The race for the best class in the Pac-12 for the 2021 recruiting cycle is heating up. Oregon reached 11 commitments this weekend while USC received their 13th since we last checked. A few more saw some big-time commits while others have not done much.
Here’s how they all stack up according to the recruiting points from 247Sports.
1. USC Trojans — 220.99
Previous Ranking: No. 1
The Trojans got a commitment from three-star OT Saia Mapakaitolo as their 13th commitment for this class. They’re staying firmly ahead of the pack each and every week.
2. Oregon Ducks — 201.24
Previous Ranking: No. 2
The Ducks had their second corner join the class with the commitment of three-star CB Darren Barkins joining Jadarrius Perkins, a JUCO-transfer. That gives them a dozen commitments and their highest-rated recruit is the state of Arizona’s top-ranked recruit for the class — Bram Walden.
3. California Golden Bears — 120.23
Previous Ranking: No. 3
The Bears are in fear of losing their third spot without any new commitments since last check-in. Their highest-rated recruit still stands as four-star TE Jermaine Terry, the country’s seventh-best TE.
4. Washington Huskies — 105.42
Previous Ranking: No. 4
The nation’s No. 1 JUCO tight end has agreed to transfer in to Washington, giving them an even closer figure to the third sport. They’re still the only Pac-12 team to have a 5-star commitment in QB Sam Huard.
5. UCLA Bruins — 79.94
Previous Ranking: No. 6
UCLA has nearly doubled their total commitments since last check in, securing the commitments from three-star center Benjamin Roy and three-star DE Tyler Kiehne. Roy is the country’s 17th-ranked center while Kiehne is the state of New Mexico’s No. 1-ranked recruit.
6. Washington State Cougars — 77.17
Previous Ranking: No. 8
The Cougars jump two spots after securing three commitments since our last check in. Defensive end Andrew Edson, OLB Ryan Kershaw and punter Nick Haberer have all agreed to sign on while DE Xavier Young gave the Cougars seven total commits so far. Head coach Nick Rolovich must have seen a big need on the edge rushing side of things, securing three of his first six commitments at the position.
7. Oregon State Beavers — 67.40
Previous Ranking: No. 7
Staying pat at No. 7, the Beavers grabbed a commitment from three-star OLB Semisi Saluni from Northgate High School in California. They have now three defensive commitments, including the No. 5 JUCO player in the country, Alex Lemon from Iowa Central Community College.
8. Stanford Cardinal — 66.20
Previous Ranking: No. 9
Caleb Ellis committed just this past weekend and gave Stanford four for the class of 2021. Three of their commitments have been in the secondary as Ellis is a top-100 safety joining Josh Moore and Jimmy Wrick, each who rank inside the top 45 at safety and cornerback, respectively.
9. Arizona State Sun Devils — 61.96
Previous Ranking: No. 5
Though they secured the commitment from three-star TE Garrett Gillette, the Sun Devils have done little else compared to their counterparts. Gillette is the seventh-best player from the state of Wisconsin and if they can grab some other skill players that they’re reported to be high on, they’ll rocket back up.
10. Utah Utes — 37.87
Previous Ranking: No. 11
Utah grabbed the commitment from the nation’s 26th-best inside linebacker prospect in Trey Reynolds from Queen Creek, Arizona. He’s the eighth-best player in the state and gave the Utes just their third commitment of the class.
11. Arizona Wildcats — 29.34
Previous Ranking: No. 10
They’ve still received just two commitments in this class, but are one of just a few teams who secured multiple commitments last month alone. Jackson Bailey & Kolbe Cage are their lone commitments so far, but each have committed within three weeks from now meaning they’re technically still riding a hot streak.
12. Colorado Buffaloes — 27.46
Previous Ranking: No. 12
Head coach Karl Dorrell got his first commitment in three-star DE Allan Baugh but there has been little movement elsewhere. The race for the bottom of the power rankings will go through Colorado until we see otherwise.