Pac-12 Conference Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

Pac-12 Conference Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

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Pac-12 Conference Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games


The final look at the 2017 Pac-12 season, with the final rankings by opinions and top seasons, top players, coaches and games. 


Pac-12 Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

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Pac-12 Final Analysis

The Pac-12 wasn’t all that close to getting into the College Football Playoff, the top teams were beaten up in a few key non-conference games, and the bowl season was a complete and total disaster. Other than that, everything went great.

The conference might have lost a few star quarterbacks, but there’s a whole lot of hope going forward with the excitement of new coaches at UCLA, Arizona, Oregon State and Arizona State – and to a certain extent, at Oregon – and with stars like Khalil Tate and Bryce Love back. However, the teams need to come up with bigger wins in the non-conference schedule, and the league can’t be an afterthought on a national scale again.

The whole #Pac12AfterDark might be fun, but it also shows the problem. It was a fun conference season in a lot of ways, but it was easily the No. 5 conference among the Power Five.

Pac-12 Final Rankings (by opinion)

1. USC
2. Stanford
3. Washington
4. Washington State
5. Utah
6. Arizona State
7. Arizona
8. UCLA
9. Oregon
10. Colorado
11. California
12. Oregon State

Pac-12 Final Rankings (by season & merit)

1. USC
2. Washington
3. Washington State
4. Stanford
5. Arizona State
6. Oregon
7. Utah
8. Arizona
9. UCLA
10. California
11. Colorado
12. Oregon State

Pac-12 Coaching Rankings

1. Clay Helton, USC
2. David Shaw, Stanford
3. Todd Graham, Arizona State (fired)
4. Justin Wilcox, California
5. Chris Petersen, Washington
6. Mike Leach, Washington State
7. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona (fired)
8. Kyle Whittingham, Utah
9. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado
10. Willie Taggart, Oregon (left for FSU)
11. Jim Mora Jr., UCLA (fired)
12. Gary Andersen, Oregon State (fired)

Pac-12 Top Ten Players

1. RB Bryce Love, Jr. Stanford
2. QB Sam Darnold, Soph. USC
3. QB Josh Rosen, Jr. UCLA
4. QB Khalil Tate, Soph, Arizona
5. DT Hercules Mata’afa, Jr. WSU
6. RB Ronald Jones II, Jr. USC
7. DE Rasheem Green, Jr. USC
8. LB Christian Sam, Jr. Arizona State
9. DT Harrison Phillips, Sr. Stanford
10. OG Cody O’Connell, Sr. Washington State

Pac-12 Ten Best Games

1. UCLA 45, Texas A&M 44, Sept. 3
2. TCU 39, Stanford 37 (Alamo Bowl), Dec. 28
3. Washington 33, Utah 30, Nov. 18
4. Washington State 47, Boise State 44, Sept. 9
5. Memphis 48, UCLA 45, Sept. 16
6. USC 27, Texas 24, Sept. 16
7. Arizona 45, California 44, Oct. 21
8. UCLA 44, Arizona State 37, Nov. 11
9. Stanford 15, Oregon State 14, Oct. 26
10. Arizona State 37, Oregon 35, Sept. 23

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