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Pac-12 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

Clay Helton

Clay Helton

National Signing Day was relatively quiet on the West Coast and the Pac-12. USC picked up a couple of late commitments to finish with the league’s top signing class at No. 9 nationally, and crosstown rival UCLA inked the Pac-12’s No. 2 haul (No. 11 nationally). Only three five-star players signed with Pac-12 programs and all three are headed to either USC or UCLA. Stanford quietly signed another excellent class under coach David Shaw to take No. 3 in the consensus recruiting rankings, while Oregon finished fourth in the Pac-12 and averaged a 29.75 finish nationally – its lowest mark for a recruiting class over the last six seasons.

Chris Petersen

Washington is a program on the rise under coach Chris Petersen, and the Huskies continue to build momentum on the recruiting trail. Washington’s class ranked No. 26 nationally last season and averaged a No. 33 rank in 2016. Recruiting at a high level hasn’t been a problem for Petersen in his tenure in Seattle. Another underrated storyline from National Signing Day in the Pac-12 was Utah. The Utes averaged a No. 35 finish among the four major recruiting services, which is its best mark since joining the Pac-12.  

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To recap National Signing Day, Athlon Sports is taking a look at the top recruiting classes by each league. The national rankings from the four major scouting services – Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN – were used to compile a consensus average, which we used to rank teams in each league. Additionally, the number of three, four and five-star recruits signed by each team are indicated in the table from the 247Sports Composite. 

Pac-12 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings

Rank

Team

 

5-Star

4-Star

3-Star

National Average

247

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

1

USC

2

12

5

9

6

11

8

11

2

UCLA

1

10

17

11

11

7

11

15

3

Stanford

0

9

14

15.75

17

15

18

13

4

Oregon

0

6

12

29.75

35

24

28

32

5

Arizona State

0

4

15

31.75

32

36

34

25

6

Washington

0

7

10

33

36

29

38

29

7

California

0

1

24

35.5

37

38

27

40

8

Utah

0

2

24

35.75

30

40

35

38

9

Oregon State

0

2

21

47.5

52

52

41

45

10

Arizona

0

2

15

48.25

51

44

51

47

11

Washington State

0

0

23

54

58

50

52

56

12

Colorado

0

1

15

67.6

72

67

64

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