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  1. 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
  2. Pac-12's best nonconference games

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 typically plays a rugged nonconference schedule, but the 2014 slate is, well, only fair to middling. There's a true marque national game -- Michigan State at Oregon -- and there are three matchups with Notre Dame. But there aren't a who...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  3. Pac-12 schedule analysis: South Division

    Ted Miller

    College football is not only about being good. It's about scheduling. So let's look at how the Pac-12 schedules stack up, starting with the South Division (*-denotes FCS team; toughest nonconference game bolded): You can review the North Divisi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Take 2: Toughest Pac-12 schedule

    Ted Miller

    Much of the talk this summer has been about scheduling, whether it be FCS teams, number of conference games, or scheduling a conference game and then counting it as a nonconference game. But the Pac-12, as usual, will play some pretty tough schedu...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Ranking Pac-12 South schedules

    Ted Miller

    Here's a look at how the Pac-12's 2014 South Division nonconference schedules stack up. You can see the North Division here. (*-denotes FCS team) The South Division plays a much better slate of nonconference games than the North. 1. USC: Aug. 3...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  6. Ranking Pac-12 North schedules

    Ted Miller

    Here's a look at how the Pac-12's 2014 nonconference schedules stack up, starting with the North Division (*-denotes FCS team): 1. Oregon: Aug. 30, South Dakota (4-8)*; Sept. 6, Michigan State (13-1); Sept. 13, Wyoming (5-7) This ranks No. 1 only...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  7. Starting Saturday, Pac-12 might eat itself up

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 has earned national respect during its nonconference schedule. The general consensus is that the conference, which boasts a 29-4 record in out-of-league play, ranks second to the SEC. And there are a few outliers crunching analytics who be...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Pac-12 measures up on big weekend

    Ted Miller

    On Tuesday, we wrote: "The Pac-12 will establish its national identity on Saturday. Simple as that." On Saturday, the Pac-12 went 8-1 in nonconference games and established the conference's national identity: Legit. The Pac-12 went 3-1 in match...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  9. It's 'measuring stick' weekend in the Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    The Pac-12 will establish its national identity on Saturday. Simple as that. Every Pac-12 team plays. No byes this week, my friends. There's one conference game, Oregon State at Utah, that is critical to both teams. Eight of the nonconference foes...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  10. Pac-12 needs to pass nonconference test

    Ted Miller

    Our preseason theme with the Pac-12 has been pretty simple: 2013 could be the year. It could be the year the Pac-12 wins its first national title since 2004, thereby ending the SEC's reign atop college football. And it could be the first year five --...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  11. Analyzing Pac-12's nonconference slate

    Ted Miller

    College football is hard to keep up with in terms of who plays in what conference this year and whether they change affiliation the next. This week, we said goodbye to the Big East and welcomed something called the "American Athletic Conference." ...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  12. Early odds on Pac-12 games

    Ted Miller

    Who's the favorite in the big Pac-12 nonconference and conference games this year? Well, the process of making point spreads -- for entertainment purposes only! -- has begun. Don Best revealed the Golden Nugget's odds for 250 college games late la...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  13. Texas A&M drops USC, Oregon

    Ted Miller

    When Texas A&M was a member of the Big 12, it scheduled home-and-home series with USC and Oregon. The USC series was scheduled for 2015-16. The Oregon series was set for 2018-19. "When you combine USC and Oregon with the nonconference games we...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  14. Pac-12 links: No charges in Coug-Idaho fight

    Ted Miller

    Why's he calling me meat? I'm the one driving a Porsche. Some game times for Arizona. Is this guy Arizona State's backup plan for QB recruiting? Update on California's game times and TV dates, including nonconference dates with Northwestern a...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. Take 2: Toughest Pac-12 2013 schedule?

    Ted Miller

    All schedules are not created equal. Sometimes it's the luck of the draw and sometimes it's soft -- or hard -- nonconference scheduling. And sometimes there are less tangible factors, such as bye weeks and fan expectations. So who's got the tou...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  16. Stacking up nonconference scheduling

    Ted Miller

    All Pac-12 fans and observers should be focused on two items when it comes to the new four-team playoff that will begin in 2014: 1. The makeup of the selection committee; 2. The announced importance that selection committee will put on strength of sc...

    Blog | May 21, 2013