Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: No. 9

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

Click here for Nos. 10-30. Preseason rankings are here.


Rodgers9. James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State (22): Rodgers earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a receiver, but that under-represents all he does. He ranked seventh in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards with 179.1 yards per game -- 23 yards more than the No. 2 finisher, Stanford running back Toby Gerhart. He led the Pac-10 with 1,034 yards receiving and 91 receptions (13 more catches than younger brother Jacquizz, who ranked No. 2 with 78). He caught nine touchdowns passes. He also rushed for 346 yards and a touchdown on 58 carries and ranked third in the conference with an average of 11.6 yards per punt return.

10. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (NR)

11. Damian Williams, QR, USC (7)

12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1)

13. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon (16)

14. Tyson Alualu, DE, California (26)

15. Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA (15)

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)