Five Pac-12 teams in recruiting top 25 - ESPN
On the field, the Pac-12 of late has produced elite teams but not a lot of depth in the top 25. The current ESPN Recruiting rankings are exactly the opposite. No conference team ranks among the first 15, but five rank between 18 and 25.x USC is 18th, California is 19th, Stanford is 20th, Arizona State is 24th and Oregon is 25th. Of course, recruiting rankings before the first of the year are not unlike the AP rankings in October: It's nice to be noticed but where you finish is what matters.