2017 Pac-12 football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2017 Pac-12 Football Schedule has been officially announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 9 with Stanford at USC.

All games played at Pac-12 sites will be televised by either an ESPN network, ABC, FOX, FOX Sports 1 or the Pac-12 Networks.

Prominent non-conference games in 2017 include Houston at Arizona, Arizona State at Texas Tech, Ole Miss at California, Colorado vs. Colorado State, Nebraska at Oregon, Minnesota at Oregon State, Notre Dame at Stanford, Texas A&M at UCLA, Texas at USC, Utah at BYU, Washington at Rutgers, and Boise State at Washington State.

The 2017 Pac-12 Championship Game will be played on Friday, Dec. 1 or Saturday, Dec. 2 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

2017 Pac-12 Football Schedules

North Division

South Division

2017 Pac-12 Football Schedule (Composite)

Saturday, Aug. 26
Stanford vs. Rice (in Australia)

Thursday, Aug. 31
New Mexico State at Arizona State
North Dakota at Utah

Friday, Sept. 1
Colorado State vs. Colorado (1)
Washington at Rutgers

Saturday, Sept. 2
Northern Arizona at Arizona
Western Michigan at USC
Southern Utah at Oregon
Portland State at Oregon State
Montana State at Washington State
California at North Carolina

Sunday, Sept. 3
Texas A&M at UCLA

Saturday, Sept. 9
Houston at Arizona
San Diego State at Arizona State
Stanford at USC
Hawai’i at UCLA
Texas State at Colorado
Utah at BYU
Nebraska at Oregon
Minnesota at Oregon State
Montana at Washington
Boise State at Washington State
Weber State at California

Friday, Sept. 15
Arizona at UTEP

Saturday, Sept. 16
Arizona State at Texas Tech
Texas at USC
UCLA at Memphis
Northern Colorado at Colorado
San Jose State at Utah
Oregon at Wyoming
Oregon State at Washington State
Fresno State at Washington
Ole Miss at California
Stanford at San Diego State

Friday, Sept. 22
Utah at Arizona

Saturday, Sept. 23
Oregon at Arizona State
USC at California
UCLA at Stanford
Washington at Colorado
Oregon State at Colorado State
Nevada at Washington State

Friday, Sept. 29
USC at Washington State

Saturday, Sept. 30
Arizona State at Stanford
Colorado at UCLA
California at Oregon
Washington at Oregon State

Saturday, Oct. 7
Arizona at Colorado
Oregon State at USC
Stanford at Utah
Washington State at Oregon
California at Washington

Friday, Oct. 13
Washington State at California

Saturday, Oct. 14
UCLA at Arizona
Washington at Arizona State
Utah at USC
Colorado at Oregon State
Oregon at Stanford

Saturday, Oct. 21
Arizona at California
Arizona State at Utah
USC at Notre Dame
Oregon at UCLA
Colorado at Washington State

Thursday, Oct. 26
Stanford at Oregon State

Saturday, Oct. 28
Washington State at Arizona
USC at Arizona State
UCLA at Washington
California at Colorado
Utah at Oregon

Friday Nov. 3
UCLA at Utah

Saturday, Nov. 4
Arizona at USC
Colorado at Arizona State
Oregon at Washington
Oregon State at California
Stanford at Washington State

Friday, Nov. 10
Washington at Stanford

Saturday, Nov. 11
Oregon State at Arizona
Arizona State at UCLA
USC at Colorado
Washington State at Utah

Saturday, Nov. 18
Arizona at Oregon
Arizona State at Oregon State
Utah at Washington
California at Stanford

Friday, Nov. 24
California at UCLA

Saturday, Nov. 25
Arizona at Arizona State
Colorado at Utah
Oregon State at Oregon
Notre Dame at Stanford
Washington State at Washington

Friday, Dec. 1 or Saturday, Dec. 2
Pac-12 Football Championship Game (2) (ESPN)

(1) Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
(2) Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

Comments (11)

I thought that one of the Pac12 vs MW games would be moved to Week 13 to avoid someone having to play 12 straight games. USC has to play 12 straight games as a result.

That’s the price USC and Stanford are going to pay for their special exemption to play Notre Dame on the last week of the season. In the years they aren’t playing Notre Dame, they are going to risk getting stuck with a bye in week 13. They are going to have the same issue in 2018-2019. They’ve fixed it for 2020-2023 by each scheduling BYU when they aren’t playing Norte Dame.

Issue won’t recur before 2026. BYU is playing Utah to close 2018 and 2019, 2024 and 2025 are fifteen week seasons.

Typical Pac12 schedule makers–putting a high profile game like Stanford vs Washington on a Friday.
Although, this was probably ESPN’s decision, the P12 shouldn’t have let that happen.

To call Washington @ Rutgers a prominent OOC game is an insult to any thinking person. Rutgers is worse than most teams and was only added to the Big 10 for the 300,000 + Big Ten alumni who live in the New York metro area. Rutgers has been a poor stepchild for nearly 120 years except for a decent seasons in the mid 2000’s. Rutgers now serves as a punching bag for the Big 10 powers-like 78-0, 58-0, 49-0, etc.

With crappy Rutgers, 1-11 Fresno state and Montana-Washington, once again has the weakest OOC schedule in the country for the 2nd straight year.

Montana is probably the least weak of the 3. Your choice was like going into a restaurant where nothing on the menu was appealing-therefore, choose the least repugnant.

At least for one season, in 2018 they will have Auburn and BYU besides North Dakota.

As we often see on this excellent website, OOC Games are usually scheduled 5-10 years out. That is when Rutgers was having their “decent seasons”. Also around the same time that B1G & PAC had scheduling agreement, which this game would have fulfilled.

Also not that long ago, Fresno was battling Boise for conference championships most years.

Sometimes advance scheduling works, sometimes not. Bet Tennessee wishes they had Oregon on schedule in 2016 instead of 2010 & 2013.

To be perfectly honest the Rutgers OOC schedule with Washington was booked in March 2014 not 5-10 years out but 2 years out. UCLA got out of a 2016-2017 series with Rutgers to hook up with Texas A & M. You can easily look this up. Why Washington had no marquee game scheduled for 2016-2017 as late as March 2014 is a mystery. It is true that Wisconsin bailed out on Washington for 2018-2021 and subsequently BYU came in for 2018-2019 and Michigan was added for 2020-2021. Rutgers has a history of poor performances and only one top 20 finish in its history. If you schedule a team like Rutgers the odds are that they will be crappy-just like the Illinois series that UW had for 2013-2014. If you schedule a Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame well in advance the odds are that they will be decent to good and if not at least they are a name that players and fans can get excited about. I was at thr Rutgers game on September 3rd last year. It was a bore and there were more than 20,000 empty seats-they have no appeal. The same in 2014 with Illinois- a team that is decent every 5-10 years but usually a dead beat. There also 15,00-20,00 empty seats for that one.

Am I reading correctly? Stanford has 3 straight Road Games to start the season! Who did David Shaw piss off in PAC schedule maker’s office?

Actually this is a gift. Stanford is on the quarter system, so they don’t start classes until after week 3 anyways. The last few seasons they had big home games in late August/early September, and attendance was low. Meanwhile, USC is on the semester system, so their home game against Stanford will have students.