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Monday, March 21, 2011
Breaking down the top 25 players list

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

So, we finished off the top 25 list Monday morning, led by none other than Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon. As we did for last year's preseason list, we'll break down the postseason list in this post about every way possible.

So, here's a cross-section of the top 25 players in the Big 12 during the 2010 season.

BY TEAM

1. Oklahoma - 6
2. Nebraska - 5
2. Oklahoma State - 5
4. Missouri - 2
4. Texas A&M - 2
6. Baylor - 1 (Griffin III)
6. Colorado - 1 (Solder)
6. Kansas State - 1 (Thomas)
6. Texas - 1 (S. Acho)
6. Texas Tech - 1 (Leong)
11. Kansas - 0
11. Iowa State - 0

BY POSITION

Receivers - 4
Quarterbacks - 4
Defensive backs - 4
Linebackers - 4
Running backs - 3
Offensive linemen - 3
Defensive linemen - 3

BY CLASS

Seniors: 13
Juniors: 9
Sophomores: 3
Freshmen: 0

Offense: 14
Defense: 11

Players on the preseason top 25 list and postseason list: 16

Players not ranked in the preseason but on postseason list: 9 (Blackmon, Weeden, David, Adcock, Dennard, Hagg, Lemon, Carter, Leong)

Players ranked in the preseason and not ranked in the postseason: 9 (Jerrod Johnson, Aaron Williams, Alexander Robinson, Roy Helu Jr., Curtis Brown, Aldon Smith, Brian Duncan, Tanner Hawkinson, Blake Gideon)

Once again, here's the list in its entirety: