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Football preview: 2016 season predictions

With Stanford’s season opener against Kansas State looming, a few members of The Daily Sports Staff — Vihan Lakshman (VL), Michael Peterson (MP), Sanjay Srinivas (SS), Andrew Mather (AM), Do-Hyoung Park (DHP), Nicky Sullivan (NS) and Alexa Philippou (AO) — provided their predictions on how the Cardinal will fare this season and which teams will emerge as among the top in the nation.

Wednesday roundtable: The Pac-12’s changing perception

For the first time since Vince Young squared off against Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush in the Rose Bowl in 2006, the college football national championship game did not feature an SEC team. Instead, for only the second time since that famed championship game, a Pac-12 team made the title game, facing off against a Big Ten team. We asked football writers Winston Shi, Michael Peterson and Do-Hyoung Park: How did Oregon’s run to the national title game and the Pac-12’s definitive 13-4 record against Power Five non-conference opponents — the only conference to finish with a winning record in this regard — change the perception of the Pac-12 in comparison to other major conferences?