ASU Tied for 3rd, Arizona Predicted 5th In Pac-12 Preseason Poll

All votes are in from the media members covering Pac-12 football teams and Arizona universities have some bragging rights. The Pac-12 preseason poll ranks Arizona State Sun Devils to finish the 2019 season tied for third place in the Pac-12 South.

Who will be their dominant competition? Surprisingly, the Utah Utes edged out the USC Trojans, earning 33 of 35 first-place votes as the favorite to win the division with 206 points. USC Trojans landed in second-place, earning the other two first-place votes to finish with 167 points in the poll.

ASU and the UCLA Bruins came in tied for third at 118 points.

The Arizona Wildcats and Colorado Buffaloes are polled to finished fifth and sixth in the Pac-12 South.

The Pac-12 South Division polling projections:

1-Utah
2-USC
3-Arizona State/UCLA
5-Arizona
6-Colorado

The Pac-12 North Division polling projections:

1-Oregon
2-Washington
3-Stanford
4-Washington State
5-California
6-Oregon State

The media has correctly picked the conference champion in 31 of the 58 previous years but only in four of the last 12 polls.

College football kicks off on Aug. 24. The 2019 Pac-12 Football Championship Game will take place Friday, Dec. 6 and will be telecast to a national audience on ABC at 5 p.m. PT. The Championship Game will match the winner of the North Division vs. the winner of the South Division at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.