Pac-12 forecast for 2017: USC is loaded, but don't forget about Washington

Sam Darnold would love to lead USC to another postseason win in 2017. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article was adapted from Phil Steele's college football preview magazine, which is available here.

USC and Washington appear to be the best in the Pac-12 for 2017, but they're not the only teams worth watching. Expect another big season at Stanford and a big turnaround at UCLA.

Here's Phil Steele's look at how things should unfold in the Pac-12: