ESPN hit the jackpot by managing to get the Pac-12 Conference to move its spotlight game, between Oregon and Stanford, to a Thursday night in early November.
But while the clash between the Ducks and Cardinal in Palo Alto on Nov. 7 will go a long way toward determining at least one of the conference's BCS entrants—and possibly its nominee for the national championship game—there are many other games on the slate that will have just as much impact on the league standings.
They just don't have the same kind of hype or sizzle as Oregon-Stanford. At least right now, they don't.
Remember, when the 2012 season began no one could have predicted an innocuous November game between Kansas State and Baylor would factor so heavily into the national championship picture.
Click through the slides to see some of the more intriguing (yet to this point underrated) Pac-12 matchups set to occur over the next 10 weeks.