Well, it looks like college football is at least still scheduled to happen out west this year, and the Pac-12 has officially announced the 10-game, conference-only schedules for all 12 member universities. While it may look a bit different, and yes, it will feel a bit different, the season is slated to start on September 26, and run through the middle of December, with a revolving door of dates for the eventual Pac-12 Championship Game.
Per the release from the Pac-12 CEO Group:
Following the Pac-12 CEO Group’s July 10 decision to move to a Conference-only football schedule, the Pac-12 today unveiled a 10-game Conference-only schedule (available below as well as on Pac-12.com) structured to maximize flexibility, including the following features:
Season to commence on September 26 (normally Week 4), with the flexibility if necessary to commence on a later date if the situation warrants;
Each team will play five home and five road games;
Games that are unable to be played on their scheduled date can be made up in their bye weeks or in Week 12 (December 12), with the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, now slated for December 18 or 19; and
The Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, will be held in a home-hosted model for 2020, with the Pac-12 and partners Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and MGM Resorts International agreeing to commence hosting of the Championship Game at Allegiant Stadium in 2021 for its two-year run in Las Vegas in order to ensure a successful launch of the inaugural event.
So, here’s how the California Golden Bears revised 2020 football schedule stacks up, with all game times still to be determined:
Week 1, September 26, 2020 — @ Oregon State Beavers
Week 2, October 3, 2020 — @ USC Trojans
Week 3, October 10, 2020 — vs Washington Huskies
Week 4, October 17, 2020 — @ Washington State Cougars
Week 5, October 24, 2020 — vs Stanford Cardinal (123rd Big Game)
Week 7, November 7, 2020 — vs Oregon Ducks
Week 8, November 14, 2020 — @ Arizona Wildcats
Week 9, November 21, 2020 — vs Utah Utes
Week 10, November 28, 2020 — @ Arizona State Sun Devils
Week 11, December 4, 2020 (Friday) — vs UCLA Bruins
Now that we have it — what are your season win-loss predictions?