USC back in title hunt in 2012

Originally Published: August 27, 2012
ESPN.com

Twelve brave ESPN experts agreed to predict the 2012 conference winners and the BCS National Championship Game. Here's what they think:

Fearless predictions for 2012
  Rece Davis
ESPN TV
Brad Edwards
ESPN Analyst
Travis Haney
ESPN Insider
Danny Kanell
ESPNU Analyst
BCS title game Oregon over Oklahoma LSU over Oregon LSU over Oregon USC over Florida State
ACC Atlantic Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State
ACC Coastal Virginia Tech Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
ACC champ Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State
Big East South Florida South Florida Louisville Louisville
Big Ten Legends Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan
Big Ten Leaders Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Big Ten champ Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan
Big 12 champ Oklahoma Texas Texas Oklahoma
C-USA East East Carolina Central Florida Southern Miss Southern Miss
C-USA West Tulsa Houston Houston Houston
C-USA champ Tulsa Central Florida Houston Southern Miss
MAC East Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio
MAC West Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan Northern Illinois
MAC champ Western Michigan Western Michigan Ohio Ohio
Mountain West Boise State Boise State Boise State Boise State
Pac-12 North Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Pac-12 South USC USC USC USC
Pac-12 champ Oregon Oregon Oregon USC
SEC East Georgia South Carolina Florida Georgia
SEC West Alabama LSU LSU LSU
SEC champ Alabama LSU LSU Georgia
Sun Belt Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette Arkansas State Florida International
WAC Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech

Fearless predictions for 2012
  Tom Luginbill
ESPN RecruitingNation
Ivan Maisel
ESPN.com
Ryan McGee
ESPN The Mag
Todd McShay
Scouts Inc.
BCS title game Alabama over USC LSU over Oregon Oklahoma over USC USC over Oklahoma
ACC Atlantic Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State
ACC Coastal Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
ACC champ Florida State Florida State Virginia Tech Florida State
Big East Rutgers South Florida Louisville South Florida
Big Ten Legends Michigan Michigan State Michigan Michigan
Big Ten Leaders Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Big Ten champ Michigan Michigan State Michigan Michigan
Big 12 champ Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma
C-USA East Central Florida Central Florida Central Florida Central Florida
C-USA West Houston Tulsa Houston SMU
C-USA champ Central Florida Central Florida Central Florida Central Florida
MAC East Ohio Ohio Ohio Miami (Ohio)
MAC West Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan Western Michigan
MAC champ Ohio Ohio Ohio Western Michigan
Mountain West Boise State Boise State Boise State Nevada
Pac-12 North Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Pac-12 South USC USC USC USC
Pac-12 champ USC Oregon USC USC
SEC East Florida South Carolina South Carolina Georgia
SEC West Alabama LSU Alabama LSU
SEC champ Alabama LSU Alabama LSU
Sun Belt Florida International Florida International Florida International La. Lafayette
WAC Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech

Fearless predictions for 2012
  Dari Nowkhah
ESPNU Analyst
Ryen Russillo
ESPN Radio
Joe Schad
ESPN TV
Mark Schlabach
ESPN.com
BCS title game LSU over West Virginia LSU over Oklahoma USC over Alabama USC over Alabama
ACC Atlantic Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State
ACC Coastal Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
ACC champ Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State
Big East Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville
Big Ten Legends Michigan Michigan State Michigan Michigan
Big Ten Leaders Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Big Ten champ Michigan Wisconsin Michigan Michigan
Big 12 champ West Virginia Oklahoma Oklahoma West Virginia
C-USA East East Carolina Southern Miss Marshall Central Florida
C-USA West Tulsa SMU Houston Houston
C-USA champ Tulsa SMU Houston Central Florida
MAC East Ohio Miami (Ohio) Ohio Ohio
MAC West Western Michigan Northern Illinois Western Michigan Northern Illinois
MAC champ Ohio Miami (Ohio) Ohio Ohio
Mountain West Boise State Boise State Boise State Boise State
Pac-12 North Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Pac-12 South USC USC USC USC
Pac-12 champ USC Oregon USC USC
SEC East Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
SEC West LSU LSU Alabama Alabama
SEC champ LSU LSU Alabama Alabama
Sun Belt Louisiana-Lafayette Florida International Florida International Florida International
WAC Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech

Editor's note: Central Florida is currently appealing its postseason ban.