The Stanford Cardinal now find themselves in the role of preseason favorites. How will they handle that role?
Stanford is predicted to win the Pac-12 along with the North Division of the conference for the first time ever by the college football media. For the rest of the North, Washington finishes a surprising second in polling, with Oregon third, Washington State fourth, Cal fifth and Oregon State sixth.
The UCLA Bruins edge out the USC Trojans for victory in the south in a very narrow vote for rule of the South. Utah is third, Arizona fourth, Arizona State fifth, and Colorado sixth.
|North Division||South Division|
|1.||Stanford (24)||186||1.||UCLA (19)||180|
|2.||Washington (8)||163||2.||USC (12)||173|
|3.||Oregon (1)||132||3.||Utah (2)||127|
PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION: Stanford (20 votes)
Others receiving votes: USC (5), Washington (4), UCLA (3), Utah (1)