Pac-12 Football Predictions, Schedule – Week 12

    Pac-12 football predictions and schedule for Week 12 of the 2016 season. USC's upset of Washington knocked the Pac-12 out of a playoff, but there is still plenty to play for amongst the conference's six ranked teams.

    November 16, 2016

    Pac-12 football predictions and schedule for Week 12 of the 2016 season. USC’s upset of Washington knocked the Pac-12 out of  a playoff, but there is still plenty to play for amongst the conference’s six ranked teams. 


    After being left out of the playoff in 2015, it seems that the Pac-12 will once again be on the outside looking in when all the dust settles and the 2016 playoff teams are finalized. Washington’s loss to USC in Week 11 dropped the Huskies down to No. 6 in the lastest CFP rankings, and Chris Petersen’s team will need outside help if it wants to jump the likes of Louisville and Clemson to get back into the Top 4.

    Despite potentially missing out on the playoff again, the latest rankings reflect the fact that this is perhaps the most successful season the conference has had in a while. The Pac-12 is tied with the SEC with six teams ranked in the latest CFP Top-25 rankings, including four in the top-15. Those teams will be on full display in Week 12, no more so than in Boulder where Colorado takes on Washington State.

    Both the Buffaloes and Cougars control their own destiny in the Pac-12 South and North, repsectively. The game holds extra importance for the Buffaloes who—with a No. 10 ranking—have an outside chance of sneaking into the playoffs. A loss for Colorado would also take it out of the driver’s seat in the division, while Wazzu could still win the North, even with a loss, by beating Washington in The Apple Cup.

    In Los Angeles, USC will look to build on the momentum from its win in Seattle last week when it takes on rival UCLA. The Bruins are coming off their first win since Josh Rosen went down with injury, beating Oregon State last week. A win for the Trojans would put the pressure on the Buffaloes, as USC owns the tie-breaker over Colorado by virtue of a Week 6 win over the Buffs.

    Below is the full schedule of Week 12 Pac-12 football games, as well as predictions for each game.

    Week 12 Pac-12 Football Predictions & Schedule

    Oregon at Utah

    Date: Saturday, November 19
    Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
    Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Broadcast: Pac-12 Network

    Pick: Oregon
    Preview and Score Prediction: Oregon vs. Utah

    Washington State at Colorado

    Date: Saturday, November
    Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
    Location: Folsom Field
    Broadcast: FOX

    Pick: Washington State
    Preview and Score Prediction: Washington State vs. Colorado 

    Stanford at Cal

    Date: Saturday, November 19
    Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
    Location: Memorial Stadium
    Broadcast: Pac-12 Network

    Pick: Stanford
    Preview and Score Prediction: Stanford vs. Cal

    Arizona State at Washington

    Date: Saturday, November 19
    Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
    Location: Husky Stadium
    Broadcast: FOX

    Pick: Washington
    Preview and Score Prediction: Arizona State vs. Washington

    Arizona at Oregon State

    Date: Saturday, November 19
    Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
    Location: Reser Stadium
    Broadcast: Pac-12 Network

    Pick: Oregon State
    Preview and Score Prediction: Arizona vs. Oregon State

    USC at UCLA

    Date: Saturday, November 19
    Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
    Location: Rose Bowl
    Broadcast: ESPN

    Pick: USC
    Preview and Score Prediction: USC vs. UCLA

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