CBS Sports ranked all 130 FBS teams and on Tuesday posted its preseason top 25, which included four Pac-12 teams. The other eight programs in the conference landed in the top 100. Every Power 5 conference has two schools in the top 10.
Defending Rose Bowl champion USC returns Heisman favorite and the potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft in quarterback Sam Darnold. The Trojans were ranked No. 4.
Defending Pac-12 champion Washington lost a load of talent on both sides of the football, but the Huskies return starting quarterback Jake Browning and bring back a talented defensive core with lineman Vita Vea and linebacker Azeem Victor. The Huskies checked in at No. 7.
The other two Pac-12 schools in CBS’ top 25 are Stanford at No. 14 and Washington State at No. 24.
On the outside looking in, Utah is No. 28, Oregon is No. 33, UCLA is No. 38 and Colorado is No. 43.
The conference drops off with Arizona State at No. 70, Arizona at No. 72, Oregon State at No. 74, and California at No. 90.