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LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California is the preseason pick to win the Pac-12 in a poll of football media, and defending champion Washington is favored to win the North Division.
The conference announced the results Wednesday before its preseason media availabilities in Hollywood.
USC got 28 of 52 overall first-place votes, beating out the Huskies' 22. The Trojans won their final nine games last season behind returning quarterback Sam Darnold, culminating in a thrilling Rose Bowl victory over Penn State.