2017 Pac-12 Football Media Days

July 26-27 | TV: Pac-12 Network
Hollywood & Highland | Hollywood, CA

USC chosen to win Pac-12 title in Preseason Media Poll

LOS ANGELES – USC was chosen the favorite to win the 2017 Pac-12 Conference football title in a vote of 52 media members who cover Pac-12 football. The Trojans received 28 votes to earn the preseason favorite pick over defending Pac-12 Champion WASHINGTON, which received 22 votes. Both the Trojans and Huskies garnered 49 first-place votes and 309 points to hold down the top spots in their respective divisions.

STANFORD holds firmly to second in the North Division after collecting one first-place vote and 247 points. WASHINGTON STATE and OREGON picked up the two remaining first-place votes in the North Division.

In what appears to be a tightly-contested race for second in the South Division, UTAH (220 points) edges UCLA (209) and COLORADO (182). All three received one first-place vote in the South.

The media has correctly selected the Conference Champion in 29 of 56 previous polls, but only twice in the last 10 polls. Following are the results of the preseason media poll (points 6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses): 

North Division South Division
School Points School Points
1. Washington (49) 309 1. USC (49) 309
2. Stanford (1) 247 2. Utah (1) 220
3. Washington State (1) 206 3. UCLA (1) 209
4. Oregon (1) 163 4. Colorado (1) 182
5. Oregon State 101 5. Arizona State 109
6. California 64 6. Arizona 61

PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION: USC (28 votes)
Others receiving votes: Washington (22), Oregon (1), Utah (1)

The 2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game will take place Friday, Dec. 1 and will be telecast to a national audience on ESPN (game time TBD). The Championship Game will match the winner of the North Division vs. the winner of the South Division at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

PRESEASON PAC-12 FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL

Year Media Poll Pick Actual Finish Rose Bowl / CFP /
BCS Representatitve
Predicted Finish
1961 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1962 Washington 2nd USC 2nd
1963 USC 2nd Washington 2nd
1964 Washington 3rd Oregon State 6th
1965 USC 2nd UCLA 7th
1966 USC 1st USC 1st
1967 USC 1st USC 1st
1968 USC 1st USC 1st
1969 USC 1st USC 1st
1970 USC 6th Stanford 2nd
1971 USC 2nd Stanford 2nd
1972 USC 1st USC 1st
1973 USC 1st USC 1st
1974 USC 1st USC 1st
1975 USC 5th UCLA 3rd
1976 USC 1st USC 1st
1977 USC 2nd Washington 3rd
1978 USC 1st USC 1st
1979 USC 1st USC 1st
1980 USC 3rd Washington 3rd
1981 USC 2nd Washington 4th
1982 USC 3rd UCLA 3rd
1983 Arizona 5th UCLA 5th
1984 UCLA 3rd USC 3rd
1985 USC 4th UCLA 5th
1986 UCLA 2nd Arizona State 4th
1987 UCLA 2nd USC 4th
1988 UCLA 2nd USC 2nd
1989 USC 1st USC 1st
1990 Washington 1st Washington 1st
1991 Washington 1st Washington 1st
1992 Washington 1st Washington 1st
1993 Washington 4th UCLA 6th
1994 Arizona 2nd Oregon 8th
1995 USC 1st USC 1st
1996 USC 5th Arizona State 2nd
1997 Washington 4th Washington State 7th
1998 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1999 Arizona 6th Stanford 8th
2000 Washington 1st Washington 1st
2001 Oregon 1st Oregon 1st
2002 Washington State 1st Washington State 1st
2003 USC 1st USC 1st
2004 USC 1st USC 1st
2005 USC 1st USC 1st
2006 USC 1st USC 1st
2007 USC 1st USC 1st
2008 USC 1st USC 1st
2009 USC 5th Oregon 3rd
2010 Oregon 1st Oregon 1st
2011 Oregon (N)
USC (S)
1st
not eligible
Oregon (N)*
UCLA (S FCG rep)
1st
5th
2012 Oregon (N)
USC (S)
tie - 1st
tie - 2nd
Stanford (N)*
UCLA (S)
2nd
3rd
2013 Oregon (N)
UCLA (S)
tie - 1st
tie - 2nd
Stanford (N)*
Arizona State (S)
2nd
2nd
2014 Oregon (N)
UCLA (S)
1st
tie - 2nd
Oregon (N)*
Arizona (S)
1st
4th
2015 Oregon (N)
USC (S)
2nd
1st
Stanford (N)*
USC (S)
2nd
1st
2016 Stanford (N)
UCLA (S)
3rd
tie - 4th
Washington (N)*
Colorado (S)
2nd
6th
2017 Washington (N)
USC (S)
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