1) Stanford Cardinals: The Cardinal won the conference last season, and with their star QB and MLB returning Cardinal fans have every reason to expect them to repeat.
2) Oregon Ducks: While the Ducks may have lost Chip Kelly, they are still extremely talented. It is also a good idea to point out that Mark Helfrich became the Ducks OC in 2009, and probably knows the team pretty well (although not all coordinators successfully transition to being a head coach).
3) UCLA Bruins: The Bruins are the best team in the South, and gave Stanford a run for their money in the Pac-12 Title Game in 2012. Don’t be surprised to see them in contention for the Pac-12 Crown this year.