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Things are pretty interesting in the Pac-12 these days. Oregon is a perennial contender but just lost coach Chip Kelly to the NFL. Stanford won the conference last season, but will the Cardinal be able to repeat? Then there's the rise of UCLA, USC's constant state of flux and many other bits of intrigue out West. How will these teams stack up in 2013? Make your picks!

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2013 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Pac-12: 4-5

Arizona State

Arizona State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

California

California

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 2-7

Colorado

Colorado

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

2012 overall: 12-1
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

Oregon State

Oregon State

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

Stanford

Stanford

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

UCLA

UCLA

2012 overall: 9-5
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

Utah

Utah

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 Pac-12: 3-6

Washington

Washington

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

Washington State

Washington State

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

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The Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl, between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas LonghornsJ.P. Wilson/Icon SMI Oklahoma and Texas fans meet each year in Dallas. Is theirs the nation's best rivalry?

Rivalries. They form the backbone of college football. From stadiums filled with 100,000-plus to smaller -- but still intense -- local and/or historic showdowns, these long-standing tradition-rich games anchor fans' fall calendars. But how do today's best rivalries stack up against one another? You tell us, by clicking on the boxes below.

Rank: College football's biggest rivalries

Alabama-Auburn

Alabama-Auburn

Nov. 30, at Auburn

Army-Navy

Army-Navy

Dec. 14, at Lincoln Financial Field

BYU-Utah

BYU-Utah

Sept. 21, at BYU

California-Stanford

California-Stanford

Nov. 23, at Stanford

Clemson-S. Carolina

Clemson-S. Carolina

Nov. 30, at South Carolina

Florida-Georgia

Florida-Georgia

Nov. 2, at EverBank Field

Florida State-Miami

Florida State-Miami

Nov. 2, at Florida State

Georgia-Georgia Tech

Georgia-Georgia Tech

Nov. 30, at Georgia Tech

Harvard-Yale

Harvard-Yale

Nov. 23, at Yale

Michigan-Ohio State

Michigan-Ohio State

Nov. 30, at Michigan

Notre Dame-USC

Notre Dame-USC

Oct. 19, at Notre Dame

Oklahoma-Texas

Oklahoma-Texas

Oct. 12, at Cotton Bowl

Oregon-Oregon State

Oregon-Oregon State

Nov. 29, at Oregon

UCLA-USC

UCLA-USC

Nov. 30, at USC

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Pac-12 football preview

Who you got in the Pac-12 conference this season? Oregon? Stanford? Or will an L.A. team crash the party? That's just one of the many questions from this intriguing conference, where a top team (those Ducks) has a new head coach, and several offensive studs compete for a shot at the Heisman Trophy.

  • Which team will win the Pac-12 title this season?

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  • Which Los Angeles team has the best chance of winning the Pac-12 title this season?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 30,640)

  • Will a Pac-12 team play in the BCS National Championship this season?

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  • Which Arizona team is the bigger Pac-12 sleeper?

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  • How much will Chip Kelly's departure hurt Oregon?

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  • Which of these players has the best shot at winning the Heisman Trophy this season?

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Things are pretty interesting in the Pac-12 these days. Oregon is a perennial contender but just lost coach Chip Kelly to the NFL. Stanford, too, saw a star coach (Jim Harbaugh) and QB (Andrew Luck) depart not long ago but went on to win the conference last season. Then there's the rise of UCLA, USC's constant state of flux and many other bits of intrigue out West. How will these teams stack up in 2013? Click on the boxes to make your picks!

2013 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Pac-12: 4-5

Arizona State

Arizona State

2012 overall: 8-5
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

California

California

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 2-7

Colorado

Colorado

2012 overall: 1-11
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

Oregon

Oregon

2012 overall: 12-1
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

Oregon State

Oregon State

2012 overall: 9-4
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

Stanford

Stanford

2012 overall: 12-2
2012 Pac-12: 8-1

UCLA

UCLA

2012 overall: 9-5
2012 Pac-12: 6-3

USC

USC

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

Utah

Utah

2012 overall: 5-7
2012 Pac-12: 3-6

Washington

Washington

2012 overall: 7-6
2012 Pac-12: 5-4

Washington State

Washington State

2012 overall: 3-9
2012 Pac-12: 1-8

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Pac12

The Trojans make their return from a two-year bowl ban with the focus on winning not only the Pac-12 title but a national championship. With the 19 returning starters from the 10-2 team of 2011, will USC dethrone Oregon as conference champion? Click on the team logos to set your rankings!

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2012 Pac-12 football teams

Arizona

Arizona

2011 overall: 4-8
2011 Pac-12: 2-7

Arizona State

Arizona State

2011 overall: 6-7
2011 Pac-12: 4-5

California

California

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 Pac-12: 4-5

Colorado

Colorado

2011 overall: 3-10
2011 Pac-12: 2-7

Oregon

Oregon

2011 overall: 12-2
2011 Pac-12: 8-1

Oregon State

Oregon State

2011 overall: 3-9
2011 Pac-12: 3-6

Stanford

Stanford

2011 overall: 11-2
2011 Pac-12: 8-1

UCLA

UCLA

2011 overall: 6-8
2011 Pac-12: 5-4

USC

USC

2011 overall: 10-2
2011 Pac-12: 7-2

Utah

Utah

2011 overall: 8-5
2011 Pac-12: 4-5

Washington

Washington

2011 overall: 7-6
2011 Pac-12: 5-4

Washington State

Washington State

2011 overall: 4-8
2011 Pac-12: 2-7

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