Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Poll: Grading the top 25
By Kevin Gemmell
As Ted announced earlier today, you'll have your chance to submit your own top 25s and we'll publish a few of them on the blog. But in the meantime, it's time for your Tuesday poll question. And since we're close to putting a bow on this year's postseason top 25, we thought we'd give you guys a chance to weigh in on what you think.
So, for your Tuesday question: How would you grade the Pac-12 postseason top 25? (Please keep in mind that Ted is very, very sensitive).
A: You guys nailed it. All 25 players deserve to be on there and they are all ranked in the proper place -- give or take one or two spots. Your logic for each pick was sound and you should be applauded for your effort. We collectively bow to your knowledge of the Pac-12 and its personnel.
B: Not bad. Most of the players deserve to be on there and the rankings are generally in order. There are one or two players that I disagree with, but for the most part, it's a solid list and good representation of the top 25 players in the league.
C: Meh. Some good, some bad. Too many players that I would have liked to see on there you guys didn't include. Your rankings were pretty far off also on some of the players. It's not the worst list ever, but it's not great.
D: Too many marquee players were left off this list in place for guys who didn't deserve it. The rankings were way off and you missed the boat on too many good guys. (By the way, this is code for "Why do you both hate Washington?")
F: How current are your résumés?
Here's the list again so you don't have to scroll back all the way through.
No. 1: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
No. 2: Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
No. 3: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
No. 4: Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
No. 5: Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
No. 6: Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
No. 7: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
No. 8: Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
No. 9: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
No. 10: Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
No. 11: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
No. 12: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
No. 13: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
No. 14: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
No. 15: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
No. 16: Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford
No. 17: Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford
No. 18: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
No. 19: David Yankey, OL, Stanford
No. 20: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
No. 21: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
No. 22: Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
No. 23: Michael Clay, LB, Oregon
No. 24: Taylor Kelly, QB, Arizona State
No. 25: Reggie Dunn, KR, Utah