2015 Pac-12 Conference football season

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2015 Pac-12 Conference football season
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport American football
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) Fox Sports Media Group (FOX, FS1), ESPN Family (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU), and Pac-12 Networks
North champions Stanford Cardinal
  North runners-up Oregon Ducks
South champions USC Trojans
Utah Utes
  South runners-up UCLA Bruins
Pac-12 Championship
Champions Stanford Cardinal
  Runners-up USC Trojans
Finals MVP Christian McCaffrey, RB
Football seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 3 Stanford x$   8 1         12 2  
No. 19 Oregon   7 2         9 4  
Washington State   6 3         9 4  
California   4 5         8 5  
Washington   4 5         7 6  
Oregon State   0 9         2 10  
South Division
USC xy   6 3         8 6  
No. 17 Utah x   6 3         10 3  
UCLA   5 4         8 5  
Arizona State   4 5         6 7  
Arizona   3 6         7 6  
Colorado   1 8         4 9  
Championship: Stanford 41, USC 22
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Pac-12 Conference football season was the fifth season for the conference as a twelve-team league. The season began on September 3, 2015 with a trio of games, Arizona hosting UTSA, Utah hosting Michigan, and Hawaii hosting Colorado. The final game was the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2015, with ESPN televising the game.

Previous season[edit]

Oregon, the North Division Champions, defeated Arizona, the South Division Champions, 51–13 to claim their second conference title and the chance to play in the College Football Playoff (CFP) semifinal game at the Rose Bowl, where they defeated Florida State 59–20, advancing to their second-ever national championship game (the first-ever CFP National Championship Game), where they were defeated by the Ohio Buckeyes, 42–20.

A record nine conference teams played in a post-season bowl game, with six winning. Arizona, the South Division Champion, was also a bowl game loser, losing to Boise State 38–30 in the Fiesta Bowl. Bowl game winners were: Arizona State defeated Duke 36-31 in the Sun Bowl, Stanford defeated Maryland 45–21 in the Foster Farms Bowl, UCLA defeated Kansas State 40-35 in the Alamo Bowl, USC defeated Nebraska 45–42 in the Holiday Bowl, and Utah defeated Colorado State 45–10 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Pre-season[edit]

2015 Pac-12 Spring Football and number of signees on signing day:

Pac-12 Media[edit]

2015 Pac-12 Media Day was held at Warner Bros. in Burbank, California on July 30–31, 2015.

Preseason polls[edit]

  • Predicted Pac-12 Championship Game Winner: USC (21) was picked to win the Pac-12 Championship over Oregon (17) for the first time since 2012. Others receiving votes were ASU (3), UCLA (2), and Stanford (1).

Recruiting classes[edit]

Rankings
Team ESPN[1] Rivals[2] Scout[3] 24/7[4] Signees
Arizona 39 41 41 42 25
Arizona State 26 20 17 19 22
California - 29 36 34 24
Colorado - 71 75 69 19
Oregon 15 17 21 16 22
Oregon State - 71 63 60 22
Stanford 27 18 25 24 22
UCLA 11 13 9 12 18
USC 3 1 1 2 26
Utah - 41 53 45 20
Washington 28 30 23 27 24
Washington State - 55 38 41 24

Head coaches[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

There were one coaching change following the 2015 season including Gary Andersen with Oregon State.

Coaches[edit]

Team Head coach Years at school Overall record Record at school Pac-12 record
Arizona Rich Rodriguez 4 146–98–2 26–14 15–12
Arizona State Todd Graham 4 77–41 28–12 19–8
California Sonny Dykes 3 28–33 6–18 3–15
Colorado Mike MacIntyre 3 22–39 6–18 1–17
Oregon Mark Helfrich 3 24–4 24–4 15–3
Oregon State Gary Andersen 1 49–38 0–0 0–0
Stanford David Shaw 5 42–12 42–12 28–8
UCLA Jim L. Mora 4 29–11 29–11 18–9
USC Steve Sarkisian 2 43–33 9–4 30–24
Utah Kyle Whittingham 11 85–33 85–33 14–22
Washington Chris Petersen 2 100–18 8–6 4–5
Washington State Mike Leach 3 96–68 12–20 7–20

Note: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season

Rankings[edit]

  Increase in ranking
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  Not ranked previous week
  Selected for College Football Playoff
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Final
Arizona
Wildcats
AP 22 22 20 16 RV RV
C 22 20 19 16 RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released
Arizona State
Sun Devils
AP 15 RV RV RV RV RV
C 16 RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released
California
Golden Bears
AP RV RV RV RV 24 23 23 20 RV RV
C RV RV RV 24 22 23 19 RV
CFP Not released
Colorado
Buffaloes
AP
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CFP Not released
Oregon
Ducks
AP 7 7 12 13 RV RV 23 18 15 19
C 5 5 13 13 24 RV RV RV RV 22 18 16 20
CFP Not released 23 17 15
Oregon State
Beavers
AP
C
CFP Not released
Stanford
Cardinal
AP 21 RV RV 21 18 16 15 10 8 9 7 15 13 7 3
C 21 RV 24 20 18 16 11 8 8 7 15 12 7 3
CFP Not released 11 7 11 9 6
UCLA
Bruins
AP 13 13 10 9 7 20 18 RV 24 22 18 RV 22 RV
C 14 13 12 11 10 20 18 RV 25 22 18 RV 23 RV
CFP Not released 23 19 22
USC
Trojans
AP 8 8 6 19 17 17 RV RV RV RV 22 RV 24 RV
C 10 10 7 18 16 17 RV RV RV RV 24 RV 24 RV
CFP Not released 24 20 25
Utah
Utes
AP RV 24 21 18 10 5 4 3 13 13 10 18 RV 21 17
C RV 25 21 17 12 7 7 7 14 14 13 18 25 20 16
CFP Not released 12 10 13 23 22
Washington
Huskies
AP
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CFP Not released
Washington State
Cougars
AP RV RV RV 24 20 RV RV
C RV RV RV RV 23 20 RV RV
CFP Not released 20

Schedule[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Pac-12 member won
Pac-12 member lost
Pac-12 teams in bold

All times Mountain time. Pac-12 teams in bold.

Rankings reflect those of the AP poll for that week.

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, September 3 5:30 PM Michigan Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT FS1 W 24–17   47,825
Thursday, September 3 7:00 PM UTSA #22 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ P12N W 42–32   51,111
Thursday, September 3 10:00 PM Colorado Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI CBSSN L 20–28   24,255
Friday, September 4 5:00 PM Weber State Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, OR P12N W 26–7   35,160
Friday, September 4 7:15 PM Washington #23 Boise State Albertsons StadiumBoise, ID ESPN L 13–16   36,836
Saturday, September 5 9:00 AM #21 Stanford Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN L 6–16   36,024
Saturday, September 5 11:00 AM Portland State Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA P12N L 17–24   24,302
Saturday, September 5 12:30 PM Virginia #13 UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA FOX W 34–16   68,615
Saturday, September 5 2:00 PM Grambling State California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA P12N W 73–14   60,606
Saturday, September 5 4:00 PM #15 Arizona State Texas A&M Reliant StadiumHouston, TX ESPN L 17–38   66,308
Saturday, September 5 5:00 PM Eastern Washington #7 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR P12N W 61–42   58,128
Saturday, September 5 8:00 PM Arkansas State #8 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA P12N W 55–6   79,809
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Sept 7

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Josh Rosen UCLA Justin Thomas Utah Dante Pettis Washington
Reference:[5]

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, September 11 6:00 PM Utah State #24 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN2 W 24–14   46,011
Saturday, September 12 9:00 AM Oregon State Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 7–35   109,651
Saturday, September 12 11:00 AM Sacramento State Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA P12N W 49–0   55,010
Saturday, September 12 11:00 AM UMass Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO P12N W 48–14   35,094
Saturday, September 12 12:30 PM Washington State Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNU W 37–34   46,536
Saturday, September 12 2:00 PM San Diego State California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N W 35–7   50,830
Saturday, September 12 4:00 PM #22 Arizona Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN W 44–20   24,355
Saturday, September 12 5:00 PM Idaho #8 USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA P12N W 59–9   72,422
Saturday, September 12 5:00 PM #7 Oregon #5 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 28–31   76,526
Saturday, September 12 7:30 PM UCF Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford FS1 W 31–0   50,420
Saturday, September 12 7:30 PM #13 UCLA UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV CBSSN W 37–3   31,262
Saturday, September 12 8:00 PM Cal Poly Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ P12N W 35–21   46,500
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week- Sept 14

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Luke Falk Washington State Gionni Paul Utah Bralon Addison Oregon
Reference:[6]

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, September 18 7:00 PM New Mexico Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ P12N W 34–10   43,310
Saturday, September 19 11:00 AM Georgia State #12 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR P12N W 61–28   56,859
Saturday, September 19 2:00 PM Utah State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA P12N W 31–17   59,464
Saturday, September 19 4:00 PM Colorado Colorado State Sports Authority Field at Mile HighDenver, CO CBSSN W 27–24 OT  76,125
Saturday, September 19 4:30 PM California Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FOX W 45–44   91,568
Saturday, September 19 5:00 PM Stanford #6 USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ABC  STAN 41–31   78,306
Saturday, September 19 5:00 PM San Jose State Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N W 35–21   34,573
Saturday, September 19 5:30 PM Wyoming Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N W 31–14   31,105
Saturday, September 19 7:30 PM #21 Utah Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA CBSSN W 45–24   33,675
Saturday, September 19 7:30 PM #19 BYU #10 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FS1 W 24–23   67,612
Saturday, September 19 8:00 PM Northern Arizona #20 Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N W 77–13   51,494
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Sept 21

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Kevin Hogan Stanford Kenneth Olugbode Colorado Cory Butler-Byrd Utah
Reference:

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, September 25 7:00 PM #21 Stanford Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR FS1  STAN 42–24   37,302
Saturday, September 26 11:00 am Nicholls State Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N W 48–0   37,302
Saturday, September 26 3:00 pm California Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA P12N  CAL 30–24   61,066
Saturday, September 26 8:00 pm #9 UCLA #16 Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC  UCLA 56–30   56,004
Saturday, September 26 10:30 pm #18 Utah #13 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR FOX  UTAH 62–20   57,145
Saturday, September 26 11:30 pm #19 USC Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN  USC 42–14   61,904
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Sept 28

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Travis Wilson Utah Kyle Kragen California Tom Hackett Utah
Reference:

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, October 3 1:00 PM Washington State #24 California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N  CAL 34–28   42,042
Saturday, October 3 4:30 PM Arizona State #7 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FOX  ASU 38–23   80,113
Saturday, October 3 7:00 PM Oregon Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ESPN  ORE 41–24   46,222
Saturday, October 3 7:30 PM Arizona #18 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA P12N  STAN 55–17   46,628
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Oct 5

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Mike Bercovici Arizona State Stefan McClure California Matt Haack Arizona State
Reference:

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 8 6:00 PM Washington #17 USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ESPN  WASH 17–12   63,623
Saturday, October 10 1:00 PM Oregon State Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FS1  ARZ 44–7   52,987
Saturday, October 10 3:00 PM Washington State Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR P12N  WSU 45–38 2OT   57,775
Saturday, October 10 7:00 PM #23 California #5 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN  UTAH 30–24   47,798
Saturday, October 10 7:00 PM Colorado Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ P12N  ASU 48–23   44,157
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Oct 12

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Devontae Booker Utah Travis Feeney Washington Tom Hackett Utah
Reference:

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 15 7:30 PM #18 UCLA #15 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ESPN  STAN 56–35   50,464
Saturday, October 17 1:00 PM Oregon State Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA P12N  WSU 52–31   32,952
Saturday, October 17 4:30 PM USC #14 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) NBC L 31–41   80,795
Saturday, October 17 6:00 PM Arizona Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO FS1  ARZ 38–31   39,666
Saturday, October 17 7:00 PM Arizona State #4 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT ESPN  UTAH 34–18   46,192
Saturday, October 17 7:30 PM Oregon Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA ESPN2  ORE 26–20   69,285
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Oct 19

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Christian McCaffrey Stanford Shalom Luani Washington State Tim White Arizona State
Reference:

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 22 6:00 PM #20 California UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ESPN  UCLA 40–24   57,046
Saturday, October 24 1:00 PM Washington State Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ P12N  WSU 45–42   47,847
Saturday, October 24 4:30 PM #3 Utah USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA FOX  USC 42–24   73,435
Saturday, October 24 7:30 PM Colorado Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N  COL 17–13   36,977
Saturday, October 24 7:30 PM Washington #10 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA ESPN  STAN 31–14   50,424
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Oct 26

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Luke Falk Washington State Cameron Smith USC Ka'imi Fairbairn UCLA
Reference:

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Thursday, October 29 7:30 PM Oregon Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ ESPN  ORE 61–55 3OT   56,534
Saturday, October 31 12:00 PM Colorado #24 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA P12N  UCLA 35–31   51,508
Saturday, October 31 12:00 PM USC California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA FOX  USC 27–21   52,060
Saturday, October 31 4:00 PM Oregon State Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT P12N  UTAH 27–12   45,853
Saturday, October 31 7:30 PM #8 Stanford Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ESPN  STAN 30–28   30,012
Saturday, October 31 8:00 PM Arizona Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FS1  WASH 49–3   56,749
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Nov 2

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Vernon Adams Oregon Travis Feeney Washington Charles Nelson Oregon
Reference:

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, November 7 10:00 AM #9 Stanford Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO P12N  STAN 42–10   40,142
Saturday, November 7 12:30 PM Arizona State Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA FS1  WSU 38–24   32,952
Saturday, November 7 1:30 PM #22 UCLA Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N  UCLA 41–0   38,074
Saturday, November 7 4:30 PM #13 Utah Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA FOX  UTAH 34–23   61,420
Saturday, November 7 7:30 PM Arizona USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA ESPN  USC 38–30   76,309
Saturday, November 7 7:30 PM California Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ESPN2  ORE 44–28   56,604
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Nov 9

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Luke Falk Washington State Gionni Paul Utah Raymond Hudson California
Reference:

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, November 13 6:00 PM USC Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO ESPN2  USC 27–24   37,905
Saturday, November 14 12:00 PM Washington Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ P12N  ASU 27–17   51,695
Saturday, November 14 4:30 PM Oregon #7 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA FOX  ORE 38–36   48,633
Saturday, November 14 7:00 PM #10 Utah Arizona Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ FS1  ARI 37–30 2OT  48,912
Saturday, November 14 7:30 PM Oregon State California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA P12N  CAL 54–24   41,874
Saturday, November 14 7:45 PM Washington State #18 UCLA Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ESPN  WSU 31–27   76,255
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Nov 16

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jared Goff California Antonio Longino Arizona State Casey Skowron Arizona
Reference:

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Saturday, November 21 12:30 PM UCLA #18 Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT FOX  UCLA 17–9   46,230
Saturday, November 21 12:30 PM Arizona Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) FS1  ASU 52–37   64,885
Saturday, November 21 12:30 PM #22 USC #23 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ESPN  ORE 48–28   59,094
Saturday, November 21 3:00 PM Washington Oregon State Reser Stadium • Corvallis, OR P12N  WASH 52–7   34,390
Saturday, November 21 7:30 PM California #15 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Big Game) ESPN  STAN 35–22   51,424
Saturday, November 21 7:45 PM Colorado #24 Washington State Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA ESPN2  WSU 27–3   25,121
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Nov 23

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Vernon Adams, Jr. Oregon Antonio Longino Arizona State Christian McCaffrey Stanford
Reference:

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Friday, November 27 12:30 PM #20 Washington State Washington Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA (Apple Cup) FOX  WASH 45–10   70,438
Friday, November 27 1:00 PM Oregon State #18 Oregon Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR (Civil War) FS1  ORE 52–42   57,814
Saturday, November 28 11:30 AM Colorado Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium • Salt Lake City, UT (Rumble in the Rockies) P12N  UTAH 20–14   45,823
Saturday, November 28 12:30 PM #22 UCLA USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) ABC/ESPN2  USC 40–21   83,602
Saturday, November 28 4:30 PM #4 Notre Dame #13 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Legends Trophy) FOX W 38–36   51,424
Saturday, November 28 7:00 PM Arizona State California California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA FS1  CAL 48–46   45,385
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Players of the Week - Nov 28

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jared Goff California Iman Marshall USC Conrad Ukropina Stanford
Reference:

Championship game[edit]

The championship game was played on December 5, 2015, it featured the teams with the best conference records from each division, Stanford from the North and USC from the South. This was the fifth championship game (and the fifth win for the North), with Stanford appearing for the third time (and winning for the third time) and USC appearing for the first time.

Week 14 (Pac-12 Championship Game)[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 5 4:45 PM #24 USC #7 Stanford Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA (Pac-12 Championship) ESPN  STAN 41–22   58,476
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Bowl games[edit]

Pac-12 team is bolded.

Bowl Game Date Stadium City TV Time (PST) Winning Team Score Losing Team Score
New Mexico Bowl Saturday, December 19, 2015 University Stadium Albuquerque, New Mexico ESPN 12:00 PM Arizona 45 New Mexico 37
Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, December 19, 2015 Sam Boyd Stadium Whitney, Nevada ABC 1:30 PM #20 Utah 35 BYU 28
Sun Bowl Saturday, December 26, 2015 Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas CBS 11:00 AM Washington State 20 Miami (FL) 14
Heart of Dallas Bowl Saturday, December 26, 2015 Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas ESPN 11:20 AM Washington 44 Southern Miss 31
Foster Farms Bowl Monday, December 28, 2015 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California ESPN 6:15 PM Nebraska 37 UCLA 29
Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, Texas ESPN 11:00 AM California 55 Air Force 36
Holiday Bowl Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California ESPN 7:30 PM #23 Wisconsin 23 USC 21
Rose Bowl Friday, January 1, 2016 Rose Bowl Pasadena, California ESPN 2:10 PM #5 Stanford 45 #6 Iowa 16
Alamo Bowl Saturday, January 2, 2016 Alamodome San Antonio, Texas ESPN 3:45 PM #11 TCU 47 #15 Oregon 413OT
Cactus Bowl Saturday, January 2, 2016 Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona ESPN 8:15 PM West Virginia 43 Arizona State 42

Pac-12 vs Power Conference matchups[edit]

This is a list of the power conference teams (ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and SEC) the Pac-12 plays in the non-conference (Rankings from the AP Poll):

Date Visitor Home Site Significance Score
September 3 Michigan Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, Utah UTAH W 24–17
September 5 Arizona State Texas A&M NRG StadiumHouston, TX Texas Kickoff TAMU L 17–38
September 5 Stanford Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL NW L 6–16
September 5 Virginia UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA UCLA W 34–16
September 12 Oregon State Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI MICH L 7–35
September 12 Washington State Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ WSU W 37–34
September 12 Oregon Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI MSU L 28–31
September 19 California Texas Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX CAL W 45–44

Records against other conferences[edit]

2015 records against non-conference foes:

Awards and honors[edit]

AP College Football Player of the Year

Lou Groza Award

All-Americans[edit]

The following Pac-12 players were named to the 2015 College Football All-America Team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF), Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (SN), and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA):[8][9][10][11][12]

First team
Second team
  • Tyler Johnstone, OL, Oregon (FWAA)
  • Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (WCFF)
  • Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon (FWAA)
  • Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, USC (AP, FWAA, SN)
  • DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon (AP, FWAA)
  • Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, UCLA (SN)
  • Christian McCaffrey, KR, Stanford (WCFF)
  • Dante Pettis, PR, Washington (SN)
Third team
  • Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon (AP)
  • Austin Hooper TE, Stanford (AP)
  • Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA (AP)
  • Su'a Cravens, LB, USC (AP)
  • Blake Martinez, LB, Stanford (AP)
  • Aidan Schneider, K, Oregon (AP)

Academic All-America Team Member of the Year (CoSIDA)

Conference awards[edit]

The following individuals won the conference's annual player and coach awards:[13]

All-Conference teams[edit]

The following players earned All-Pac-12 honors.[14]

Offense:

First Team
Second Team
Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
QB Luke Falk So. Washington State Kevin Hogan Sr. Stanford
QB Jared Goff Jr. California N/A N/A N/A
RB Royce Freeman So. Oregon Devontae Booker Sr. Utah
RB Christian McCaffrey So. Stanford Paul Perkins Jr. UCLA
WR Kenny Lawler Jr. California Bralon Addison Jr. Oregon
WR Gabe Marks Jr. Washington State Darren Carrington So. Oregon
WR Juju Smith-Schuster Jr. USC Nelson Spruce Sr. Colorado
TE Austin Hooper Jr. Stanford Thomas Duarte Jr. UCLA
OL Zach Banner Jr. USC Jake Brendel Sr. UCLA
OL Joe Dahl Sr. Washington State J.J. Dielman Jr. Utah
OL Joshua Garnett Sr. Stanford Conor McDermott Jr. UCLA
OL Tyler Johnstone Sr. Oregon Christian Westerman Sr. Arizona State
OL Kyle Murphy Sr. Stanford Chad Wheeler Jr. USC

Defense:

First Team
Second Team
Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
DL DeForest Buckner Sr. Oregon Darryl Paulo Sr. Washington State
DL Kenny Clark Jr. UCLA Delvon Simmons Sr. USC
DL Lowell Lotulelei So. Utah Taniela Tupou Sr. Washington
DL Aziz Shittu Sr. Stanford Destiny Vaeao Sr. Washington State
DL Antwaun Woods Sr. USC N/A N/A N/A
LB Su'a Cravens Jr. USC Travis Feeney Sr. Washington
LB Blake Martinez Sr. Stanford Deon Hollins Jr. UCLA
LB Gionni Paul Sr. Utah Jared Norris Sr. Utah
DB Budda Baker So. Washington Chidobe Awuzie Jr. Colorado
DB Adoree’ Jackson So. USC Randall Goforth Jr. UCLA
DB Sidney Jones So. Washington Ronnie Harris Sr. Stanford
DB Marcus Williams So. Utah Jaleel Wadood So. UCLA

Specialists:

First Team
Second Team
Pos. Name Yr. School Name Yr. School
PK Aidan Schneider So. Oregon Ka'imi Fairbairn Sr. UCLA
P Tom Hackett Sr. Utah Drew Riggleman Sr. Arizona
RS Christian McCaffrey So. Stanford Adoree’ Jackson So. USC
AP/ST Charles Nelson So. Oregon Soma Vainuku Sr. USC

All-Academic[edit]

First team

Pos. Name School Yr. GPA Major

Home game attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Arizona Arizona Stadium 56,029 51,111 51,494 56,004 52,987 47,847 48,912 308,355 51,393 91.72%
Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium 64,248 46,500 43,310 61,904 44,157 56,534 51,695 64,885 368,985 52,712 82.04%
California California Memorial Stadium 62,467 60,606 50,830 42,042 52,060 41,874 247,412 49,482 79.21%
Colorado Folsom Field 53,613 35,094 37,302 46,222 39,666 40,142 198,426 39,685 74.02%
Oregon Autzen Stadium 54,000 58,128 56,859 57,145 57,775 56,604 59,094 345,605 57,601 106.67%
Oregon State Reser Stadium 45,674 35,160 34,573 37,302 36,977 38,074 34,390 216,476 36,079 78.99%
Stanford Stanford Stadium 50,424 50,420 46,628 50,464 50,424 48,633 51,424 297,993 49,666 98.50%
UCLA Rose Bowl 91,136 68,615 67,612 80,113 57,046 51,508 76,255 401,149 66,858 73.36%
USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 93,607 79,809 72,422 78,306 63,623 73,435 76,309 443,904 73,984 79.04%
Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium 45,807 47,825 46,011 47,798 46,192 45,853 46,230 279,909 46,652 101.84%
Washington Husky Stadium 70,083 55,010 59,464 61,066 69,285 50,667 61,420 356,912 59,485 84.88%
Washington State Martin Stadium 32,952 24,302 31,105 32,952 30,012 32,952 25,121 176,444 29,407 89.24%

^A Game played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
^B Game played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA.
Bold – Exceed capacity
†Season High

Notes[edit]

  • October 12, 2015 – USC terminated Steve Sarkisian as its head football coach[15][16]
  • October 30, 2015 – USC Athletic Director Pat Haden resigned from the College Football Playoff Selection Committee
  • November 30, 2015 – Clay Helton was named USC's permanent head coach.

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