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Despite sanctions, USC still tops in new Pac-12

Here is how The News Tribune ranked the recruiting classes for each Pac-12 program for 2011 Signing Day:

1, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (30 signees)Gave up West's marquee name (De'Anthony Thomas), but gained quality depth.

2, OREGON (24)Didn't land a high-impact defensive tackle, but addition of Thomas a nice nightcap.

3, CALIFORNIA (22)Lost on the field in November; won key defensive recruiting battles in January.

4, WASHINGTON (23)Lineman depth a question mark, but UW likes its tall, rangy, punishing athletes.

5, STANFORD (19)Thirteen different states represented in another unspectacular recruiting haul.

6, UTAH (19)Keeping the state's top recruit (Bingham's Harvey Langi) good first move in Pac-12.

7, UCLA (16)Signing top West QB Brett Hundley was big. Keeping OT Torian White was huge.

8, OREGON STATE (25)Pass-rushing won't be an issue - Beavers grabbed eight DEs, led by Dylan Wynn.

9, ARIZONA (20)Part of frantic finish Wednesday was keeping local RB Ka'Deem Carey in Tucson.

10, WASHINGTON STATE (27)Kaimuki High's Chester Sua a legitimate blue-chip signee for coming Cougars.

11, COLORADO (19)Great final day grabbing OL Paulay Asiata and Stephan Nembot - but need more.

12, ARIZONA STATE (14)At least the Sun Devils didn't lose QB Michael Eubank to Utah. Small class.