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ESPN.com All-Pac-12 team

12/9/2011

Editor’s Note: Tune into the “AT&T ESPN All America Team Show” on Saturday (ABC, 1:30 p.m. ET) to see who ESPN’s writers and experts selected.

It's time for our annual All-Pac-12 team, which as usual includes some tough distinctions.

Receiver was the most difficult position: California's Keenan Allen and USC Marqise Lee would be first-team choices in most conferences.

We tapped Andrew Luck over Matt Barkley at quarterback. Tough call. Utah's John White fell just short at running back.

The offensive line was easy (it might be the strongest All-Conference line in the nation with three potential first-round NFL draft picks). We opted to use a 3-4 defense to get more linebackers. Decided to designate cornerbacks and safeties in the secondary instead of just picking three safeties, a much stronger position than corner this season.

You can see the coaches All-Pac-12 picks here.

And here's my All-Pac-12 Underrated team.

Offense

QB Andrew Luck, Stanford

RB LaMichael James, Oregon

RB Chris Polk, Washington

WR Robert Woods, USC

WR Marquess Wilson, Washington State

TE Coby Fleener, Stanford

OL Jonathan Martin, Stanford

OL Matt Kalil, USC

OL David DeCastro, Stanford

OL Mitchell Schwartz, California

OL Tony Bergstrom, Utah

Defense

DE Nick Perry, USC

DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

DE Derrick Shelby, Utah

LB Mychal Kendricks, California

LB Chase Thomas, Stanford

LB Cort Dennison, Washington

LB Josh Kaddu, Oregon

CB Nickell Robey, USC

CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

S Delano Howell, Stanford

S T.J. McDonald, USC

Specialists

K Andre Heidari, USC

P Bryan Anger, California

KR De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon