Pac-12 at a glance

Yahoo! Sports expert Pat Forde breaks down everything you need to know about the Pac-12 this season.

Oregon

Best Assistant Coach: Nick Aliotti, Oregon. Fifteen-year defensive coordinator works on the underappreciated side of the ball with the high-octane Ducks, but they’ve become more than solid when it comes to stopping the other team and forcing turnovers.

Utah v Oregon State

CORVALLIS, OR - OCTOBER 20: Head coach Kyle Whittingham of the Utah Utes reacts to an officials call in the fourth quarter of the game against the Oregon State Beavers on October 20, 2012 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. The Beavers won the game 21-7. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Stanford v Oregon

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks eludes the rush of defensive tackle Terrence Stephens #99 of the Stanford Cardinal during the first quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Stanford v Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is brought down by Henry Anderson #91 (R) and Ed Reynolds #29 of the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Arizona State v Arizona

TUCSON, AZ - NOVEMBER 23: Running back Cameron Marshall #6 of the Arizona State Sun Devils spikes the fork into the grass in celebration after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 41-34 in the college football game at Arizona Stadium on November 23, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona State v Arizona

TUCSON, AZ - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Michael Eubank #18 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates after scoring a 1 yard rushing touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats during the fourth quarter of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on November 23, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 41-34. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Husky

Best Tailgate Scene: Washington. Anytime you can take a yacht to the game and do your pre-kickoff partying on water, that’s a plus.

Boulder

Best Town: Boulder, Colo.

Washington State

Worst Town: Pullman, Wash.