue. This week, we’ll be discussing the Pac-12. We’ve also included a complete list of all the leagues that we’ve covered at the bottom of the article. Q: Who is the player to watch in the Pac-12 this season? Kevin Causey On Twitter

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 7: Nebraska Cornhuskers captains take the field before their game against the Michigan State Spartans at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 30 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers  2015 record: 6-7 overall, 3-5 Big Ten (beat UCLA 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can head coach Mike Riley redeem himself after a rocky first season? On Dec. 1, 2014, Nebraska axed head coach Bo Pelini, who accumulated a 66-27 record from 2008-14. Additionally, Pelini won at least nine […]

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 19:  The "Pac 12" logo is displayed on the filed during the college football game between the Washington Huskies and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Sun Devils defeated the Huskies 53-24.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pac-12 South Non-Conference Schedule Grades

As I mentioned in the Big 12 grades intro, I’m choosing to grade each team subjectively. Different teams have difference expectations and have to schedule differently. For example, a USC program that is loaded with talent and expects to compete for national titles should schedule non-conference games against teams like Alabama. If Colorado, on the […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 29:  Tyrone Swoopes #18 of the Texas Longhorns drops back to pass in the first half of their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tyrone Swoopes

TSS Top 50: No. 31 Texas Longhorns

Texas Longhorns 2015 record: 5-7 overall, 4-5 in the Big 12 1 Burning Question: Will Texas win enough this season to save Charlie Strong’s job? For the record, I really don’t like asking this question. Charlie Strong is an outstanding coach with a proven track record of doing things the right way. He’d be the […]

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The Basketball Tournament delivers former NBA, NCAA players a second chance

In September 2011, former Michigan State forward Delvon Roe assumed he’d never don a green and white jersey on the court again. After playing in 109 contests in three seasons (2008-11), accumulating two appearances in the Final Four and one in the national title game, the 6-foot-8, 235-pounder developed chronic knee pain. Seeing that another […]

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 19:  The "Pac 12" logo is displayed on the filed during the college football game between the Washington Huskies and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Sun Devils defeated the Huskies 53-24.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pac-12 North Non-Conference Schedule Grades

As I mentioned in the Big 12 grades intro, I’m choosing to grade each team subjectively. Different teams have difference expectations and have to schedule differently. For example, a USC program that is loaded with talent and expects to compete for national titles should schedule non-conference games against teams like Alabama. If Colorado, on the […]

TUCSON, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Arizona Wildcats reacts on the field prior to the game against Utah Utes at Arizona Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 32 Arizona Wildcats

Arizona Wildcats 2015 record: 7-6 overall, 3-6 Pac 12 (defeated New Mexico 45-37 in New Mexico Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will the 2014 or 2015 Wildcats Show Up this Season? Arizona’s drop from rising football power to the bottom of the Pac 12 was as sudden as it was surprising. We all knew that the […]

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Taysom Hill #4 of the Brigham Young Cougars prepares to pass during their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images )

TSS Top 50: No. 33 BYU Cougars

BYU Cougars 2015 Record: 9-4 (lost 35-28 to Utah in Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Is a New Years’ Six Bowl in Reach? Is this too much to hope for? It depends on the type of BYU fan involved. Some think that the pipe dream of a New Years’ Six bowl is too much […]

NORMAN, OK - DECEMBER 6:  Quarterback Mason Rudolph #10 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys looks to throw against the Oklahoma Sooners December 6, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Sooners 38-35 in overtime.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Pokes look to put bitter end to 2015, disrespect out of mind

You ever eat or drink something terrible and wake up the next morning with the worst of breath and a nagging stomach ache? No? You’re not going to the right restaurants for dinner. At any rate, if there’s any team waking up to 2016 with morning mouth, it’s Oklahoma State. Generally speaking, 2015 doesn’t matter, […]

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TSS Roundtable: Which Team Will Win the Big 12 in 2016?

This week, we’ve covered a number of topics in the Big 12, including non-conference scheduling grades, players to watch, and surprise teams. We’ll conclude our analysis of the league by answering the all-important question: who is going to win the Big 12 conference? Q: Which team will win the Big 12 this fall? Eli Hershkovich […]

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