With the season only three months away, Go Joe Bruin has come together to predict the final 2016 Pac-12 Football standings.
The Stanford Cardinal are your latest Pac-12 Football Champions, but what else is new? The Cardinal have won three of the last four Pac-12 Championships.
Other than Stanford, the Oregon Ducks have won four of the last seven. The last team to win the Pac-12 that was not Stanford or Oregon was USC who won it in 2008.
Clearly, the North have dominated. But things are changing all across the Conference of Champions. Last season the South Division was believed to be one of the toughest in the nation and that turned out to be very close to true as every team beat up on each other and the South was not decided until the last regular season weekend where USC beat out UCLA for a chance at the Pac-12 Championship.
We will definitely see more of the same in 2016, but that could be on a conference-wide scale as the North Division has finally added some muscle with teams like Washington and Washington State injecting life into their programs.
So how will the landscape of Pac-12 Football look in 2016?
|1. Stanford Cardinal
|1. UCLA Bruins
|2. Washington Huskies
|2. USC Trojans
|3. Washington State Cougars
|3. Utah Utes
|4. Oregon Ducks
|4. Arizona State Sun Devils
|5. California Golden Bears
|5. Arizona Wildcats
|6. Oregon State Beavers
|6. Colorado Buffaloes
Eight writers from Go Joe Bruin gave their input on the upcoming Pac-12 Football season (which you can see the results on Page 4) and from there, averaged the placements of the 12 conference schools.
As you can see, the majority think Stanford will win the North with most GJB writers expecting their Bruins to come out on top in the South. Now before you go on about favoritism with UCLA, there are several reasons we have for this, though not all are positive…
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