Pac-12 Football

Better BCS Championship Bet: USC or Oregon?

Adam KramerNational College Football Lead WriterAugust 3, 2012

When it comes to the BCS standings, conferences like the Big East, Mountain West and Conference USA are just hoping to get a team up towards the top 10. In the SEC, five teams all have a genuine belief that they can get to the BCS Championship Game.

The Pac-12 doesn’t have nearly as many options as the SEC, but the two contenders out West are truly fighting for the right to win a national title, not just be highly ranked. Both Oregon and the University of Southern California are fighting for the right to hoist the crystal ball.

The Ducks lost to USC a season ago, at home no less, and this year, with USC eligible for postseason play, a lot hinges on their meeting in November. The winner will be in the driver’s seat of the Pac-12, but who truly holds the key to the Pac-12’s BCS title hopes, Oregon or USC?

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