We are back for another week of picking the Pac-12 games. Week one had a lot of consensus among our writers, but week two we diverged a lot. While there is not universal consensus, there is little variability this week (every game has at least five of our writers agreeing, many have all six), with a lot of games with big point spreads. We all have the Colorado Buffaloes, USC Trojans, Michigan State Spartans, Utah Utes, Cal Golden Bears, Oregon State Beavers, Oklahoma Sooners, and Oregon Ducks winning. There are multiple ranked opponents for the Pac-12 in non-conference; however, only Brittany sees the Stanford Cardinal getting the road upset of the UCF Golden Knights. If Stanford and/or the Arizona State Sun Devils can win, it would be big for the conference (let’s be honest, the UCLA Bruins are not going to keep their game against the Sooners within multiple scores).
Before we move on to the picks this week, I just want to highlight something from last week’s picks. Last week Brittany’s picks generated some “interesting” comments from our readership. She picked a whole bunch of upsets, and guess what, she had the best record of anyone in week 2 and currently leads in the season standings. She was the only one of us to call Cal’s upset of Washington, one of only two (along with AJ) to call USC knockoff off Stanford, and one three to call Colorado over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (along with AJ and me). Week two was very much #Pac-12AfterDark and Brittany was on it.
Now, onto our picks:
Pac-12 Picks: Week 2
|Houston vs #20 Washington State||Washington State||Washington State||Washington State||Washington State||Washington State||Houston|
|Air Force at Colorado||Colorado||Colorado||Colorado||Colorado||Colorado||Colorado|
|Stanford at #17 UCF||UCF||UCF||Stanford||UCF||UCF||UCF|
|#24 USC at BYU||USC||USC||USC||USC||USC||USC|
|Arizona State at #18 Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|Cal Poly at Oregon State||Oregon State||Oregon State||Oregon State||Oregon State||Oregon State||Oregon State|
|Idaho State at #11 Utah||Utah||Utah||Utah||Utah||Utah||Utah|
|North Texas at Cal||Cal||Cal||Cal||Cal||Cal||Cal|
|Hawaii at #23 Washington||Washington||Washington||Washington||Washington||Washington||Washington|
|#5 Oklahoma at UCLA||Oklahoma||Oklahoma||Oklahoma||Oklahoma||Oklahoma||Oklahoma|
|Texas Tech at Arizona||Texas Tech||Texas Tech||Texas Tech||Texas Tech||Arizona||Texas Tech|
|Montana at #15 Oregon||Oregon||Oregon||Oregon||Oregon||Oregon||Oregon|