The Pac-12 has three teams in the 2012 AP Top 25 preseason poll, with another two members of the conference receiving votes. University of Southern California leads things, with the USC Trojans earning the No. 1 ranking. The Oregon Ducks are next, coming in at No. 4, and the Stanford Cardinal are ranked No. 21. The two Pac-12 teams that were not ranked but received votes were Washington and Utah.
Arizona teams have a number of games against Top 25 teams: the Arizona Wildcats play Oregon on Sept. 22, Stanford on Oct. 6, and USC on Oct. 27. Oregon and Stanford are road games, while the Wildcats will host the Trojans. The ASU Sun Devils face Oregon in Arizona's Ring of Honor game on Oct. 18, then travel to Southern California to face USC on Nov. 10.
Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.
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