Oregon easily topped Stanford as the pick to win the Pacific-12 Conference North Division title in the league's annual media poll unveiled Tuesday.

Stanford, which shared the North title with Oregon last season, was tabbed to finish second in the division this fall. The Cardinal secured two first-place votes and 192 total points, compared to 37 first-place ballots and 232 points for the Ducks.

Cal, 1-11 and winless in the Pac-12 last season, was picked to finish last in the North again.

UCLA topped rival USC for the top spot in the Pac-12 South, collecting 37 first-place votes to just one for the Trojans.

Oregon was given the nod over the Bruins in the Pac-12 title game, which will be played Dec. 5 at the new Levi's Stadium.

Pac-12 Football Media Poll:

  • North

    1. Oregon (37) 232 total votes

    2. Stanford (2) 192

    3. Washington 142

    4. Oregon State 125

    5. Washington State 87

    6. Cal 41

  • South

    1. UCLA (37) 231

    2. USC (1) 181

    3. Arizona State (1) 163

    4. Arizona 112

    5. Utah 82

    6. Colorado 43

    Pac-12 title game winner: Oregon (24 votes), UCLA (13), Stanford (1), USC (1).

    Note: First-place votes in parenthesis. Based on 39 votes cast by media members who regularly cover Pac-12 football.

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