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Friday, July 26, 2013
Oregon the Pac-12 pick

By Ted Miller

The media tapped Oregon as the Pac-12 favorite entering the 2013 season, with UCLA being the choice to win the South Division and fall to the Ducks in the Pac-12 championship game.


Oregon was picked to win the league for the third time in four years but just the fourth time in program history (2001, 2010, 2011, 2013). The prognosticators were correct the first three times they slotted the Ducks first.


The Ducks got 15 votes for first place in the North Division, with Stanford getting 11. The Ducks were No. 1 overall on 14 media ballots, while Stanford had eight championship votes and UCLA three.


The Bruins received 12 first-place votes in the South Division, Arizona State got 10 and USC four.


The media poll has correctly selected the conference champion in 28 of 52 previous polls, including 11 of the last 13. 


NORTH DIVISION

1. Oregon (15)  145

2. Stanford (11)  139

3. Oregon State  95

4. Washington 84

5. California 47

6. Washington State  33


SOUTH DIVISION

1. UCLA (12) 135

2. Arizona State (10)  130

3. USC (4) 117

4. Arizona 76

5. Utah 60

6. Colorado 28


PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION: Oregon (14 votes)

Others receiving votes: Stanford (8), UCLA (3)