Utah Picked As Pac-12 Favorite In Preseason Poll

Expectations are sky-high for the Utes this season with a number of returning starters coming back on both sides of the ball.

For the first time in program history, the Utes were not only picked to win the Pac-12 South Division, but were also picked by media members to win the Pac-12 championship game this year.

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In the annual poll at Pac-12 Media Day, the Utes (206 points) were the overwhelming favorites to repeat as Pac-12 South Champions, ahead of USC (167), UCLA (118) and Arizona State (118), which finished second and third respectively.

The Utes received 12 votes and were picked to win the Pac-12 Championship over Oregon (11) and defending Pac-12 Champion Washington (9).

Since the conference started, the media has correctly selected the Conference Champion 31 out of 58 times.

North Division South Division
School Points School Points
1st) Oregon (17) 190 1st) Utah (33) 206
2nd) Washington (17) 189 2nd) USC (2) 167
3rd) Stanford 129 T-3rd) Arizona State 118
4th) Washington State (1) 108 T-3rd) UCLA 118
5th) California 81 5th) Arizona 85
6th) Oregon State 38 6th) Colorado 46

 Utah (12 votes)
Others receiving votes: Oregon (11), Washington (9), USC (2), Washington State (1)

The 2019 Pac-12 Football Championship Game will take place Friday, Dec. 6 at Levi’s Stadium and will be televised on ABC at 5 p.m. PT.

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