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15 Days Until Kansas Football: What if KU were in the PAC?

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Forget everything, basketball included: What if KU were in the PAC?

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Time to wrap up our series looking at how KU might fare in conferences across D1. We’ve looked at every G5 conference, and today we finish up our look at P5 conferences.

As always, we’ll use the F+ ratings available at FootballOutsiders.com. If you read up, the two components of F+ (S&P+ and FEI) both adjust for opponents and strength of schedule, so this should theoretically give us a pretty good idea of how well Kansas would fare outside of the Big 12.

Kansas in the PAC

School 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
School 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
KANSAS 123 108 127 99 101
Arizona 47 101 77 28 25
Arizona State 61 87 50 27 13
California 82 64 29 65 103
Colorado 88 20 94 83 95
Oregon 50 78 23 3 5
Oregon State 122 69 107 74 42
Stanford 18 25 6 18 3
UCLA 73 58 28 12 15
USC 19 11 17 16 11
Utah 37 39 22 29 31
Washington 10 5 13 58 18
Washington State 45 32 54 77 53

By the numbers, KU would have just one conference win over the last five years, in 2013 against Cal. But, four out of the last five years, you could make a case for the Jayhawks having a decent shot against Colorado, as well as Oregon State in 2016 and 2014, and Arizona in 2016.

As for head to head matchups, KU hasn’t played a PAC school since 2001, when for some reason UCLA decided to visit Lawrence and took home a 41-17 victory. (Obviously, we’re excluding Colorado since they were a Big 12 team up until 2011.)

All-time, KU is 17-14-1 vs the PAC.