Transfers included, the Pac-12 signed two of college football’s top 10 classes during the 2023 recruiting cycle. They belonged to the usual suspects — USC and Oregon. But the conference also had five programs sign top-25 classes (transfers included), with Colorado, UCLA, and Utah filling out the group.

It was a major cycle for the league and some of its teams. Utah signed its best-ever class. Colorado, on the heels of a 1-11 season, signed a top-30 high school class and a top-25 overall class. Arizona State will welcome a nation-leading 46 scholarship newcomers.

Five 5-star recruits signed with Pac-12 programs, the third-most of any conference. Two landed with the Trojans in Los Angeles. Oregon, UCLA, and Colorado each signed one.

The league also signed 59 4-star recruits. Among them, 41 are heading to either USC or Oregon. Utah nabbed nine blue-chip signatures, including two players who are among the seven highest-rated prospects the program has signed in the 247Sports era.

For the fifth consecutive class, Oregon took the top spot in the high school class rankings.

Those are below, via 247Sports. National ranks are listed in parentheses.

  1. Oregon (No. 8 nationally)
  2. USC (No. 12 nationally)
  3. Utah (No. 21 nationally)
  4. Washington (No. 29 nationally)
  5. Colorado (No. 30 nationally)
  6. UCLA (No. 38 nationally)
  7. Arizona (No. 41 nationally)
  8. Arizona State (No. 46 nationally)
  9. Stanford (No. 48 nationally)
  10. Oregon State (No. 50 nationally)
  11. Washington State (No. 64 nationally)
  12. Cal (No. 86 nationally)

And here’s what the class rankings look like with transfer players included:

  1. USC (No. 8 nationally)
  2. Oregon (No. 9 nationally)
  3. Colorado (No. 21 nationally)
  4. UCLA (No. 24 nationally)
  5. Utah (No. 25 nationally)
  6. Washington (No. 30 nationally)
  7. Arizona State (No 36 nationally)
  8. Arizona (No. 49 nationally)
  9. Oregon State (No. 51 nationally)
  10. Cal (No. 57 nationally)
  11. Stanford (No. 59 nationally)
  12. Washington State (No. 69 nationally)