Pac-10 Conference Breakdown: USC Set for Seventh Straight Title

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Pac-10 Conference Breakdown: USC Set for Seventh Straight Title

This is my prediction on how the Pac-10 will end up.

1. USC: 10-2 (8-1)

The defense will shine once again, but replacing four offensive linemen will prevent the Trojans from making a BCS Title appearance.

2. Arizona State: 9-3 (7-2)

QB Rudy Carpenter might be the best QB in the Pac-10, and along with 15 other starters, he should help the Sun Devils be good again this season.

3. Oregon: 9-3 (6-3)

Replacing Dennis Dixon and Jonathan Stewart won’t be easy, but the schedule sets up very well for another good year in Eugene.

t4. California: 7-5 (5-4)

With only thirteen starters back and uncertainty at RB and WR, the Golden Bears look destined for a mediocre season.

t4. Arizona: 7-5 (5-4)

QB Willie Tuitama should put up insane numbers again in 2008.  Will the defense step up and get UA over the hump?

t4. UCLA: 5-7 (5-4)

QB Ben Olson is out until October, so the Bruins are without a QB again.  Rick Neuheisel will have to work some magic to get UCLA to .500.

7. Washington: 4-8 (3-6)

Jake Locker is a special QB—think a smaller version of Tim Tebow.  However, the schedule is tough, and the Huskies need to avoid an 0-3 start.

t8. Stanford: 3-9 (2-7)

The schedule is tough, but with 16 starters returning, the Cardinals will look to improve on their four-win season of 2007.

t8. Washington State: 4-8 (2-7)

The Cougars have a new coach and have to replace QB Alex Brink.  Can you say rebuilding year in Pullman?

10. Oregon State: 3-9 (1-8)

With huge question marks at QB, RB, and OL, not to mention losing their entire defensive front seven, the Beavers will struggle to do anything in 2008.

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