Hold on to your seats, folks. We're in the last month of the regular season in college football. How are things shaping up in the divisional races in the Pac-12, and what do the contending teams need to do to book a trip to Levi’s Stadium on December 5th for the Pac-12 Football Championship Game? Here’s the latest:
- All Oregon has to do is win one of its final three games to take the North. A 6-3 Pac-12 record will do it, because the Ducks own the tiebreaker over three-loss (in conference) Stanford and Washington. Suffice it to say that Oregon's chances of making a second appearance in Santa Clara this season are strong. Everyone else needs a lot of help. Washington State, with five conference losses, has officially been eliminated from contention.
- While Arizona State is in sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South as the lone one-loss team in the division, there are still too many games on the schedule to say anything for certain. The Sun Devils will play in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game if they win out, but a loss to any team not named Notre Dame on its schedule really complicates things. Everybody besides Colorado still is in contention.
Here are the games affecting the North and South races on Saturday: UCLA at Washington (4 p.m. PT, FOX Sports 1), Colorado at Arizona (5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Network), Oregon at Utah (7 p.m. PT, ESPN).
Check back with us each Sunday night as the season draws to a close to see the latest scenarios. Click here to lock in your 2014 Pac-12 Football Championship Game tickets now.