The official list of the Big 12's top 25 players is locked away in a vault in an undisclosed location, but we're revealing the list day by day here on the blog. Here's a refresher on my exact criteria.
No. 14: Levy Adcock, RT, Oklahoma State
2010 numbers: Adcock was the starter on an offensive line that surrendered just 10 sacks in 2010, eight fewer than the next best in the Big 12. The Cowboys also ran for 2,267 yards this season, one of just three teams in the Big 12 with a yards per carry average of over five yards.
Most recent ranking: Adcock was unranked in our preseason list of the Big 12's top 25 players.
Making the case for Adcock: Oklahoma State threw the ball 532 times this season, third-most in the Big 12. Adcock made it through the season without giving up one of the Cowboys' 10 sacks. Offensive line coach Joe Wickline graded out his tackle at over 80 percent every game this year, and he even topped out with a 100 percent grade in a road win over Texas, which boasted a solid defensive line with talents like Sam Acho and Kheeston Randall.
For his efforts, the 6-foot-6, 322-pound Adcock was a unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selection and is one-fifth of a Cowboys offensive line that all return for the 2011 season.
The rest of the list:
No. 15: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
No. 16: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
No. 17: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
No. 18: Eric Hagg, DB, Nebraska
No. 19: DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
No. 20: Orie Lemon, LB, Oklahoma State
No. 21: Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska
No. 22: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
No. 23: Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
No. 24: Tim Barnes, C, Missouri
No. 25: Lyle Leong, WR, Texas Tech