Pac-12 Top 25 for 2011: No. 13

February, 24, 2012
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Our countdown of the Pac-12's top 25 players continues.

You can see Ted Miller's preseason top 25 here.

13. Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

2011 numbers: Wilson caught 82 passes for 1,388 yards with 12 touchdowns.

Preseason ranking: No. 25

Making the case for Wilson: Wilson ranked first in the Pac-12 and sixth in the nation with 115.7 yards receiving per game. His 12 touchdown receptions ranked second in the conference. His 16.9 yards per catch ranked third. Everyone who played Washington State knew this: Wilson is the Cougars' most dangerous weapon. And yet Wilson just kept catching passes. In the Cougs' two conference wins -- over Colorado and Arizona State -- he came up particularly big. He hauled in the a 63-yard touchdown with 1:10 left to complete a 31-27 comeback win in Boulder. And he caught eight passes for 223 yards -- yeah, that's 27.9 yards per catch -- and three TDs against the Sun Devils. While Wilson earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors behind USC's Robert Woods and California's Keenan Allen, it's not unreasonable to counter that the 6-foot-4, 183-pound sophomore had the best season of any receiver in the conference in 2011. And with 2,394 yards receiving in two years, he's on pace to write his name in the Washington State and Pac-12 record books.

14. David DeCastro, OL, Stanford

15. Keenan Allen, WR, California

16. Marqise Lee, WR, USC

17. Nick Perry, DE, USC

18. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

19. T.J. McDonald, S, USC

20. Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

21. John White IV, RB, Utah

22. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

23. Nickell Robey, CB, USC

24. Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford

25. David Paulson, TE, Oregon

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