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Pac-12 Championship Game History

 
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The Pac-12 conference welcomed in Utah and Colorado prior to the 2011 season, as the league debuted its conference championship that season. The league split into two divisions with the North consisting of California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State, while the South displays Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA, USC, and Utah. The venue for the championship game changes each season as the division champion with the best record hosted the contest from 2011-13.

The underdog covered in each of the first three Pac-12 title games, even though the favorite won outright in each instance. Oregon closed as a 31-point home favorite over UCLA in the inaugural Pac 12 championship in 2011, as the Ducks topped the Bruins, 49-31. UCLA did not own the best record in the South division, as USC could not participate in the game due to NCAA sanctions. The Bruins qualified for the game in 2012 by owning the top mark in the South division, but fell to Stanford, 27-24 as eight-point underdogs. The 'over' cashed each time, including this past season on a 44 total, which is unusually low for a Pac 12 contest.

Starting in 2014, the game was moved to a neutral site in Santa Clara, California at the home of the San Francisco 49ers, Levi's Stadium.

In 2016, Washington routed Colorado to become the first team other than Oregon or Stanford to take home the championship hardware, and the Huskies became the first team in the game's history to have a pair of 100-yard running backs.

USC finally won its first Pac-12 championship game in 2017 by holding off Stanford, 31-28, avenging a 2015 defeat to the Cardinal by 19 points.

In 2018, Washington held off Utah 10-3 in the lowest-scoring battle in the conference title game's brief history. The Huskies earned a trip to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2000, while the Utes showed well in their first-ever Pac-12 Championship appearance.

In 2019, Utah made its second consecutive trip to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, and the results were as equally disappointing as last season. Oregon flew out of the chute and never allowed Utah to get back into the game, winning 37-15 to cash as a near-touchdown underdog. With the win, Oregon joined Stanford as the only three-time winner of the game.


Pac-12 Championship History
Year Location Matchup Line Score ATS Result
2019 Santa Clara, CA Utah-Oregon Utah -6.5 (45) Oregon 37-15 Underdog-Over
2018 Santa Clara, CA Utah-Washington Washington -4.5 (45.5) Washington 10-3 Favorite-Under
2017 Santa Clara, CA Stanford-USC USC -3.5 (58.5) USC 31-28 Underdog-Over
2016 Santa Clara, CA Washington-Colorado Washington -8.5 (55.5) Washington 41-10 Favorite-Under
2015 Santa Clara, CA Stanford-USC Stanford -4.5 (59) Stanford 41-22 Favorite-Over
2014 Santa Clara, CA Oregon-Arizona Oregon -14.5 (72.5) Oregon 51-13 Favorite-Under
2013 Tempe, AZ Stanford-Arizona State Arizona State -3 (53.5) Stanford 38-14 Underdog-Under
2012 Palo Alto, CA Stanford-UCLA Stanford -8 (44) Stanford 27-24 Underdog-Over
2011 Eugene, OR Oregon-UCLA Oregon -31 (66.5) Oregon 49-31 Underdog-Over


  
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