Okay MyBookie college football betting nation, with the PAC-12 conference scheduled to kick off its regular season on November 7, it’s time to take a look at the value-packed college football odds to win the Pacific-12 Conference championship this coming season.
Updated Conference Odds – Who’s Coming Out On Top In The PAC-12?
Will the prohibitive favored Oregon Ducks repeat as conference champs? Could a loaded, but often underachieving USC squad get back on top for the first time since 2017? Can Washington win its third conference crown since 2016 by upsetting both higher favored conference rivals? Let’s find out what lies ahead right now.
PAC-12 Championship Odds
- Oregon +180
Oregon is at No. 12 in the AP poll. The Ducks went 12-2 overall and 8-1 in conference play to claim the PAC-12 title last season. The bad news is that Oregon will have a new quarterback under center following the departure of Justin Herbert.
- USC +180
USC is ranked 20th in the national rankings despite going a modest 8-4 overall last season and 7-2 in PAC-12 play. USC returns star quarterback Kedon Slovis and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown while four other starters are also back on the offensive side of the ball. Slovis had a phenomenal freshman season by passing for 3,502 yards with 30 TD passes and just nine interceptions.
- Washington +550
The Huskies went 7-5 overall, but an uninspiring 4-5 in conference play last season and now, longtime assistant Jimmy Lake takes over for Chris Petersen. The good news is that Washington has as much talent as any team in the PAC-12. The bad news is that Lake has yet to name his starting quarterback – and that’s never a good thing. Lake was non-committal when asked by reporters this week who the starting quarterback would be.
“Great question. I guess we will find out about 7:34 p.m. Pacific time, right around there on Saturday night,” Lake said Monday.
- Utah +800
The Utes went a stellar 11-3 overall and a nearly unbeaten 8-1 in conference play last season. The bad news is that Utah returns just two starters from a defense that allowed just 15 points per game a year ago.
- Arizona State +850
The Sun Devils went 8-5 overall and 4-5 in conference clashes in their second year under head coach Herm Edwards. Quarterback Jayden Daniels is back under center after throwing 17 TD passes and just two interceptions a year ago. Eight starters are back on defense.
- Washington State +1800
After eight years of high-scoring offense under former head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars are set to get underway under former Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich who led the Rainbow Warriors to a stunning 10-win season a year ago. True freshman Jayden de Laura will start under center, but Washington State will be a work in progress after going 6-6 overall, but 3-6 in conference contests.
- Stanford +2000
Stanford had an awful 2019 season by going 4-8 overall and 3-6 in conference play. The good news is that the Cardinal are healthy after suffering a boatload of injuries a year ago, though it remains to be seen just how good quarterback Davis Mills can be after he tossed 11 TD passes and five picks in eight starts last season.
- California +2500
The Golden Bears went 8-5 overall and 4-5 in conference play, but things are looking up for Cal under head coach Justin Wilcox. If junior quarterback Chase Garbers can improve on his good, but not great, campaign from a year ago (10 TDs, 3 INTs), Cal could very well record a winning record in the PAC-12, though the Bears certainly aren’t ready to challenge for the conference crown in 2020.
- UCLA +2800
The Bruins went 4-8 overall and 4-5 in PAC-12 contests. While quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson is back under center, he’s needs to be more consistent and UCLA needs to address a defense that gave up a whopping 34 points per game last season.
- Arizona +4000
The Wildcats went 4-8 overall and a pitiful 2-7 in conference play last season. Grant Gunnell will take over at quarterback following the departure of Khalil Tate. The offense returns four starters on the offensive line and Gunnell will have the team’s top three receivers to throw to. The bad news is that Arizona looks like a mediocre team at best on the defensive side of the ball heading into their 2020 opener.
- Oregon State +8000
The Beavers went 5-7 overall last season and 4-5 in PAC-12 play. Oregon State has a real star in linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. and running back Jermar Jefferson has racked up over 2,000 rushing yards in two seasons. Nebraska transfer quarterback Tristan Gebbia is set to take over under center, but it remains to be seen just how good the former four-star recruit will be as the unquestioned starter.
- Colorado +10000
The Buffaloes went 5-7 overall and 3-6 in conference play. Colorado will also have a new head coach with Karl Dorrell taking over for Mel Tucker. Quarterback turned safety turned quarterback again Sam Noyer has been named the Buffaloes’ starter and that alone doesn’t bode well if you ask me. Defensively, the Buffs need to improve in a big way after giving up 300 passing yards per game a year ago.
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