USC is talented enough to win against Alabama, but it just feels unlikely.
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Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the UCLA Bruins. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
A Pac-12 vs. SEC matchup highlights the league's Week 1 action, as well as the highly anticipated debuts of two quarterbacks.
Hopefully, QB Josh Rosen didn't miss his opportunity to tell Vaughn he was, in fact, first-team all-state and he can put the ball wherever he wants.
It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.
In the Pac-12, Oregon gets all the fashion coverage. But there are classic looks and bold colors. Now you get to choose the league's best.
Bruins bound for big things this season?
If Josh Rosen can continue making progress as a QB and UCLA's defense can stay healthy, the Bruins might be looking at a playoff run. Our Chris Low is very high on Rosen & Co. heading into 2016. Most pressing questions (Insider)
For best pure passer, the Herbie goes to ...
Kirk Herbstreit names Washington State's Luke Falk, Miami's Brad Kaaya, Southern Miss' Nick Mullens, UCLA's Josh Rosen and Cal's Davis Webb as nominees for the nation's best "pure passers." 2016 Herbies
Dark-horse Heisman hopefuls
Five potential Heisman sleepers are given 20-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy, per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2016 Herbie Awards and makes his playoff picks.
It ain't cheap to attend games these days. So if you're going to plunk down hard-earned cash for tickets, who's the guy on each top 25 team who single-handedly makes it worth your while?
The Bruins have all the pieces they need to challenge for a playoff berth, but they have to exhibit the consistency that was lacking last season.
What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.
Can Cardinal win the Pac-12 again?
Seven of the 10 CFB writers we surveyed think so. UCLA was the only other team that received votes from our panel. Three writers picked the Bruins to win the Pac-12. 2016 CFB predictions
The Reese's Senior Bowl watch list was released Tuesday. Utah leads among Pac-12 teams with nine players, but every Pac-12 team has at least one.
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UCLA held Day 2 of its Texas A&M prep on Tuesday, but while coach Jim Mora wasn't ready to talking A&M specifics, he made it clear the excitement is growing in anticipation of the Sept. 3 opener. "Going to SEC country in front of 100,000-plus people on a hot Saturday afternoon and show that we're capable of competing and playing in that environment and thriving," he said.
The Pac-12 doesn't seem to understand the value of rest, or tactical scheduling, for that matter. It may end up dashing the league's playoff chances.
UCLA isn't giving too much away about its new offensive scheme, but the hope is it will help the Bruins in a variety of ways.
Want to avoid all of the suspense, drama and Hail Mary craziness that the 2016 college football season will provide? Of course not ... but here are our predictions anyway.
The Pac-12 reporters make their picks for 2016. It's hard to bet against Stanford and Christian McCaffrey, but there are a few surprises.
McDermott named to All-American team
UCLA OT Conor McDermott helped the Bruins post their second-lowest sack total in school history last season (14). He also helped pave the way for a second straight 1,000-yard season for RB Paul Perkins. All-American team
Washington State and Stanford players lead the all-conference offense, while Utah and Washington players stand out on defense.
Can Bruins finish what they've started?
UCLA is No. 16 in the preseason AP Top 25. It will seek to also be ranked in the final poll for the third consecutive season. In the 14 years before that, the Bruins accomplished that feat only twice. AP Top 25
Can the ACC get two teams in? Will the Pac-12 get left out again? What about Jim Harbaugh? The release of the AP preseason Top 25 has us thinking College Football Playoff already.
There's a conspicuous lack of faith in the Ducks' chances to compete alongside Washington and Stanford. Plus, what's brewing in QB battles?
UCLA @ Texas A&M Aggies
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