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Friday, December 9, 2011 All-Pac-12 team

By Ted Miller

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.

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

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

K Andre Heidari, USC
P Bryan Anger, California
KR De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon