Remove AZ and UCLA from the picture and what are you left with? Schools not going after high skill, high potential and yes highly ranked players.
Now I know a players ranking doesn't at all mean that he wont blossom into a good player. But the odds are much better. And its almost seems that Pac-12 aren't even putting the effort in to get these kids. We are losing top talent kids to basically all of the MWC and even UTEP took Hamilton I believe is the kids name. Its seems to me that a lot of the coaches lack the ability to recruit the one or two high ranked players you need yearly to be more than mediocre. Most of the latest classes i've looked at have been filled with "project kids", maybe it'll be a home run or a flop. Coaches such as Romar, who cant recruit outside of Seattle(anyone decent anyway), Oniell who we all know cant put his ego aside for one second to play the recruiting game aka kissing ass, Robinson who I like as a coach but god bless him his teams will never be anything but mediocre, WSU is going nowhere fast, Stanford's coach whos name escapes me hasnt pulled any highly ranked recruits into a school with great basketball tradition, and Mike Montgomery with all of his credentials rarely gets a 4 or 5 star recruit. Oregon and Colorado seem to be moving in the right direction. What is the problem?? Any thoughts?