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Up And Down The Coast, Pac-12 Lunch Links: Updated Recruiting Rankings Released

<strong>Top talent</strong>: USC coach Lane Kiffin has managed to receive six commitments from prospects included in the Rivals100 for the class of 2013.
Top talent: USC coach Lane Kiffin has managed to receive six commitments from prospects included in the Rivals100 for the class of 2013.

It's Tuesday ... and for your reading pressure.

  • In some ways, it's amazing how much recruiting dominates talk throughout the Internet these days. Today's no exception. The updated Rivals100 was released, which ranks the top 100 prospects for the class of 2013. As you might expect: USC is doing quite well with six of its seven commits included on the list, as well as two in the top-six and three in the top-25. By comparison, Stanford has two and Oregon has one on the entire list.
  • CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman released his top-10 toughest schedules for the 2012 and the list includes three Pac-12 schools with Washington at No. 2, Oregon State at No. 3 and Cal at No. 9. The Huskies will face LSU in Baton Rouge in the second week of the season.
  • A fun piece from ESPN's Pac-12 blog, which put together an All-NFL team consisting of former Pac-12 players. Headlining the group: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
  • SB Nation's very own Utah blog, Block U, writes that the rivalry with BYU must continue -- even if not held annually.
  • The NCAA Baseball Tournament is set to begin. UCLA, which won a share of the Pac-12 championship on Sunday, earned a No. 2 overall seed. Other Pac-12 teams to make the 64-team playoff include Oregon, Stanford, Arizona and Oregon State.
  • A pair of Arizona baseball players were named Pac-12 players of the week.
  • USC men's tennis standout Steve Johnson wrapped up an impressive career over the Memorial Day weekend. Johnson extended his winning streak to 72 games after securing the NCAA singles title, defeating Kentucky’s Eric Quigley, 6-4, 6-4. Johnson won two singles crowns and four NCAA team championships over his four-year career with the Trojans.
  • The NCAA Men's Golf Championships begin today. Six Pac-12 teams -- Cal, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington -- are included in the field of 30, the most of any conference. The Trojans are hosting the competition at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Lastly, this will likely make Washington State coach Mike Leach smile. Craig James polling at three percentfor today's GOP Senate primary in Texas.

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