For those looking to attend college with big time athletics, the Pac-12 offers quite a few schools.
The conference, which spans six western states, also boasts quite a few highly ranked schools.
Four of the 12 conference schools can be found in the top 25 of the 2017 U.S. News Best National Universities rankings, with Stanford University leading the way as the highest-ranked National University in the Power 5 conference, tied for No. 5. The Power 5 conferences include the Pac-12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big 12.