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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: No. 5

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

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

Click here for Nos. 6-30. Preseason rankings are here.

5. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State (4): Rodgers, a sophomore who earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the second consecutive year, not only ranked third in the Pac-10 in rushing with 1,440 yards, but he also ranked second in receptions with 78 for 522 yards. He ranked 23rd in the nation with 150.92 all-purpose yards per game. He also scored 22 touchdowns, which ranked second in the conference behind Toby Gerhart, well ahead of any other running back. If, say, your favorite running back scored 14 touchdowns, that would mean he scored 48 fewer points than Rodgers, which works out to 3.7 points fewer per game over a 13-game season (just saying, Oregon fans).

6. Jake Locker, QB, Washington (11)
7. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (24)
8. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (NR)
9. James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State (22)
10. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (NR)
11. Damian Williams, WR, USC (7)
12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1)
13. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon
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)