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Here’s How Accurate The Pac-12 Poll That Put Utah On Top Has Been

Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies dives for a first down against the Utah Utes during the Pac 12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on November 30, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Thirty-five members of the media who closely cover Pac-12 Football picked Utah to be the Pac-12 Champions at the end of the upcoming season. The poll has gotten the pick correct about half of the time over that last few years.

Since Utah joined the Pac-12 the poll has correctly picked the champion four of eight times. Three of the eight times the media’s pick did not even make it to the title game.

The committee cast their votes at Pac-12 Media last week in Hollywood, California.

The poll heavily favored Utah to capture the Pac-12 South with 206 points over USC with 167 points.


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Oregon is picked to win the Pac-12 North with 190 points barely knocking off Washington who received 189 points.

Last season this same poll predicted  Washington to win the Pac-12 and they were correct. The University of Washington defeated the Utes in one of Utah’s worst offensive games of the season that ended with a score of 10-3.

2011/2012 Season

Media pick: Oregon

Pac-12 Champion: Oregon

The Ducks defeated UCLA 31-49.

2012/2013 Season

Media pick: USC
Pac-12 Champion: Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal defeated UCLA 27-24.

That USC team ended the season with a 10-4 record and were ranked 19 in the AP poll.

2013/2014 Season

Media pick: Oregon

Pac-12 Champion: Stanford

Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14.

That Oregon team finished with an 11-2 record and ranked ninth in the AP poll.

2014/2015 Season

Media pick: Oregon

Pac-12 Champion: Oregon

The Ducks defeated Arizona 51-13.

2015-2016 Season

Media pick: USC

Pac-12 Champion: Stanford

The Stanford Cardinal defeated USC 41-22.

2016-2017 Season

Media pick: Stanford

Pac-12 Champion: Washington

The University of Washington defeated Colorado 41-10.

That Stanford team finished with a 10-3 record and ranked 12 in the AP poll.

2017-2018 Season

Media pick: USC

Pac-12 Champion: USC

The Trojans defeated Stanford 31-28.

2018-2019 Season

Media pick: Washington

Pac-12 Champion: Washington

The Huskies defeated Utah 10-3.