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Jon Wilner talking about the Pac-12’s issues

Jon Wilner from the Bay Area News Group and author of the great Pac-12 Hotline Newsletter joins the Podcast of Champions to talk about the state of the Pac-12 and lots more. We also recap the Las Vegas Bowl and preview the Cheez-It Bowl and answer all of your Pac-12 football questions.

Bowl Picks:

Cheez-It Bowl : California vs. TCU (+1) – Ryan picks Cal, Dave picks Cal

Bowl pick results from last week:

Ryan (0-1) and David (1-0)

Overall pick results:

Ryan 56-33-3, Dave 52-37-3

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Podcast of Champions – Talking Pac-12 with John Canzano

The Podcast of Champions welcomes in for the first time John Canzano of the Bald Face Truth and the Oregonian to talk about the various problems around the Pac-12 conference plus we preview the first Pac-12 bowl game of the year.

Canzano also shared his wonderful nickname for the conference commissioner, “Champagne Larry.”

We also discuss Colorado making a big hire, bringing in Mel Tucker to take over the program.

Bowl Picks:

Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Fresno State (-4) – Ryan picks ASU, Dave picks Fresno

Overall pick results:

Ryan 56-32-3, Dave 51-37-3

Final Power Rankings:

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

 

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Final Pac-12 football weekend recap

We put a bow on the Pac-12 football season recapping the championship game and Big Game with Ryan and Dave plus special guest Kyle Bonagura from ESPN talking about some of the issues with the Conference of Champions.

Week 14 pick results:

Ryan 2-0, Dave 1-1

Overall pick results:

Ryan 56-32-3, Dave 51-37-3

Final Power Rankings:

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

 

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Pac-12 week 13 recap and championship preview

With rivalry week in the books and the Pac-12 Championship set, Ryan and Dave break down all the week 12 action for you plus they preview not only the title game but the postponed Big Game between Cal and Stanford.

Week 13 pick results:

Ryan 4-3, Dave 2-5

Overall pick results:

Ryan 54-32-3, Dave 50-36-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

Stanford at California (+2) – Ryan picks Stanford and Dave picks Stanford

Pac-12 Title: Washington vs. Utah (+5) – Ryan picks UW and Dave picks Utah

 

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Pac-12 week 12 recap, week 13 preview

How is this possible that we have reached the final week of the college football regular season? In this episode of the Podcast of Champions Dave and Ryan return to recap all the action from week 12 and preview all seven games from week 13.

Oh, and their picks against the spread were on FIRE last weekend.

Week 12 pick results:

Ryan 5-0, Dave 4-1

Overall pick results:

Ryan 50-29-3, Dave 48-31-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

Oregon at Oregon State (+14) – Ryan picks Oregon and Dave picks Oregon

Washington at Washington State (-3) – Ryan picks UW and Dave picks WSU

Stanford at UCLA (+5) – Ryan picks Stanford and Dave picks UCLA

Arizona State at Arizona (+2) – Ryan picks ASU and Dave picks ASU

Colorado at California (-12.5) – Ryan picks Colorado and Dave picks Colorado

Notre Dame at USC (+10.5) – Ryan picks ND and Dave picks ND

BYU at Utah (-13.5) – Ryan picks Utah and Dave picks Utah

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Pac-12 week 11 recap, week 12 preview

The Pac-12 football season is winding down and the division races are much more defined with just two weeks left. In this episode of the Podcast of Champion Ryan and Dave recap all the games from week 11 and preview the important match-ups from week 12.

Week 11 pick results:

Ryan 2-3, Dave 3-2

Overall pick results:

Ryan 45-29-3, Dave 44-30-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

Utah at Colorado (+7) – Ryan picks Utah and Dave picks Utah

USC at UCLA (+3.5) – Ryan picks UCLA and Dave picks UCLA

Oregon State at Washington (-33.5) – Ryan picks OSU and Dave picks OSU

Stanford at California (+2) – Ryan picks Cal and Dave picks Stanford

Arizona State at Oregon (-3.5) – Ryan picks ASU and Dave picks ASU

Arizona at Washington State (-9.5) – Ryan picks WSU and Dave picks Arizona

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Pac-12 week 10 recap, week 11 preview

The Pac-12 South race is clear as mud and the Pac-12 North looks like it is Apple Cup or bust. In this episode Ryan and Dave breakdown all of the week 10 games, preview the week 11 match-ups and answer your questions about the conference of parity.

Week 10 pick results:

Ryan 3-3, Dave 2-4

Overall pick results:

Ryan 43-26-3, Dave 41-28-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

UCLA at Arizona State (-12.5) – Ryan picks ASU and Dave picks ASU

Washington State at Colorado (+5.5) – Ryan picks WSU and Dave picks WSU

Oregon at Utah (-3) – Ryan picks Oregon and Dave picks Utah

Oregon State at Stanford (-21.5) – Ryan picks OSU and Dave picks OSU

California at USC (-5.5) – Ryan picks Cal and Dave picks Cal

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Pac-12 week 9 recap and week 10 preview

It was a Saturday upset special in the Pac-12 last weekend with all five underdogs winning outright, making even more of a mess of the division races. In this episode Dave and Ryan recap all of the games from week 9 and preview what could be another crazy slate of games in week 10.

Week 9 pick results:

Ryan 3-3, Dave 4-2

Overall pick results:

Ryan 40-23-3, Dave 39-24-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

Colorado at Arizona (-4) – Ryan picks Arizona and Dave picks Arizona

Utah at Arizona State (+7) – Ryan picks Utah and Dave picks Utah

UCLA at Oregon (-8.5) – Ryan picks UCLA and Dave picks UCLA

Stanford at Washington (-8.5) – Ryan picks Stanford and Dave picks Stanford

USC at Oregon State (+14) – Ryan picks OSU and Dave picks OSU

California at Washington State (-10.5) – Ryan picks Cal and Dave picks WSU

Survivor pool picks:

PlayerWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
Dave Woods (UCLA)USCWSUCalUWASUStan
Ryan Abraham (USC)ASUOSUUofAUWCUWSUUtahUCLAOregon
Adam Munsterteiger (CU)ASUOSUCUUofAUSCWSUUtahUCLAUW
Dan Sorensen (Utah)Arizona
Jason Scheer (UofA)WSUOSUCalUSCASUUWUtahUCLAOregon
Chris Karpman (ASU)UCLA
Chris Fetters (UW)ASUOSUUofAUWCUWSUUtahUCLAOregon
Angie Machado (OSU)UCLA
Matt Premm (UO)UCLA

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Pac-12 week 8 recap, week 9 preview

It wasn’t the prettiest weekend of Pac-12 football, but don’t forget you would kill for this in May. Ryan and Dave breakdown all six conference games from week 8 and preview six more for week 9.

Week 8 pick results:

Ryan 3-3, Dave 3-3

Overall pick results:

Ryan 37-20-3, Dave 35-22-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

Utah at UCLA (+10) – Ryan picks UCLA and Dave picks UCLA

Oregon State at Colorado (-23.5) – Ryan picks Colorado and Dave picks OSU

Arizona State at USC (-6.5) – Ryan picks ASU and Dave picks ASU

Washington at Cal (+10.5) – Ryan picks Cal and Dave picks Cal

Washington State at Stanford (-3) – Ryan picks WSU and Dave picks WSU

Oregon at Arizona (+10) – Ryan picks Oregon and Dave picks Oregon

Survivor pool picks:

PlayerWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
Dave Woods (UCLA)USCWSUCalUWASUStan
Ryan Abraham (USC)ASUOSUUofAUWCUWSUUtahUCLAOregon
Adam Munsterteiger (CU)ASUOSUCUUofAUSCWSUUtahUCLAUW
Dan Sorensen (Utah)Arizona
Jason Scheer (UofA)WSUOSUCalUSCASUUWUtahUCLAOregon
Chris Karpman (ASU)UCLA
Chris Fetters (UW)ASUOSUUofAUWCUWSUUtahUCLAOregon
Angie Machado (OSU)UCLA
Matt Premm (UO)UCLA

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Pac-12 week 7 recap, week 8 preview

Dave and Ryan return to recap week 7 in the Pac-12 including a huge match-up in each division plus they preview a packed week 8 with all 12 programs playing conference foes.

Week 7 pick results:

Ryan 2-2, Dave 3-1

Overall pick results:

Ryan 34-17-3, Dave 32-19-3

Power Rankings:

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

Our picks against the spread:

Stanford at ASU (+2.5) – Ryan picks Stanford and Dave picks ASU

Colorado at Washington (-16.5) – Ryan picks UW and Dave picks Colorado

California at OSU (+7) – Ryan picks OSU and Dave picks OSU

Oregon at WSU (-1.5) – Ryan picks WSU and Dave picks WSU

USC at Utah (-6.5) – Ryan picks Utah and Dave picks Utah

Arizona at UCLA (-7) – Ryan picks UCLA and Dave picks UCLA

Survivor pool picks:

PlayerWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
Dave Woods (UCLA)USCWSUCalUWASUStan
Ryan Abraham (USC)ASUOSUUofAUWCUWSUUtahUCLAOregon
Adam Munsterteiger (CU)ASUOSUCUUofAUSCWSUUtahUCLAUW
Dan Sorensen (Utah)Arizona
Jason Scheer (UofA)WSUOSUCalUSCASUUWUtahUCLAOregon
Chris Karpman (ASU)UCLA
Chris Fetters (UW)ASUOSUUofAUWCUWSUUtahUCLAOregon
Angie Machado (OSU)UCLA
Matt Premm (UO)UCLA

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