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Gazette Premium Content Oregon picked to win Pac-12 in preseason poll, Colorado sixth

photo - Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado State Sunday Sept. 1, 2013, in Denver. Colorado beat Colorado State 41-27 to win the Rocky Mountain Showdown.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) + caption
Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado State Sunday Sept. 1, 2013, in Denver. Colorado beat Colorado State 41-27 to win the Rocky Mountain Showdown.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
The Associated Press Updated: July 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm

LOS ANGELES — Oregon has been picked to win the Pac-12 football title in a preseason media poll for the fourth time in the past five years.

UCLA also is favored to reach the league championship game in the poll released Wednesday.

The Colorado Buffaloes were picked to finish sixth in the South Division.

The Ducks are the media's favorite for the third straight season, getting 37 of 39 first-place votes in the North Division balloting. Oregon also received 24 votes to win the league title game in Santa Clara, Calif., on Dec. 5.

The Bruins also received 37 of 39 first-place votes to win the South Division, along with 13 votes for a title-game victory.

Stanford, last season's league champion, finished second behind Oregon in the North Division balloting.

Southern California is second behind UCLA in the South voting, followed by Arizona State.

 

North Division

South Division

School

Points

School

Points

1. Oregon (37)

232

1. UCLA (37)

231

2. Stanford (2)

192

2. USC (1)

181

3. Washington

142

3. Arizona State (1)

163

4. Oregon State

125

4. Arizona

119

5. Washington State

87

5. Utah

82

6. California

41

6. Colorado

43

PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION: Oregon (24 votes)Others receiving votes:  UCLA (13), Stanford (1), USC (1)

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