2016 was another banner year for the Pac-12. The Conference of Champions brought home 14 National Championships and 55 medals from the Rio Olympics. Here are some of the best and brightest moments from around the Pac-12.
JANUARY - 2016 kicked off with No. 6 Stanford dominating No. 5 Iowa 45-16 in the Rose Bowl. Christian McCaffrey had 277 all-purpose yards for the Cardinal.
MARCH - Oregon men's basketball capped off an impressive season with a win in the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. The Ducks also finished at the top of the conference in the regular season.
JUNE - Arizona baseball made it all the way to the Big Show, earning a spot in the College World Series for the eighth time in program history.
JULY - Pac-12 football officially kicked off at Pac-12 Football Media Days in Los Angeles.
SEPTEMBER - The Rise is real. Colorado football began their worst-to-first journey in the Pac-12 with a huge 41-38 win over Oregon, their first victory over the Ducks since 2011.
OCTOBER - Washington State women's volleyball started conference play 5-0, the best start in program history for the Cougs.
NOVEMBER - Utah women's soccer also made program history in 2016. Their 2-1 upset victory over No. 10 Florida State sent them to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in Utes history.
DECEMBER - Washington's Kelsey Plum scored 44 points - no big deal - on Dec. 10 to officially become the Pac-12's all-time leading scorer with 2,759 points.