Future power rankings: Who's set up to play for Pac-12 title in '16?


There is no denying the North has owned the Pac-12 championship game in its brief history, as Oregon and Stanford -- two each -- have taken all four conference titles since 2011. USC will be the South team tasked with stopping that run this year, and the Trojans -- under newly appointed head coach Clay Helton -- will take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday.

While the 2015 conference title will be decided in a few days, we’re flipping the calendar to December 2016, and taking a look at how Pac-12 programs have set themselves up through recruiting to potentially punch a ticket to next year’s title game. While established veterans and returning seniors will form the backbone of many conference teams, here is how teams are set to reload with the 2014-16 classes: