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Snapshots: A look back at the Pac-12 in 2015

Dec 30, 2015
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We don't call it the Conference of Champions for nothing, and 2015 was no exception to the rule. As we inch closer to 2016, take a look back at some of the best moments from each school in the past year.


The Wildcats end 2015 with plenty to brag about, including two Pac-12 titles to their name. They also claimed seven territorial cup victories over rival Arizona State.


Arizona State

Sun Devil pride can be measured in Territorial Cup series wins, a category in which they dominated rival Arizona in 2015 with 14 wins (twice as many as the Wildcats). They also added a big name coach in Bobby Hurley to catapult Sun Devil men's hoops into the national forefront for 2015-16.



They tripled up on titles in Berkeley. On the women's side, the Golden Bears took home Pac-12 titles in swimming & diving and rowing. On the men's side, the Cal rugby team captured another national title.



Shoulder to shoulder, cross country is king in Boulder! The men and women of the Buffaloes swept the 2015 Pac-12 Cross Country Championships in Colfax, Washington. On the gridiron, senior WR Nelson Spruce set the all-time Pac-12 receptions record.



In addition to winning Pac-12 and NCAA championships in track & field, there was no bigger story in Eugene this year than Marcus Mariota and the Ducks earning a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. January 1, 2015 saw one of the greatest wins in Oregon football history and one happy quarterback in the immediate aftermath.


Oregon State

Corvallis crowned a new king in 2015. No moment shined brighter in Corvallis than freshman Drew Rasmussen tossing a perfect game on March 21st. It was the first perfect game in the storied Beaver baseball program's history.



2015 was the year of the #WildCaff on The Farm. Stanford Football's Christian McCaffrey took the nation by storm late in the year, breaking records, taking names and even earning a trip to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist.



These Bruins rule the pool. Bringing home NCAA title No. 113 was UCLA men's water polo, who won a repeat national championship over crosstown rival USC to make it that much sweeter.



This track Trojan ran two of the fastest 100m and 200m times in world history at the 2015 NCAA track & field championships in June, claiming the national title in both events. Keep your eyes peeled for USC's Andre DeGrasse in the Rio Olympics.



Her name is Georgia, but you can call her "No Grips." The 2015 NCAA champion in the uneven bars also led her Red Rocks to a repeat Pac-12 title in front of a Huntsman Center crowd of more than 23,000 people during two sessions in March.



These Huskies just keep rowing and rowing. The Men of Montlake swept the IRA championships this year en route to the team's fifth consecutive varisty eight national title, claiming the photo of the year for the Dawgs.


Washington State

Washingtion State Cougars football was the talk of the Pac-12 in 2015, winning huge games throughout the conference in striking fashion. It didn't get any better than the Cougs winning the Sun Bowl in the snow— their first bowl win since 2003.