The Pac-12 looks like it'll feature a wide-open race in 2016. Here's what you need to know about each of the contenders.

By Lindsay Schnell
July 13, 2016

No conference may be tougher to predict this season than the Pac-12, where both divisions look set to feature wide-open races. In the Pac-12 North, defending conference champ Stanford aims to hold off Oregon, Washington and Washington State. In the Pac-12 South, UCLA, USC and Utah appear poised to battle for supremacy.

Mike Yam of the Pac-12 Networks joins host Lindsay Schnell on the SI College Football Podcast ahead of Pac-12 media days. They reveal their picks to win each division, break down all 12 teams and discuss whether the conference can send a squad to the College Football Playoff this season after getting shut out of the semifinals last year.

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