- Blair Angulo, Reporter, WeAreSC.com
A glance at final recruiting class rankings from recent years offers no explanation for the power shift that has shaken up the Pac-12.
If the accumulation of high-caliber talent is supposed to translate into on-field success, it hasn't exactly played out that way. Recruiting projections of years past certainly didn't provide clues or hint at what would unfold in the conference this season.
While USC is widely considered a nationally recognized college football brand -- a factor that undoubtedly contributes to unparalleled recruiting success in and out of California -- it is Oregon that has basked in the spotlight since the start of Chip Kelly's tenure in Eugene.
USC wants the best players. Oregon wants the best players for its system, and that's working just fine for the Ducks.