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  1. Oregon-Michigan State laden with meaning

    Ted Miller

    There will be no "real" Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. The "real" Rose Bowl, whose purity previously had been diluted by the BCS, is a casualty of the College Football Playoff this season. While that will make many of us old fogies wince, the only constr...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. Pac-12 bowl projections: Preseason

    Ted Miller

    The college football postseason will be very different this season, with the end of the BCS and the beginning of the four-team College Football Playoff. But there's more! The CFP selection committee also will pick teams for the Fiesta, Orange and ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. Pac-12 problem: Losing expansion?

    Ted Miller

    Over the past five or so years, the Power Five conferences started playing expansion roulette. Although the ultimate wisdom of these moves can be measured only over the long term, the short-term results can be judged. That judgment? Things worked ...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. Poll: Second-best nonconference game?

    Ted Miller

    This week we ranked the Pac-12's nonconference games. There's little question which is the best and most anticipated matchup. If the idea of Michigan State, the defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion and a likely top-five team, visiting Oregon,...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  5. Mailbag: SEC scheduling, rivalry gripes

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. With Pac-12 spring practices ending this weekend, the offseason is officially upon us. Of course, there is no offseason if you follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! James from Washington, D.C., writes: Is there anyth...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  6. Pac-12 leads leagues in QB starts

    Ted Miller

    Keeping with our theme of Pac-12 quarterbacks -- and numbers donated to the Pac-12 blog by the Arizona State sports information department -- Jeremy Hawkes and Jordan Parry compiled a list of returning starts behind center by conference. Not surprisi...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  7. Mailbag: Pac-12 offensive diversity

    Ted Miller

    Greetings and happy Friday to ya. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! Shane from Red Bluff, Calif., writes: Just curious if you have ever written a story on the diversity of Pac-12 offensive schemes vs. those in the B1G and SEC,...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  8. Final conference bowl records

    Ted Miller

    Neither the SEC and nor the Pac-12, the two best conferences during the regular season, won a BCS bowl game. But they nonetheless led the AQ conferences in bowl record. The SEC was tops, going 7-3, despite Auburn losing the national title game to ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. Florida State ends the BCS era on a high note and has the upper h...

    Ted Miller

    The final year of the BCS era was a great ride, but plenty more awaits with the start of the College Football Playoff experiment.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  10. Pac-12 bowl season? A gentleman's C

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 went 6-3 in its bowl games. On Dec. 9, the Pac-12 blog noted, "Anything less than 6-3 would be a major disappointment." So the Pac-12 didn't notch a "major disappointment" this bowl season. And there was much rejoicing. Yay. Sure, co...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  11. 10 reasons Stanford wins the Rose Bowl

    Ted Miller

    Why is Stanford going to best Michigan State in the Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio? Here are 10 reasons. Stanford has the better quarterback: Stanford QB Kevin Hogan is 15th in the nation in total QBR (80.2). Michigan State's Connor Cook is 59th (6...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  12. Expect 100th Rose Bowl to be physical

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- The word "physical" has been used 12,486,234 times by media, coaches and players during the buildup to the 100th Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO between Stanford and Michigan State. The Spartans of the Big Ten play physical footba...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  13. Mailbag: Did USC or Washington win?

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag, Pac-12 championship and coaching carousel edition. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes. Elk from Los Angeles writes: Who's the bigger winner in the coaching carousel, Washington or USC? Ted Miller: We h...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Pac-12 is most excellent! And left out

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 is what we thought it was back in August -- as deep and as good as it's been. Probably ever. Before the season, five Pac-12 teams were ranked. As we head into the final weekend of the regular season, five Pac-12 teams are ranked. Nine P...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  15. Mailbag: Ducks doldrums, post-Stanford

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag, post BCS championship game relevance. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! Jeff from Portland writes: Ted, Please, help me off the ledge here. How in the world can Oregon gain back national credibility and...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  16. Pac-12 solid No. 2 in conference rankings

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 solidified its No. 2 position in the ESPN Stats & Info's Conference Power Rankings after a weekend with just four conference games, none involving the top-two teams, Oregon and Stanford. The Ducks and Cardinal, of course, will play ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013