Using my predictions, here’s how I see the Pac-12 shaking out:
I mentioned that I see Stanford getting revenge over Washington when the Huskies go to Palo Alto. It’s entirely possible that the Huskies go to a New Year’s Six bowl, but that is obviously contingent on the rest of the country/how the Pac-12 Champion ends up.
USC runs away with this one, and it isn’t particularly close. The rest of the South will have to endure the fact that it will take a spectacular year to unseat the Trojans going forward.
Pac-12 Championship Game
Stanford Cardinal v. USC
This weekend, Stanford goes to the Coliseum to visit the Trojans. I predict that USC will squeak a win against #14 Stanford. The Pac-12 Championship game, though, is in Santa Clara, much closer to Palo Alto. By this time, the Cardinal will have all their wrinkles ironed out and I believe they walk away the Pac-12 Champions with a playoff berth.
Stanford beats USC, 34-27