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USC picked first in Pac-12 media poll

7/24/2012

UNIVERSAL CITY -- USC was picked to win the Pac-12 championship by more than 80 percent of the voting media in the 2012 Pac-12 media poll, it was announced Tuesday at the conference's annual media day.

117 of 123 voters (95 percent) picked the Trojans to win the Pac-12 South and 102 of those picked them to win the championship. The other teams to receive votes were Oregon and Arizona State.The preseason media poll has correctly picked the conference champion 28 of 51 times in total and 11 of the last 12 years.

USC is being picked to win the league for the 31st time. The Trojans have proven that prognostication correct 18 times.

Here are this year's full results, with much more information from the media day festivities coming later:

NORTH DIVISION

1.Oregon (117)732

2.Stanford (5)533

3.Washington502

4.California (1)382

5.Washington State228

6.Oregon State205

SOUTH DIVISION

1.USC (117)729

2.Utah (1)514

3.UCLA (2)435

4.Arizona 385

5.Arizona State (3)353

6.Colorado164

PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION: USC (102 votes)

Others receiving votes: Oregon (18), Arizona State (3)