Roundup: USC football is an all-time AP Top-5 team
USC football is No. 5 on the AP all-time top 25. The AP has compiled an all-time Top 100 using a formula that counts poll appearances, No. 1 rankings and AP championships. UCLA also cracks the top 20.
Former Arizona Wildcat hooper Kyle Fogg was named The Basketball Tournament MVP for leading his team, Overseas Elite, to a second consecutive TBT title. Fogg averaged 21.8 points in six TBT games this year and will play in Spain’s top league (the ACB) next season (largely considered the second best league in the world).
On the other hand, Team Colorado blew a 20-point first half lead in its 77-72 loss to Overseas Elite in the TBT final. Still a heck of a run for the former Buffs – Overseas Elite is now 13-0 in TBT play over two years and had a significantly more talented roster.
The defending champion Stanford men’s soccer team is No. 1 in the NSCAA preseason poll, it was announced Tuesday.
Arizona State football arrived at Camp Tontozona Tuesday afternoon and began fall camp Wednesday morning (The Arizona Republic).
Jon Rothstein believes that Ivan Rabb might be the national player of the year in 2016-17. That is but one of his bullet points in his Pac-12 offseason storylines article.
With the last one leaving the program, Danny Moran provides us with a nice piece on the legacy of the Oregon State men’s basketball walk-ons that helped jump-start the Wayne Tinkle era.
Steve Mims of The Register-Guard examines the Oregon men’s basketball non-conference schedule. Boise State, ‘Bama and Valparaiso are the headliners of the November-December home slate, while the Ducks head to Maui (Georgetown is for sure, can also play Tennessee, Wisconsin, UNC or UConn) and face UNLV in Portland.
Chris Low of ESPN features UCLA offensive tackle Conor McDermott, who was a 235-pound tight end in high school and showed up to UCLA at that weight, or maybe even lighter, according to Jim Mora. Interesting journey for McDermott.
Jacob Thorpe gives us his analysis of the Washington State football depth chart.
Kevin Gemmell produces three questions for Utah Utes fall camp, chief among them being who will win the starting QB job.
Stanford at Washington is part of the Pac-12 Blog’s Week 5 ultimate road trip, followed up by Oregon at Washington State the next day.