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Who will challenge Washington the hardest for the Pac-12 title in 2017?

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And it just feels like USC isn’t it?

NCAA Football: Southern California at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Henry: USC. Darnold is a freshman this year, and he'll be even better next year. I get the feeling Adoree and JuJu will be back too. I think they want to chase a national title. I would argue they're the favorite to win the conference, not just the biggest challenger.

Gabey Lucas: Yah I'd go USC too, with Stanford and CU as dark horses. I know it's cliche to pick USC, and it feels like people are always saying "this year is their year" but that's essentially all based on potential, which they then go ahead and never reach the next season. Now since Darnold's been QB1 they've been legitimate and I don't see any reason for that stopping.

It has to be USC. USC should join UW in the top 10 throughout all of next year. While I'm highly skeptical of both Adoree Jackson and Schuster returning, the Trojans have enough talent elsewhere to won the conference, especially with another year of Darnold.

David Colangelo: It has to be USC. USC should join UW in the top 10 throughout all of next year. While I'm highly skeptical of both Adoree Jackson and Schuster returning, the Trojans have enough talent elsewhere to won the conference, especially with another year of Darnold.

Jose Bouquett: I'd for sure go USC with UCLA in a distant 3rd. The defense is solid. Sam Darnold seems like the real deal and with him at the controls they were basically unbeatable.

Simeon Moses: Don't sleep on Stanford. They had a rough start but got back to a winning mentality later in season. They will be strong again next year.

Pac-12 will be stronger than ever. USC, Stanford and Washington could all be top 10 program. If Rosen stays healthy UCLA will be a much better team. Colorado may take a step backwards but they will still be relevant. Luke Falk is returning for WSU. I think having potentially 5 teams that will be preseason top 25 is plenty strong.