For the past few seasons, the prowess of the Pac-12 has been called into question. With historic powers generally falling toward the bottom of the standings, the conference didn’t have a national footprint. However, the USC Trojans made the most drastic changes to their team for the 2022 college football season, adding Lincoln Riley, Caleb Williams, and a host of other high-profile transfers. Will USC rise to power? Or can the Utah Utes stave them off for a second consecutive Pac-12 title? Find Pac-12 odds, team previews, power rankings, and more below.
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Pac-12 odds 2022
To bet on any of the teams’ futures for the Pac-12, simply click on the odds in the table below.
2022 Pac-12 Power Rankings
- Oregon Ducks ()
- UCLA Bruins ()
- Utah Utes ()
- USC Trojans ()
- Washington Huskies ()
- Oregon State Beavers ()
- Washington State Cougars ()
- Arizona Wildcats ()
- Stanford Cardinal ()
- Arizona State Sun Devils ()
- California Golden Bears ()
- Colorado Buffaloes ()
Players to watch
Caleb Williams, QB, USC: Williams cemented himself as the highest-profile transfer potentially ever when he made the move with head coach Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC. He flashed superstar potential despite a difficult situation in Norman, eventually overtaking preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler for the starting gig.
Jordan Addison, WR, USC: As a sophomore, Addison won the Biletnikoff Award– given to the top receiver– over names like Chris Olave and Jameson Williams. Addison will have some room to breathe in L.A., as USC also rosters field-stretcher Mario Williams, who will demand equal attention. Expect Addison to challenge his 100-1,593-17 statline from last year.
Bo Nix, QB, Oregon: Nix had a high-profile career at Auburn where he didn’t quite meet expectations before heading north to Oregon. He developed each year of his career, improving his completion percentage each season. Nix is joined by former Florida State OC Kenny Dillingham, who coached him in 2019.
Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State: Ward is a transfer from FCS Incarnate Word. The jump from FCS to Power Five is concerning to some, but Washington State certainly seemed to think he was up for the challenge. Wazzu will move back to the traditional air raid system this year after a two-year hiatus, almost guaranteeing productive numbers from Ward.
Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon: Brother of Lions tackle Penei, Noah Sewell made a name for himself. He’s the top linebacker in the next crop of NFL prospects according to CBS Sports after racking up 114 tackles in 2021– second-most in the Pac-12. With Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning assuming head coaching duties at Oregon, Sewell won’t have any shortage of good coaching on his side.
Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah: Phillips III entered his freshman year as Utah’s highest-rated prospect ever. He lived up to the rating, leading the Pac-12 with 13 passes defended and bringing two interceptions (one of which he returned for a TD).
Jackson Sirmon, LB, Cal: Sirmon was one of the most sought-after transfers this offseason, landing 40th on 247Sports’ list. He led Washington with 92 tackles last season and will be a consideration for this year’s All-Pac 12 team.
Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford: He landed on the All-Pac 12’s second team at the end of 2021 after breaking up 11 passes (second in the conference) and picking two off. Phil Steele named him a fourth-team preseason All-American for this coming season and is one of the best players on Stanford.
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Pac-12 results 2021
|South||Conference Record||North||Conference Record|
|Arizona State||6-3||Oregon State||5-4|
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 Utah 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 2022 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.