Pac-12 Conference

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Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 logo.svg
Established1959 (1959)
1915 (1915)
(as Pacific Coast Conference)
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Subdivision FBS
Members12
Sports fielded
  • 24
    • men's: 11
    • women's: 13
Region
Former namesPacific Coast Conference
(PCC, 1915–1959)
Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, 1959–68)
Pacific-8 (1968–78)
Pacific-10 (1978–2011)
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Commissioner Larry Scott (since 2009)
Website pac-12.com
Locations
Pac-12 Conference states.svg

The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level. Its football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A), the higher of two tiers of NCAA Division I football competition.

Western United States Region in the United States

The Western United States is the region comprising the westernmost states of the United States. As European settlement in the U.S. expanded westward through the centuries, the meaning of the term the West changed. Before about 1800, the crest of the Appalachian Mountains was seen as the western frontier. The frontier moved westward and eventually the lands west of the Mississippi River were considered the West.

NCAA Division I highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

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The conference's 12 members are located in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. They include each state's flagship public university, four additional public universities, and two private research universities.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Colorado State of the United States of America

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

The modern Pac-12 conference formed after the disbanding of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC), whose principal members founded the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) in 1959. The conference previously went by the names Big Five, Big Six, Pacific-8, and Pacific-10. The Pac-12 moniker was adopted in 2011 with the addition of Colorado and Utah.

Pacific Coast Conference former American college athletic conference

The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was a college athletic conference in the United States which existed from 1915 to 1959. Though the Pac-12 Conference claims the PCC's history as part of its own, with eight of the ten PCC members now in the Pac-12, the older league had a completely different charter and was disbanded in 1959 due to a major crisis and scandal.

Colorado Buffaloes intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Colorado Boulder

The Colorado Buffaloes are the athletic teams that represent the University of Colorado Boulder. The university sponsors 17 varsity sports teams. Both the men's and women's teams are called the Buffaloes or, rarely, the Golden Buffaloes. "Lady Buffs" referred to the women's teams beginning in the 1970s, but was officially dropped in 1993. The nickname was selected by the campus newspaper in a contest with a $5 prize in 1934 won by Andrew Dickson of Boulder. The university participates as a member of the Pac-12 Conference at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. Rick George was announced as the sixth athletic director in program history on July 17, 2013, following the resignation of Mike Bohn, and after an interim appointment by former Women's Basketball Head Coach and current senior associate athletic director and senior women's administrator Ceal Barry. Colorado has won 28 national championships in its history, with 20 in skiing, including 2015. It was ranked #14 of "America's Best Sports College" in a 2002 analysis performed by Sports Illustrated. The University has no men's baseball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, or volleyball programs.

Utah Utes intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Utah

The Utah Utes are the intercollegiate athletics teams that represent the University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City. They are named after the Ute tribe of Native Americans. The men's basketball team is known as the "Runnin' Utes"; the women's gymnastics team is known as the "Red Rocks".

Nicknamed the "Conference of Champions", the Pac-12 has won more NCAA national championships in team sports than any other conference in history. The top three schools with the most NCAA team championships are members of the Pac-12: Stanford, UCLA, and USC, in that order. Washington's national title in women's rowing in 2017 was the 500th NCAA championship won by a Pac-12 school. [1]

The Stanford Cardinal are the athletic teams that represent Stanford University. Stanford's program has won 123 NCAA team championships, as well as 24 consecutive NACDA Directors' Cups, awarded annually to the most successful overall college sports program in the nation. As of February 15, 2019, Stanford-affiliated athletes have won 270 Olympic medals. Stanford's teams compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Pac-12 Conference, along with other schools from the western third of the United States.

UCLA Bruins intercollegiate sports teams of the University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA Bruins are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruin men's and women's teams participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). For football, they are in the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division I. UCLA is second to only Stanford University as the school with the most NCAA team championships at 117 NCAA team championships. UCLA offers 11 varsity sports programs for men and 14 for women.

USC Trojans intercollegiate sports teams of the University of Southern California

The USC Trojans are the athletic teams that represent the University of Southern California (USC), located in Los Angeles, California. While the men's teams are nicknamed the Trojans, the women's athletic teams are referred to as either the Trojans or Women of Troy. The program participates in the Pac-12 Conference and has won 130 team national championships, 107 of which are National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championships. USC's official colors are cardinal and gold. The Trojans have a cross-town rivalry with UCLA. However, USC's rivalry with Notre Dame predates the UCLA rivalry by three years. The Notre Dame rivalry stems mainly from the annual football game played between these two universities and is considered the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football.

The current commissioner of the conference is Larry Scott. Scott replaced Thomas C. Hansen, who retired in July 2009 after 26 years in that position. [2] Prior to joining the Pac-10, Scott was Chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association. [3]

Larry Scott is an American sports administrator and former professional tennis player who is the commissioner of the collegiate Pac-12 Conference. He has also served as chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association and as president and COO of ATP Properties, a division of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is the principal organizing body of women's professional tennis. It governs the WTA Tour which is the worldwide professional tennis tour for women and was founded to create a better future for women's tennis. The WTA's corporate headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, with its European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing.

Member schools

Full members

The Pac-12 has twelve full member institutions. Football is the only sport where the conference is split into two divisions, the North Division and the South Division.

The Pac-12's members are spread evenly between 3 regions, with 4 schools each in California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Four Corners region.

Endowment figures per NACUBO's 2017 figures and from the University of California Endowment Report. [4] [5]

† Total University of Colorado System Endowment

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentEndowmentTeam NameColors
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 1885 1978 Public 43,625 [6] $843,529,000 Wildcats          
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 1885 1978 71,946 [7] $661,046,000 Sun Devils          
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 1868 1915 41,910 [8] $4.297581×10^9 Golden Bears          
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 1919 1928 45,428 [9] $2.062573×10^9 Bruins          
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado 1876 2011 33,246 [10] $1.220204×10^9 Buffaloes               
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 1876 1915 22,980 [11] $828,459,000 Ducks          
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 1868 1915 31,904 [12] $549,448,000 Beavers          
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 1880 1922 Private 45,500 [13] $5.128459×10^9 Trojans          
Stanford University Stanford, California 1891 1918 16,336 [14] $2.4784943×10^10 Cardinal          
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 1850 2011 Public 32,780 [15] $1.127686×10^9 Utes          
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 1861 1915 46,081 [16] $3.361×10^9 Huskies          
Washington State University Pullman, Washington 1890 1917 30,614 [17] $974,029,000 Cougars          

Affiliate members

The Pac-12 has three affiliate member institutions in California and one in Arkansas.

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentTeam NameColorsPrimary ConferencePac-12 sports
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California 19011986–87Public19,777 Mustangs                Big West Wrestling
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California 19651987–888,002 Roadrunners           WAC
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 19272019-2011,845 Trojans                Sun Belt
San Diego State University San Diego 18972005–0634,500 Aztecs           Mountain West Men's soccer
Note

Cal State Bakersfield initially announced it would become a men's soccer affiliate starting in 2013, [18] but never went through with those plans, accepting an invitation to become an all-sports member of the Western Athletic Conference, which sponsors men's soccer, also in 2013. The school will maintain its Pac-12 affiliation in wrestling, which the WAC does not sponsor. [19]

Former members

No school has left the Pac-12 since its founding as the AAWU in 1959. Two members of the PCC were not invited to join the AAWU or its successors.

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedLeftTypeNicknameColorsCurrent conference
University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho 188919221959Public Vandals           Big Sky
University of Montana Missoula, Montana 189319241950 Grizzlies          

Former affiliate members

InstitutionLocationFoundedTypeEnrollmentTeam NamePrimary conferencePac-12 sportsJoinedLeft
Boise State University Boise, Idaho 1932Public19,667 Broncos Mountain West Wrestling [lower-alpha 1] 1987–882016–17
University of California, Davis Davis, California 190534,155 Aggies Big West 1992–932009–10
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 190920,559 Gauchos Men's swimming & diving [lower-alpha 2] 2010–112014–15
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California 190119,777 Mustangs 2010–112014–15
California State University, Fresno Fresno, California 191123,060 Bulldogs Mountain WestWrestling [lower-alpha 3] 1986–871990–91
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, California 195738,325 Titans Big West1986–872010–11
Eastern Washington University Cheney, Washington 188213,453 Eagles Big Sky Baseball1982–831989–90
Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington 1887Private7,229 Bulldogs WCC 1982–831994–95
Portland State University Portland, Oregon 1946Public29,452 Vikings Big Sky1982–831997–98
Wrestling1998–992008–09
University of Portland Portland, Oregon 1901Private3,200 Pilots WCCBaseball1982–831994–95
San Jose State University San Jose, California 1857Public31,278 Spartans Mountain WestWrestling1986–871987–88
Utah State University Logan, Utah 188828,796 Aggies 1986–871988–89
  1. Boise State dropped wrestling after the 2016–17 season.
  2. This team now competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
  3. Fresno State eventually dropped wrestling after the 2005–06 season. The program was revived in 2017 and now competes in the Big 12 Conference.

Facilities

SchoolFootball stadiumCapacityBasketball arenaCapacityBaseball stadiumCapacity
Arizona Arizona Stadium 56,037 [20] McKale Center 14,655 [21] Hi Corbett Field 9,500 [22]
Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium 56,232 [23] Wells Fargo Arena 10,754 [24] Phoenix Municipal Stadium 8,775 [25]
California California Memorial Stadium 62,467 [26] Haas Pavilion 11,877 [27] Evans Diamond 2,500 [28]
Colorado Folsom Field 53,613 [29] CU Events Center 11,064 [30] No team, dropped in 1980
Oregon Autzen Stadium 54,000 [31] Matthew Knight Arena 12,346 [32] PK Park 3,600 [33]
Oregon State Reser Stadium 43,363 [34] Gill Coliseum 9,604 [35] Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 [36]
Stanford Stanford Stadium 50,424 [37] Maples Pavilion 7,233 [38] Klein Field at Sunken Diamond 4,000 [39]
UCLA Rose Bowl 91,936 [40] Pauley Pavilion 13,800 [41] [42] Jackie Robinson Stadium 1,820 [43]
USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 77,500 [44] Galen Center 10,258 [45] Dedeaux Field 2,500 [46]
Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium 45,807 [47] Jon M. Huntsman Center 15,000 [48] Smith's Ballpark 15,411 [49]
Washington Husky Stadium 70,138 [50] Hec Edmundson Pavilion 10,000 [51] Husky Ballpark 2,212 [52]
Washington State Martin Stadium 32,740 [53] Beasley Coliseum 11,671 [54] Bailey-Brayton Field 3,500 [55]

Key personnel

SchoolAthletic directorFootball coachMen's basketball coachWomen's basketball coachBaseball coach
Arizona Dave Heeke Kevin Sumlin Sean Miller Adia Barnes Jay Johnson
Arizona State Ray Anderson Herm Edwards Bobby Hurley Charli Turner Thorne Tracy Smith
California H. Michael Williams Justin Wilcox Wyking Jones Lindsay Gottlieb Mike Neu (baseball)
Colorado Rick George Mel Tucker Tad Boyle JR Payne No team
Oregon Rob Mullens Mario Cristobal Dana Altman Kelly Graves George Horton
Oregon State Scott Barnes Jonathan Smith Wayne Tinkle Scott Rueck Pat Casey
Stanford Bernard Muir David Shaw Jerod Haase Tara VanDerveer David Esquer
UCLA Dan Guerrero Chip Kelly Mick Cronin Cori Close John Savage
USC Lynn Swann Clay Helton Andy Enfield Mark Trakh Dan Hubbs
Utah Mark Harlan Kyle Whittingham Larry Krystkowiak Lynne Roberts Bill Kinneberg
Washington Jennifer Cohen Chris Petersen Mike Hopkins Jody Wynn Lindsay Meggs
Washington State Pat Chun Mike Leach Ernie Kent Kamie Ethridge Marty Lees

Academics

Eight of the twelve member schools are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), including all four California-based schools. [56] The only FBS conference with more AAU members is the Big Ten with 13 out of 14 member institutions having AAU membership.

Additionally, these member schools are also highly ranked nationally and globally by various groups, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (Times).

Athletic department revenue by school

Total revenue includes ticket sales, contributions and donations, rights and licensing, student fees, school funds and all other sources including TV income, camp income, concessions, and novelties. Total expenses includes coach and staff salaries, scholarships, buildings and grounds, maintenance, utilities and rental fees, recruiting, team travel, equipment and uniforms, conference dues, and insurance.

The following table is updated to show institutional reporting to the Department of Education as shown on the DOE Equity in Athletics website for the 2013–14 academic year. The national ranking of revenue is based on 2075 institutions reporting to the Department of Education that year. Source: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics.

Conf
rank
(2013–14)
National
rank
(2013–14)
Institution2013–14
Total revenue
from athletics
2013–14
Total expenses
on athletics
112 Stanford University $110,240,490$110,240,490
213 University of Southern California $106,528,649$106,528,649
319 University of Washington $100,275,186$86,097,136
422 University of Arizona $97,630,769$93,273,995
527 University of California, Berkeley $90,262,140$76,446,272
633 University of California, Los Angeles $86,426,780$86,426,780
735 University of Oregon $81,546,443$79,961,755
845 Arizona State University $72,775,808$72,599,644
955 Oregon State University $67,033,751$67,033,751
1060 University of Colorado $64,303,098$64,303,098
1162 Washington State University $60,727,273$60,727,273
1265 University of Utah $59,005,590$57,819,434

History

Locations of current Pac-12 Conference full member institutions. PAC-12 North and South.png
Locations of current Pac-12 Conference full member institutions.

Pacific Coast Conference

The roots of the Pac-12 Conference go back to December 2, 1915, when the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was founded at a meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Portland, Oregon. [57] Charter members were the University of California (now University of California, Berkeley), University of Washington, University of Oregon, and Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University). The PCC began play in 1916.

One year later, Washington State College (now Washington State University) joined the league, followed by Stanford University in 1918.

In 1922, the PCC expanded to eight teams with the admission of USC and Idaho. Montana joined the Conference in 1924, and in 1928, the PCC grew to 10 members with the addition of UCLA.

For many years, the conference split into two divisions for basketball and baseball – a Southern Division comprising the four California schools and a Northern Division comprising the six schools in the Pacific Northwest.

In 1950, Montana departed to join the Mountain States Conference. The PCC continued as a nine-team league through June 1959.

AAWU (Big Five and Big Six)

Following "pay-for-play" scandals at California, USC, UCLA, and Washington, the PCC disbanded in June 1959. Ten months earlier in August 1958, these four schools agreed to form a new conference that would take effect the following summer. [58] [59] When the four schools and Stanford began discussions for a new conference in 1959, retired Admiral Thomas J. Hamilton interceded and suggested the schools consider creating a national "power conference" (Hamilton had been a key player, head coach, and athletic director at Navy, and was the current athletic director at Pittsburgh). Nicknamed the "Airplane Conference," [60] [61] [62] the five former PCC schools would have played with other major academically-oriented schools, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Notre Dame, Pitt, Penn State, and Syracuse. [60] [63] The effort fell through when a Pentagon official vetoed the idea and the service academies backed out. [64]

On July 1, 1959, the new Athletic Association of Western Universities was launched, with California, UCLA, USC, and Washington as the four charter members. [65] Stanford joined during the first month. [59] [66] Hamilton left Pittsburgh to become the first commissioner of the AAWU, [65] [67] and remained for twelve years. [68] The conference also was popularly known as the Big Five from 1960 to 1962. [69] When Washington State joined in 1962, [70] the conference became informally known as the Big Six. [69] [71]

Pacific-8

Oregon and Oregon State joined in the summer of 1964. [72] [73] [74] With their addition, the conference was known unofficially as the Pacific AthleticConference, [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] and then the Pacific-8 (as there already was a major conference called the Big Eight). In 1968, the AAWU formally renamed itself the Pacific-8 Conference, or Pac-8 for short. The Pac-8 did not allow a second bowl team from the conference until the 1975 season; [80] in basketball, participation in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) was not allowed until 1973. [81]

Idaho was never invited to join the AAWU; [74] the Vandals were independent for four years until the formation of the Big Sky Conference in 1963, and were independent in football until 1965.

Pacific-10

Final Pac-10 Conference logo Pacific-10 Conference logo.png
Final Pac-10 Conference logo

In 1978, the conference added Arizona and Arizona State from the Western Athletic Conference, becoming the Pacific-10 Conference or Pac-10. The invitations to the schools were extended in December 1976, [82] and the expansion formally announced in May 1977. [83]

In 1986, the Pac-10 began sponsoring women's athletics. Prior to this time members' women's teams competed with other large universities on the Pacific coast in either the Northern Pacific Conference or the Western Collegiate Athletic Association.

In the mid-1990s the conference expressed interest in admitting the University of Colorado and the University of Texas after the collapse of the Southwest Conference. Texas expressed an interest in joining a strong academic conference, but joined three fellow Southwest Conference schools (Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor) to merge with the Big Eight Conference to form the Big 12 Conference in 1996. Colorado elected to remain in the newly formed Big 12. [84]

Before the addition of Colorado and Utah in 2011, only the Ivy League had maintained its membership for a longer time than the Pac-10 among Division I conferences. Commissioner Larry Scott said on February 9, 2010, that the window for expansion was open for the next year as the conference began negotiations for a new television deal. Speaking on a conference call to introduce former Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg as his new deputy, Scott talked about possibly adding new teams to the conference and launching a new television network. [85] Scott, the former head of the Women's Tennis Association, took over the conference in July 2009. In his first eight months on the job, he saw growing interest from the membership over the possibility of adding teams for the first time since Arizona and Arizona State joined the conference in 1978.

Pac-12

In early June 2010, there were reports that the Pac-10 was considering adding up to six teams to the conference: the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Colorado. [86]

On June 10, 2010, the University of Colorado Boulder officially accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10 Conference, effective starting with the 2012–2013 academic year. [87] [88] The school later announced it would join the conference a year earlier than previously announced, in the 2011–2012 academic year.

On June 15, 2010, a deal was reached between Texas and the Big 12 Conference to keep Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State in the Big 12. Following Texas' decision, the other Big 12 schools that had been rumored candidates to join the Pac-10 announced they would remain in the Big 12. This deal effectively ended the Pac-10's ambition to potentially become a sixteen-team conference. [89]

On June 17, 2010, the University of Utah officially accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10 Conference, effective starting July 2011. [87] Utah was a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) with Arizona and Arizona State before those two left for the Pac-10 in 1978. The Utes left an expanded WAC with seven other schools in 1999 to form the new Mountain West Conference. Utah became the first "BCS Buster" to join a BCS conference, having played in (and won) two BCS games beforehand.

On July 27, 2010, the conference unveiled a new logo and announced that the Pac-10 would be renamed the Pac-12 when Utah and Colorado formally joined in July 2011. On October 21, the Pac-12 announced that its football competition would be split into two divisions—a North Division comprising the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area schools, and a South Division comprising the Mountain Time Zone and Southern California schools. On July 1, 2011, the Pac-12 assumed its current alignment when both Colorado and Utah officially joined as full members.

On August 15, 2012, the conference debuted the Pac-12 Network. It was the third college sports conference to launch a dedicated network, and the first to completely fund and own their own network outright.

The Pac-12 claims the PCC's history as its own. It inherited the PCC's berth in the Rose Bowl, and the eight largest schools in the old PCC all eventually joined the new league.

The Pac-12 is one of the founding members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), a conference organized to provide competition in non-revenue Olympic sports. All-Pac-12 members participate in at least one MPSF sport (men's and women's indoor track and field both actually have enough participating Pac-12 schools for the conference to sponsor a championship, but the Pac-12 has opted not to do so). For certain sports, the Pac-12 admits certain schools as associate members.

Membership timeline

University of UtahUniversity of Colorado at BoulderArizona State UniversityUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of MontanaUniversity of IdahoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaStanford UniversityWashington State UniversityWashington State UniversityOregon State UniversityOregon State UniversityUniversity of OregonUniversity of OregonUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of California, BerkeleyPac-12 Conference

 Full members 

The Pac-12 Conference sponsors championship competition in 10 men's and 13 women's NCAA-sanctioned sports, plus one men's sport that is not sanctioned by the NCAA. Three schools are associate members in a single men's sport. [90]

The newest sport to be sponsored by the Pac-12 is women's lacrosse, which began play in spring 2018 following the elevation of Arizona State's club team to full varsity status. [91]

Pac-12 teams in conference competition
SportMen'sWomen's
Baseball 11
Basketball 1212
Beach volleyball ^8
Cross country 912
Football 12
Golf 1211
Gymnastics 8
Lacrosse 6
Rowing67
Soccer 612
Softball 9
Swimming & Diving 89
Tennis 811
Track & Field Outdoor 1012
Volleyball 12
Wrestling 6

Men's sponsored sports by school

Member-by-member sponsorship of the 11 men's Pac-12 sports.

SchoolBaseballBasket­ballCross
Country
FootballGolfRowing [lower-alpha 1] SoccerSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack
& Field
Outdoor
Wrest­lingTotal
Sports
ArizonaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg8
Arizona StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
CaliforniaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg10
ColoradoRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg [lower-alpha 2] Red x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg6
OregonGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg7
Oregon StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svg7
StanfordGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
UCLAGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg8
USCGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg7
UtahGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svg6
WashingtonGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg9
Washington StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg [lower-alpha 2] Red x.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svg6
Totals1112912124+2 [lower-alpha 3] 5+1 [lower-alpha 4] 69103+3 [lower-alpha 5] 93­+3 [lower-alpha 6] +2 [lower-alpha 7]

Men's sports that are not sponsored by the Pac-12 but are fielded as a varsity sport at Pac-12 schools

SchoolFencingGym­nasticsIce
Hockey
Lac­rosseRugby [lower-alpha 1] Sailing [lower-alpha 1] SkiingTrack & Field
Indoor
Volley­ballWater
Polo
Total
Sports
Arizona PAC MPSF 2
Arizona StateIND PAC MPSF 3
California MPSF PAC MPSF MPSF 4
Colorado RMISA MPSF 2
Oregon MPSF 1
Oregon State PAC [lower-alpha 2] 1
StanfordIND MPSF PCCSC MPSF MPSF MPSF 6
UCLA PAC MPSF MPSF MPSF 4
USC MPSF MPSF MPSF 3
UtahIND PAC RMISA 3
Washington MPSF 1
Washington State MPSF 1
Totals12111 + 512103425+5
Notes
  1. 1 2 3 Not an NCAA-sanctioned sport.
  2. 1 2 3 Club status team competing against varsity teams.
  3. 4 full varsity teams and 2 club status teams.
  4. Affiliate: San Diego State
  5. Affiliates: Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Little Rock
  6. Affiliate members with full varsity status.
  7. Club teams.

Women's sponsored sports by school

Member-by-member sponsorship of the 13 women's Pac-12 sports.

SchoolBasketballBeach
Volleyball
Cross
Country
GolfGymnasticsLacrosseRowingSoccerSoftballSwimming
& Diving
TennisTrack
& Field
Outdoor
VolleyballTotal
Sports
ArizonaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
Arizona StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
CaliforniaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg13
ColoradoGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
OregonGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
Oregon StateGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
StanfordGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg13
UCLAGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg12
USCGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
UtahGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
WashingtonGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg11
Washington StateGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
Totals12812118671299111212129

Women's sports that are not sponsored by the Pac-12 but are fielded as a varsity sport at Pac-12 schools

SchoolAcrobatics
& Tumbling [w 1]
FencingField
Hockey
Sailing [w 1] SkiingSquash [w 1] Synchronized
Swimming [w 1]
Track
& Field
Indoor
TriathlonWater
Polo
Total
Sports
Arizona MPSF 1
Arizona State MPSF IND MPSF 3
California AmEast MPSF MPSF 3
Colorado RMISA MPSF 2
OregonNCATA MPSF 2
Oregon State MPSF 1
StanfordIND AmEast PCCSC INDIND MPSF MPSF 7
UCLA MPSF MPSF 2
USC MPSF MPSF 2
Utah RMISA MPSF 2
Washington MPSF 1
Washington State MPSF 1
Totals1121211121527
Notes
  1. 1 2 3 4 Not an NCAA sanctioned sport.

NCAA national titles

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NCAA National Championship trophies, rings, watches won by UCLA teams
SchoolTeamIndividual
MenWomenCo-ed†TotalMenWomenCo-edTotal
Arizona7120 19 83930176
Arizona State11130 24 66460112
California2990 38 155860241
UCLA75420 117 1661030269
Colorado1638 27 231590128
Oregon19140 33 102420144
Oregon State400 4 327039
USC85220 107 319720391
Stanford66570 123 26520414483
Utah2912 21 52572102
Washington080 8 5417273
Washington State200 2 796186
Conference total3151881852313497161792244

See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships, List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships, and NCAA Division I FBS Conferences

† Co-ed sports include fencing (since 1990), rifle, and skiing (since 1983). Team fencing championships before 1990 and team skiing championships before 1983 were awarded as men's or women's championships and are counted here as such.

These totals do not include football national championships, which the NCAA does not officially award at the FBS level. Various polls, formulas, and other third-party systems have been used to determine national championships, not all of which are universally accepted. These totals also do not include championships prior to the inception of the NCAA.

USC claims 11 national football championships, [95] California claims 5, [96] [97] Washington and Stanford claim 2, [98] [99] and Colorado, Utah, and UCLA claim 1. [100] [101] [102] [102] [103] [104]

Conference champions

Football

UCLA-USC rivalry football game at the Rose Bowl; the 2008 edition marked a return to the tradition of both teams wearing color jerseys. 2008-1206-USC-UCLA-009-RB-redblue.JPG
UCLA–USC rivalry football game at the Rose Bowl; the 2008 edition marked a return to the tradition of both teams wearing color jerseys.
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Big Game, 2004 between California and Stanford

Rivalries

Each of the ten schools that were conference members before 2011 has its own in-state, conference rivalry. One is an intracity rivalry (UCLA-USC), and another is within the same metropolitan area (California-Stanford). Colorado and Utah, who joined in 2011, were historic rivals in the Rocky Mountain region prior to 1962 when they suspended the series. These rivalries (and the name given to the football forms) are:

The most frequently played rivalries in the conference are the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State (120 meetings through 2016) and the Big Game between Stanford and California (119 meetings). These rivalries are among the most played rivalries in college football.

The two newest members, Colorado and Utah, had a football rivalry that had been dormant since 1962 – both were conference rivals previously in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (now a Division II conference), and later the now-defunct Mountain States Conference (also known as the Skyline Conference). Even after Colorado joined what became the Big 12 in 1948 (the conference was then known popularly as the Big 7 Conference), the two schools continued their football rivalry for over a decade before ending it after the 1962 season. With the two schools being placed in the same division for football starting in 2011, the rivalry was revived with their 58th meeting during the 2011 season.

All of the California schools consider each other major rivals, due to the culture clash between Northern and Southern California. [106] California and UCLA have a rivalry rooted in their shared history as the top programs within the University of California system. Stanford and USC have a rivalry rooted in their shared history as the only private schools in the Pac-12. California and USC also have a long history, having played each other every year in football since 1916.

Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State all consider each other major rivals due to their proximity and long history. The Oregon–Washington rivalry is sometimes referred to as the Border War. [107]

Arizona and New Mexico have a recently renewed rivalry game, based upon when they were both members of the WAC and both states were longtime territories before being admitted as states in 1912. They played for the Kit Carson Rifle trophy, which was no longer used starting with their meeting in the 1997 Insight Bowl. [108] [109]

USC and Notre Dame have an intersectional rivalry (See Notre Dame–USC rivalry). The games in odd-numbered years are played in South Bend in mid-October, while the games in even-numbered years are played in Los Angeles, usually in late November.

Stanford and Notre Dame also have an intersectional rivalry (See Notre Dame–Stanford football rivalry). The schedule of the Stanford–Notre Dame rivalry mirrors that of USC–Notre Dame. The games in even-numbered years are played at Notre Dame in mid-October, while the games in odd-numbered years are played at Stanford in late November.

The isolated rural campuses of Washington State and Idaho are eight miles (13 km) apart on the Palouse, creating a natural border war known as the Battle of the Palouse. Idaho rejoined FBS in 1996, until 2017.

Utah and BYU have a fierce rivalry nicknamed the Holy War that goes back to 1896.

Colorado also has a rivalry with in-state rival Colorado State called the Rocky Mountain Showdown.

With the NCAA permanently approving 12-game schedules in college football beginning in 2006, the Pac-10—alone among major conferences in doing so—went to a full nine-game conference schedule. Previously, the schools did not play one non-rival opponent, resulting in an eight-game conference schedule (four home games and four away). In 2010, the last season before the arrival of Colorado and Utah, the only other BCS conference that played a round-robin schedule was the Big East. The schedule consisted of one home and away game against the two schools in each region, plus the game against the primary in-state rival.

Divisions

On October 21, 2010 the Pac-10 announced the creation of divisions and a championship game in football, to be used when Colorado and Utah joined the conference effective July 1, 2011. The twelve members were split into two divisions for football only: a North Division comprising the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area schools, and a South Division comprising the Mountain Time Zone and Los Angeles schools. [110] The four California schools (gray background below) will still play each other every season despite spanning both divisions.

North DivisionSouth Division
Oregon Arizona
Oregon State Arizona State
Washington Colorado
Washington State Utah
California UCLA
Stanford USC

A nine-game conference schedule is being maintained, with five games within the assigned division and four games from the opposite division. The four California teams will play each other every season. Consequently, the four non-California teams in each division will only play one of the two California teams from the opposite division each year.

The Pac-12 Football Championship Game features the North Division Champion against the South Division Champion. The divisional champions are determined based on record in all conference games (both divisional and cross-divisional). The first three championship games were played at the home stadium of the participant with the better overall conference record. [111] Since 2014, the Championship Game has been hosted at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Bowl games

As of the 2017 college football season, the following is the selection order of bowl games with Pac-12 tie-ins. If a Pac-12 team is selected to participate in the College Football Playoff, all other bowl-eligible teams move up one spot in the order.

PickNameLocationOpposing
conference
Opposing
pick
1 Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Big Ten 1
2 Alamo Bowl San Antonio, Texas Big 12 2
3 Holiday Bowl San Diego, California Big Ten 4
4 Redbox Bowl Santa Clara, California Big Ten 6
5 Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas ACC 4
6 Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, Nevada MWC 1
7 Cheez-It Bowl Tempe, Arizona Big 12 5

Pac-12 All-Century Football Team

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the conference, an All-Century Team was unveiled on December 2, 2015, voted on by a panel of coaches, players, and the media. [112]

Note: Bold Italic notes Offensive, Defensive and Coach of the Century selections; The voting panel was made up of 119 former players, coaches and media. [113]

See also

Men's basketball

As of 2017, Pac-12 schools have won a record 16 Division I national titles. [lower-alpha 1] Oregon won the first NCAA Tournament in 1939. [117] UCLA has won 11 national titles, the most of any Division I team. [118] Arizona has won the most recent national title, winning in 1997. Stanford, Utah & Cal round out the 16 titles coming in 1942, 1944 & 1959 respectively [119] .

Rivalries in other sports

All of the intra-conference rivalries in football are carried over into other sports.

During the 1970s, UCLA and Notre Dame had an intense men's basketball rivalry. For several years, it was one of a small number of non-conference games in Division I basketball that was played twice a season (home-and-away). The most famous game in the rivalry was on January 19, 1974, when Notre Dame scored the last 12 points of the game to nip UCLA and end the Bruins' record 88-game winning streak. This rivalry is now dormant, partly because Notre Dame is no longer independent in sports other than football (now in the ACC).

In baseball, there are intense rivalries between the four southern schools. Arizona, Arizona State, and USC have long and successful histories in baseball and all have won national titles in the sport. The most intense series is widely regarded to be the "Basebrawl" series between USC and Arizona State in 1990. Arizona State swept the series and in the final game a bench clearing brawl spread quickly to the stands and made national headlines. Several were injured and riot police were called to end the fracas.

Washington and California have a longstanding rivalry in men's crew as the two traditionally dominant programs on the West Coast.

Due to the unique geographic nature of the Pac-12 teams, the teams travel in pairs for road basketball games. For example, on Thursday, February 28, 2008, USC played Arizona and UCLA played Arizona State. Two nights later the teams switched and USC played Arizona State and UCLA played Arizona. The teams are paired as follows: USC and UCLA (the L.A. teams), Arizona and Arizona State (the Arizona teams), California and Stanford (the Bay Area teams), Washington and Washington State (the Washington teams), Oregon and Oregon State (the Oregon teams), and Colorado and Utah (the Rocky Mountain teams). Usually, the games are played on Thursdays and Saturdays with a game or occasionally two on Sundays for television purposes. This pairing formula is also used in women's volleyball. To make scheduling simpler for men and women's basketball (a sport in which each conference member uses a single venue for both teams' home games), the schedule for women's basketball is the opposite of the men's schedule. For example, when the Oregon schools are hosting the men's teams from the Arizona schools, the Arizona schools host the women's teams from Oregon schools the same weekend.

This formula has made a tradition in conference play to keep track of how a team does against a particular region; and stats are kept as to how successful a team is against, for example, "the Bay Area schools" at home or away. Effective in the 2011–12 season, with the expansion into 12 teams, a 10-year rotation model has been developed to maintain the existing 18-game conference schedule. Teams remained paired with their regional rival. Each school plays its regional rival and six other teams both home and away, and the other four teams once – two at home and two away. The newest members, Colorado and Utah, are paired with each other. The single play opponents rotate every two years. [120]

Recently, Cal Poly and UCLA has grown into a competitive Men's Soccer rivalry with Cal Poly hosting UCLA in a 0–0 tie in front of a crowd of 8,717 which at the time was the 9th largest regular season, on-campus attendance in the history of college soccer. [121] The schools have played several times since however UCLA has not returned to San Luis Obispo for a Friday or Saturday game since tying Cal Poly in front of a record crowd. UCLA leads the series 6–2–2. [122]

Commissioners

Since restarting in 1959 as the AAWU, the Pac-12 has had only four commissioners:

NameYearsTenureConference name(s)
Thomas J. Hamilton [65] 1959–197112 years AAWU / Pacific-8
Wiles Hallock [68] [123] 1971–198312 years Pacific-8 / Pacific-10
Thomas C. Hansen [124] 1983–200926 years Pacific-10
Larry Scott 2009–present9 years Pacific-10 / Pac-12

PCC

Commissioners of the forerunner PCC

See also

Notes

  1. Includes Utah's title in 1944, prior to its joining the Pac-12 in 2011. [114] [115] [116]

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