1. Oregon will run the table
This might not be that bold of a prediction anymore, but this is more of a hot take given the occurrences from around the Pac-12 over the weekend.
Oregon looks like the clear No. 1 team in the conference and after beating Ohio State, it seemed fairly likely that the Ducks would be heading for a 12-0 regular season. The Ducks got their toughest game out of the way and came out on top with a one-touchdown win in Columbus over the No. 3 team in the country.
Remaining on the schedule are these preseason contenders: Utah, UCLA, Stanford, Colorado, and Washington. That looked like a potential gauntlet of a schedule before the season but that’s no longer the case. Utah has gotten off to a 1-2 start after a couple of disappointing losses to BYU and San Diego State, UCLA just lost to Fresno State, Stanford lost to Kansas State in Week 1, Colorado is just 1-2 this year and hasn’t scored in 20 quarters, and Washington’s offense might just be really bad as the Huskies lost to Michigan and Montana.
Oregon has taken care of business outside of a Fresno State scare and it followed up an emotional road win against Ohio State with a 41-point blowout of Stony Brook.
If this team doesn’t go undefeated in this league, I’d be shocked.