It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the Pac-12 Conference.
|OG||Jon Gaines II||UCLA|
Heisman winner Caleb Williams is the lone representative from the Trojan offense on our Pac-12 team this season. Williams finished 2022 with a whopping 237 Total Points, which was good enough to finish second out of all players in the nation by only one point (see the ACC All-Conference team to find out who scored the most). Williams still has one more year at USC with Lincoln Riley and will look to further build upon his already illustrious collegiate career.
Zach Charbonnet and Bucky Irving were amongst the best running backs in a conference loaded with backfield talent, as they each tied for the conference lead in Total Points among running backs. Charbonnet led the Pac-12 in rushing yards and yards after contact while Irving boasted the highest Broken+Missed Tackle Rate in all of the FBS.
When it comes to the big guys, it is no surprise that our Pac-12 offensive line features two players each from UCLA (Jon Gaines II and Atonio Mafi) and Oregon (TJ Bass and Alex Forsyth), who helped pave the way for our All-Conference running backs. Braeden Daniels rounds out our unit as he represents Utah’s dominant OL.
No Pac-12 All-Conference team would be complete without the pass catchers. Dorian Singer and Rome Odunze proved themselves to be elite weapons in 2022 and will look to improve their numbers in 2023 as they will be returning to college next season.
|DT||James Rawls||Oregon State|
|LB||Daiyan Henley||Washington State|
|LB||Kyrei Fisher-Morris||Oregon State|
|CB||Chau Smith-Wade||Washington State|
|CB||Clark Phillips III||Utah|
We have a star-studded squad for our Pac-12 All-Conference Defensive Team. Utah is very well-represented, pacing the conference with 3 of our 11 total selections. USC also supplied a couple studs on this list, notably Tuli Tuipulotu, who led the country in total sacks last season while also putting up 32 Total Points, only one behind the conference leader, Washington’s Jeremiah Martin.
|P||Eddie Czaplicki||Arizona State|
|Returner||Anthony Gould||Oregon State|
When it comes to specialists, the Pac-12 did not disappoint. Stanford’s Joshua Karty led the conference in Total Points by a good margin, mostly due to him going a perfect 18-of-18 on FGs with 13 of his makes coming from 40+ yards. Eddie Czaplicki paced the conference’s punters in Total Points while finishing 2nd in punt average and having the longest punt at 75 yards.
As far as returners go, Oregon State’s Anthony Gould separated himself as the league’s premier returner despite only returning one kickoff. However, he led the Pac-12 in total punt return yards and had the only two punt return touchdowns the conference saw in 2022.
|Michael Penix Jr.||Washington|
|Derrick Langford||Washington State|
|Rejzohn Wright||Oregon State|
Michael Penix Jr. balled out in his first season at Washington to the tune of 178 Total Points, which was good enough for 2nd in the Pac-12 and 4th in all of FBS. He will look to improve on those numbers next year in his second season in Washington.
Jacob Cowing finished the season 2nd amongst Pac-12 wide receivers in 2022 and Utah furthered their offensive line representation with Sataoa Laumea and Keaton Bills earning honorable mentions.
On the defensive side, linebacker Mohamoud Diabate and ballhawking defensive back Mekhi Blackmon also caught our eyes as major playmakers in the conference.
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 2/7/2023