The best college football recruiting classes by conference: Pac-12

Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux can be the No. 1-ranked college football recruit to also be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft since Jadeveon Clowney. Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire

Amid conference realignment that is changing college football, we decided to rank the top 10 recruiting classes from 2010 to 2019 for each Power 5 conference.

We recently evaluated our recruiting class rankings, considering how player rankings translated into actual production and how well each class did in the win column over the course of four years.

Last week, we broke down the Big 12. This time, we go through the Pac-12.

Over the past decade, only two Pac-12 programs have reached the College Football Playoff, and no one recruiting class emerged as a clear-cut leader over the group. The Oregon Ducks, who in recent cycles have established themselves as the leader on the recruiting trail within the conference, unsurprisingly placed the most classes on this list. Stanford and Washington, which each won at least two conference titles over the 10 years, also had multiple classes represented on the list.

While USC currently undergoes another coaching search, the once-dominant program in recruiting has struggled, and that is represented here. Over this time period the Trojans won only one conference title and had only one class rank among the 10 best.

Here are the top 10 recruiting classes in the Pac-12 over the past decade.