Pac-12 South Division Odds
(TheSpread) – The Pac-12 South Division should be very competitive, with four teams all vying to break out from the pack.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, USC is the slight favorite to win the South, as the Trojans have odds of +250 to win. Other short odds to win are Arizona State, Arizona and UCLA, who each have odds of +300 to win.
USC didn’t have a chance to win the first South Division title, but it was expected to win last year. Instead, the Trojans went 7-6 and didn’t finish near the top. USC will have 16 starters back this season, led by receiver Marqise Lee.
Arizona State has yet to win the South Division. The Sun Devils went 8-5 last season with new coach Todd Graham. This year’s squad will return 16 starters, led by quarterback Taylor Kelly, who threw for over 3,000 yards in 2012.
Arizona has yet to win the South Division as well. The Wildcats were 8-5 last season in Rich Rodriguez’ first year as coach. This year’s squad has 17 starters back, including all 11 on defense. Ka’Deem Carey, who rushed for 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2012, is back to lead Arizona in 2013.
UCLA is the only team to have won the South Division title, as the Bruins claimed the first two championships. UCLA was 9-5 last season in Jim Mora Jr.’s first year as head coach. This year’s team returns 13 starters from last year’s team, led by quarterback Brett Hundley, who threw for 3,740 yards and 29 touchdowns.
For a look at the odds for each team to win the 2013 Pac-12 South Division, see below.
Odds to win the 2013 Pac-12 South Division
Arizona State +300