College Football 2016: Power Ranking the Pac-12 Quarterbacks
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The Pac-12 is replacing a lot of accomplished quarterbacks this season but has a handful of young guys who could soon be the faces of college football. That's the beauty of this sport, as new guys are always ready to step up and shine. The Pac-12 is improving as a conference overall and could take that next step with young quarterbacks rising to the occasion.
Here are the power rankings for the Pac-12 quarterbacks in the 2016 college football season.
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1. Josh Rosen, UCLA - As a freshman last season, Josh Rosen had more than 3,600 yards and 23 touchdowns. Few quarterbacks are as talented as Rosen, and he has a chance to be really special starting as a sophomore.
2. Luke Falk, Washington State - Luke Falk averaged 380.1 passing yards per game last season, which led college football. Of course, Falk is in a pass-happy offense, but he showed last season just how good he can be.
3. Anu Solomon, Arizona - Despite missing two games, Anu Solomon completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. Solomon gives Arizona a fighting chance to make some serious noise this season in the Pac-12.
4. Jake Browning, Washington - Jake Browning showed flashes last season with four touchdown passes in wins over Arizona and Oregon State. With a full season under his belt, Browning has the potential to really turn heads in the 2016 season.
5. Max Browne, USC - Max Browne has been waiting his turn to start for USC and that time has likely come with Cody Kessler gone. Browne has all the tools to be that next great USC quarterback.
6. Sefo Liufau, Colorado - Sefo Liufau has 7,380 passing yards and 49 touchdown passes in 31 games with Colorado. Now that he’s healthy, the Buffaloes have something to work with on the offensive side of the ball.
7. Darell Garretson, Oregon State - Darell Garretson returns since transferring from Utah State in which he produced 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in two seasons. Oregon State had the worst passing offense in the Pac-12 last year, so Garretson should help.
8. Dakota Prukop, Oregon - Former Montana State quarterback, Dakota Prukop fits the Oregon offensive nicely and can help keep this Ducks offense afloat.
9. Troy Williams, Utah - Once a Washington commit and just transferring again from Santa Monica College, Troy Williams has an intriguing skill set and could make Utah a better passing team than last season if everything goes as planned.
10. Keller Chryst, Stanford - Keller Chryst will have the big task of replacing Kevin Hogan and has very limited playing experience. However, Chryst was recruited well back in 2014 and has some nice tools to give Stanford some hope.
11. Manny Wilkins, Arizona State - Replacing Mike Bercovici won’t be easy, but Manny Wilkins was a highly recruited player in 2014 and has some nice wheels that will work well in the Sun Devils system.
12. Chase Forrest, California - Cal will desperately miss Jared Goff, but Chase Forrest has potential and is a pretty accurate from the limited reps he's had since arriving on campus.