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1st in Pac 12 - North
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5dStaff

The Pac-12's 12 biggest X factors in 2016

You know Christian McCaffrey, Josh Rosen and the Pac-12's biggest names heading into 2016. But who are the fringe players that will need to take a huge step forward this year for each team?

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Christian McCaffrey Torches Iowa in Rose Bowl (0:33)
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10dTravis Haney

Triple threats: CFB's top 25 offensive trios

Which are the best three-player offensive units in the nation? The answers encompass three of last season's playoff teams, several Heisman favorites and some others that might surprise you.

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15dStaff

The Pac-12's 12 most important players in 2016

There are the familiar faces like Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, and then there are newcomers like Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop. Who are the Pac-12's other most important people?

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Elite 11 Finals highlights: Davis Mills (1:06)
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18dChris Fallica, Bryan Ives, Sharon Katz and Paul Kinney

Stat burns: Each top 25 team's best number to brag about

It's that part of the year when everybody is dreaming of the CFP. So what better time to offer up the single reason why each top 25 team could, should and will make a January title run?

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford announced it will play at Boston College in 2028 and host the Eagles the following year. The teams have not played since 2002 and have split their four all-time meetings.

It may be Pac-12's year for Playoff spot

Stanford has Christian McCaffrey back but lost its QB and most of the O-line. USC has just one new starter on offense -- but it's the QB. Oregon may again rely on an FCS transfer under center. But none of these teams are who Brad Edwards picked. Predicting the four CFP semifinalists

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23dTed Miller

What's the status of Pac-12 backup QBs?

Most people aren't concerned about who a team's backup quarterback is -- that is, until te starter gets hurt. So what's the backup plan in the Pac-12?

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Can McCaffrey stiff-arm competition?

Christian McCaffrey placed second in last year's Heisman Trophy balloting to Derrick Henry, who left for the NFL. Mark Schlabach still has the Stanford running back second in his early listing for the 2016 hardware. Heisman hopefuls

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24dMark Schlabach

How the 2016 All-American team will look

Spoiler alert: What you're about to read is a 100 percent, completely-accurate-even-though-the-season-hasn't-started look at how the 2016 All-American team will look. (You're welcome.)

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25dSharon Katz

What are the five biggest three-game potholes in CFB?

Defending national champion Alabama faces a treacherous path back to the College Football Playoff. One three-game stretch, in particular, is the most difficult of any team in the nation.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.979th
Rushing Yards225.119th
Points For37.219th
Points Against23.138th

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