Pac 12 2013 News and Updates
12/4/13 – Different from the other major conferences, the location of the Pac 12 Football Championship is not played on a neutral field. Instead, the team with the best conference record hosts the title game. Following ASU’s rout over in-state rival Arizona Saturday, the Sun Devils earned home-field advantage as they finished with an 8-1 Pac-12 record (beating Stanford’s 7-2 finish). The cheapest Pac-12 Football Championship ticket at Sun Devil Stadium is $52, about half the price had the game been played in Palo Alto. A win for Stanford would mean a second straight appearance in the “Granddaddy of Them All” while a trip to Pasadena would be the first for the Sun Devils since 1997. During the regular season, the two programs matched up and Stanford got the win at home (42-28); but everything can change in front of a home crowd. The Pac-12 Football Championship was the only Conference title game
that was cheaper this year, than last; down 30% in price.
11/25/13 – The Stanford Cardinal (North) will play for their second straight Pac-12 Football Championship in two weeks against the ASU Sun Devils (South). Both teams secured a division win Saturday with an Oregon loss and a win over UCLA respectively. The site of the Conference Championship game is TBD; if Arizona State wins against intrastate rival Arizona this week, the Sun Devils will host the title game. The winner of the Pac-12 Championship game will earn a Rose Bowl berth
10/24/13- Amid a raucous midseason of college football, Pac 12 Championship projections figure many big names in close contention for the conference title. This Saturday, two teams will go head-to-head in what some are calling a Pac 12 Championship Game preview: the UCLA Bruins (defending South division champs, and runner-ups the last two seasons) are on the road to play the undefeated Oregon Ducks, top contenders for the BCS Championship Game, steered by leading Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota. After last week’s loss, the Bruins have fallen to number two in the South, just under Arizona State.
In the North lie defending champions, the Stanford Cardinal, whose unrelenting defense gutted the Bruins last week, virtually destroying their BCS title hopes. This week, they are pitted against worthy opponents, the Oregon State Beavers and an outstanding offense looking for their seventh consecutive win.
With many future NFL players on the field, the Pac 12 is always one of the most exciting championships in college football. Will Stanford take on the UCLA Bruins to defeat them in their 3rd straight appearance? Will Oregon stay the course and meet the Crimson Tide for the national title? At midseason, every game is do-or-die; do not miss out on the action to see the team that will represent the Pac 12 Conference at the Rose Bowl or possibly the BCS Championship!
7/2/13 - The 2013 Pac 12 Football Championship game will be the third annual title game for the Pac 12 conference, conceived after the addition of Colorado Buffaloes Football and Utah Utes Football to the Pac 10. The previous two winners of the championship, Oregon Ducks Football two years ago and Stanford Cardinal Football last season, will once again be the favorites to win the Pac 12 North and host the game. The Stanford vs. Oregon football matchup in Palo Alto on 11/7, averaging $146, will go a long way in determining the Pac 12 North Champion. Oregon ends its season at home against rival Oregon State Beavers Football on 11/29. The Civil War matchup is the most expensive Pac 12 conference game this season, with an average price of $256.
Defending Pac 12 South Champion UCLA Bruins Football travels to face the Cardinal in a Pac 12 Championship rematch on 10/19, averaging $70. The Bruins will face tough competition in their hopes to win a third straight Pac 12 South title. Rival USC Trojans Football are once again eligible for postseason play and will attempt to reach their first Pac 12 Football Championship game. This year’s cross-town rivalry game for Los Angeles and possible Pac 12 South supremacy comes on 11/30 and is averaging $197. Improving Pac 12 teams, including Washington Huskies Football, Arizona State Sun Devils Football, and Arizona Wildcats Football, will look for a surprise run to the 2013 Pac 12 Championship in December.