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.