Football: Bears picked 4th in Pac-12 North

USC was a clear choice Tuesday morning to win the Pac-12 football championship in a poll of 123 media members who cover the conference.

The Trojans received 117 first-place ballots to easily outdistance Utah for the South division crown. Oregon also collected 117 first-place votes to top the North division.

USC received 102 votes to win the Pac-12 title game, with Oregon earning 18 votes and Arizona State, in a surprise, drawing three votes.

Stanford was placed first on five ballots and wound up second in the Pac-12 North, ahead of Washington. Cal got one first-place vote and finished fourth in the Pac-12 North.

   Results of the annual media poll, with first-place votes in parenthesis and total points:

North Division
1. Oregon (117)      732
2. Stanford (5)      533
3. Washington        502
4. Cal (1)           382
5. Washington State  228
6. Oregon State      205

South Division
1. USC (117)         729
2. Utah (1)          514
3. UCLA (2)          435
4. Arizona           385
5. Arizona State (3) 353
6. Colorado          164

Pac-12 championship game winner: USC 102, Oregon 18, Arizona State 3.

Jeff Faraudo

  • DaveintheHills

    Who the heck gave Cal that vote? GoldenBlogs?

  • Looks about right to me…Grrrrr…

  • GOGO Bears

    USC comes back from punishment and rises to the top. Meanwhile, an SC fan is banned and starts his punishment as he sinks into oblivion, unable to post at SFgate. He’ll need to book a cruise to somewhere fun where he can drown his sorrows. Alone. By himself. Does he still believe “The fat man will never get me banned?”.

  • MikeD

    another year of projected mediocrity, that contract just can’t end fast enough

  • Boaltblue

    We WILL have a much better year than predicted by the naysayers. Be at Memorial Stadium this fall to root our Bears to victory. Go Bears!