Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 12 recap (blowout central) and week 13 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back together in studio breaking down what turned into an absolute beatdown week in the Pac-12, with Utah, California, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State all winning by at least two touchdowns (and most of them by far more than that). By taking down Oregon in bloodthirsty fashion the Utes have vaulted themselves to the top of our Power Rankings and now have to be considered the favorite to take home their first Pac-12 Championship.

The guys also talk about the Conference of Champions being shut out of the College Football Playoff for the fifth-straight time, UMass hiring away Arizona defensive coordinator Don Brown, Washington State becoming bowl eligible, the resurgence of the Golden Bears after their COVID-19 outbreak and their push to make the post season plus picks against the spread (both Dave and Ryan went 4-2 last weekend). There are some juicy lines this week in the Pac-12, so break open that piggy bank and make some money!

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

Week 13 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Colorado at Utah (-24) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(Utah)
  • Washington State at Washington (+1.5) – Ryan(WSU), Dave(WSU)
  • Oregon State at Oregon (-7) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(OSU)
  • Arizona at Arizona State (-20) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(Arizona)
  • Notre Dame at Stanford (+17) – Ryan(ND), Dave(ND)
  • BYU at USC (+7) – Ryan(BYU), Dave(BYU)
  • California at UCLA (-7) – Ryan(UCLA), Dave(Cal)

Week 12 Picks: Dave 4-2, Ryan 4-2

Overall: Dave Dave 38-37-1, Ryan 34-41-1

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POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Jimmy Lake fired plus Pac-12 football week 11 recap and week 12 preview

This week Podcast of Champions host Ryan Abraham goes solo talking about the biggest news in the Pac-12 with Washington head coach Jimmy Lake being fired one week after he was suspended by the school. UW now joins USC and Washington State as the Pac-12 programs that have fired their head coaches midseason in 2021, setting up what should be a very interesting Apple Cup next week (host David Woods coined the game as the “Application Bowl” on Twitter).

Ryan also talks about the poor television quality of Pac-12 games shown on ESPN, the scenarios in which Oregon and Utah can win the North and South divisions this upcoming weekend, which Pac-12 programs are bowl eligible (ASU, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Utah) and which ones are eliminated (Arizona, Colorado and Stanford). Plus he goes over the latest Podcast of Champions Power Rankings, breaks down all of the week 11 action in the conference and previews all of week 12 including three rivalry games. 

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

Week 12 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Arizona at Washington State (-15) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(WSU)
  • Washington at Colorado (+6.5) – Ryan(CU), Dave(UW)
  • UCLA at USC (+3) – Ryan(UCLA), Dave(UCLA)
  • California at Stanford (+1.5) – Ryan(Stanford), Dave(Cal)
  • Oregon at Utah (-3) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(Oregon)
  • Arizona State at Oregon State (+3) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(OSU)

Week 11 Picks: Dave 2-2-1, Ryan 1-3-1

Overall: Dave 34-35-1, Ryan 30-39-1

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POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 10 recap and week 11 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods get to talk about something that they haven’t been able to in over two years, a win on the football field for the Arizona Wildcats! Sure it took half of Cal’s team being out of commission due to a COVID-19 outbreak, but Jedd Fisch got his first win as a college head coach and there is no place to go but up from here for the Cats!

Speaking of COVID-19, Cal had 44 players and coaches test positive so its game against USC had to be postponed until December 4, the day after the Pac-12 Championship. The guys talk about that plus big news at Washington where offensive coordinator John Donovan was fired and head coach Jimmy Lake was suspended for a game for pushing his own player after the Huskies lost to Oregon. Oregon State also tossed its hat into the assistant coach firing ring, letting go defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar after giving up 37 points to Colorado.

The guys also reveal the double winners in our Survivor Pool, with Sinjin and Dustin each getting $200 in gift cards from Jockey for their efforts! Plus Jim Mora gets the head coaching job at UCONN and Oregon is up to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff Rankings.

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

Week 11 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Utah at Arizona (+24) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(Arizona)
  • USC at Cal (+1.5) – Ryan(), Dave() COVID POSTPONED
  • Stanford at Oregon State (-12.5) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(OSU)
  • Arizona State at Washington (+5.5) – Ryan(ASU), Dave(ASU)
  • Colorado at UCLA (-17) – Ryan(CU), Dave(CU)
  • Washington State at Oregon (-14) – Ryan(WSU), Dave(WSU)

Week Ten Picks: Dave 4-1, Ryan 3-2

Overall: Dave 28-32, Ryan 26-34

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POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 9 recap and week 10 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods came back down to earth with their picks against the spread and continue to be baffled by the up and down nature of this crazy Conference of Champions. For the 5th week in row our No. 1 team in the POC Power Rankings lost, this time Oregon State to a 2-5 California squad.

Dave and Ryan breakdown what was a crazy mess of week 9 games including Oregon allowing Colorado to score TWENTY NINE (29) offensive points, Arizona coming within a touchdown of ending its 19-game losing streak and plus Washington and Stanford playing an unwatchable Pac-12 after dark game.

The guys also discuss Oregon making the top-4 of the initial College Football Playoff rankings, former USC head coach Clay Helton getting the head job at Georgia Southern, and Jimmy Lake’s crazy comments heading into the Oregon/Washington game.

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

Week 10 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Utah at Stanford (+7.5) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(Utah)
  • Cal at Arizona (+12) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(Arizona)
  • Oregon State at Colorado (+10.5) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(Colorado)
  • Oregon at Washington (+6.5) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(UW)
  • USC at Arizona State (-8.5) – Ryan(USC), Dave(ASU)

Week Nine Picks: Dave 2-4, Ryan 2-4

Overall: Dave 28-32, Ryan 26-34

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POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 8 recap and week 9 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back with a little pep in their step after combining to go 9-3 in their picks against the spread last week (Ryan 5-1, Dave 4-2). Can the guys keep that momentum going into a full week 9 slate of games with no Pac-12 programs on BYE weeks? Most likely not, but they will for sure give it the minimal effort per usual.

Dave and Ryan do have a lot of things to say about that crazy week 8 in the Conference of Champions including Arizona coming ever so close to its first win in over two years, Oregon State flexing its muscles against our previous No. 1 team Utah and Oregon taking care of business against UCLA (before trying to give the game away at the end).

The guys also discuss Pac-12 reporter Kyle Bonagura’s telling story inside the firing of former Washington State Nick Rolovich, Colorado trying to fix its woeful offense by firing its offensive line coach and we still have eight listeners left in our Survivor Pool.

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

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Week 9 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Washington State at Arizona State (-16) – Ryan(ASU), Dave(ASU)
  • Colorado at Oregon (-24) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(Oregon)
  • Arizona at USC (-21) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(Arizona)
  • Oregon State at Cal (+1.5) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(Cal)
  • UCLA at Utah (-6.5) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(UCLA)
  • Washington at Stanford (-2.5) – Ryan(Stanford), Dave(Stanford)

Week Seven Picks: Dave 4-2, Ryan 5-1

Overall: Dave 26-28, Ryan 24-30

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POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Nick Rolovich FIRED plus Pac-12 football week 7 recap and week 8 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are back at it discussing the breaking news that Washington State has fired head coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistant coaches for cause because they failed to follow the state mandate and get vaccinated. They discuss where this Cougars program goes from here and how Rolovich’s conspiracy brain won out over logic and common sense, throwing away his $3 million yearly contract to coach football.

Dave and Ryan also try to make sense of this crazy Pac-12 conference where each week the No. 1 team in our Power(less) Rankings loses its match-up, the latest being Arizona State blowing a 21-7 lead on the road against Utah. The guys talk about that game and the other week 7 contests including the showdown of the century, No. 12 Arizona getting absolutely boat-raced on the road against No. 11 Colorado.

The crew also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 8 with two programs, USC and Washington State, playing out of conference foes and two others, Arizona State and Stanford, enjoying BYE weeks.

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

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Week 8 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Washington at Arizona (+18) – Ryan(UW), Dave(Arizona)
  • BYU at Washington State (+3.5) – Ryan(WSU), Dave(WSU)
  • Colorado at Cal (-9) – Ryan(Cal), Dave(CU)
  • Oregon at UCLA (-2.5) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(Oregon)
  • USC at Notre Dame (-7) – Ryan(ND), Dave(ND)
  • Utah at Oregon State (+3) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(Utah)

Week Six Picks: Dave 3-2, Ryan 1-4

Overall: Dave 22-26, Ryan 19-29

POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 6 recap and week 7 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are licking their wounds after going a collective 1-7 picking Pac-12 games against the spread, with Dave coming in at a perfect 0-4. Each week the Conference of Champions makes less and less sense, with teams looking great one week and terrible the next. Both Ryan and Dave breakdown the four games in the Pac-12 that featured another beatdown for the Trojans in the Coliseum, another record-setting loss for the Arizona Wildcats and a Beavers squad that was flying high and has now come back down to Earth.

The guys also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 7 with USC and Oregon State on their BYE weeks. This week Ryan and Dave picked 4 of the 5 games differently, so their could be some fireworks when we get the results this weekend.

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

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Week 7 Picks Against the Spread:

  • California at Oregon (-13.5) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(Oregon)
  • Arizona at Colorado  (-7) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(CU)
  • Stanford at Washington State  (+1.5) – Ryan(Stanford), Dave(WSU)
  • UCLA at Washington  (-1.5) – Ryan(UCLA), Dave(UW)
  • Arizona State at Utah  (pick) – Ryan(ASU), Dave(Utah)

Week Six Picks: Dave 0-4, Ryan 1-3

Overall: Dave 19-24, Ryan 18-25

POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 5 recap and week 6 preview

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in back in studio once again trying to make sense of the Pac-12 conference, with the top-two teams from our Pac-12 Power Rankings losing. Looking up and down both divisions, it appears that any program is capable of beating any other program (OK maybe not Colorado or Arizona) and that will likely means the chaos continues for the entire season. Does this mean the Pac-12 is once again out of the College Football Playoff race? We all know the answer to that.

The guys also preview and make their picks against the spread for week 6 and only four games on the docket with California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington on their BYE weeks.

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

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Week 6 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Stanford at Arizona State (-13) – Ryan(ASU), Dave(Stanford)
  • Oregon State at Washington State (+3.5) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(OSU)
  • Utah at USC (-3) – Ryan(USC), Dave(USC)
  • UCLA at Arizona (+16) – Ryan(Arizona), Dave(Arizona)

Week Five Picks: Dave 3-2, Ryan 2-3

Overall: Dave 19-20, Ryan 17-22

POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 4 recap & week 5 preview

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio discussing the first full weekend of Pac-12 conference play, going over the good, the bad and the ugly. Unfortunately there was plenty of ugly to go around including Arizona going two calendar years without a win on the football field, Colorado going 24-straight possessions without scoring a point (a Pac-12 record) and the Trojans getting throttled at home by the Oregon State Beavers.

They also preview and make their picks against the spread for what should be an interest week five for the conference that includes just five games because both Utah and Arizona are on a BYE this weekend.

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

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Week 5 Picks Against the Spread:

  • USC at Colorado (+7.5) – Ryan(USC), Dave(USC)
  • Oregon at Stanford (+8) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(Stanford)
  • Washington State at Cal (-7.5) – Ryan(Cal), Dave(Cal)
  • Washington at Oregon State (-2.5) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(OSU)
  • Arizona State at UCLA (-3) – Ryan(UCLA), Dave(UCLA)

Week Four Picks: Dave 2-4, Ryan 2-4

Overall: Dave 16-18, Ryan 15-19

POC Power Rankings

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

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Podcast of Champions – Pac-12 football week 3 recap & week 4 previews

This week Podcast of Champions hosts Ryan Abraham and David Woods are in studio breaking down what was an extremely rough Saturday night for the Pac-12, with the Pac-12 South losing all five of its out of conference games, dropping the conferences OOC record to a putrid 23-27. The Conference of Champions only has one undefeated team remaining heading into the meat of conference play, the Oregon Ducks.

As our friend Jon Wilner pointed out, the Pac-12 has lost to 6 Power Five opponents, 5 Mountain West teams, 3 times to BYU alone plus two FCS opponents (and a partridge in a pear tree). The guys talk about the disappointing end to the Pac-12’s weekend, some shakeup at quarterback for several schools and of course they look ahead to week 4 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!

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Week 4 Picks Against the Spread:

  • Washington State at Utah (-14) – Ryan(Utah), Dave(Utah)
  • UCLA at Stanford (+4.5) – Ryan(Stanford), Dave(UCLA)
  • Cal at Washington (-7.5) – Ryan(Cal), Dave(Washington)
  • Arizona at Oregon (-28.5) – Ryan(Oregon), Dave(Oregon)
  • Colorado at Arizona State (-14.5) – Ryan(Colorado), Dave(Colorado)
  • Oregon State at USC (-11) – Ryan(OSU), Dave(OSU)

Week Three Picks: Dave 3-4, Ryan 3-4

Overall: Dave 14-14, Ryan 13-15

POC Power Rankings

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

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