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Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: Nos. 14-15

2/19/2010

Our final top 30 player rankings from 2009 will start from the bottom and work up to No. 1.

Click here for Nos. 16-30. Preseason rankings are here.

14. Tyson Alualu, DE, California (26): Alualu, first-team All-Pac-10 in 2009 after earning second-team honors the year before, isn't flashy but he's productive and likely will have a nice NFL career. He finished third on the Bears with 65 tackles, including 7.5 sacks, 11.5 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles.

15. Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA (15): Verner, also first-team All-Pac-10 in 2009 after earning second-team honors the year before, was fifth on the Bruins with 72 tackles, including five for a loss. His five interceptions tied for second in the conference and gave him 13 for his career. The four-year starter also was an outstanding student and was a semifinalist for the Lott Trophy, presented to the nation's top defensive player on and off the field.

16. Jahvid Best, RB, California (2)

17. Charles Brown, OT, USC (17)

18. Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California (8)

19. Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State (28)

20. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona (NR)

21. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington (23)

22. Mike Mohamed, LB, California (NR)

23. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (NR)

24. Donald Butler, LB, Washington (NR)

25. Everson Griffen, DE, USC (30)

26. Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona (NR)

27. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona (NR)

28. Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon (NR)

29. Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona (NR)

30. Travis Goethel, LB Arizona State (NR)