Pac-12 Media Days started on Wednesday in Los Angeles as media descend on coaches and players as the 2014 regular season approaches. In one of the first press releases of the day, the Pac-12 Conference Media Poll for who will win the conference. Last season before the release it seemed that Stanford and Oregon would battle it out. However one year later the Cardinal has lost some key players on Defense and one team was a near unanimous pick.
The Oregon Ducks came out on top of the poll and were the choice to win the Pac-12 North Division on thirty seven of thirty nine ballots. Mark Helfrich’s team was picked to take the North for the fourth straight time and picked to win the Pac-12 title for the fourth time in five years.
Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota, Linebacker Derrick Malone and Helfrich will be on hand at Pac-12 Media Days to represent the Ducks over the two day event. The Pac-12 Networks is offering free coverage of Media Days via their website at Pac-12.org and of course EDN will have updates throughout the two day event.
In looking at the other half of the Pac-12, the South Division the media chose UCLA to win, followed by Stanford and USC. For Oregon State Beavers fans, Mike Riley’s team was tabbed to finish fourth in the Pac-12 Media poll. The Beavers are behind Oregon, Stanford and Washington, but ahead of Washington State and basement dweller California.
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