Power Ranking the 8 Best Pac-12 Recruiting Coaches in BCS Era

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Power Ranking the 8 Best Pac-12 Recruiting Coaches in BCS Era
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The Pac-12 conference is one of the more competitive leagues in college football, and that intensity spills over to the recruiting trail. When a school hires a new head coach in the Pac-12, one of his first tasks is to hire a staff who can get it done as recruiters as well as on the field, because the 11 other teams can poach prospects.

The BCS era in the conference has been dominated by USC, as the Trojans had what was essentially a monopoly on both the Pac-12 title and the recruiting trail. But other schools have enjoyed recruiting success in their own right thanks to good recruiting head coaches.

The Pac-12 has undergone coaching changes, and you'll see some relatively new names like Steve Sarkisian and Jim Mora on this rankings list. Of course Pete Carroll is somewhere on this list, but we'll also look at some of the earlier BCS-tenured coaches like Mike Bellotti and Bob Toledo who recruited well.

Here are the eight best recruiting coaches in the Pac-12 BCS era.

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