Pac-12 Football: Which School Will Win the New-Look Conference in 2011?

Gary BrownCorrespondent IIApril 9, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Oregon Ducks players wear green socks and shoes as they play the Auburn Tigers during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Predicting the Pac-12 for 2011 is a tough task.

New teams, divisional alignments and a conference championship game all make the situation difficult to measure. Oh, and don’t forget that pesky USC probation thing that is going on.

Here are some quick facts about the Pac-12 before we get on with the predictions for 2011:

  • Two schools (Oregon and Stanford) played in BCS bowl games.
  • The Pac-10 was 23-12 when facing out of conference teams this past season.
  • Twenty-Eight Pac-10 players were picked in the 2010 NFL draft.

Now, on with the picks for 2011.

Pac-12 South

  1. Arizona State
  2. USC
  3. UCLA
  4. Arizona
  5. Colorado
  6. Utah

Pac-12 North

  1. Oregon
  2. Stanford
  3. Washington
  4. Oregon State
  5. Cal
  6. Washington State

The Pac-12 title game will be played in the home stadium of the school with the best conference record. We like this reward. This year expect Arizona State to travel to Oregon’s Autzen Stadium. The Ducks will prevail and capture the league’s automatic bid to a BCS bowl.

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