The Pac-12 conference has been on a roll lately, placing two teams in a BCS bowl game three years in a row.
Next season, the talent level will be greater than ever before, and it doesn't all belong to the same team, either, as was the case with several USC teams this past decade. Future NFL stars exist on nearly every campus in the Pac-12.
A clear pecking order has been established with both Oregon and Stanford ruling the league as of late.
But this is still big-time football from the top of the league to the bottom, so we're combing each roster to determine every team's best returning player.
Look ahead to find out which 12 made the cut.