We are getting closer to the Pac-12 season for everybody else in the league, but USC and Stanford kicked off the race for the Pac-12 crown this last weekend, and USC laid a serious claim to being the favorite in the league after a big win. After the Trojans, Washington is a strong number two, and Stanford appears to be No. 3, but they don’t appear to be as formidable as a couple of weeks ago, however, it’s a long season. After those top couple of teams, it’s kind of a large grouping in the middle of the league. As for the bottom four teams in the league, pretty much pick a name out of a hat, because that’s essentially what I did.