Utah Football Picked To Finish Second In Pac-12 South Standings

Jul 27, 2021, 8:13 AM
Utah Football celebrates at Rice Eccles Stadium...
Utah players begin warmups as they prepare to play Oregon State in a college football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Utah football was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 South Division heading into the 2021 college football season.

Utah and Arizona State each finished with six first place votes but the Utes had 183 total points compared to the Sun Devils’ 170.

The media voted in the preseason poll and projected a rematch of the 2020 Pac-12 Championship game between USC and Oregon.

Here is the full preseason poll that was released by the Pac-12.

North Division

  1. Oregon (38)
  2. Washington (2)
  3. California
  4. Stanford
  5. Oregon State
  6. Washington State

South Division

  1. USC (27)
  2. Utah (6)
  3. Arizona State (6)
  4. UCLA (1)
  5. Colorado
  6. Arizona

Oregon was projected to win the Pac-12 Championship, which would be for the third straight season.

Leading up to the 2020 season, Oregon was picked to win the North Division, ahead of California and Washington. USC was picked to win the South Division, ahead of Arizona State and Utah.

Utah will kickoff the 2021 season on Thursday, September 2 against Weber State at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The game will begin at 5:30 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Networks.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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