- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The big three awaits in our countdown of the Top 25 players in the Big East.
No. 3 Zach Collaros, QB, Cincinnati
It was a tough call to put Collaros here, but I will explain more when the full list is revealed. Collaros obviously had a terrific 2010 season, leading the league with 2,902 yards passing and 26 touchdowns en route to first-team all-conference honors. But he also threw 14 interceptions -- the most of all starting quarterbacks in the league and his 58.7 percent completion rate was just middle of the pack.
I do expect Collaros to have a better year. His offensive line should be better, which means he should not be running for his life and forcing the ball. He has a talented receiving corps as well. As for the debate about whether he or Geno Smith is the best quarterback in the league, Collaros is using that for motivation.
"It adds that extra motivation you need more after coming off the season we had last year," he said. "It adds fuel to the fire, and reason to work harder, people doubting you."
No. 25 Dave Teggart, PK, UConn
No. 24 B.J. Daniels, QB, USF
No. 23 Tino Sunseri, QB, Pitt
No. 22 Victor Anderson, RB, Louisville
No. 21 Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
No. 20 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
No. 19 Jarred Holley, S, Pitt
No. 18 Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
No. 17 Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia
No. 16. D.J. Woods, WR, Cincinnati
No. 15 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn
No. 14 Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville
No. 13 Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers
No. 12 Moe Petrus, C, UConn
No. 11 JK Schaffer, LB, Cincinnati
No. 10 Sio Moore, LB, UConn
No. 9 Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
No. 8 Ray Graham, RB, Pitt
No. 7 Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
No. 6 Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
No. 5 Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia
No. 4 Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn