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Pac-12 picks: From the Territorial Cup to the Rumble in the Rockies, plenty of meaningful football still left

Washington State football beat writer Theo Lawson makes his Pac-12 Conference picks ahead of the final week of the regular season.


Pac-12 picks: A Big Game with big stakes as rivalry week, Part One, kicks off in Pac-12 Conference

Two weeks remain in the regular season. May the picks be with us.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: With three weeks remaining, the only victories left for Oregon State might be the moral ones

Washington State beat writer Theo Lawson makes his Pac-12 picks for Week 10 of the college football season.


Pac-12 picks: Up north and down south, there’s plenty on the line this weekend

Theo Lawson makes his picks for Week 9 of the Pac-12 football season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: A few dandies in the desert as battle for the South heats up

Theo Lawson makes his picks for Week 9 of the Pac-12 football season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Stanford vs. Oregon not what it once was, but the stakes are high nonetheless

Theo Lawson’s picks for Week 7 of the Pac-12 football season.


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 12 Pac-12 picks

Half of the Pac-12 is in the top 25 of this week’s college football playoff rankings, and half the Pac-12 is not very good at all. Since only two of …


Jacob Thorpe’s Week 8 Pac-12 Picks

Halfway through the season the Pac-12 picker is … exactly even. That’s right, we’re sitting at .500 with our picks and so things could be a lot worse. They could …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

What happens at the start of the year is basically meaningless, as long as you finish. Or something like that.


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

While the Pac-12 South’s representative in the conference’s championship game will not be known until next weekend’s games have been played, Stanford can sew up its spot with a win …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

The Oregon Ducks appear to be hitting their stride, and a healthy Vernon Adams, paired with stars like Royce Freeman and Darren Carrington, can still spoil Stanford’s dreams.


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

Yes, if Stanford or Utah wins the rest of its games, the Pac-12 will probably have a representative in the college football playoff.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 8:47 p.m.

Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

Up here in the Pac-12 North, we’re having a primetime showdown between the division’s top two teams to determine frontrunner status, just like the football gods intended.


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

Often before making these picks I include a warning that they should not be used for betting purposes because we all know that gambling makes hair leave your head and …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 9:41 p.m.

Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

Jim Mora has a losing streak against Stanford, but it’s not the only one. Mora has only been UCLA’s coach for four of the seven games the Bruins have lost …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 9:28 p.m.

Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 Picks

PULLMAN − Remember how Steve Sarkisian always seemed to put a little extra into the games against USC in his first couple years at Washington, upsetting the Trojans in back-to-back …


Pac-12 picks: Ducks suddenly looking up in the standings

PULLMAN—Poor Oregon. After spending years as the Pac-12’s best and coolest team, suddenly the Ducks are looking up at the programs their fans used to sneer at with regularity. The …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

There’s nothing like a clean slate, is there? Right now, everybody is undefeated, and that includes me. After a 34-48 record against the spread in my picks last year, I’m …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

PULLMAN – It’s been a crazy year in the Pac-12 and the against-the-spread records of those of us that make public picks are evidence of that. Think I’m just making …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

PULLMAN – After 11 weeks of college football we finally know who these teams are. At least, we think we do. The contenders have separated from the pretenders in the …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

PULLMAN – The two teams most likely to play in the Pac-12 championship game will play contests this week that could have much more at stake than a conference championship. …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

With only five weeks left in the regular season, the games are becoming more significant. Four of the conference’s five best teams will face off in two keys games this …


Pac-12 picks

PULLMAN – Well, it won’t be hard to figure out which TVs you should pay attention to this week. Half the Pac-12 games are expected to end in blowouts, two …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

Washington football coach Chris Petersen is 2-0 as a head coach against Oregon, but his Huskies carry a 10-game losing streak against the Ducks to Autzen Stadium this week. The …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

The fact that Friday’s matchup between Stanford and Washington State has the lowest over/under (expected point total) of any Pac-12 game this weekend shows just how highly regarded the Cardinal …


Pac-12 picks: Utah takes big trip to Michigan

Give credit to Utah for making a trip to the Big House to make Week 4 interesting for Pac-12 viewers. The rest of the nonconference schedule is as bland as …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 football picks

At least USC and Oregon did what they were supposed to, beating Stanford and blowing out Michigan State as we predicted. But what to make of a conference in which …


Jacob Thorpe’s Pac-12 picks

Week one didn’t go so well. Maybe this week I’ll make like the Cougars did last season and double my win total in the second go-around. Unfortunately, even if I …


Pac-12 picks: It’s mostly a gimme week for Pac-12 football teams

Welcome back everybody, college football is finally here again. The Pac-12 schools elected to ease into the season, and if the oddsmakers have their way the conference will finish the …


Pac-12 picks    Christian Caple

Do I still get to brag about going undefeated picking Pac-12 winners if Idaho State and New Mexico State are involved? Wait. Don’t answer that. But do take this week’s …