Pac-12 football should be back in the national spotlight again in 2012. USC returns to bowl-eligibility, Matt Barkley returns to USC for his senior year and Oregon returns an intimidating offense.
For the first time in Pac-12 history, every single game will be available on national television. As Oregon and LSU proved in 2011, exposure can make the difference between an unsung undefeated and a nationally-respected team.
There is only one Pac-12 conference game on September 15th. Starting with that game and ending with the Pac-12 Championship Game on November 30, here are the most watchable in-conference games every week.
Picks are based on how close the games should be, or how important the outcome is.