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Pac-12 Media Day: Larry Scott says the Pac-12 has the toughest schedule in the nation

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BURBANK- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott firmly believes that the Pac-12 conference is the best of the nation and that the 12 teams in the Pac-12 have the toughest road to the college football playoff championship game.

Opening the 2015 Pac-12 Media Day at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Scott believes that the Pac-12 "is getting there" with regards to national recognition but still deserve more.

"We remain the only conference in the nation to play nine conference games and a conference championship game," Scott said.

In 2014, the Pac-12 tied a conference record with six bowl wins and led the nation with 15 AP All-Americans. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner and Oregon represented the Pac-12 in the inaugural college football playoff title game.

The Pac-12 South division had four teams in the Amway Coaches Poll that was released this morning, highlighted by USC at 10 and the commissioner sees the division as one of the best in the nation.

"I think many see the Pac-12 South division as the best division in football," Scott stated.

This year will be special for the Pac-12 as it will celebrate it's 100th birthday on December 2nd.