Well, I had some time this weekend and was doing some analysis of everyone's rosters and I looked at it 3 ways. I ranked the rosters in each case by position, with the team with the strongest position getting 1 point and the team with the weakest getting 11 points. This way, if someone is stacked at one position but light in another (as we'll see below) it comes out in the analysis. 2012 Rosters Not surprisingly, the best teams are in the B1G, with PSU, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio St stacked this year. Stanford and USC have the offenses to hang with the top B1G teams (Stanford had the #1 offense and USC was #4), both are behind the top 4 B1G defensively. Stanford is loaded with offensive talent - Cheez shame on you for sucking at passing so bad - and PSU is head and shoulders better than everyone else in defensive talent. Stanford and Wisconsin are great on offense and have killer front 7's on defense, but what may kill them both in the long run is some real lack of CB's. Only Arizona and WSU have worse CB groups than those two teams There is a definite talent gap between USC/Stanford/the B1G teams and the remaining 4 Pac-12 squads, and unfortunately for gowazzucougs the Cougars are really behind the 8 ball in talent. Quite honestly if Forrest can win a user game in the next 2-3 seasons, it will be a HUGE accomplishment. Future Rosters - without Seniors The top 5 teams aren't that much different, aside from the fact that Michigan looks to be affected the most by seniors leaving after this year. The top offenses (Stanford/Wisconsin) and defenses (PSU/OSU) look to be strong again heading into next year due to really good junior depth on those teams. Arizona and UCLA better hit the recruiting trail hard, because after the seniors (and juniors later on) start graduating, the talent difference between them and WSU really begins to shrink. Future Rosters - without Juniors or Seniors Here is where we start seeing some changes. Penn St is still the best loaded team with a lot of good sophomore's and freshman at each position. If whygodwhy1111 doesn't win a national title in the next 3 seasons I will be very surprised. The biggest change is that Stanford's offensive talent really takes a hit, especially at QB and WR. USC's young offensive talent looks to be way ahead of the field among the freshman and sophomores. If WSU recruits any 2 star talent, I think he will be competing by year 4 with UCLA and Arizona, unless those two schools really step it up in the recruiting area. These 3 schools have some serious holes in their rosters after the seniors/juniors, so some smart recruiting is going to be key.