Earlier in this 2014 recruiting cycle, the Pac-12 was not doing well in the recruiting rankings. However, several programs are now on the verge on signing elite classes.
The conference, which is deeper than it's given credit for, features several excellent head coaches. Chris Petersen is now at Washington due to Steve Sarkisian taking over at USC. Stanford head coach David Shaw is one of the best in the business, UCLA head coach Jim Mora loves coaching college players and both Arizona schools also have excellent coaches.
That's why recruiting in the Pac-12 is so competitive and also why the following programs should be extremely proud of the recruiting classes they are about to sign.
*All recruiting totals are from 247Sports.