Let’s Break Down ESPN’s Picks For The Best Uniforms In Each Power 5 Conference

Let's Break Down ESPN's Picks For The Best Uniforms In Each Power 5 Conference

ESPN recently held a roundtable with their writers to talk some college football. Was the topic of choice which team is going to contend for this year’s championship? Nope, that’s too hard hitting. How about which team has the best uniform in each Power Five conference? Yup, that’s more like it. Here is what they came up with.

ACC: Pittsburgh

Pitt is actually coming out with some new ones this year that head back to the classic look, including their script “Pitt” logo. They are pretty clean, but I don’t really put them in my top “classic” look rankings along with some of the other schools. And, if a school’s old school look doesn’t blow you away, then you go with the new look. Give me North Carolina and their black with baby blue uniforms in this conference. Clemson would come in at number two.

Big Ten: Michigan

Ahhh, another classic in the Wolverines — only this time, the pick is warranted. Sure, you could argue that Nebraska, Penn State, or Ohio State deserve to take the top spot here, but is there a helmet that is more iconic than the head gear that the Wolverines rock every Saturday? Somewhere, Maryland is throwing paint at a canvas hoping that their uniform will make America change its mind.

Big 12: Baylor

Here’s where I take issue with ESPN and the so-called traditionalist agenda they tried to push with the first two conferences. You can’t be touting one thing and suddenly flip-flop when a flashy new program like Baylor pops up. I get that maybe Baylor coerced you into putting them here (no, that’s not a consent joke), but that’s no means for putting the integrity of your article at risk. Honestly, in terms of cool factor for unis, nothing will top TCU’s Rose Bowl look they donned a few years ago.

Pac-12: Oregon

This is almost unfair to any of the other schools in the conference. Oregon can throw a different look at you every quarter and you probably wouldn’t see the same uniform for at least another five years. Phil Knight is just trying to break the world record for most uniforms. Heck, Oregon was selling like 43 variations of Mariota’s jersey at one point online. I bet Knight wishes college football played a 17-game schedule.


I’m all for this pick. Going against the grain here by not going Bama, something I’m sure Phyllis from Mulga won’t be too happy about. You know why this pick is so great? Not because of the actual look, while it is good, but because LSU basically strong-armed the NCAA into letting them wear white at home despite the NCAA putting in a rule that says you have to wear color at home. Power move right there.

[via ESPN]

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    1. SteveHoltOnDrugs

      Go to the original ESPN article (link at the bottom of the post). Harrison just trimmed down the ESPN article and removed the pictures.

      8 years ago at 1:45 pm
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        Isn’t that every news article on here? [Author] just trimmed down the [source] and removed the pictures.

        8 years ago at 2:00 pm
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        8 years ago at 2:16 pm
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    3. U.S.Grant

      You should know what every power 5 conference football teams uniform looks like

      8 years ago at 5:30 pm
  1. Kramer Smash

    Flipping back to script is a great move for Pitt. Now, let’s work on retiring the ‘dino cat’ logo for good.

    8 years ago at 1:26 pm
  2. Fraddington_bear

    Harrison how do you feel that Dorn is trying to replace you? If you get intern eye gap fired, I’ll personslly start a petition to keep you around. I’ll even pretend to like those dumbass hype videos you post.

    8 years ago at 1:40 pm
  3. thesackman

    The Michigan selection in the Big Ten is honestly shocking. They have some of the worst in the conference. They even asked high school recruits which were the best and worst in college football and Michigan was one of the top picks on the worst list. Big Ten is a no brainer between Michigan State and Ohio State. Maybe Jordan will do something cool with Michigan’s new jerseys but for now they are awful

    8 years ago at 2:01 pm
  4. Fratassic Park

    Absolutely unfathomable that Iowa wasn’t the pick for Big Ten. Year after year they have some of the best jerseys in the nation.

    8 years ago at 2:01 pm
    1. 144agemo

      Maybe…because their uniforms are entirely derived from the 70’s Steelers uni’s?

      8 years ago at 4:37 pm
  5. NeverGonnaFratuate

    Oregon has the worst uniforms. Like one out of every 8 combinations looks good.

    8 years ago at 2:38 pm
  6. SirCarlosIII

    ACC – Clemson
    BIG 10 – OSU/UM
    BIG12 – TCU
    SEC – Ole Miss(Powder helmet)
    Pac12 – Ucla/UW

    My humble opinion.

    8 years ago at 3:31 pm
  7. SirCarlosIII

    ACC – Clemson
    BIG 10 – OSU/UM
    BIG12 – TCU
    SEC – Ole Miss(Powder helmet)
    Pac12 – Ucla/UW

    My humble opinion. I’m just glad we are getting closer to witnessing once again the best sports league in the whole world.

    8 years ago at 3:33 pm