Pac-12 football: Week 12 College Wires predictions

We’ve reached the penultimate week of the college football regular season and it’s a good one in the Pac-12.

Both USC-UCLA and Oregon-Utah are marquee matchups while the star of last week, No. 17 Washington, hosts Colorado. Elsewhere around the conference, Washington State-Arizona seems like a toss-up, Oregon State is at Arizona State and Stanford welcomes the reeling Cal Golden Bears.

As we do every week, the teams at Buffs Wire, Trojans Wire and Ducks Wire offered their predictions and for the most part, there weren’t many clear favorites for Saturday. Only one game had a unanimous consensus and you can probably guess which one.

Washington State at Arizona

TUCSON, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 01: Tight end Tanner McLachlan #84 of the Arizona Wildcats grins as he crosses into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA football game against the Colorado Buffalo at Arizona Stadium on October 01, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

Don Smalley (Ducks Wire): Arizona

Andy Patton (Ducks Wire): Washington State

Zac Neel (Ducks Wire): Washington State

Matt Zemek (Trojans Wire): Washington State

Don James (TrojansWire): Washington State

Matt Wadleigh (Trojans Wire/Buffs Wire): Washington State

Tony Cosolo (Buffs Wire): Washington State

Jack Carlough (Buffs Wire): Arizona

Patrick Conn (Regional Editor): Washington State

Matt Wagner (Buffs Wire): Washington State

Oregon State at Arizona State

Oregon State defensive back Jaydon Grant (3) intercepts the ball in the end zone against Colorado at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

Don S: Oregon State

Andy: Oregon State

Zac: Oregon State

Matt Z: Oregon State

Don J: Arizona State

Matt Wadleigh: Oregon State

Tony: Oregon State

Jack: Oregon State

Patrick: Oregon State

Matt Magner: Oregon State

Stanford at California

Oct 15, 2022; Boulder, Colorado, USA; California Golden Bears quarterback Jack Plummer (13) prepares to pass the ball in the first quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Don S: Stanford

Andy: California

Zac: Stanford

Matt Z: Stanford

Don J: Stanford

Matt Wadleigh: California

Tony: California

Jack: Stanford

Patrick: Stanford

Matt Wagner: Stanford


Colorado safety Isaiah Lewis, left, tackles UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson after a long gain in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Andy: USC


Matt Z: Depends if Eric Gentry plays or not

Don J: USC

Matt Wadleigh: USC

Tony: UCLA

Jack: USC

Patrick: USC

Matt Wagner: USC

Utah at Oregon

Nov 5, 2022; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown carry in the fourth quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Don S: Oregon

Andy: Oregon

Zac: Oregon

Matt Z: Oregon

Don J: Utah

Matt Wadleigh: Oregon

Tony: Utah

Jack: Oregon

Patrick: Utah

Matt Wagner: Oregon

Colorado at Washington

Sep 30, 2022; Pasadena, California, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) hands off to running back Cameron Davis (22) in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Don S: Washington

Andy: Washington

Zac: Washington

Matt Z: Washington

Don J: Washington

Matt Wadleigh: Washington

Tony: Washington

Jack: Washington

Patrick: Washington

Matt Wagner: Washington

Story originally appeared on Buffaloes Wire