Oregon, UCLA & USC Faves for Pac-12 College Football Championship

By: Monte Scates | Friday, July 18, 2014
Pac-12

The Pac-12 Conference should have multiple contenders for a slot in the Final Four of the new playoff format this season. Schools like Oregon, USC, Stanford and UCLA will all certainly have a legit shot at making it. We've got the future odds from the LVH SuperBook in Las Vegas, so let's take a look at them along with what to expect from the conference this year.

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NORTH DIVISION

OREGON
National Title Odds:
6/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: -140
O/U Win Total: 10.5 OVER -180

The Ducks will lean heavily on their Heisman Trophy candidate, quarterback QB Marcus Mariota, and their five returning starters on the offensive line. The defense is only returning five starters on the entire unit and will look to newly promoted defensive play caller Don Pellum for guidance this season.

STANFORD
National Title Odds:
60/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 12/1
O/U Win Total: 8.5 UNDER -140

Cardinal QB Kevin Hogan is hoping to continue his winning ways. He is 16-3 as a starter, including a 10-1 mark versus ranked opponents. The defense will have a new coordinator, Lance Anderson, and must find a way to replace linebackers Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy.

WASHINGTON
National Title Odds:
75/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 12/1
O/U Win Total: 9 OVER -140

Washington has a new head coach in Chris Peterson, formerly of Boise State. Peterson had a 92-16 record at Boise, but he will face much stiffer competition in his new conference. The team is returning all five starters along the offensive line, which should help greatly in the transition for Peterson.

OREGON STATE
National Title Odds:
200/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 60/1
O/U Win Total: NA

The Beavers were ecstatic when they found out QB Sean Mannion would return for his senior season. He broke conference records last year with 4,662 passing yards and 37 touchdowns. But Oregon State may struggle up front on defense, as the team is returning just one starter from the defensive line.

WASHINGTON STATE
National Title Odds:
500/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 200/1
O/U Win Total: NA

Head coach Mike Leach's passing attack was ranked second in the Pac 12 last season with 368 yards per game, and it should be just as lethal this year. However, the Cougars will need to improve their defense, as they ranked 10th in the conference in total defense, allowing 458 yards and 32.5 points per game last season.

CALIFORNIA
National Title Odds:
60/1 (Field)
Pac-12 Title Odds: 200/1
O/U Win Total: NA

Cal will look to get better balance on offense to help sophomore QB Jared Goff. The Golden Bears averaged just 122.2 yards rushing per game last season and have to get better there. They were also a joke defensively last year - allowing a school-record 45.9 points per game - and it's almost impossible to think they could be any worse this season.

SOUTH DIVISION

UCLA
National Title Odds:
10/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 5/2
O/U Win Total: 9.5

Bruins redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley will be an early Heisman favorite on a team that is expecting to improve on their 10-win season of last year. The defense lost big-time pass rusher Anthony Barr to the NFL, but it should be better as a whole after developing a lot of young players last season.

USC
National Title Odds:
50/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 9/2
O/U Win Total: 8.5 OVER -130

First-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, formerly of the Washington Huskies, will have 14 returning starters from a Trojans team that went 10-4 last season. There may be a small learning curve as they switch to the up-tempo, no-huddle offense Sarkisian employed at Washington and as the former offensive coordinator at USC. The Trojans are also moving to a 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.

ARIZONA STATE
National Title Odds:
50/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 15/1
O/U Win Total: 7.5 UNDER -130

The Sun Devils quietly won the Pac-12 South last season with a 10-4 overall record and an 8-1 mark in conference play. Their offense should be just as good with senior QB Taylor Kelly returning. But they have lots of holes to fill on defense after losing nine starters from last season.

ARIZONA
National Title Odds:
100/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 30/1
O/U Win Total: NA

The Wildcats will have to rely on a mix of young talent at running back this season to fill in for the departed All-American and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Ka'Deem Carey. While they should be faster on defense, the team will be looking for a player to emerge as a star on that side of the ball this year.

UTAH
National Title Odds:
500/1
Pac-12 Title Odds: 50/1
O/U Win Total: NA

The Utes will have a QB battle on their hands early on for the top job, with returning starter Travis Wilson squaring off against Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson. The defense had just three interceptions all of season and will have to improve that number if they hope to compete in the division.

COLORADO
National Title Odds:
60/1 (Field)
Pac-12 Title Odds: 200/1
O/U Win Total: NA

The Buffaloes will rely heavily on sophomore QB Sefo Liufau and hope he can remain healthy. They do not have another QB on the roster that has even taken a snap in a game at the FBS level. The team is still in rebuilding mode after losing by an average margin of 29 points in eight conference games last year.

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