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Sonoran Hot Reads: Collegiate Baseball ranks Arizona’s 2016 recruiting class fourth in the nation

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The 2016 CWS runner-ups have a lot of talent coming in this year

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The 2016 Arizona Wildcats baseball team ended up being a good one in the postseason, but there’s plenty of reason to believe the 2017 version will be even better. Not only will it be Jay Johnson’s second year in Tucson, but the talent influx is at an elite level. On Monday, Collegiate Baseball released its top recruiting classes, and Arizona checks in at No. 4 thanks to six MLB draftees, headlined by Nick Quintana.

"We are honored to receive this ranking from Collegiate Baseball," Johnson said. "We are excited about how this class came together in one year's time, and believe these players will mix well in terms of ability and chemistry with our returning players. I think there is a good blend of immediate impact and future potential that will serve our team well in 2017 and the future.” Unfortunately for Arizona fans, ASU received the top ranking

Football

- There are four Pac-12 teams in Pro Football Focus’ Top 25, and the surprise of the group is ASU at 16

- After struggling to run the ball against Stanford, UCLA will be relying on one running back more moving forward

- What was the most surprising result from the Pac-12 this week?

- Another late night game is coming next week when Arizona and Utah kick off at 7 PM PT

Basketball

- We’ll have more basketball recruiting updates later on Tuesday, but Sean Miller is going hard on Hamidou Diallo according to his high school coach

Other sports

- Former Arizona basketball player Alli Gloyd won the MVP Award of Australia’s Division One Big V League

- Women’s golf remained in 10th place in their tournament in Orlando after round two

- Will Kneale was ever-so-close to winning the Wildcat Invitational

Tucson news

- A couple of people are trying to get a skate park built underneath I-10