Despite the league being on the verge of collapse, the Pac-12 brings a ton of intrigue in the 2023 college football season. It’s been some time since we’ve seen this talent density out West, headlined by a stud group of quarterbacks. The reigning Heisman winner Caleb Williams has some stiff competition at USC, namely with Michael Penix Jr. at Washington, Bo Nix at Oregon, Cameron Rising at Utah, and now DJ Uiagalelei at Oregon State. There’s a new team in the mix stealing the headlines – Colorado, now spearheaded by Deion Sanders. If nothing else, the Pac-12 will be one hell of a watch come the 2023 college football season. Find Pac-12 odds, team previews, power rankings, and more below.
Pac-12 odds 2023
To bet on any of the teams’ futures for the Pac-12, simply click on the odds in the table below.
2023 Pac-12 Power Rankings
- Washington Huskies ()
- Oregon Ducks ()
- USC Trojans ()
- Utah Utes ()
- Oregon State Beavers ()
- UCLA Bruins ()
- Washington State Cougars ()
- California Golden Bears ()
- Arizona Wildcats ()
- Colorado Buffaloes ()
- Arizona State Sun Devils ()
- Stanford Cardinal ()
Players to Watch
This list could easily be a QB-exclusive one, so we added some diversity in the group.
WR Zachariah Branch: The USC freshman has one lofty NFL comp, per 247Sports – Tyreek Hill. The five-star ranked seventh overall in the country and the top receiver. While his chemistry will really come into play when high school teammate Malachai Nelson rises, he starts his career off with Williams. There’s a chance Branch isn’t just the most productive freshman receiver in the conference, but the most productive receiver, period.
RB Carson Steele: Steele became a Tuesday night sensation at Ball State with an overly-physical running style and bleach blonde hair jutting out the back of his helmet. After rushing for over 1,550 yards at Ball State, Steele went to UCLA in the portal. He’ll fill in right away for the departed Zach Charbonnet (NFL) and expects to be one of the more involved running backs in the Pac-12.
WR Rome Odunze: Initially projected to be a top receiver in the 2023 NFL Draft class, Odunze decided to return to campus for another season. This past year, he logged 75 receptions, over 1,100 yards, and seven touchdowns thanks to great rapport with Penix. He returns alongside McMillan in what should be one of the most dangerous receiving duos in the country.
Best Pac-12 betting sites
Pac-12 results 2022
Past conference champions
^Indicates BCS National Championship appearance
*Indicates College Football Playoff berth
How to bet on conference winners
When it comes to betting any prop, shop around to ensure you’re getting the best prices. Just because Caesars Sportsbook offers Washington to win the Pac-12 at +250 doesn’t mean all books do; DraftKings Sportsbook might offer the same prop at +400, giving you a higher potential payout. Here at TheLines, we pull all of the odds for you to ensure you’re always getting the best odds.
College football betting can seem daunting at first, with a number of league-specific factors coming into play. When betting the Pac-12 conference, it’s important to note:
- Strength of schedule (home/away splits, out of conference)
- Coaching prowess
- Star quarterbacks
- Returning production and cohesiveness
Factors like recruiting are important, too, when used in the right context. For example, the 2023 recruiting class likely won’t see the field for another year or two, so it’s important to delve back into prior years to get a feel for the roster talent. Especially in the Pac-12, also know the transfer portal and transfer classes. However, note teams that do and do not develop talent. For example, Utah is extremely good at developing lower-ranked recruiting classes whereas USC consistently signs top classes and under-delivers.