If you had a Pac-12 pick of the week, which team and which line would you take and why? See lines here.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes - Arizona. I'm really impressed with what their offense is doing and I think they are going to start to do what Oregon has been doing and just run the middle of the road teams in the Pac-12 like UCLA, Washington and Arizona State ragged and challenge the top tier teams like USC and Stanford.
David Piper, Addicted to Quack - Oregon's only favored by a touchdown against USC? Yeah, I'll take that one.
Adam Butler, Pacific Takes & Pac Hoops - I'm with David on this one. There's just too many points at too high of a rate produced by the green team that I see USC keeping it within a touch. I am intrigued by Washington giving up four to what's a fumbling Cal team.
Anthony Cassino, UW Dawg Pound - Oregon over USC no question. Oregon, strangely, seems a lot better than they're being given credit for by Vegas and the pollsters. USC is a pretty flawed team right now. I don't see Oregon taking the back end of the game off like they've been able to do all season, but they should still win this one fairly comfortably.
Jon Woods, Ralphie Report - If Oregon State was still only three point favorites I'd say that is the way to go, but that line has moved up to five. At this point I'd say Arizona +3 at UCLA. If Matt Scott plays, which it is looking like he will, then I the Wildcats will be able to score plenty of points to keep up with the Bruins. A lot of people will love the Ducks, but the situation isn't all that different and I think the Trojans stay with Oregon.
Trevor Wong, Conquest Chronicles - Arizona. The way the Wildcats played offensively last weekend was pretty impressive, and they did just enough defensively to hold off USC. I wouldn't pick Oregon because part of me believes USC can somehow keep it close. At the same time, though, I wouldn't have much confidence backing the Trojans the way they've played.