Rating the Pacific-12 Conference

February 7, 2013 

Here’s how staff writer Todd Dybas ranks the recruiting classes for each Pacific-12 Conference football program for 2013 signing day: 1. UCLA

Though cornerback Priest Willis has not signed yet, his solid verbal and retaining the services of Bellevue linebacker Myles Jack put the Bruins on top of the conference.

2. USC

The Trojans were bashed Wednesday for losing a lot of recruits, but their group of 12 is loaded with talent.

3. Washington

Solid work by Washington is highlighted by dynamic receivers and defensive line help.

4. Oregon

Running back Thomas Tyner will be the next Ducks back to run crazy in the spread offense.

5. Arizona

Running back Pierre Cormier out of San Diego could be the next back racking up yards in Rich Rodriguez’s spread offense.

6. Stanford

A small class for the Cardinal with no highlight names, but featuring two four-star linebackers. We’re through underestimating anything to do with Stanford football.

7. Cal

Mostly laden with three-star recruits, the Bears are trying to fill numerous holes.

8. Arizona State

Sun Devils bring in a lot of junior college players for next season. That can be boom or bust.

9. Oregon State

Cornerback Dashon Hunt is the big fish for the Beavers. Other than that, a mish-mash heading to Corvallis.

10. Washington State

Quarterback Tyler Bruggman, 6-feet-2, 202 pounds, kept his commitment to the Cougars. He’s expected to be a nice fit for coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense.

11. Utah

The Utes’ group lacks star power but did bring a lot of size, fitting with coach Kyle Whittingham’s banging style.

12. Colorado

The Buffs did little to make prognosticators expect a significant improvement over last season’s dismal 3-10 record.

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