The Pac-12 championship game has been mostly an afterthought for the rest of the country the past two seasons with the conference largely out of contention when it comes to the all-important playoff.

That will be far from the case Friday when there will be plenty of focus on how No. 5 Utah fares against No. 13 Oregon and whether the Utes are worthy of being one of the top four teams in the country.

The Utes have won eight straight heading into the game in Santa Clara, California.

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