TheGreek.com released Pac 12 football conference odds over the weekend, and Oregon is listed at +150 to win the conference championship, followed by USC at+250, Stanford and Arizona are both +500.
Pac 12 Divisional odds were also released with Oregon favored to win the North at even money (+100) over Stanford who is +250. USC is favored to win the South at +150 over Arizona (+175) and UCLA (+250).
Southern Cal +250
Oregon State +1200
Arizona State +1500
Washington State +5000
The biggest surprise to me was Arizona at 5 to 1, favored ahead of UCLA (8 to 1) and Arizona State (15 to 1). The Cats were destroyed 66-10 by UCLA last year and lost to ASU 41-34 in Tucson. They had one of the PAC 12’s worst defenses in 2012 and lose QB Matt Scott (graduation) and WR Austin Hill (ACL).
Whereas Arizona State returns 8 starters to a good defense, including PAC 12 defensive POY Will Sutton, and they also return potential All-conference QB Taylor Kelly. Arizona State at 15-1 has a lot more value than Arizona at 5-1.
In addition, the Pac 12 South looks wide open and any of the first four teams listed could win the division . Oregon and Stanford are the two best teams in the North. So getting UCLA +800 and Arizona State +1500 to play in the Conference Championship game and therefore have a chance to win the Pac 12 title would seem to have more value than either Oregon State or Washington (both at +1200).
Oregon State +500
Washington State +1200
Southern Cal +150
Arizona State +500