UW projected to finish behind Oregon, Stanford and Cal in Pac-12 North.

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Washington is picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 Conference’s North Division and the USC Trojans, led by former UW coach Steve Sarkisian, are the favorites to the win the 2015 championship, according to a media poll released Thursday morning ahead of the conference’s media days.

USC received 32 of the 45 first-place votes to win the Pac-12 South Division. Oregon received 37 votes to repeat at the North champion, and the Trojans (21 votes) edged Oregon (17) as the favorite to win the conference championship game.

The complete media poll:

NORTH DIVISION

  1. Oregon (37)…………… 262
  1. Stanford (8)…………… 231
  1. California……………… 174
  1. Washington…………… 129
  1. Washington State……… 89
  1. Oregon State…………… 60

SOUTH DIVISION

  1. USC (32)………………. 254
  1. Arizona State (7)…….. 200
  1. UCLA (6)………………. 180
  1. Arizona………………… 155
  1. Utah……………………. 105
  1. Colorado………………… 46

Pac-12 title game champion: USC (21 votes)

Others receiving votes: Oregon (17), Arizona State (3), UCLA (2), Stanford (1).

The Pac-12 championship game is scheduled for Dec. 5 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.