Pollsters have correctcly selected the Conference Champion 21 of 43 previous polls, including four years in a row.
California came in at second, their highest predicted finish since 1978, while Oregon came in third.
Oregon State, Washington State, and Arizona State came in at fourth, fifth, and sixth respectivly with only seven points seperating the fourth through sixth spots. Arizona State was picked as high as third and as low as ninth by various media members.
This is the second consecutive year OSU has been picked to finish fourth. OSU also broke its three year string of receiving at least one first place vote.
Washington, UCLA, Stanford, and Arizona round out the conferences perdicted finish. Arizona has been predicted to finish last the past two out of three seasons, but have posted a winning record two out of the three years.
1. USC (24) 240 2. California 210 3. Oregon 192 4. Oregon State 138 5. Washington State 133 6. Arizona State 131 7. Washington 100 8. UCLA 98 9. Stanford 40 10. Arizona 38
Note: Tickets for the Washington State contest on Oct. 23 game are sold out. Tickets remain for New Mexico (Sept. 18), California (Oct. 2), and USC (Nov. 6). Online tickets at OSUBeavers.com.