The Pac-12 has exploded out of the gate with a talented crop of quarterbacks in 2012. This is a conference known for its QBs with such illustrious alumni as John Elway, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Bledsoe, Rodney Peete, Jim Plunkett and Troy Aikman—just to name a few.
Four of the top nine QBs in NFL career passing yards come from Pac-12 schools. Seven current starting QBs are from the Pac-12—the most of any conference.
Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that four of the Pac-12’s starting quarterbacks are underclassmen.
Surely everyone thought Matt Barkley was the best the conference had to offer in 2012, but this interesting batch of freshly minted starters has given the USC senior a run for the title of top dog in the Pac-12.
Let’s take a look at the Pac-12’s Quarterbacks Power Rankings: