Pac-12 title game predictions

Kyle Bonagura: Oregon. The Ducks have improved significantly since their loss to Arizona. In its seven-game winning streak since, Oregon has scored at least 40 points in every game and won by an average of 24.3 points.

Arizona is certainly capable, but the Ducks should expect to win.

Kevin Gemmell: Oregon. I’m playing the odds on this one. Surely, Arizona can’t beat the Ducks three times in a row. Can they? The last team to beat Oregon three straight times was Cal from 2006 to '08. I think a Ducks team that’s healthier across the offensive line pulls this one out. I won’t be shocked in any way, shape or form if I’m wrong. But one Pac-12 head coach told me earlier this week that he believes Marcus Mariota is “on a mission.” I agree.

Chantel Jennings: Oregon. The Ducks have Mariota and Arizona doesn't. That's going to be the difference in the game, and it's as easy as that.

David Lombardi: Arizona. Oregon has dominated most of its schedule this season. In fact, they've been dragged to "deep water" -- tied or trailing late in the fourth quarter -- only twice: once by Washington State (a win) and once by Arizona (a loss). I think the Wildcats have both the firepower (Nick Wilson is running wild) and the coaching acumen to force the Ducks into a precarious position again. And if that happens, Scooby "Clutch" Wright can again be Mariota's kryptonite. Oregon is favored here, but Arizona has beaten them twice in a row. Three straight would add a final fitting twist to the 2014 Pac-12 self-cannibalization. We're set up for a shocker that, given the bedlam, wouldn't be so shocking after all.

Ted Miller: While Arizona has been one of the great stories this season, becoming the surprise winner of the South Division and surging in the national rankings, it’s difficult to imagine the Wildcats -- any team -- can solve Marcus Mariota three times in a row. The Ducks are the pick, and they will get a strong shot at the program’s first national championship as the Pac-12 representative in the College Football Playoff.