Steele: Forecasting the Pac-12 standings

Myles Gaskin led the Huskies' offense with a team-high 1,380 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2017. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Love's return to Stanford makes the Cardinal a serious threat in the Pac-12, and Washington's strong core can make another push for the playoff, not to mention USC, which has one of the best defenses in FBS. But which team will end up on top?

Here are Phil Steele's projections for the Pac-12's final standings:

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