Every year, the Pac-12 polls media members on how they predict the season will turn out. Sometimes there is a pretty strong consensus. Sometimes there is not. The Pac-12 blog expects there to be strong unanimity this go-around, as our four ballots suggest.
■ Tyson Alger wonders if South Dakota can give Oregon a run for their money when they come to Autzen Stadium on August 30th.
■ Kevin Gemmell has the Arizona vs Oregon on his week 6 ultimate road trip.
■ ATQ is starting a new podcast series you might be interested in.
■ Dale Newton is cooking up some secret sauce for 2014.
Great athletes, the really great athletes, have a common trait [Marcus] Mariota has: they respect their sport and work harder than anyone.