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Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen

An intriguing race is set to unfold in the Pac-12 this season, as there’s not a clear frontrunner or team projected to finish in the top four and in the mix for a playoff berth. However, while the league may not have a dominant team in place for 2016, there’s no shortage of talent across the conference for all 12 teams. UCLA leads the way on Athlon’s projected All-Pac-12 team with 15 selections, while Washington is the top team from the North with 14 picks. USC (12), Utah (10), Stanford (11) and Arizona State (12) also hit the double-digit mark in selections for Athlon’s All-Pac-12 team for 2016. 

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Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Pac-12 last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2016.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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Athlon's 2016 All-Pac-12 Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Josh Rosen UCLA 

Luke Falk Wazzu 

Jake Browning Washington 

Davis Webb California 

RB

Royce Freeman Oregon 

Ronald Jones USC 

Soso Jamabo UCLA 

Nick Wilson Arizona 

RB

Myles Gaskin Washington 

Demario Richard Arizona State 

Joe Williams Utah 

Justin Davis USC 

AP

Christian McCaffrey Stanford 

Charles Nelson Oregon 

Victor Bolden Oregon State 

Kalen Ballage Arizona State 

WR

Gabe Marks Wazzu 

Darren Carrington Oregon 

Darren Andrews UCLA 

John Ross Washington 

WR

JuJu Smith-Schuster USC 

Michael Rector Stanford 

Tim White Arizona State 

Samajie Grant Arizona 

TE

Dalton Schultz Stanford 

Darrell Daniels Washington 

Pharaoh Brown Oregon 

Kody Kohl Arizona State 

C

Riley Sorenson Wazzu 

Toa Lobendahn USC 

Coleman Shelton Washington 

Alex Kelley Colorado 

OL

Tyrell Crosby Oregon 

Trey Adams Washington 

Jacob Alsadek Arizona 

Casey Tucker Stanford 

OL

Zach Banner USC 

Johnny Caspers Stanford 

Chris Borrayo California 

Kenny Lacy UCLA  

OL

J.J. Dielman Utah 

Chad Wheeler USC 

Cole Madison Wazzu 

Sean Harlow Oregon State 

OL

Conor McDermott UCLA 

Isaac Asiata Utah 

Damien Mama USC 

Scott Quessenberry UCLA 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Kylie Fitts Utah 

Hunter Dimick Utah 

Greg Gaines Washington 

Rasheem Green USC 

DL

Eddie Vanderdoes UCLA 

Hercules Mata'afa Wazzu 

Takkarist McKinley UCLA 

Josh Tupou Colorado 

DL

Lowell Lotulelei Utah 

Elijah Qualls  Washington 

Henry Mondeaux Oregon 

James Looney California 

DL

Solomon Thomas Stanford 

JoJo Wicker Arizona State 

Tashon Smallwood Arizona State 

Torrodney Prevot Oregon 

LB

Salamo Fiso Arizona State 

Peter Kalambayi Stanford 

Keishawn Bierria Washington 

Deon Hollins UCLA 

LB

Cameron Smith USC 

Peyton Pelluer Wazzu 

Jayon Brown UCLA 

Paul Magloire Arizona 

LB

Azeem Victor Washington 

Christian Sam Arizona State 

Derek McCartney Colorado 

Addison Gillam Colorado 

CB

Adoree' Jackson USC 

Chidobe Awuzie Colorado 

Alijah Holder Stanford 

Darrien Molton Wazzu 

CB

Sidney Jones Washington 

Iman Marshall
USC 

Marcus Rios UCLA 

Dominique Hatfield Utah 

S

Budda Baker Washington 

Randall Goforth UCLA 

Shalom Luani Wazzu 

Kareem Orr Arizona State 

S

Marcus Williams Utah 

Jaleel Wadood UCLA 

Tedric Thompson Colorado 

Fabian Moreau (CB) UCLA 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Andy Phillips Utah 

Aidan Schneider Oregon 

Conrad Ukropina Stanford 

Zane Gonzalez Arizona State 

P

Matt Haack Arizona State 

Nick Porebski Oregon State 

Alex Kinney Colorado 

Mitch Wishnowsky Utah 

KR

Christian McCaffrey Stanford 

Tim White Arizona State 

John Ross Washington 

Charles Nelson Oregon 

PR

Dante Pettis Washington 

Adoree' Jackson USC 

Christian McCaffrey Stanford 

Ishmael Adams UCLA 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-Pac-12 Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Arizona

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Arizona State

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

California

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Colorado

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Oregon

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Oregon State

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Stanford

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

UCLA

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

USC

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Utah

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Washington

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Washington State

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0