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Oregon, USC atop the Pac-12 Media Poll

Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:09 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

LOS ANGELES -- Oregon has been tabbed by the media to capture the inaugural Pac-12 championship, according to the Pac-12 Preseason Poll. The Ducks were picked to win the North and USC was selected to win the South. Because the Trojans are ineligible to play in the conference championship game due to NCAA sanctions, Arizona State would replace them in the league's first championship game.

The full poll, first place votes in parentheses:

North Division

1. Oregon (29).... 239 points
2. Stanford (13).... 220
3. Washington.... 142
4. Oregon State.... 120
5. Cal.... 110
6. Washington State.... 51

South Division

1. USC (24).... 230
2. Arizona State (13).... 207
3. Utah (4).... 170
4. Arizona (1).... 140
5. UCLA.... 89
6. Colorado.... 46

Pac-12 Title Game Champion: Oregon (28), Stanford (11), Arizona State (3).

The conference notes that the media poll has correctly picked the conference champion 27 of the past 50 years and has selected the correct champion 10 of the last 11 years. This is the third time Oregon has been picked to win the league.
Comments

Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:06 am
 

Oregon, USC atop the Pac-12 Media Poll

Oregon may win the Pac 12 but will not be playing in the National Championship Game. Chip Kelly might get an awakening this year with the recruiting violations still looming and teams now understanding how to defend their offense. If Lane Kiffin wasn't the coach of USC, I would put my money on USC to beat Oregon this year. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:10 am
 

Oregon, USC atop the Pac-12 Media Poll

Oregon isn't hype blowme.  They are for real.  The reason they are picked to win is because that's all they do in the conference.  Kelly has one conference loss in two years.  Step up or STFU!  You should do the latter.



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Oregon, USC atop the Pac-12 Media Poll

Is anyone getting sick of the Oregon Hype yet?  How many years do we have to hear how nobody can stop them as they blow through the Pac12 and then get destroyed when they have to play a real football team in the bowl game.



Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Enjoy this year, Oregon

because your team might be ineligible next year.  Or they might throw Chip Kelly under the bus to avoid harsh sanctions.



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Oregon, USC atop the Pac-12 Media Poll

The buffs are gonna win.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Oregon, USC atop the Pac-12 Media Poll

"The conference notes that the media poll has correctly picked the conference champion 27 of the past 50 years and has selected the correct champion 10 of the last 11 years. This is the third time Oregon has been picked to win the league."

Maybe these guys should be the ones trying to pick the winner of the SEC.  I think the writers for the SEC have been correct three times in the last 15 years or so. 


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