The Conference of Champions won another nine NCAA team titles in 2013-14 to bring the all-time total to 469. It's hard to summarize the thrills of an entire year in just a few words, so that's why we've compiled this gallery of images that show the exhiliration, the heartbreak and the memories of the academic year gone by.
In what was possibly the upset of the season, the Utes surged ahead of the Cardinal behind an explosive rushing attack and held on when Stanford turned the ball over on downs on Oct. 12 in Salt Lake City. This was Utah's first win over a top-five opponent since it defeated No. 4 Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.
Coach Cynthia Cooper celebrated with her players after USC won the 2014 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament title on March 9 in Seattle. The Trojans took down Oregon State 71-62 to win the tourney championship in Cooper's first year as head coach.
Tommy Edman's two-run walk-off homer saved the Cardinal's season and eliminated Indiana 5-4 in the final game of the Bloomington, Ind., regional on June 2. The win advanced Stanford in to the super regionals.
The Bears and Wildcats delivered in a Feb. 1 matchup that had huge expectations going into it. Following an early injury to Brandon Ashley, Cal stayed within striking distance until a last-second shot lifted the home team over the Wildcats 60-58 at Haas Pavilion.
The Ducks eagerly await Janelle Lindvall's return home after she launched a two-run homer in a 6-1 win over Wisconsin on May 17 in Eugene. The victory extended Oregon's postseason run to the NCAA super regionals before it eventually came to an end at the Women's College World Series.
Colorado's Askia Booker nailed a three-pointer as time expired to top Kansas 75-72 on Dec. 7 in Boulder.
Arizona gave the highly favored Ducks a rude awakening when they traveled down to Tucson. With some help from a gravity-defying interception, the Wildcats trounced Oregon 42-16 on Nov. 23.
Arizona rolled into the NCAA tournament with aspirations of doing big things. With a No. 1 regional seed and a lineup firing on all cylinders, it's easy to see why one of the Wildcats leaders was so excited to be in the big dance during an Elite Eight game on March 29 in Anaheim, Calif.
The Utah women's gymnastics team were fired up during the 2014 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships back on March 22 in Berkeley. Georgia Dabritz scored a perfect 10.0 on the uneven bars en route to the Utes' first Pac-12 title.
As is usually the case, Amber Freeman was the center of the Arizona State offense and her smile seems to be infectous during a 10-0 win over Cal on April 6 in Tempe.
That Ducks extended a lengthy conference title streak as the track & field team yet again swept the Pac-12 Championships on May 18 in Pullman. It was the sixth straight championship for the women and the eighth consecutive title for the ment.
Emotions were running high and deservedly so after USC knocked off perenial power Stanford in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament semifinals on March 8 in Seattle. After the upset, senior forward Cassie Harbets and her parents got a little teary leading the band in the USC fight song.
Playing with heavy hearts less than a week after receiver Nick Pasquale passed away, the Bruins turned an early deficit into a 41-21 blowout win against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 14. Quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 294 yards and three scores, while stud linebacker Anthony Barr recorded 11 tackles and forced three fumbles.
Senior Kylin Muñoz and junior Krista Vansant couldn't hold back their emotions after falling to Penn State in the NCAA women's volleyball championships semifinals on Dec. 19. What made the loss even tougher to swallow was that Final Four was being hosted in the Huskies' backyard at Seattle's KeyArena.
In a game that was too good to be settled in regulation, Wisconsin nipped Arizona in overtime 64-63 in the Elight Eight on March 29. The loss ended the Wildcats' run as the last surviving Pac-12 team in the 2014 NCAA tournament.
Longtime Washington State track & field coach Rick Sloan shed a few tears following the 2014 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships on May 18, his final meet in Pullman. Sloan retired following the season after 41 years at the helm of the Cougars.
Stanford standout Chiney Ogwumike and legendary coach Tara VanDerveer couldn't help but share a hug during the team's 2014 NCAA tournament run. The Cardinal would go on to win the Stanford regional before falling to eventual national champion UConn in the Final Four.
USC's Kaitlyn Christian and Giuliana Olmos saved a kiss for the hardware as they won the doubles title at the 2014 Pac-12 Tennis Championship on April 27 in Ojai, Calif. What's even more surprising: the conference championships were the duo's first tournament as a doubles team.
The Cardinal made it back-to-back Pac-12 titles as they defeated Arizona State 38-14 in the 2014 Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Dec. 7 in Tempe.
USC men's water polo team has been the model of consistency over the last half dozen years, winning six straight NCAA championships and counting. The last one wasn't easy, a 12-11 overtime win over Pacific on Dec. 8, but the Trojas remained on top.
The Sun Devils clinched home field advantage in the Pac-12 title game with a 58-21 win over archrival Arizona in the Nov. 30 Territorial Cup in Tempe.
While not as streaky as their USC male counterparts, the Stanford women's water polo team has begun setting up their own dynastywith three NCAA titles in the last four years. The Cardinal took down Pac-12 foe UCLA 9-5 in the national championship match on May 11 in Los Angeles.
The Trojans surprised the Cardinal in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament semifinals, then rode that momentum to a conference title March 9 in Seattle. Cynthia Cooper made a big splash in her first season at the helm.
While the 2013-14 season didn't net a national championship, but it was another highly successful campaig for Stanford. One of the highlights of the season came on April 1 when the Card knocked off North Carolina to win the NCAA regional in front of the Maples Pavilion crowd.
A member of the Utah Utes dazzled the Berkeley crowd at the 2014 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships on March 22.
Several swimmers entered the pool simultaneously during a relay race at the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Swimming Championships in Federal Way, Wash., in early March.
Jordan Adams rose up to hit a clutch three-pointer in the final minute and propelled UCLA to a 75-71 win over Arizona in the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship game on March 15 Las Vegas. It was the Bruins first Pac-12 tourney win since 2008.
Things were a blur in Pullman during the 2014 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships in Pullman during May.
UCLA redshirt senior David Wear hit the deck to snatch up a loose ball ahead of Arizona's Aaron Gordon in the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship game March 15 in Las Vegas. The Bruins needed every possession as they knocked off the Wildcats 75-71.
Edward Cheserek became the first Oregon freshman to win an individual NCAA cross country championship back on Nov. 23 in Terra Haute, Ind. The Duck also claimed the Pac-12 cross country individual title earlier in November.