CFN Pac 12 Preview 2020: 5 Things That Matter. Top Players, Coaches, Games, Thoughts

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

CFN Pac 12 Preview 2020: 5 Things That Matter. Top Players, Coaches, Games, Thoughts

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CFN Pac 12 Preview 2020: 5 Things That Matter. Top Players, Coaches, Games, Thoughts

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3. Pac 12 Games, Hot Seat Coaches

Pac 12 Game Of The Year

USC at Oregon, Nov. 14

There are bigger games when it comes to the division races and how the overall season will shape up, but this is the national big thing. Both teams – yes, USC, too – are good enough to go 9-1 or better with a Pac-12 title and a trip to the College Football Playoff. The loser in this, though, it likely out of that mix, especially if it’s Oregon dropping this at home.

5 Other Interesting Pac 12 Games

This is all very, very fluid, but at the moment if the Pac 12 slate stays relatively close to the original version …

1. Washington at Oregon, Oct. 31
2. USC at Utah, Nov. 27
3. Oregon at Cal, Nov. 7
4. Washington at Utah, Nov. 14
5. Stanford at Oregon, Nov. 28

2020 CFN Pac 12 5-Year Program Rankings

5 Pac 12 Coaches On The Hot Seat

It’s not necessarily about who’s about to get fired – especially this year.

Think of it this way – who has the most pressure to win because he has the highest expectations, or for some, to keep the gig?

1. Clay Helton, USC
2. Chip Kelly, UCLA
3. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona
4. Jimmy Lake, Washington
5. Mario Cristobal, Oregon

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