The Pac 12 will have a new look in 2012, with four new coaching additions to the west coast league. And according to a media vote, the conference also gains a new top-dog, believing stability will reign supreme.
102 voters picked USC to win the Pac 12 championship game and end Oregon’s 3-year run as conference king. The Ducks will enter the season without former stars LaMichael James and Darron Thomas, while the Trojans return Matt Barkley and several dynamic players that are no longer restricted by an NCAA postseason ban.
Oregon was the heavy favorite in the north, while USC drew the majority vote in the South.