You’re not going to win any titles in Week 1, but you sure can lose them.

But there are things to gain as the Pac-12 kicks things off in earnest this week: clarity, perspective, momentum.

One thing is for certain: With 11 of 12 conference teams starting their seasons this week — USC opened its year with a 56-28 Week Zero win over San Jose State — some have more at stake than others.

Here’s a look at who has the most to gain and who has the most to lose in Week 1.

Most to gain: Utah

Written off in some circles because of Cam Rising’s questionable health (he’s reportedly out for Thursday’s opener against Florida), the Utes can make a major statement about the overall strength of their team with a win over the Gators. Boasting a terrific defense, an always solid running game and a stout offensive line, Utah is a lot more than its quarterback.

In fact, getting additional live reps for both Bryson Barnes and Nate Johnson wouldn’t be a bad thing, but only if the Utes win. Given their heartbreaking loss last year, the team should be well-prepared to rally around its quarterback.

From a PR standpoint as well, this is set up for Utah to capitalize. Florida isn’t your daddy’s Florida, but it is a mid-tier SEC team with major brand recognition. Win this one — and leave Waco with a win over Baylor next week — and the Utes are in the conversation. Every conversation.

Most to lose: Washington

Give me a down Florida team mixing in a new quarterback over an up Boise State team looking to reclaim its Mountain West throne. The Broncos are coming off a 10-win season in Andy Avalos’ 2nd year at the helm, a market improvement over his 7-win debut.

With as much as Washington has at stake, a win here is an absolute must. Compared to the competition that some of the country’s top contenders are facing, the Broncos rank near the top. Any convincing win should send Washington a few clicks higher in the rankings. But that is a secondary concern. Just getting the win is the key.

And speaking of secondary concerns that are key, it’d be nice to see Washington come up big against Broncos QB Taylen Green.

Most to gain: Colorado

The Buffaloes have become a betting darling, with recent action coming in hard for Deion Sanders’ debut. The start of the Coach Prime era should be must-see TV early Saturday (12 pm, ET, at TCU), with our first real look at the experiment that was his roster overhaul.

Should Colorado actually pull off the road win over the defending national runners-up, the aftershocks might actually be felt all the way in Boulder. Much of the national media pegs Colorado for 3 or fewer wins, so an upset can change a lot of minds Saturday and steal the early narrative. The Buffs have plenty at stake in this one.

Most to lose: UCLA

With Chip Kelly officially announcing that UCLA’s backup quarterback last year, Ethan Garbers, is the Bruin’ Week 1 starting quarterback — thereby relegating 5-star recruit Dante Moore to the bench to kick off his career — that puts even more intrigue on UCLA’s opener against sneaky tough Coastal Carolina.

In the past 3 years, Coastal Carolina is 31-7 with 3 straight bowl trips, and they return standout QB Grayson McCall. This is a tougher task than UCLA was given last year in a cakewalk nonconference schedule.

Garbers’ play will be highly scrutinized, as will Moore and Kent State transfer Collin Schlee, whom Kelly also said would play. That rotation will be fascinating to follow.

Should UCLA falter, could we see a round-robin effect going forward?

Most to gain: Cal

Starting a season with nothing short of program-altering implications, a big win at a North Texas Mean Green squad that is in a state of transition could give Cal some momentum that lingers. Justin Wilcox might not be fighting for his gig, but he’s not not fighting for it.

Facing a daunting schedule, the Bears need to get some mojo rolling early, particularly recently named starting quarterback Sam Jackson V. If it is going to have any chance to reach a  bowl game, Cal needs to win this one and carry that drive into Auburn next week.

Most to lose: Stanford

What looks like a pretty easy win in Troy Taylor’s Stanford debut was muddied a bit by Hawaii’s solid showing in a Week Zero loss at Vanderbilt.

Hawai’i, which fell to the Commodores 63-10 last season, went down slugging in a 35-28 loss last Saturday.

The Cardinal also open the Taylor era with a new starting quarterback. He hasn’t revealed who QB1 will be, so in addition to a win, a good performance would settle some questions for Ari Patu and Syracuse transfer Justin Lamson.