USC picked to win Pac-10 football title in media poll; ASU in 2nd

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LOS ANGELES -- USC has won or shared the last six Pac-10 Conference football titles.

So it's no surprise that the Trojans are a near-unanimous favorite to make it seven in a preseason poll of media members who regularly cover the league.

USC picked up 38 of a possible 39 first-place votes yesterday.

Arizona State was picked to finish second this season followed by Oregon, Cal, UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona, Washington, Stanford and Washington State.

USC has been picked to win the title six straight times and in 29 of the 48 media polls.

ASU finished in a tie for the title with USC last season but lost out on the Rose Bowl berth because the Trojans beat the Sun Devils.

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