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Breaking: The Pac-12 Reportedly Makes Decision On 2020 Football Season

A general view of the USC Trojans football field.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: The USC Trojans take to the field before their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Pac-12 will play football this fall, according to multiple reports. All of the Power Five leagues are officially back in the fold.

Back in August, the Pac-12 was the second conference to postpone fall sports, following the Big Ten's lead. However, after the Big Ten voted to reverse its decision last week, it left the Pac-12 as the only Power Five holdout.

Not anymore. Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News

Source: The #Pac12 voted to play.

— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) September 24, 2020

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">broke news moments ago that the Pac-12's council of presidents and chancellors voted to play this fall.

Shortly after Wilner's report came out, ESPN's Kyle Bonagura nailed down some key scheduling details. Play will begin on Nov. 7 and each team will play seven games.

The conference title game will be held Dec. 18--just in time for the College Football Playoff selection.

The Pac-12 will be the latest Power Five conference to start this fall. The SEC commences this weekend, with the Big Ten on track for October 23-24.

As for the ACC and Big 12, they are already a couple of weeks into their respective seasons. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges, with a number of games being canceled or postponed, but thus far, the college football season is holding up.

Hopefully, it will continue to do so over the next several weeks.