The Pac-12 Conference is nearing its inception, with newcomers Colorado and Utah joining the league's existing 10 for the 2011 college football season.
Commissioner Larry Scott and his constituent universities are ecstatic at the expansion of the conference to 12 teams, the shuffling of the schedule, and the advent of the Pac-12 Conference Championship game.
For all the unknown that gets ushered in with a new name, logo, and teams, there's a lot about the teams and games on the field that we already know: who's good, who's bad, who's most fun to watch, etc.
When it kicks off on September 10 with Utah at USC, it will already be considered one of the most exciting and anticipated leagues in the nation.
Based on what we know of the teams and players, here are 10 predictions for the 2011 season in the new Pac-12 Conference.