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Three Pac-12 Teams Ranked in Post-Spring Top 25 List

One Pac-12 team ranks at No. 4 in Stewart Mandel's top 25 rankings heading into 2022, but it may surprise you who takes the top spot in the conference.

For top teams around the Pac-12, expectations are high heading into 2022.

Goals for programs such as USC and Oregon are lofty despite changes of scenery, while Utah looks poised to defend its title when the regular season rolls around. 

The conference shifting away from divisions also might open the door for any team looking to play spoiler, as winning percentage will be used as the benchmark for the Pac-12 title game rather than matching the winners of the North and South standings. 

Around the Pac-12, a majority of teams carry their own unique aura as the summer months approach. Can Arizona use an historically-good recruiting class and new transfer quarterback Jayden de Laura properly? Will Emory Jones propel the Sun Devils to heights nobody thinks they can reach? Will Washington find a way to return to prominence on the west coast? 

While we wait for those answers, lists and rankings are aplenty this time of year. 

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel recently completed his post-spring practice top 25 list, where three Pac-12 schools were ranked fairly high. 

Three Pac-12 Teams Ranked in Post-Spring Top 25 List

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