Stanford was the only Pac-12 football team to be ranked among the top 20 in total defense in NCAA Div. I last season. However, that does not mean the Pac-12 lacked great defenses.
What it does mean is that in conference games, those defenses had to contend with several prolific offenses.
So where do defenses in the Pac-12 stand heading into 2013?
One from the Pac-12 South will be surprisingly better while another from the Pac-12 North will struggle.
And one Pac-12 team that went BCS bowling last year is searching for leaders on its unit.