On Thursday, ESPN and writer Bill Connelly released his annual post-spring SP+ projections, ranking all the teams in college football for the upcoming 2023 season.

As expected, Georgia took the No. 1 spot in his rankings, followed closely by Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama and LSU.

As for the Pac-12, 5 teams cracked the top 25 in Connelly’s rankings: Oregon, Washington, USC, UCLA and Utah. You van find the rankings of all 12 Pac-12 teams below:

SP+ rankings: Pac-12

  • No. 7: USC
  • No.  11: Oregon
  • No. 14: Utah
  • No. 17 Washington
  • No. 24: UCLA
  • No. 30: Oregon State
  • No. 54: Cal
  • No. 58: Washington State
  • No. 63: Arizona State
  • No. 70: Arizona
  • No. 95: Stanford
  • No. 103: Colorado

A team on this list that may surprise some is Colorado. While many are of the mindset that Coach Prime is not going to bring Colorado to an elite level (or anywhere near it) in Year 1, It’s hard to imagine many would say Colorado will be the worst team by a fairly significant margin in the Pac-12 this season. Colorado is the lowest ranked Power 5 team according to Connelly’s rankings.

USC is the Pac-12’s top chance at a College Football Playoff berth this season, so the Trojans checking in at No. 7 definitely makes sense. The team with the best QB in the country is almost guaranteed to go far, right?

Football season is inching closer and closer, football fans!