Arizona State picked to finish 5th in South in Pac-12 media poll

Jul 14, 2016, 8:06 AM | Updated: 5:18 pm
Arizona State head coach Todd Graham yells during the second half of the Cactus Bowl NCAA college f...
Arizona State head coach Todd Graham yells during the second half of the Cactus Bowl NCAA college football game against West Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Pac-12 Media Days get underway Thursday in Los Angeles, and the festivities started with the release of the conference’s preseason media poll.

Todd Graham’s Arizona State Sun Devils, facing what many consider to be a rebuilding year, were picked to finish fifth in the South Division, behind UCLA, USC, Utah and Arizona. Colorado was picked to finish sixth.

The Sun Devils will certainly have a different look in 2016. Five new coaches have joined Graham’s staff, including offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, who previously worked at Southern Miss.

Arizona State will also conduct a quarterback competition in fall camp with redshirt sophomore Manny Wilkins and redshirt freshmen Bryce Perkins and Brady White in the mix. None of the three have thrown a pass in a collegiate game.

Graham is also tasked with rebuilding an offensive line that lost starters Christian Westerman, Nick Kelly and Vi Teofilo to graduation last year.

The Sun Devils open their season Saturday, Sept. 3 in Tempe when they host the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.

 

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