Ted Miller While Sports Illustrated picked Oregon to win the Pac-12 -- over Utah in the first conference championship game -- it ranked the Ducks behind Stanford in its preseason top-25. SI tapped Stanford fourth and Oregon fifth in its top-25. It also has Arizona State 17th and USC 20th. Alabama is No. 1. Oregon's season-opening opponent, LSU, is No. 3. This actually isn't incongruous. The SI.com Pac-12 preview was done by highly respect Eugene Register-Guard columnist George "The Animal" Schroeder, while the top-25 is a magazine thing that operates independently. Pac-12 nonconference foes in the top-25 other than LSU include No. 9 Nebraska (Washington), No. 12 Wisconsin (Oregon State), No. 13 Oklahoma State (Arizona) No. 15 Notre Dame (USC, Stanford), No. 19 Ohio State (Colorado) and No. 22 Missouri (Arizona State). Does any other AQ conference play eight nonconference games versus top-25 foes? What do* you think? Here's SI's top-25. 1. Alabama 2. Oklahoma 3. LSU 4. Stanford 5. Oregon 6. Florida State 7. South Carolina 8. Boise State 9. Nebraska 10. Arkansas 11. Texas A&M 12. Wisconsin 13. Oklahoma State 14. Michigan State 15. Notre Dame 16. Virginia Tech 17. Arizona State 18. TCU 19. Ohio State 20. USC 21. Mississippi State 22. Missouri 23. West Virginia 24. Auburn 25. Florida Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog Click here to view the article.