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Pac-12 media poll released

7/26/2011

Oregon was picked to win the North Division and USC to win the South in the inaugural Pac-12 media poll.

And the Ducks were tapped to win their third consecutive conference title.

Here's how things stacked up:

North (first-place votes)

1. Oregon (29)... 239

2. Stanford (13)... 220

3. Washington... 142

4. Oregon State... 120

5. California... 110

6. Washington State... 51

South (first-place votes)

1. USC (24) ... 230

2. Arizona State (13)... 207

3. Utah (4)... 170

4. Arizona (1)... 140

5. UCLA ... 89

6. Colorado... 46

Of course, picking USC to win the division doesn't figure in the Pac-12 title game. If this is the correct finish, then Arizona State would play Oregon for the title.

The media poll has picked the correct champion in 27 of the previous 50 polls, including 10 of the past 11. The Ducks were picked to win in 2010. They also won the title in 2009, when USC was the media selection.

Oregon was picked by 28 voters to win the title game. Stanford was picked by 11 and Arizona State by three.