CONFERENCE OF QUARTERBACKS: In 2022, the Pac-12 had eight different quarterbacks throw for over 3,000 yards in a season to tie for the most ever by a conference in college football history (done previously also by the Pac-12 in 2014). Six of those eight quarterbacks return to the league in 2023:
RETURNING TALENT: The Pac-12 returns 25 of the 51 players (49.0%) of players who were named to the conference’s all-conference 1st and 2nd team in 2022. It’s the only Power 5 conference returning better than 40% of its 1st and 2nd team All-Conference performers from last season.
Among the Pac-12 returners are the 1st and 2nd team quarterbacks, three of the four 1st and 2nd team wide receivers, and six of the eight defensive linemen.
This also includes the top six returning WR in receiving yards from last season:
And three of the top five returning RB in rushing yards from last season:
TOP 25: The Pac-12 has five teams ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 and is the only conference to have five teams ranked in the Top 18. It’s the first time the conference has had five teams in the Top 20 in the preseason since 2014 and the first time with two teams in the preseason Top 10 since 2017.
– Pac-12.com –