Eight Pac-12 players were named first-team preseason All-Americans by Athlon's on Monday, while 11 others were named to the other three teams. Oregon, Stanford and USC each had a pair of first-team selections.
There is no simple measure that consistently predicts college football success. The best is pedigree, but even that often fails. Just ask Notre Dame and Texas. While returning starters -- most particularly a quarterback -- are the easiest way to map out how a team stands in the preseason, there are more than a few folks who believe a veteran offensive line is as meaningful as anything.
Welcome to the mailbag, the best gateway to Friday happy hour. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. We keep typing that because it's for your own good. To the notes. Ben from Los Angeles writes: Ted, I agree that parity has changed the Pac-12.
One day later, the USC Trojans' 2012 recruiting class still registers as an overall success for Lane Kiffin and his staff. The 12 signees and five early enrollees will be a big part of the future of this program.
Five-star Under Armour All-American offensive tackle Andrus Peat (Tempe, Ariz./Corona Del Sol) declared for Stanford Wednesday live on ESPN. Peat turned down the opportunity to play at Nebraska with his brother, Todd, a defense tackle.
With less than 24 hours to go before signing day, the WeAreSC staffers make their final predictions on where the USC prospects will end up. As always, these lists are subject to change over the next several hours.