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Oregon Football

Ducks Top Pac-12 Media Vote

October 7, 2020

Via Pac-12 Communications

SAN FRANCISCO - OREGON has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2020 Pac-12 Conference Football Championship in a vote of 38 media members who cover the league. The defending Pac-12 FCG champion Ducks received 21 votes to earn the preseason nod, edging USC (15).

The Ducks were the heavy favorites to repeat as Pac-12 North Division champions, earning 35 first-place votes and 222 points to hold down the top spot. CALIFORNIA collected the remaining three first-place votes and 176 points as predicted runner-up in the division.

USC (220 points, 32 first-place votes) was the overwhelming selection to capture the South Division ahead of ARIZONA STATE (181, 2 first-place votes) and UTAH (168, 4 first-place votes).

The media has correctly selected the Conference Champion in 31 of 59 previous polls, including four times in the nine-year FCG era.

Following are the results of the preseason media poll (points 6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses):

North Division Pts. 

1. Oregon (35) 222

2. California (3) 176

3. Washington 161

4. Stanford 105

5. Oregon State 76

6. Washington State 58

South Division Pts. 

1. USC (32) 220

2. Arizona State (2) 181

3. Utah (4) 168

4. UCLA 109

5. Colorado 63

6. Arizona 57

Others receiving votes: USC (15), Arizona State (1), Utah (1)

The 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76® and featuring the winners of the North and South Divisions, will take place Friday, Dec. 18 in a home-hosted format and will be telecast to a national audience on FOX.

A seven-game, Conference-only schedule will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 7 featuring the Pac-12’s first-ever BIG NOON SATURDAY game of the week pitting Arizona State and USC at 9 a.m. PT. Click here for the complete Pac-12 Football schedule.

All football competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines, as previously announced on September 24 when the Pac-12 CEO Group voted to resume football, basketball and winter sport seasons.

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