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Where does WSU’s roster stack up in the Pac-12?

Good morning. A couple weeks ago, we mentioned that we were breaking glass on some content that we’d been saving. Well, the end of the vault is in sight, and we’re hauling out the dusty remnants from the back shelves. Back before this pesky pandemic took hold, the folks over at Athlon published an interesting article regarding where the Washington State Cougars stand among their peers, roster-wise. Let’s have a look, shall we?

As you’d expect, WSU has been consistently punching above its weight.

Here was the - admittedly rudimentary - methodology Athlon used:

Below are the national recruiting ranking averages for Pac-12 schools over the last five (2015-20) classes according to 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings and each team’s record over the last five (2015-19) seasons.