LOS ANGELES – Oregon and Stanford have given no indication they're ready to give up their thrones atop the Pac-12 this fall.
That won't stop the other 10 schools from working each week to unseat the best in the West.
The Pac-12 is a deep, talented conference heading into the 2013 season, featuring rosters studded with veteran returnees and emerging talent. But after Southern California's much-documented tumble from preseason hype to late-season embarrassment last year, there's no doubt who's expected to reign again.
Oregon and Stanford both return fresh off BCS bowl victories last season, with the Ducks taking the Fiesta Bowl and the Cardinal winning the Rose Bowl. While the Ducks are under new coach Mark Helfrich, not much has really changed in Eugene, apart from their new Taj Mahal of a training center.