2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS!!!
THE PAC 12 (TYLER)
Time to move on and cover the self proclaimed "The Conference of Champions" The PAC 12.
Pre-Sanctions, USC was the face of the (then) PAC 10, but afterward they have struggled to hold of competition from Stanford, Oregon, and even up and coming teams like Arizona State, UCLA, Oregon State, and Washington. Overall the better competition throughout the conference has been a bonus and strengthens the conference as a whole. Gone are the days that there was only one "powerhouse" at the top.
This year in the PAC 12 features the strengths of the Oregon Ducks at the top in my mind, even with the departure of Head Coach Chip Kelly to the NFL i see a lot of good things happening within this team, they are going to be tough to beat and will continue their run towards the National Championship game. However, they will be challenged in their division by Washington and Stanford, and you know how hard Oregon State plays against Oregon the last game of the year. The South Division boasts the talents of Quarterback Brett Hundley who did some nice things for this team. They will have to watch their backs though for teams like Arizona State and USC.
There is definitely some really solid talent in the PAC 12 from all over the field and there is always great in-conference battles. Here is how i have the Divisions finishing.
Oregon State 7-5
Washington State 3-9
I'm officially on the train with Oregon. I like their new coaching staff, i like their scheme and their players. The Huskies in Washington will try their best this year to make their move toward the division championship and nearly get there but overtaking Stanford barely.
Arizona State 10-2
Arizona State will do their best to overtake UCLA in South and it will have to go down to the 2nd to last game of the year where these two teams meet to decide the division with UCLA barely coming out on top. So that leaves a Conference Championship game between the Oregon Ducks and the UCLA Bruins. This game would be a lot closer if it was played at a neutral site instead of the best conference record holder's site. I predicted UCLA loses their game mid year at Oregon and i see the same fate again in the Championship Game.
The Ducks win the Conference Championship and await the ending of the year in hopes they are placed in the BCS National Championship Game. (Remember i already predicted Ohio State undefeated along with Louisville, and i haven't even got to the SEC yet)
How do you predict the PAC 12 playing out? Let me know in the comments section. No wrong answers. (until the season is over lol)