UCLA Football Expected To Finish 3rd In The Pac-12 South Preseason Media Poll


The UCLA Football team is expected to finish third in the Pac-12 South as the preseason media poll was announced this morning before Pac-12 Media Day.

Before any of the events of the two-day Pac-12 Media Day start, the preseason media poll was released and UCLA Football was selected to finish third in the South Division. With as many five teams that could possibly win the Division, this was a particularly interesting preseason poll where USC was picked to finish first. In the North, Oregon was selected to beat out Stanford as the division winner once again.

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USC was chosen as the favorite to win the conference and is expected to beat Oregon for the conference title. If that happens, it will be the first time USC will be the division or conference representative since the Pac-12 expanded from 10 to 12 teams. USC won the division in 2011, but was banned from any postseason activities due to sanctions.

Here are the results from Pac-12 Media Day:

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1. Oregon (37) – 262

2. Stanford (8) – 231

3. California – 174

4. Washington – 129

5. Washington State – 89

6. Oregon State – 60


1. USC (32) – 254

2. Arizona State (7) – 200

3. UCLA (6) – 180

4. Arizona – 155

5. Utah – 105

6. Colorado – 46

As for UCLA Football, though there is a lot of hype surrounding the Bruins this year as they return 17 starters from last season, there is some uncertainty going forward. The Bruins lost both their offensive and defensive leaders in Brett Hundley and Eric Kendricks as well as multi-year starters Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Devin Lucien and Anthony Jefferson, but also have a lot of depth and talent going into fall camp.

Like many Bruin fans, we also think that UCLA Football will do much better than the predicted 3rd place Pac-12 finish. One of the reasons for that is potential starting quarterback Josh Rosen who looks very good for a true freshman and will turn heads this fall.

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