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Pac-12's 2015 filled with viral moments, lasting images

Dec 31, 2015

2015 was a banner year for the Pac-12. The Conference of Champions lived up to its name, bringing home 10 NCAA titles (and boosting its all-time total to 480 championships), while also winning an AVCA collegitate sand volleyball national championship and both the men's and women's NIT tournaments.

Individual athletes also shined bright during a year that marked teh conference's 100th anniversary. Oregon's Jenna Prandini won the Bowerman Award, given to the nation's top track athlete, and Missy Franklin of Cal took home the prestigous Honda Cup for the top female college athlete in the country. Stanford's Christian McCaffrey broke the single-season all-purpose yards record (3,496 yards this season and counting) before taking home the Associated Press college football player of the year award. 

What was buzzworthy: Do you follow along with the Pac-12 on social media? Fans and students from all 12 schools took part in some of the biggest moments of the year. From Marcus Mariota's NFL debut to dazzling plays on the diamond, check out the top-10 Pac-12 facebook stories that you all shared.

What we saw: Instagram hosted the best images, graphics and viral moments from the Conference of Champions all throughout the year. It also proved the most appropriate way to showcase the Pac-12's top moments in 2015 – 15 seconds at a time.

The lasting images: It's said pictures are worth a thousand words and you'd need about that many to tell the story of the Pac-12 in 2015. Images that captured conference titles, national championships and individual achievements filled up our Twitter feed, including infographics that celebrated the year that was. Take a peek at the snapshots that highlight the best of 2015.