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Pac-12 Media Day: USC picked to win conference title in media poll

USC is the favorite to win the 2012 Pacific 12 Conference title, according to a preseason poll of media who cover the league that was released Tuesday.

The Trojans were the overwhelming pick to win the South Division, receiving 117 of 123 first-place votes. And 102 voters picked USC to win the Pac-12 title game against Oregon, the landslide pick to win the North Division.

The media poll has correctly picked the conference champion in 28 of the previous 51 polls, including 11 of the last 12. The Times does not vote in polls or for awards.

Here are the poll results (first-place votes in parentheses):

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NORTH DIVISION
1. Oregon (117) 732
2. Stanford (5) 533
3. Washington 502
4. California (1) 382
5. Washington State 228
6. Oregon State 205

SOUTH DIVISION
1. USC (117) 729
2. Utah (1) 514
3. UCLA (2) 435
4. Arizona 385
5. Arizona State (3) 353
6. Colorado 164

PAC-12 TITLE GAME CHAMPION
USC (102 votes), Oregon (18), Arizona State (3)

Note: The Pac-12 title game will be held Nov. 30 on the campus of the division winner with the better overall conference record.

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