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2012 Quarterback Rankings: Pac-12

The Pac-12 should have the best signal callers in the nation in 2012.
<p> The Pac-12 should have the best signal callers in the nation in 2012.</p>

-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall)

There is no doubt this is the Era of the Quarterback.

College Football Recruiting Rankings: 2012 Team Update

With just over a month to go before Signing Day, who claims the nation's top class?
<p> With just over a month to go before Signing Day, who claims the nation's top class?</p>

-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall)

National Signing Day 2012 is just over one month away.

With 11 of the top 20 players in the 2012 Athlon Consensus 100 — and exactly one-third of the entire list — still left uncommitted, the furious finish to the 2012 recruiting cycle could be one of the more memorable in history.

Matt Barkley's Return Solidifies USC as 2012 National Title Contender

With Matt Barkley back under center, USC will be one of college football's best teams next year
<p> With Matt Barkley back under center, USC will be one of college football's best teams next year</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart and now Matt Barkley. USC’s recent tradition of quarterbacks sticking around for their senior season continued on Thursday with Matt Barkley’s announcement that he will return for one more year in Los Angeles.

Matt Kalil leaves for NFL Draft - what's next for USC and Matt Barkley?

<p> Matt Kalil leaves for NFL Draft - what's next for USC and Matt Barkley?</p>
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USC’s 2012 national title hopes hinge squarely on the NFL decision of two players – quarterback Matt Barkley and left tackle Matt Kalil. The Trojans were dealt their first blow for next season on Thursday night, as Kalil decided to forego his final year of eligibility and will enter the NFL Draft. He is expected to be one of the first 15 picks off the board in April.

Arik Armstead: Recruiting Update

Armstead could take his final visit this weekend and a decision could come soon.
<p> Arik Armstead: Recruiting Update</p>

-by Braden Gall (follow at @AthlonBraden)

The recruitment of the nation’s No. 4 prospect, two-way star lineman Arik Armstead, has been anything but smooth.

Best Pac-12 Teams of the BCS Era

Athlon Sports ranked the best Pac-12 teams of the BCS era.
<p> Athlon Sports ranked the best Pac-12 teams of the BCS era.</p>

-by Braden Gall (follow at @AthlonBraden)

The BCS is wrapping up its 14th season of action and Athlon has dissected the numbers and reviewed the tapes of all six BCS conferences in order to rank the best each league has had to offer. Which Oklahoma team was the best of the decade? Which Florida team was the toughest to stop? How do you rank the Florida State teams of the late '90s? Which Miami team was the best? How about those loaded USC teams? Alabama vs. Auburn?

Greatest Rose Bowl Performances of the BCS Era

Athlon Sports ranks the best Rose Bowl performances of the BCS Era.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best Rose Bowl performances of the BCS Era.</p>

-by Mitch Light (follow at @AthlonMitch)

With the 14th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made the most of their opportunities.

Here are the Top Rose Bowl Performances of the BCS Era:

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