Pac-12 football preseason media poll: ASU picked 2nd in division

Oct 7, 2020, 8:20 AM | Updated: 8:21 am
Jayden Daniels #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts after the game against the Michigan State ...
Jayden Daniels #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts after the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 14, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. Arizona State defeated Michigan State 10-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Media members selected the Arizona State Sun Devils to finish second in the Pac-12 South for the 2020 coronavirus-shortened season.

ASU earned 181 points and two first-place votes to finish behind the USC Trojans in the poll released Wednesday. The Trojans garnered 32 first-place votes and 220 points.

One media member picked ASU to win the Pac-12 title to wrap the seven-game season.

The Utah Utes earned four first-place votes to win the division — two more than the Sun Devils — yet only had 168 total points in the poll.

UCLA (109 points), Colorado (63) and Arizona (57) filled out the Pac-12 South rankings in the preseason poll.

Oregon garnered 21 votes to win the Pac-12 Championship Game and earned 35 of 38 first-place votes for the North Division.

USC (15), ASU (1) and Utah (1) earned a vote or more to win the conference.

Below is a look at the full voting results in the preseason media poll.

2020 Pac-12 football preseason media poll

North Division South Division
School Points School Points
1. Oregon (35) 222 1. USC (32) 220
2. California (3) 176 2. Arizona State (2) 181
3. Washington 161 3. Utah (4) 168
4. Stanford 105 4. UCLA 109
5. Oregon State 76 5. Colorado 63
6. Washington State 58 6. Arizona 57

(Points scored 6-5-4-3-2-1 for each division, first-place votes in parentheses)

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