College Football Rankings, Season Predictions: Pac-12 Spring Version 2022

Pac-12 spring football rankings and predictions with best and worst case scenarios for every team

Pac-12 college football rankings and predictions with the realistic best and worst case records and quick analysis – the 2022 spring version.


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It’s almost like the Pac-12 took a year off to get ready for what’s coming.

Washington certainly took a break, Stanford went to sleep after a decent start, and USC all but put out the Not Interested sign after the season was blown up  with the early firing of Clay Helton.

Arizona is improving – last year was likely a step back to take a big leap forward, even if it’s still going to take another season or so.

UCLA showed glimpses of getting stronger, Oregon State and Washington State had some fun, and Utah got to the top of the Pac-12 mountain.

This year, though, the conference looks like it’s going to improve all the way around before all the things are in place to blast off in 2023.

Lincoln Riley at USC, Oregon settling in with Dan Lanning, Washington about to crank up the O with Kalen DeBoer – the Pac-12 is going to be fun.

Where to the 12 teams appear to be this spring? How good are they?

The Pac-12 spring rankings are based on how good the teams should be and not the final projected records. Keeping in mind that this all could/might/will change when we make the final calls in August …

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NFL Draft Best Picks of All-Time From Every Pac-12 School

Who are the Pac 12’s greatest NFL Draft picks of all-time? Here are the top three best picks from each Pac 12 program.

Who are the best NFL Draft picks from each of the Pac-12 programs. Which players turned into the greatest stars at the next level?


USC is as good as anyone when it comes to cranking out historic NFL draft picks, and the Pac-12 overall isn’t bad, but some programs are shockingly light.

Who were the best draft picks ever from the Pac-12 programs?

This isn’t a list of the top pro players to come from the Pac-12 schools – these are the best draft picks.

If a player had a great run for someone other than the team that drafted him, he gets knocked down a peg, or isn’t on the list at all.

The goal for any draft pick is to get a player who performs at a high level for a long period of time, so longevity matters.

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QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTsOGs & Cs | DEs & Edge | DTs
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NFL Draft by college over last 5 years: 1-130 rankings

UCLA vs Washington State College Basketball Prediction, Game Preview, Lines, How To Watch

UCLA vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

UCLA vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, March 10


UCLA vs Washington State Game Preview, Pac-12 Tournament How To Watch

Date: Thursday, March 10
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: Washington State (19-13), UCLA (23-6)
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College Basketball Predictions: Conference Tournament Picks, Wednesday

College basketball picks, predictions, and what will happen for the Wednesday conference tournament games.

College basketball picks, predictions, and what will happen for the Wednesday conference tournament games.


College Basketball Predictions: Wednesday

What’s going to happen and who’ll win all the college basketball conference tournament games on Wednesday? Click for full previews and predictions for the biggest games, but for all of the rest, here’s a quick look at what will happen along with the picks and lines.

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USC vs Washington State Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

USC vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Sunday.

USC vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Sunday, February 20


USC vs Washington State How To Watch

Date: Sunday, February 20
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Galen Center, Los Angeles, CA
How To Watch: FS1
Record: USC (22-4), Washington State (14-11)
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USC vs Washington State Game Preview


Why Washington State Will Win

The Cougars made it fun way back in early December.

It seems like a million years ago now, but USC slipped by Wazzu 63-61 back on December 4th. There have been a few good moments since then, and the team is on a four game losing streak, but Washington State will throw some things at the Trojans.

USC doesn’t score a ton. It’s not going to show up into the stadium and put up 95 points and run aways with it. Washington State will be in this throughout, and it’ll start with shooting lots and lots of threes.

USC might have the ability to close out on the outside, but Washington State shoots enough to get bulk threes in a game that should be played in the 60s.

Get to ten threes, and look out. However …

– Latest Polls AP | Coaches

Why USC Will Win

Washington State might not be strong enough lately from three, but that’s not necessary the problem. It’s getting the offensive rebounds, and it’s not going to stop bombing away, but it just doesn’t move the ball around well enough to pick up the slack if those outside shots aren’t dropping.

USC’s defense is at its best when it’s able to grab the rebound, settle down, and then move the ball for an easy basket. No, it won’t shoot the threes like Washington State will, but it’ll make about 40% of them – quality will overcome quantity.

There’s that, the rebounds will matter, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

USC was able to win the first time around without hitting a thing from the outside, with a season-worst 2-of-12 beyond the arc.

Washington State just isn’t shooting well enough. It’s been miserable from the field over the four-game losing streak, and USC isn’t the team to go against if you’re not making shots.

However, the Cougars will be in this because it’ll be low scoring throughout, but USC will get the rebounds Wazzu won’t.

USC vs Washington State Prediction, Lines

USC 73, Washington State 65
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 3

5: Myles Garrett – in basketball
1: DC League of Super-Pets

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2022 College Football Schedules: All 131 Teams

Washington State Football Schedule 2022: 3 Things To Know

Washington State football schedule. The 2022 schedule with 3 things to know

Washington State football schedule 2022: Who does Washington State miss on the Pac-12 schedule and what are 3 things to know?


2022 Washington State Football Schedule

Sept 3 Idaho

Sept 10 at Wisconsin

Sept 17 Colorado State

Sept 24 Oregon

Oct 1 Cal

Oct 8 at USC

Oct 15 at Oregon State

Oct 22 OPEN DATE

Oct 29 Utah

Nov 5 at Stanford

Nov 12 Arizona State

Nov 19 at Arizona

Nov 26 Washington

2022 College Football Schedules: All 131 Teams

Washington State Football Schedule What To Know: Who do the Cougars miss from the Pac-12 South Division?

The Cougars don’t have to play UCLA – that’s not bad – but they miss a Colorado team that’s gettable. On the plus side, they get Arizona from the South, but that means they also have to deal with USC, Utah, and Arizona State.

At least the Utes and Sun Devils have to come to Pullman – a team from Tempe, Arizona going to Wazzu in mid-November is a good thing – and going to USC isn’t that bad coming off a long home run.

Washington State Football Schedule What To Know: It’s very, very manageable

Yes, dealing with a road game at Wisconsin is a problem. Yes, going to USC is less than ideal, and following that up with a trip to Oregon State isn’t easy. However, there are only two other road games, and they’re both in November at Stanford and Arizona – that’s not bad.

Outside of the USC and Oregon State games, there aren’t back-to-back road dates, and most of the key teams to deal with have to come to Pullman.

Washington State Football Schedule What To Know: What does it all really mean?

It’s a schedule to win with.

Four of the first five games at home is a huge help, and getting both Oregon and Washington in Martin Stadium is nice. However, this only works if the Cougars win their home games.

They’re probably not going to be the favorites in at least three of the home dates, and taking out Oregon State on the road is a must, but three of the last four games are against teams that didn’t go bowling last year. Anything less than six wins with this slate isn’t okay.

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UCLA vs Washington State Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

UCLA vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

UCLA vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, February 17


UCLA vs Washington State How To Watch

Date: Thursday, February 17
Game Time: 11:00 pm ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
How To Watch: FS1
Record: UCLA (17-5), Washington State (14-10)
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UCLA vs Washington State Game Preview


Why Washington State Will Win

The Cougars are going to shoot threes and they’re going to keep shooting threes.

They might not be winning lately, but they have a nice mix to bother UCLA with all the threes they jack up along with the ability to hit the offensive boards to clean up some of the messes.

On the flip side, UCLA doesn’t do a whole lot from three and that’s been a bit of a problem in this run of three losses in the last four games. The offense hasn’t been bad, but the shooting has been a grind lately.

However …

– Latest Polls AP | Coaches

Why UCLA Will Win

UCLA is finally back at home.

It’s not like the trip down the road to USC is anything major, but that was the fourth straight road game with the last home game back in January.

Yes, UCLA has to get the offense going, and yes, it needs to be a bit more consistent at getting to the free throw line and has to start hitting at least 40% from the field, but this is all about stopping the Wazzu threes.

Washington State doesn’t win when it doesn’t make at least 38% from three – going 2-8 when it doesn’t get more than that – and UCLA has kept teams from getting there 13 times. However …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Washington State offense travels.

Obviously teams shoot better in familiar surroundings, but the Cougars do what they do when it comes to bombing away going 5-2 on the road.

They haven’t played anyone like UCLA away from Pullman, though.

UCLA will have to withstand a few big Wazzu scoring bursts, but there will be other long stretches when those threes aren’t dropping.

The Bruins will be happy to be home.

UCLA vs Washington State Prediction, Lines

UCLA 77, Washington State 70
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 3

5: 3-on-3 OT hockey
1: Going to a shootout

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Arizona vs Washington State Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Arizona vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

Arizona vs Washington State prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, February 10


Arizona vs Washington State How To Watch

Date: Thursday, February 10
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, WA
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Arizona (20-2), Washington State (14-7)
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Arizona vs Washington State Game Preview


Why Arizona Will Win

The Wildcats have started dominating again.

It might take a spurt or two to get there, but they’re shooting the lights out, rebounding everything, and they’re playing better than anyone in America – at least anyone who’s playing a big conference schedule.

They lead the nation in assists and rebounds, they’re second in the nation in defensive field goal percentage, and they’re doing everything right over the four-game winning run since the loss at UCLA.

On the flip side, Washington State doesn’t generate assists. There’s a lot of three point bombing, lots of plays on the move, and …

– Latest Polls AP | Coaches

Why Washington State Will Win

For all of the great things Arizona does defensively, it’s just okay at guarding the three. Washington State is better at it.

Wazzu is a true 3-and-D team, and it’s working. Colorado has been the only team to get to seven points on the Cougar D since early December.

Teams might be able to hit from the field on this group, but they’re not doing enough from three, and that Colorado team that hung up 83 back in early January was stoned for just 43 points in Friel Court at Beasley.

This is a frustrating team to deal with. if the threes are falling, there’s a big, big problem. However …

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What’s Going To Happen

Washington State’s best win was … Arizona State? That was back on December 1st when the defense held the Sun Devils to 29 points.

To pull this off, the Cougars have to hit ten threes. They’re 9-1 when they do, 5-6 when they don’t, and now they’re stepping up the competition by a mile.

They’re not going to rebound all that well, but the defense and style will clamp down just enough to keep this close until late.

Arizona vs Washington State Prediction, Lines

Arizona 76, Washington State 69
Line: Arizona -6, o/u: 143.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

Must See Rating: 3.5

5: Sports with a ball
1: Sports that rely on judges and opinions, unlike college football with its playoff system that … never mind.

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Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch 


Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl How To Watch

Date: Friday, December 31
Game Time: 12:30 pm ET
Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
How To Watch: CBS
Records: Central Michigan (8-4), Washington State (7-5)

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Washington State vs Central Michigan Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Preview

Central Michigan paid its ticket for the Arizona Bowl and it got an upgrade. Boise State couldn’t go, to the Chippewas moved from Tucson over to El Paso to get a shot at a Washington State team that’s had a wild and fun ride to get here.

The Cougars fought through their own adversity to win three of their last four games and six of their last eight. After all of the drama with former head coach Nick Rolovich, Washington State kept on winning, and it rewarded its coach by making Jake Dickert the full-time head man.

– The Cougars are going to throw and throw some more, but it’s all to control the clock and the tempo – they led the Pac-12 in time of possession.

The Chippewas are a whole lot of fun. They make big plays.

They make big plays on offense with the MAC’s second-best passing game. They make big plays on defense with the most sacks and plays in the backfield by anyone in the conference. They make big plays on special teams with the nation’s best punt return game.

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Pac 12 Football Schedule 2022 Composite, Every Team’s Schedule

2022 Pac 12 Football Schedule. Composite schedule, and Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State

Pac 12 football schedule 2022 composite, every team’s schedule.


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Pac 12 Football Schedule Composite 2022

Pac 12 Football Schedules
Arizona | Arizona State | CalColorado
Oregon | Oregon StateStanford | UCLA
USC | UtahWashington | Washington St

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 1

Thursday, September 1
Northern Arizona at Arizona State

Friday, September 2
TCU at Colorado

Saturday, September 3
Arizona at San Diego State
UC Davis at Cal
Georgia at Oregon
Boise State at Oregon State
Colgate at Stanford
Bowling Green at UCLA
Rice at USC
Utah at Florida
Kent State at Washington
Idaho at Washington State

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 2

Saturday, September 10
Mississippi State at Arizona
Arizona State at Oklahoma State
Cal at UNLV
Colorado at Air Force
Eastern Washington at Oregon
Oregon State at Fresno State
USC at Stanford
Alabama State at UCLA
Southern Utah at Utah
Portland State at Washington
Washington State at Wisconsin

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 3

Saturday, September 17
North Dakota State at Arizona
Eastern Washington at Arizona State
Cal at Notre Dame
Colorado at Minnesota
BYU at Oregon
Texas State at Oregon State
South Alabama at UCLA
Fresno State at USC
San Diego State at Utah
Michigan State at Washington
Colorado State at Washington State
OPEN DATE: Stanford

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 4

Saturday, September 24
Arizona at Cal
Utah at Arizona State
UCLA at Colroado
Oregon at Washington State
Oregon State at USC
Stanford at Washington

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 5

Saturday, October 1
Colorado at Arizona
Arizona State at USC
Cal at Washington State
Stanford at Oregon
Oregon State at Utah
Washington at UCLA

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 6

Saturday, October 8
Oregon at Arizona
Washington at Arizona State
Stanford at Oregon State
Utah at UCLA
Washington State at USC
OPEN DATE: Cal, Colorado

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 7

Saturday, October 15
Washington at Arizona
Colorado at Cal
Washington State at Oregon State
Stanford at Notre Dame
Utah at USC
OPEN DATE: Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 8

Saturday, October 22
Stanford at Arizona State
Cal at Washington
Oregon State at Colorado
UCLA at Oregon
OPEN DATE: Arizona, USC, Utah, Washington State

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 9

Saturday, October 29
USC at Arizona
Arizona State at Colorado
Oregon at Cal
UCLA at Stanford
Utah at Washington State
OPEN DATE: Oregon State, Washington

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 10

Saturday, November 5
Arizona at Utah
UCLA at Arizona State
Cal at USC
Oregon at Colorado
Oregon State at Washington
Washington State at Stanford

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 11

Friday, November 11
Colorado at USC

Saturday, November 12
Arizona at UCLA
Arizona State at Washington State
Cal at Oregon State
Washington at Oregon
Stanford at Utah

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 12

Saturday, November 19
Washington State at Arizona
Oregon State at Arizona State
Stanford at Cal
Colorado at Washington
Oregon at Utah
USC at UCLA

Pac 12 Football Schedule Week 13

Friday, November 25
Arizona State at Arizona
UCLA at Cal
Oregon State at Oregon

Saturday, November 27
Utah at Colorado
BYU at Stanford
Notre Dame at USC
Washington State at Washington

Friday, December 2
Pac-12 Football Championship Game presented by 76 (Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas)

Pac 12 Football Schedules
Arizona | Arizona State | CalColorado
Oregon | Oregon StateStanford | UCLA
USC | UtahWashington | Washington St
Pac 12 Full Schedule

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