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2016 Pac-12 Conference football season

The 2016 Pac-12 Conference football season is the sixth season for the conference as a twelve-team league. The season began on August 26, 2016 with California vs. Hawaii. The final game was the 2016 Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Levi's Stadium on December 2, 2016, with Fox televising the game.

2016 Pac-12 Conference football season
Pac-12 wordmark.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
SportAmerican football
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)Fox Sports Media Group (Fox, FS1), ESPN Family (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU), CBS (bowl game), and Pac-12 Networks
2017 NFL Draft
Top draft pickSolomon Thomas (Stanford)
Picked bySan Francisco 49ers, 3rd overall
Regular season
Top scorerCameron Van Winkle (123 points)
North championsWashington Huskies
  North runners-upWashington State Cougars
South championsColorado Buffaloes
  South runners-upUSC Trojans
Pac-12 Championship
ChampionsWashington Huskies
  Runners-upColorado Buffaloes
Finals MVPTaylor Rapp, DB
Football seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 4 Washington x$^   8 1         12 2  
Washington State   7 2         8 5  
No. 12 Stanford   6 3         10 3  
California   3 6         5 7  
Oregon State   3 6         4 8  
Oregon   2 7         4 8  
South Division
No. 17 Colorado x   8 1         10 4  
No. 3 USC   7 2         10 3  
No. 23 Utah   5 4         9 4  
Arizona State   2 7         5 7  
UCLA   2 7         4 8  
Arizona   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Washington 41, Colorado 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

Stanford defeated USC 41–22 for the 2015 Pac-12 Conference Football Championship.

Ten teams participated in bowl games. Arizona defeated New Mexico 45–37 in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Utah was a winner over BYU at the Roal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Washington State was a 20-14 winner over Miami in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. In the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl, it was Washington 44 Southern Miss 31. UCLA lost to Nebraska 29-37 in the Foster Farms Bowl. California defeated Air Force 55–36 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Wisconsin was a winner over USC 23–21 in the National Funding Holiday Bowl. Stanford defeated Iowa 45–16 in the Rose Bowl Game. Oregon lost to TCU in the Valero Alamo Bowl 41-47. Arizona State lost to West Virginia 42-43 in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.

Pre-seasonEdit

2016 Pac-12 Spring Football and number of signees on signing day:

Pac-12 MediaEdit

The Pac-12 conducted its annual media days at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, – The Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California between July 14 and July 15. The event commenced with a speech by Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, and all 12 teams sent their head coaches and two selected players to speak with members of the media. The event along with all speakers and interviews were broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network. The teams and representatives in respective order were as follows:

Preseason Media PollsEdit

Pac-12 Championship Game Voting

  • Predicted Pac-12 Championship Game Winner: Stanford Cardinal (20 points) was picked to win the Pac-12 Championship over UCLA (19) for the first time since 1960. Others receiving votes were Washington, ASU (3), USC (2), Oregon (1) and Utah (2).

References:[1]

Recruiting classesEdit

Rankings
Team ESPN[2] Rivals[3] Scout[4] 24/7[5] Signees
Arizona 39 41 41 42 25
Arizona State 26 20 17 19 22
California - 29 36 34 24
Colorado - 71 75 69 19
Oregon 15 17 21 16 22
Oregon State - 71 63 60 22
Stanford 27 18 25 24 22
UCLA 11 13 9 12 18
USC 3 1 1 2 26
Utah - 41 53 45 20
Washington 28 30 23 27 24
Washington State - 55 38 41 24

Head coachesEdit

Coaching changesEdit

There were no coaching changes following the 2016 season.

CoachesEdit

Team Head coach Years at school Overall record Record at school Pac-12 record
Arizona Rich Rodriguez 5 155–112–2 (.580) 35–28 (.556) 17–25 (.405)
Arizona State Todd Graham 5 88–53 (.624) 39–24 (.619) 25–18 (.581)
California Sonny Dykes 4 40–44 (.476) 18–29 (.383) 9–25 (.265)
Colorado Mike MacIntyre 4 34–50 (.405) 18–29 (.383) 8–26 (.235)
Oregon Mark Helfrich 4 36–15 (.706) 36–15 (.706) 23–11 (.676)
Oregon State Gary Andersen 2 53–56 (.486) 4–18 (.182) 1–15 (.063)
Stanford David Shaw 6 61–17 (.782) 61–17 (.782) 42–12 (.778)
UCLA Jim L. Mora 5 41–22 (.651) 41–22 (.651) 25–18 (.581)
USC Clay Helton 3 13–7 (.650) 13–7 (.650) 11–3 (.786)
Utah Kyle Whittingham 12 103–48 (.682) 103–48 (.682) 25–27 (.481)
Washington Chris Petersen 3 116–25 (.823) 24–13 (.649) 14–11 (.560)
Washington State Mike Leach 5 113–74 (.604) 29–31 (.483) 20–23 (.465)

Note: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season

RankingsEdit

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Arizona
Wildcats
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CFP Not released
Arizona State
Sun Devils
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California
Golden Bears
AP RV RV
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Colorado
Buffaloes
AP RV RV RV RV 21 RV RV 23 21 16 12 9 9 11
C RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV 23 20 15 12 9 9 11
CFP Not released 15 12 10 9 8 10
Oregon
Ducks
AP 24 24 22 RV
C 22 23 21 RV RV
CFP Not released
Oregon State
Beavers
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Stanford
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AP 8 7 7 7 7 15 RV RV RV RV 17 16
C 7 5 6 6 6 15 RV RV RV RV RV 17 16
CFP Not released 24 24 18 18
UCLA
Bruins
AP 16 RV RV RV RV RV
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CFP Not released
USC
Trojans
AP 20 RV RV RV RV 15 12 10 9 3
C 17 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 19 12 11 9 5
CFP Not released 20 13 12 11 9
Utah
Utes
AP RV RV RV 24 18 24 21 19 17 16 13 11 21 RV RV
C RV RV RV 23 18 24 21 18 16 16 12 11 20 24 23
CFP Not released 16 15 12 22 20 19
Washington
Huskies
AP 14 8 8 9 10 5 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4 4 4
C 18 11 9 9 9 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 5 4 4 4
CFP Not released 5 4 6 5 4 4
Washington State
Cougars
AP RV RV RV RV 25 23 20 23 RV RV
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CFP Not released 25 23 22 23

ScheduleEdit

Index to colors and formatting
Pac-12 member won
Pac-12 member lost
Pac-12 teams in bold

All times Mountain time. Pac-12 teams in bold.

Rankings reflect those of the AP poll for that week.

Week 1Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, August 26 7:00 pm Hawaii California ANZ StadiumSydney, Australia ESPN W 51–31   61,247
Thursday, September 1 5:00 pm Southern Utah Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City P12N W 24–0   45,945
Thursday, September 1 6:00 pm Oregon State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis BTN L 23–30   44,582
Friday, September 2 5:00 pm Colorado State Colorado Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver (Rocky Mountain Showdown) ESPN W 44–7   69,850
Friday, September 2 6:00 pm Kansas State No. 8 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California FS1 W 26–13   46,147
Saturday, September 3 11:00 am Rutgers No. 14 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle P12N W 48–13   58,640
Saturday, September 3 12:30 pm No. 16 UCLA Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas CBS L 24–31 OT  100,443
Saturday, September 3 2:00 pm UC Davis No. 24 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon P12N W 53–28   53,817
Saturday, September 3 5:00 pm No. 20 USC No. 1 Alabama AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas ABC L 6–52   81,359
Saturday, September 3 5:00 pm Eastern Washington Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, Washington P12N L 42–45   32,952
Saturday, September 3 7:30 pm BYU Arizona University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Arizona FS1 L 16–18   50,528
Saturday, September 3 7:45 pm Northern Arizona Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona P12N W 44–13   45,300
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Sept 5

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Sefo Liufau Colorado Troy Dye Oregon Mitch Wishnowsky Utah
Reference:[6]

Week 2Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, September 10 11:00 am Utah State USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles P12N W 45–7   62,487
Saturday, September 10 2:00 pm Idaho No. 8 Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle P12N W 59–14   60,678
Saturday, September 10 2:30 pm Idaho State Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado P12N W 56–7   39,505
Saturday, September 10 4:30 pm BYU Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City Fox W 20–19   46,915
Saturday, September 10 5:00 pm UNLV UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, California P12N W 42–21   63,712
Saturday, September 10 7:00 pm Texas Tech Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona FS1 W 68–55   44,511
Saturday, September 10 7:15 pm Boise State Washington State Albertsons StadiumBoise, Idaho ESPN2 L 28–31   36,163
Saturday, September 10 7:30 pm California San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego CBSSN L 40–45   42,473
Saturday, September 10 7:30 pm Virginia No. 24 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon ESPN W 44–26   53,774
Saturday, September 10 7:45 pm Grambling State Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona P12N W 31–21   45,686
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week- Sept 12

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Kalen Ballage Arizona State Sunia Tauteoli Utah Adoree' Jackson USC
Reference:[7]

Week 3Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, September 16 6:30 pm Arizona State UTSA AlamodomeSan Antonio ESPN2 W 32–28   29,035
Saturday, September 17 11:00 am Idaho Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington P12N W 56–6   28,477
Saturday, September 17 12:30 pm No. 22 Oregon Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC L 32–35   90,414
Saturday, September 17 1:30 pm Colorado No. 4 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN L 28–45   110,042
Saturday, September 17 2:00 pm Idaho State Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, Oregon P12N W 37–7   38,052
Saturday, September 17 5:00 pm USC No. 7 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California ABC  STAN 27–10   48,763
Saturday, September 17 5:00 pm Portland State No. 8 Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle P12N W 41–3   57,151
Saturday, September 17 7:15 pm UCLA BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, Utah ESPN2 W 17–14   62,904
Saturday, September 17 7:30 pm No. 11 Texas California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California ESPN W 50–43   50,448
Saturday, September 17 7:30 pm Utah San Jóse State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California CBSSN W 34–17   16,041
Saturday, September 17 7:45 pm Hawaii Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona P12N W 47–28   50,116
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Sept 19

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Chad Hansen California Treston Decoud Oregon State Zane Gonzalez Arizona State
Reference:[8]

Week 4Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, September 23 6:00 pm USC No. 24 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City FS1  UTAH 31–27   46,133
Saturday, September 24 12:30 pm Boise State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, Oregon P12N L 24–38   42,846
Saturday, September 24 2:30 pm Colorado Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon P12N  COLO 41–38   53,974
Saturday, September 24 5:00 pm No. 7 Stanford UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California ABC  STAN 22–13   70,833
Saturday, September 24 7:00 pm California Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona ESPN2  ASU 51–41   49,295
Saturday, September 24 7:30 pm No. 9 Washington Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona P12N  WASH 35–28 OT  48,747
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Sept 26

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Steven Montez Colorado Solomon Thomas Stanford Zane Gonzalez Arizona State
Reference:[9]

Week 5Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday September 30 6:00 pm No. 7 Stanford No. 10 Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle ESPN  WASH 44–6   72,027
Saturday, October 1 11:30 am Oregon State Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado P12N  COLO 47–6   46,839
Saturday, October 1 3:00 pm No. 18 Utah California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California P12N  CAL 28–23   46,618
Saturday, October 1 5:30 pm Arizona State USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles Fox  USC 44–21   71,214
Saturday October 1 6:30 pm Oregon Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington P12N  WSU 51–33   32,952
Saturday, October 1 7:30 pm Arizona UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena CA ESPN  UCLA 45–24   68,013
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Oct 3

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Davis Webb California Psalm Wooching Washington Davis Price Colorado
Reference:[10]

Week 6Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, October 8 1:00 pm No. 21 Colorado USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles P12N  USC 21–17   68,302
Saturday, October 8 4:30 pm No. 5 Washington Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon Fox  WASH 70–21   58,842
Saturday, October 8 6:00 pm California Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, Oregon P12N  OSU 47–44 OT  34,066
Saturday, October 8 7:00 pm Arizona No. 24 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City FS1  UTAH 36–23   45,917
Saturday, October 8 7:30 pm UCLA Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona ESPN2  ASU 23–20   48,509
Saturday, October 8 7:30 pm Washington State No. 15 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California ESPN  WSU 42–16   50,424
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Oct 10

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jake Browning Washington Marcus Ball Arizona State Zane Gonzalez Arizona State
Reference:[11]

Week 7Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, October 15 12:30 pm USC Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona Fox  USC 48–14   55,463
Saturday, October 15 1:00 pm No. 21 Utah Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, Oregon P12N  UTAH 19–14   32,093
Saturday, October 15 4:30 pm Stanford Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana (Legends Trophy) NBC W 17–10   80,795
Saturday, October 15 5:00 pm Arizona State Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado P12N  COLO 40–16   48,588
Saturday, October 15 7:30 pm UCLA Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington ESPN  WSU 27–21   29,310
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Oct 17

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Phillip Lindsay Colorado Solomon Thomas Stanford Zane Gonzalez Arizona State
Reference:[12]

Week 8Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, October 21 7:30 pm Oregon California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California ESPN  CAL 52–49 2OT   43,048
Saturday, October 22 12:00 pm Colorado Stanford Stanford Satdium • Stanford, California P12N  COLO 10–5   44,535
Saturday, October 22 1:00 pm No. 19 Utah UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California Fox  UTAH 52–45   66,243
Saturday, October 22 3:30 pm Oregon State No. 5 Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle P12N  WASH 41–17   65,796
Saturday, October 22 7:00 pm Washington State Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona P12N  WSU 37-32   50,582
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Oct 24

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Joe Williams Utah Tedric Thompson Colorado Robert Taylor Washington State
Reference:[13]

Week 9Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 27 7:30 pm California USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles ESPN  USC 45–24   61,725
Saturday, October 29 12:30 pm No. 4 Washington No. 17 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City FS1  WASH 31–24   47,801
Saturday, October 29 2:00 pm Arizona State Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon P12N  ORE 54–35   53,898
Saturday, October 29 7:45 pm Washington State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, Oregon ESPN2  WSU 35–31   37,081
Saturday, October 29 8:00 pm Stanford Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona FS1  STAN 34–10   46,740
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Oct 31

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Justin Herbert Oregon Azeem Victor Washington Dante Pettis Washington
Reference:[14]

Week 10Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, November 3 6:00 pm UCLA Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado FS1  COLO 20–10   43,761
Saturday, November 5 12:30 pm Oregon State Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California FS1  STAN 26–15   38,813
Saturday, November 5 1:00 pm Arizona No. 25 Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington P12N  WSU 69–7   33,547
Saturday, November 5 4:00 pm Oregon USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles ESPN  USC 45–20   74,625
Saturday, November 5 7:30 pm No. 5 Washington California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California ESPN  WASH 66–27   47,756
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Nov 7

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
John Ross III Washington Sidney Jones Washington Isaiah Oliver Colorado
Reference:[15]

Week 11Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, November 10 6:30 pm No. 13 Utah Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona FS1  UTAH 49–26   48,220
Saturday, November 12 1:00 pm Stanford Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon P12N  STAN 52–27   53,757
Saturday, November 12 4:30 pm USC No. 4 Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle FOX  USC 26–13   72,364
Saturday, November 12 6:00 pm Oregon State UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California P12N  UCLA 38–24   64,813
Saturday, November 12 7:00 pm No. 16 Colorado Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona FS1  COLO 49–24   41,068
Saturday, November 12 7:30 pm California No. 23 Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington ESPN  WSU 56–21   30,135
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Nov 14

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Sam Darnold USC Hunter Dimick Utah Kaleb Fossum Washington State
Reference:[16]

Week 12Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, November 19 11:00 am Oregon No. 11 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City P12N  ORE 30–28   46,327
Saturday, November 19 12:30 pm No. 20 Washington State No. 12 Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado FOX  COLO 38–24   48,658
Saturday, November 19 2:30 pm Stanford California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California (119th Big Game/Stanford Axe) P12N  STAN 45–31   52,266
Saturday, November 19 4:30 pm Arizona State No. 7 Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle FOX  WASH 44–18   65,467
Saturday, November 19 7:30 pm No. 15 USC UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California (Victory Bell) ESPN  USC 36–14   71,137
Saturday, November 19 7:30 pm Arizona Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, Oregon P12N  OSU 42–17   35,059
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Nov 21

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Sefo Liufau Colorado Nick Fisher Colorado Mitch Wishnowsky Utah
Reference:[17]

Week 13Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, November 25 12:30 pm No. 6 Washington No. 23 Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, Washington (Apple Cup) FS1  WASH 45–17   33,773
Friday, November 25 6:30 pm Arizona State Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, Arizona (Territorial Cup) ESPN  ARZ 56–35   50,197
Saturday, November 26 12:30 pm Notre Dame No. 13 USC Los Angeles Memorial Colisuem • Los Angeles (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC W 45–27   72,402
Saturday, November 26 1:00 pm Oregon Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, Oregon (Civil War) P12N  OSU 34–24   44,160
Saturday, November 26 4:00 pm UCLA California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California (California–UCLA rivalry) ESPN2  CAL 36–10   39,633
Saturday, November 26 4:30 pm No. 21 Utah No. 9 Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, Colorado (Rumble in the Rockies) FOX  COLO 27–22   52,301
Saturday, November 26 5:00 pm Rice Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California P12N W 41–17   36,171
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week – Nov 28

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Ryan Nall Oregon State Tedric Thompson Colorado Adoree’ Jackson USC
Reference:[18]

Championship gameEdit

The championship game will played on December 2, 2016. It featured the teams with the best conference records from each division, Washington from the North and Colorado from the South. This was the sixth championship game (and the sixth win for the North), with both Washington and Colorado appearing for the first time.

Week 14 (Pac-12 Championship Game)Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, December 2 6:00 pm No. 9 Colorado No. 4 Washington Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, California (Pac-12 Championship) ESPN  WASH 41–10   47,118
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Pac-12 vs Power Conference matchupsEdit

This is a list of the power conference teams (ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and SEC along with independents Notre Dame and BYU) the Pac-12 plays in the non-conference (Rankings from the AP Poll):

Date Visitor Home Site Significance Score
September 1 Oregon State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis Minnesota 30–23
September 2 Kansas State #8 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California Stanford 26–13
September 3 BYU Arizona University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Arizona Cactus Kickoff Classic BYU 18–16
September 3 #20 USC #1 Alabama AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas Advocare Classic Alabama 52–6
September 3 #16 UCLA Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas Texas A&M 31–24OT
September 3 Rutgers #14 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle Washington 48–13
September 10 Texas Tech Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona Arizona State 68–55
September 10 BYU Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City Holy War Utah 20–19
September 10 Virginia #24 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon Oregon 44–26
September 17 UCLA BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, Utah UCLA 17–14
October 15 Stanford Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana Notre Dame–Stanford football rivalry Stanford 17–10
November 26 Notre Dame USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles Notre Dame–USC football rivalry USC 45–27

Records against other conferencesEdit

2016 records against non-conference foes:

PostseasonEdit

Bowl gamesEdit

Legend
  Pac-12 win
  Pac-12 loss
Bowl game Date Site Television Pac-12 team Opponent Score Attendance
Sun Bowl December 30 Sun Bowl Stadium · El Paso, Texas CBS No. 18 Stanford North Carolina W 25–23 42,166
Foster Farms Bowl December 28 Levi's Stadium · Santa Clara, California Fox No. 19 Utah Indiana W 26–24 27,608
Holiday Bowl December 27 Qualcomm Stadium . San Diego, California ESPN Washington State Minnesota L 12–17 48,704
Alamo Bowl December 29 Alamodome · San Antonio, Texas ESPN No. 10 Colorado No. 12 Oklahoma State L 8–38 59,815
New Year's Six Bowls
Rose Bowl (New Year Six) January 2 Rose Bowl · Pasadena, California ESPN No. 9 USC No. 5 Penn State W 52–49 95,128
College Football Playoff bowl games
Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinal) December 31 Georgia DomeAtlanta ESPN No. 4 Washington No. 1 Alabama L 7–24 79,996

* Rankings based on CFP rankings, Pac-12 team is bolded

Selection of teams:

  • Bowl eligible: Colorado, Stanford, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
  • Bowl-ineligible: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA

All-Pac-12 Individual AwardsEdit

The following individuals won the conference's annual player and coach awards:

2016 Pac-12 Men's Football Individual Awards
Award Recipient(s)
Offensive Player of The Year Jake Browning, Washington
Coach of the Year Mike MacIntyre, Colorado
Defensive Player of The Year Adoree' Jackson, USC
Offensive Freshman of The Year Sam Darnold, USC
Defensive Freshman of The Year Taylor Rapp, Washington

All-Conference teamsEdit

The following players earned All-Pac-12 honors.[19]

Offense:

First Team
Second Team
Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
QB Jake Browning So. Washington Luke Falk Jr. Washington State
RB Myles Gaskin So Washington Ronald Jones II So. USC
RB Christian McCaffrey Jr. Stanford Phillip Lindsay Jr. Colorado
WR Gabe Marks Sr. Washington State Chad Hansen Jr. California
WR John Ross Jr. Washington Juju Smith-Schuster Jr. USC
TE Pharaoh Brown Sr. Oregon Nate Iese Sr. UCLA
OL Trey Adams So. Washington Isaac Asiata Sr. Utah
OL Zach Banner Sr. USC Sean Harlow Sr. Oregon State
OL Garett Bolles Jr. Utah Jeromy Irwin Jr. Colorado
OL Jake Eldrenkamp Sr. Washington Damien Mama Jr. USC
OL Scott Quessenberry Jr. UCLA Conor McDermott Jr. UCLA
OL Chad Wheeler Sr. USC Coleman Shelton Jr. Washington

Defense:

First Team
Second Team
Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
DL Hunter Dimick Sr. Utah Hercules Mata'afa So. Washington State
DL Takkarist McKinley Sr. UCLA Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Sr. USC
DL Elijah Qualls Jr. Washington Vita Vea So. Washington
DL Solomon Thomas Jr. Stanford JoJo Wicker So. Arizona State
LB Jayon Brown Sr. UCLA Keishawn Bierria Jr. Washington
LB Jimmie Gilbert Sr. Colorado Koron Crump Jr. Arizona State
LB Azeem Victor Jr. Washington Cameron Smith So. USC
LB Kenny Young Jr. UCLA
DB Budda Baker Jr. Washington Chidobe Awuzie Sr. Colorado
DB Adoree' Jackson Jr. USC Tedric Thompson Sr. Colorado
DB Sidney Jones Jr. Washington Marcus Williams Jr. Utah
DB Shalom Luani Sr. Washington State Ahkello Witherspoon Sr. Colorado

Specialists:

First Team
Second Team
Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
PK Zane Gonzalez Sr. Arizona State Andy Phillips Sr. Utah
P Mitch Wishnowsky So. Utah Matt Haack Sr. ASU
RS Adoree' Jackson Jr. USC Dante Pettis Jr. Washington
ST Ryan Moeller Jr. Colorado (AP/ST) Tony Brooks-James So. Oregon

Honorable Mentions

All-AmericansEdit

The following Pac-12 players were named to the 2016 College Football All-America Team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF), Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of america (FWAA), Sporting News (SN), and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA):

First team
Second team
Third team

Academic All-America Team Member of the Year (CoSIDA)

All-AcademicEdit

First team

Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major

Individual awardsEdit

Home game attendanceEdit

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Arizona Arizona Stadium 56,029 45,686 50,116 48,747 55,463† 46,740 41,068 50,197 338,017 48,288 86.18%
Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium 56,232 45,300 44,511 49,295 48,509 50,582† 48,220 286,417 47,736 84.89%
California California Memorial Stadium 62,467 50,448 46,618 43,048 47,756 52,266† 39,633 279,769 46,628 74.64%
Colorado Folsom Field 50,183 39,505 46,839 48,588 43,761 48,658 52,301 279,652 46,609 92.88%
Oregon Autzen Stadium 54,000 53,817 53,774 53,974 58,842 53,898 53,757 328,062 54,677 101.25%
Oregon State Reser Stadium 45,674 38,052 42,846 34,066 32,093 37,081 35,059 44,160† 263,357 37,622 82.37%
Stanford Stanford Stadium 50,424 46,147 48,763 50,424† 44,535 38,813 36,171 265,033 44,172 87.60%
UCLA Rose Bowl 92,542 63,712 70,833 68,013 66,243 64,813 71,137† 404,751 67,458 72.89%
USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 62,487 71,214 68,302 61,725 74,625† 72,402 338,353 67,670 72.29%
Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium 45,807 45,945 46,915 46,133 45,917 47,801 46,327 279,038 46,506 101.53%
Washington Husky Stadium 70,083 58,640 60,678 57,151 72,027 65,796 72,362 65,467 452,121 64,588 92.16%
Washington State Martin Stadium 32,952 32,952 28,477 32,952 29,310 33,547 30,135 33,773 187,373 31,228 94.77%

Bold – Exceed capacity
†Season High

Attendance for neutral site games:

  • August 26 – Cal vs. Hawaii, 61,247
  • September 2 – Colorado vs. Colorado State, 69,850
  • September 3 – Arizona vs. BYU, 50,528
  • September 3 – USC vs Alabama, 81,359
  • December 2 – Colorado vs Washington, 47,118

ReferencesEdit

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