2019 Pac-12 Football Preview

Check out the CSD preview for the Pac-12’s 2019 season in this loaded preview featuring in-depth coverage of everything you need to know about all 12 teams, projected records based on thousands of computer simulations, and a list of the top players in the conference.

2019 Unit Rankings

QBRBWR/TEOLDLLBDB
1. oregon1. utah1. usc1. oregon1. utah1. california1. utah
2. arizona2. arizona state2. colorado2. washington2 usc2. oregon2. california
3. utah3. oregon3. washington state3. washington state3. washington3. washington state3. oregon

All-Pac-12 Team

Offense

QB – Justin Herbert, Oregon
RB – Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
RB – JJ Taylor, Arizona
WR – Laviska Shenault, Colorado
WR – Aaron Fuller, Washington
WR – Michael Pittman, USC
TE – Colby Parkinson, Stanford
C – Nick Harris, Washington
OL – Shane Lemieux, Oregon
OL – Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
OL – Penei Sewell, Oregon
OL – Trey Adams, Washington

Defense

DL – Leki Fotu, Utah
DL – Jay Tufele, USC
DL – Bradlee Anae, Utah
DL – Luc Bequette, California
LB – Troy Dye, Oregon
LB – Evan Weaver, California
LB – Colin Schooler, Arizona
LB – Palaie Gaoteote, USC
DB – Jaylon Johnson, Utah
DB – Myles Bryant, Washington
DB – Paulson Adebo, Stanford
DB – Julian Blackmon, Utah

Awards

Offensive POY: QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
Defensive POY: LB Colin Schooler, Arizona
Freshman OTY: DL Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
Newcomer OTY: QB Jacob Eason, Washington
Coach OTY: Chris Petersen, Washington
Game OTY: Oregon @ Washington (October 19th)
Breakout Player: RB Salvon Ahmed, Washington


NORTH

1. Washington

Top Returning Players: C Nick Harris, CB Myles Bryant

Notable Players Leaving: RB Myles Gaskin, TE Drew Sample, T Kaleb McGary, IDL Greg Gaines, LB Ben Burr-Kirven, CB Byron Murphy, S JoJo McIntosh, S Taylor Rapp

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 6th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 15th

Average Projected Record: 9.1 wins, 2.9 losses (6.5 wins, 2.5 losses)

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2. Oregon

Top Returning Players: QB Justin Herbert, G Shane Lemieux, T Penei Sewell, T Calvin Throckmorton, IDL Jordon Scott, IDL Austin Faoliu, IDL Gary Baker, LB Troy Dye, CB Thomas Graham Jr., CB Deommodore Lenoir, S Jevon Holland

Notable Players Leaving: WR Dillon Mitchell, EDGE Jalen Jelks, EDGE Justin Hollins

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 26th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 17th

Average Projected Record: 8.0 wins, 4.0 losses (5.8 wins, 3.2 losses)

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3. Stanford

Top Returning Players: QB KJ Costello, CB Paulson Adebo

Notable Players Leaving: WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, TE Kaden Smith, EDGE Joey Alfieri, LB Bobby Okereke

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 20th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 24th

Average Projected Record: 7.0 wins, 5.0 losses (5.5 wins, 3.5 losses)

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4. Washington State

Top Returning Players: WR Dezmon Patmon, T Abraham Lucas, EDGE Willie Taylor III, S Jalen Thompson

Notable Players Leaving: QB Gardner Minshew, RB James Williams, T Andre Dillard, LB Jahad Woods

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 31st
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 41st

Average Projected Record: 6.8 wins, 5.2 losses (4.2 wins, 4.8 losses)

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5. California

Top Returning Players: EDGE Tevin Paul, IDL Luc Bequette, LB Evan Weaver, CB Camryn Bynum, CB Traveon Beck, CB Elijah Hicks, S Ashtyn Davis, S Jaylinn Hawkins

Notable Players Leaving: T Patrick Mekari, LB Jordan Kunaszyk

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 58th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 56th

Average Projected Record: 5.4 wins, 6.6 losses (3.4 wins, 5.6 losses)

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6. Oregon State

Top Returning Players: QB Jake Lutton, RB Jermar Jefferson, WR Isaiah Hodgins, WR Trevon Bradford

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 109th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 101st

Average Projected Record: 3.4 wins, 8.6 losses (1.8 wins, 7.2 losses)

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SOUTH

T1. Utah

Top Returning Players: QB Tyler Huntley, RB Zack Moss, WR Jaylen Dixon, TE Cole Fotheringham, IDL Leki Fotu, IDL John Penisini, EDGE Bradlee Anae, CB Jaylon Johnson

Notable Players Leaving: LB Cody Barton, LB Chase Hansen, S Marquise Blair

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 21st
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 28th

Average Projected Record: 7.8 wins, 4.2 losses (5.4 wins, 3.6 losses)

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T1. USC

Top Returning Players: WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, IDL Marlon Tuipulotu, IDL Jay Tufele, EDGE Christian Rector

Notable Players Leaving: G Chris Brown, LB Cameron Smith, CB Iman Lewis-Marshall

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 29th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 23rd

Average Projected Record: 7.0 wins, 5.0 losses (5.4 wins, 3.6 losses)

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3. Arizona State

Top Returning Players: RB Eno Benjamin

Notable Players Leaving: QB Manny Wilkins, WR N’Keal Harry

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 28th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 33rd

Average Projected Record: 7.3 wins, 4.7 losses (5.2 wins, 3.8 losses)

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4. UCLA

Top Returning Players: RB Joshua Kelley, IDL Osa Odighizuwa, LB Krys Barnes, CB Darnay Holmes

Notable Players Leaving: TE Caleb Wilson, S Adarius Pickett

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 55th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 49th

Average Projected Record: 5.5 wins, 6.5 losses (4.2 wins, 4.8 losses)

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5. Arizona

Top Returning Players: RB JJ Taylor, LB Colin Schooler

Notable Players Leaving: WR Shawn Poindexter, IDL PJ Johnson, S Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 39th
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 47th

Average Projected Record: 6.3 wins, 5.7 losses (3.8 wins, 5.2 losses)

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6. Colorado

Top Returning Players: WR Laviska Shenault Jr., IDL Mustafa Johnson, LB Davion Taylor, LB Nate Landman

Notable Players Leaving: IDL Javier Edwards

Final 2018 CSD Prime Ranking: 63rd
Projected 2019 CSD Prime Ranking: 63rd

Average Projected Record: 4.6 wins, 7.4 losses (2.7 wins, 6.3 losses)

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2019 Pac-12 Title Game Prediction: Washington 24, Utah 20