The Pac-12 is rich with talent on both sides of the ball.
From defensive stars such as T.J. McDonald of USC to offensive giants such as DeAnthony Thomas of Oregon, fans of the Conference of Champions can be rest assured that there will be numerous playmakers providing fireworks on Saturday nights.
One key group of playmakers that is sure to light up the highlight reel are an elite group of quarterbacks that combine to make up one of the better quarterback conferences in the nation.
Despite the departure of Andrew Luck, Nick Foles, and Brock Osweiler to the NFL, the Pac-12 is still laden with talented quarterbacks that will put up stellar numbers.
Looking to contend for their fourth straight Pac-10/12 Title, the Oregon Ducks will have to face a gauntlet of quarterbacks that are sure to test their young secondary and veteran linebacking corps. The Ducks will need to shore up issues in their passing defense if they wish to withstand the test of these elite quarterbacks.
Though every quarterback has a special set of tools that make them unique from the others, some stand out above the rest.
Here are the top five quarterbacks the Ducks will face, ranked from least threatening to most.