Pac-12 Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the Pac-12's best for 2016.

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. 

 

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.

 

Related: 2016 Pac-12 Predictions, Projected Records and Awards

 

 

Pac-12 Team Previews for 2016
North Division
 

National

Rank:

44 23 90 12 11 30
South Division
 

National

Rank:

50 46 61 14 22 32

 

 

Visit the Athlon Sports Online Store to order a copy of the 2016 Pac-12 Preview Magazine, which features in-depth analysis and previews for all 12 teams, predictions, rankings and features to prepare for the upcoming year. 

 

 

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

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