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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Washington State-Oregon will hog the attention this week, but USC-Utah is equally important

While most eyes will be zeroed in on Pullman this Saturday for a crucial duel in the Pac-12 North between No. 12 Oregon and No. 25 Washington State, there’s an …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Plenty on the line when Huskies, Ducks meet up Saturday in Eugene

From what we’ve gleaned through the first six weeks of the season, No. 7 Washington and No. 17 Oregon are not only the front-runners in the North, but also the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: It could be another sour weekend for the South with four matchups against mighty North

It’s still a tale of two divisions in the Pac-12 Conference. In the North, everyone but Oregon State has at least three wins and the Beavers are the only ones …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Three Top 25 matchups highlight fifth week of Pac-12 season

It’s a full schedule this weekend, with three Top 25 matchups: No. 7 Stanford at No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 20 BYU at No. 11 Washington and finally No. 19 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: A smaller slate this weekend means a better chance for perfection

We correctly picked the winners for 10 of the 11 games last weekend, and could have been 11 for 11 had officials in the game between Arizona State and San …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Winless Arizona, UCLA teams have chance to avenge early results

It wouldn’t have been totally unreasonable to think a couple of Pac-12 teams could start the season 0-2. You might have expected those would be the ones coached by Jonathan …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Week two serves up USC-Stanford and a few marquee nonconference matchups

Come for Arizona vs. Houston. Stay for Colorado vs. Nebraska, USC vs. Stanford and Michigan State vs. Arizona State. And take your chances on UCLA vs. Oklahoma.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Pac-12 picks: Heavy implications for Pac-12 early as No. 6 Washington meets No. 9 Auburn in Atlanta

The Pac-12 Conference has College Football Playoff aspirations this year, and legitimate ones at that. But if No. 6 Washington can’t beat No. 9 Auburn at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta …


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 …