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ESPN released post-signing day Pac-12 power rankings

With national signing day over, how do teams rank for next season

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With signing day over, ESPN (along with the rest of us) is already looking forward to next season as they released their 2017 power rankings on Monday. ESPN had previously released power rankings for next season, but have re-evaluated after signing day.

Although Washington made the CFP, the loss to Alabama proved they are not ready and sit behind USC in the rankings. With USC landing the best recruiting class in the Pac-12 it cemented their spot at the top.

Stanford sits at third after they signed a class that has a lot of immediate potential on the offensive line. After struggling with their protection last season, the Cardinal looks to give that protection back to Keller Chryst who will be recovering from a torn ACL in the Sun Bowl.

Washington State landed at fourth after signing the 45th ranked class. The Cougars now have a decent amount of depth at skill positions and after losing their top two receivers they landed a couple of guys that will make an impact early.

Colorado and Utah sit at 5 and 6 respectably and will be the teams trying to knock USC out of the top spot. With the addition of some of the best JUCO athletes in the Nation, both of these teams will look to have immediate help from this class.

UCLA and Oregon are next in the rankings as neither team really signed a class with immediate potential. Both the Bruins and the Ducks struggled last season and will be looking to be on the rebound.

After a struggling season with the quarterback position, Oregon State landed the 4th ranked JUCO quarterback, Jake Lutton. Although there are still plenty of questions with the Beavers, Luton should have an immediate impact in Corvallis.

Arizona State and Arizona switched places in this latest rankings and most of that has to do with the Sun Devil’s addition of former Alabama quarterback, Blake Barnett. Both Arizona schools struggled with injuries this past season. While the Wildcats failed to capitalize on immediate impact players, the Sun Devils will be looking to improve their offense right away.

California lands at the bottom of the rankings. After the addition of a new coach and the struggles of last season the Golden Bears signing class might be a few years out before they make an impact.



Post-signing day Pac-12 Power Rankings
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