The Associated Press has picked USC to defeat Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship on Friday night.
Trojans have won 38 Pac-12 titles, by far the most in the conference, but none since 2008 before the league expanded from 10 to 12 teams … USC 31-24.
The AP added that USC will likely earn a berth into the Fiesta Bowl with a win and stands a chance at a New Year’s Six bowl game with a loss to Stanford.
The Pac-12 North has won every title game since the conference expanded to 12 teams.
Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the AP’s picks for the week:
ACC Championship: Clemson def. Miami 28-14
Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma def. TCU 38-28
Big Ten Championship: Ohio State def. Wisconsin 28-23
SEC Championship: Georgia def. Auburn 28-24
AAC Championship: UCF def. Memphis 52-42
Mountain West Championship: Boise State def. Fresno State 28-21
MAC Championship: Toledo def. Akron 41-27
C-USA Championship: FAU def. North Texas 45-31
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