2012 Pac-12 Football Predictions: Media Likes USC, Oregon

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans throws a pass in the fourth quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. Barkley was 26 of 34 for 323 yards and 4 touchdowns as USC won the game 38-35. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Media Days are upon us, and SB Nation has a sizable contingent on the premises. Among the first orders of business: tallying media votes for conference standings predictions. In the words of our California representative, those official predictions are as follows:


Shutdown Fullback Does The Pac-12

No surprise to see love for Oregon and USC, but it looks like hard times for the conference's many new coaches. Except for Mike Leach at Washington State, who the assembly has topping Oregon State in the North, which would have to count as a success for rebuilding Wazzu.

USC enters the year as the potential No. 1 team nationally, while Oregon should be a top-five pick after years of consistent success. I like Oregon to take the conference, as I'm just not sold on USC's depth after all those reduced scholarships.

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