Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 2 recap and week 3 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio trying to make sense of this crazy conference that is the Pac-12. In week 1 the North crashed and burned and in week 2, with UCLA on a BYE, the South followed suit and fell flat on its face. The Ducks got another signature win for the conference, but another College Football Playoff contender USC got blasted by Stanford.

The guys also discuss the breaking news that the Trojans have finally fired Clay Helton (much to the chagrin of Dave) and talk about some potential candidates to take over at USC, they reveal the Power Rankings that are clear at the top and bottom and messy in the middle and of course they look ahead to week 3 and make their picks against the spread.

And as always they spend time answering all of the questions the listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

Don’t forget to enter your POC Survivor Pool picks HERE. Please DO NOT pick if you are out of the competition. This week Dave picks Arizona.

Week 3 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Minnesota at Colorado (-2.5) – Ryan(UM), Dave(CU)
  • Idaho at Oregon State (n/l) – Ryan(-), Dave(-)
  • USC at Washington State (+8.5) – Ryan(WSU), Dave(WSU) – Chaos Bowl
  • Sacramento State at California (n/l) – Ryan(-), Dave(-)
  • Arkansas State at Washington (-16.5) – Ryan(ASU), Dave(ASU)
  • Utah at SDSU (+9.5) – Ryan(SDSU), Dave(SDSU)
  • Stony Brook at Oregon (n/l) – Ryan(-), Dave(-)
  • Stanford at Vanderbilt (+12) – Ryan(Vandy), Dave(Stanford)
  • NAU at Arizona (n/l) – Ryan(-), Dave(-)
  • Arizona State at BYU (+3.5) – Ryan(BYU), Dave(BYU)
  • Fresno State at UCLA (-11.5) – Ryan(UCLA), Dave(UCLA)

Week Two Picks: Dave 4-5, Ryan 5-4

Overall: Dave 11-10, Ryan 10-11

POC Power Rankings

  1. Oregon
  2. UCLA
  3. Arizona State
  4. Colorado
  5. Utah
  6. Oregon State
  7. Stanford
  8. USC
  9. California
  10. Washington State
  11. Arizona
  12. Washington

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 1 recap and week 2 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio once again breaking down what was an incredible week one in the Pac-12, at least if you are a fan of the UCLA Bruins. Pac-12 North fans most likely had a bad taste in their collective mouths with the division going 1-5 and the lone win was a 4th quarterback Oregon comeback over Fresno State. The Pac-12 South fared much better, going 5-1 including UCLA’s impressive domination of LSU in the Rose Bowl.

The guys also breakdown the newest AP Poll that saw Washington drop out after losing to Montana (!!!) and UCLA jump in, they reveal the Pac-12 Players of the Week, share their POC Power rankings, make their picks against the spread for week 2 the and lots more!

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

Don’t forget to enter your POC Survivor Pool picks HERE. This week Dave picks Washington State (Ryan is out after picking WSU last week).

Week 2 Picks Against the Spread

  • Oregon at Ohio State (-14.5) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(Oregon)
  • Cal at TCU (-11.5) – Ryan(Cal), Dave(TCU)
  • TAMU at CU (+17) – Ryan(TAMU), Dave(CU)
  • Portland State at WSU (n/l) – Ryan(-), Dave(-)
  • UW at Michigan (-7) – Ryan(Michigan), Dave(Michigan)
  • SDSU at Arizona (-2) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(Arizona)
  • Utah at BYU (+7) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(Utah)
  • Stanford at USC (-17) – Ryan(USC), Dave(USC)
  • UNLV at ASU (-33.5) – Ryan(UNLV), Dave(UNLV)
  • Hawaii at OSU (-11) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(Hawaii)

Week One Picks: Dave 6-5, Ryan 4-7

Overall: Dave 7-5, Ryan 5-7

POC Power Rankings

  1. UCLA
  2. USC
  3. Oregon
  4. Utah
  5. ASU
  6. Colorado
  7. California
  8. Arizona
  9. Oregon State
  10. Stanford
  11. Washington State
  12. Washington

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 week 0 recap and week 1 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back in studio gearing up for the first real week of college football here in the Pac-12, with 12 games played over 3 days for week 1 in the conference plus an opportunity to recap the lone week 0 Pac-12 game, a UCLA blowout win over Todd Graham’s Hawaii squad. The guys go through each and every game and make their picks against the spread, reveal their POC Power Rankings for the opening week of the season and share their Survivor Pool picks for week 1.

They also go over some of the big news from across the Pac-12 conference including a former Colorado quarterback getting the starting nod for Oregon State, Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich getting sued by a former player and lots more!

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

Don’t forget to enter your POC Survivor Pool picks HERE. This week Ryan is taking Washington State and Dave is taking Colorado.

Week 0 Pick Results

Both Ryan and Dave had UCLA -17 and won (both 1-0)

Week 1 Picks Against the Spread

  • Weber State at Utah (-28.5) – Ryan (Utah), Dave (Utah)
  • Southern Utah at ASU (-45) – Ryan (SUU), Dave (SUU)
  • N. Colorado at Colorado (-38) – Ryan (N. Colorado), Dave (N. Colorado)
  • Stanford vs. Kansas State (-3) – Ryan (KSU), Dave (KSU)
  • Fresno State at Oregon (-20.5) – Ryan (Oregon), Dave (Oregon)
  • San Jose State at USC (-14) – Ryan (USC), Dave (SJSU)
  • Oregon State at Purdue (-7) – Ryan (OSU), Dave (Purdue)
  • LSU at UCLA (+3) – Ryan (LSU), Dave (UCLA)
  • BYU vs. Arizona (+12.5) – Ryan (BYU), Dave (Arizona)
  • Nevada at Cal (-3) – Ryan (Cal), Dave (Cal)
  • Utah State at Washington State (-17) – Ryan (WSU), Dave (WSU)

POC Power Rankings

  1. Oregon
  2. USC
  3. UCLA
  4. Washington
  5. Utah
  6. ASU
  7. California
  8. Colorado
  9. Stanford
  10. Oregon State
  11. Washington State
  12. Arizona

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Pac-12 Survivor Pool is LIVE

The Podcast of Champions Pac-12 Survivor Pool is LIVE or the 2021 college football season! Link here to enter your pick and remember you have to put in a pick EACH WEEK:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa-pErjEGqHqr81t0IHgZ0iA8UX5HO5LkOLHnCaQFzJMWodw/viewform

RULES:

1) Pick ONE Pac-12 team each week. If they win, you survive. If they lose OR FAIL TO PLAY, you are out (no second chances).
2) You cannot pick the same team more than once. By definition, the pool will last no longer than Week 12 (UCLA vs. Hawaii was Week 0).
3) You must include your email address and name (nicknames are fine) each week. PLEASE USE THE SAME EMAIL AND NAME EACH WEEK, or else we won’t know that you are the same person.
4) You can also include an optional comment at the bottom. Smack talk is actively encouraged, and might get read on the podcast (especially if your team then proceeds to lose).
5) The deadline to submit your picks each week is Saturday 12 p.m. Pacific Time. You can select a team that starts play before the deadline (e.g. Utah is playing Weber St. on Thursday in Week 1), but ONLY if you submit your pick before their game begins. Failing to submit a pick results in disqualification.
6) Any invalid pick (e.g. picking a repeat team, picking a team that already started playing, or submitting your pick after the 12 p.m. Pacific Time deadline) results in disqualification. Failing to submit a pick at all in a particular week also results in disqualification.
7) If you send multiple submissions during the same week (accidentally or otherwise), only the first set of picks will count.
7a) COVID EXCEPTION: If you select a team, and their game is subsequently cancelled due to COVID, you can submit a revised pick so long as it arrives before the Saturday 12 p.m. deadline. If a game is cancelled after 12 p.m., sorry dude.
8) The winner(s) of the pool are whoever survive the most weeks before being eliminated. There are no tiebreakers, i.e. there can be multiple winners.
9) We will have an actual prize for winning, thanks to our sponsor Jockey! Plus you will be immortalized on a POC episode!

Podcast of Champions – Predicting program records and division standings for each Pac-12 program heading into the 2021 season

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham is solo with David Woods out because he is in a “protocol” according to his publicist. The show must go on however, so Ryan dives into all of the juicy Pac-12 football news and notes that Dave despises so much, including starting quarterback news at Utah and Arizona, The Alliance that formed between the Pac-12, Big 10 and ACC, the Pac-12 deciding not to expand and of course Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich getting prickly with the mandatory vaccine mandate handed down by the Governor of Washington.

They also make all of their picks for each Pac-12 football program for the 2021 season including the division winners and overall conference winner. With Ryan doing the show solo, Dave’s publicist sent in his picks and Ryan went through them on the show. Both hosts agree on the conference champion but disagree on the Pac-12 South winner.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Previewing the Pac-12 South teams: USC, Arizona State, Utah, UCLA, Colorado and Arizona

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to the studio to preview the 2021 college football season for the six Pac-12 South teams: USC, Arizona State, Utah, UCLA, Colorado and Arizona. Will the Trojans win the conference or is this finally the year that Clay Helton is fired? Can Arizona State block out the distractions and bust through to win the division? Can Utah get back to its winning ways? Is this the year Chip Kelly wins an out of conference game? Will Karl Dorrell prove his 4-1 regular season in 2020 wasn’t a fluke? Arizona will end it’s losing streak, but how many games can Jedd Fisch win in year one at the helm?

They also discuss the preseason AP Poll with 5 Pac-12 teams making the cut (Oregon at No. 11, USC at No. 15 and Washington at No. 20, Utah at No. 24 and ASU at No. 25), a couple of significant injuries from fall camp, a potential alliance between the Pac-12, the Big 10 and the ACC and lots more!

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Previewing the Pac-12 North teams: Oregon, Washington, California, Stanford, Washington State and Oregon State

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to the studio to preview the 2021 college football season for the six Pac-12 North teams: Oregon, Washington, California, Stanford, Washington State and Oregon State. Will the Ducks three-peat as Pac-12 Champions? Can Washington overtake Oregon? Will Chase Garbers lead Cal to the promised land? Can Stanford build on their surprise 4-2 showing in 2020? Can WSU’s Run-and-Shoot light up the North? Will the Beavers and Jonathan Smith finally break through? The guys talk about all of that and more in this week’s episode!

They also discuss the preseason Coaches Poll with only 3 Pac-12 teams (Oregon at No. 12, USC at No. 14 and Washington at No. 21) making the cut, how the conference finished at the Olympics, the return of stadium beer sales at three more programs and lots more!

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Would an alliance between the Pac-12 and Big 12 make sense?

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to the studio to discuss the recent meeting between Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and what it could mean for the Conference of Champions going forward. Could there be a merger between the two conferences? Maybe something as simple as a scheduling agreement between the two conferences? Or any sort of alliance that would help the two Power Five conferences combat the already huge Big Ten and the huge and growing SEC.

The guys also discuss the new NCAA COVID-19 requirements for student athletes and the vastly different protocols for the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated, the Pac-12’s Olympic success in Tokyo, the Texas senate going off on the University of Texas and lots more!

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 Media Day recap

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to the studio to breakdown all of the interesting news and notes from Pac-12 Media Day 2021. It started off with new conference commissioner George Kliavkoff addressing the media 30 minutes after Texas and Oklahoma announced they had officially asked to join the SEC. Things got more interesting when Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich addressed the room via Zoom because he has yet to receive the vaccine and wasn’t allowed to attend the conference in person.

The guys also discuss what they think about the new direction of the conference, from one of parity under Larry Scott to a focus on championships for the revenue sports under Kliavkoff. Ryan also had an opportunity to meet with the new commissioner while he was on the first stop of his listening tour at USC and he shares his first impressions after that one-on-one conversation.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 Media Day preview and why WSU’s Nick Rolovich won’t be in attendance

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods return to discuss the breaking news that Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich will not be attending Pac-12 Media Day in person because he has not been vaccinated against COVID-19. The guys were going through the Pac-12 Media Day release right after it was sent to the media and noticed that there was a note indicating that Rolovich would be doing interviews via Zoom. Neither host knew why but within minutes Rolovich’s statement hit Twitter: “I have elected not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination for reasons which will remain private.”

While the guys have a field day with that news, they also go on to discuss what could be another conference realignment wave with both Texas and Oklahoma having potential interest in leaving the Big12 and joining the SEC. The Pac-12 tried to bring in both of those programs back with the league was the Pac-12, but when the deal fell through added Colorado and Utah instead. They also talk about name, image and likeness deals including Alabama’s Bryce Young reportedly getting close to $1 million in NIL money before he even started a game for the Tide.

And as always they spend time answering every single question listeners manage to send in, including text messages and voicemails!

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