It's wonderful that everyone came to the same conclusion: The list is perfect. You wouldn't change a thing.
Let's break down the list.
Marcus Mariota is one of four QBs from the 2013 Pac-12 Top 25 who returns in the fall.
Arizona State: 3
Oregon State: 3
Washington State: 1
Notes: So every team besides Cal had a player on the list. And, no, no Golden Bear was even considered. Last year, Cal, Colorado, Washington and Washington State were shut out. Oregon, Stanford and UCLA led the way with four players each. Not terribly surprising. Last year, Stanford and Oregon combined for 11 players. USC had only one player on the list. How many years in the history of the conference do you think the Trojans would have had that little representation? Of course, they had only two last year.
Special teams: 0
Notes: Last year, the breakdown was 13, 11 and 1. Offense typically finishes ahead because of the fancy-pants numbers.
Running back: 4
Tight end: 1
Offensive line: 3
Defensive tackle: 1
Defensive end: 3
Outside linebacker: 2
Inside linebacker: 2
Notes: The biggest news is all four QBs are coming back: Oregon's Mariota, UCLA's Brett Hundley, Arizona State's Taylor Kelly and Oregon State's Sean Mannion. And none of the running backs is returning. Combined with the losses on defense, we expect the Pac-12 to be high-flying through the air in the fall of 2014 -- even though none of the three receivers is coming back.
Who made the preseason list and missed the postseason list? 3. Marqise Lee, WR, USC
11. Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
14. De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
17. Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
19. Morgan Breslin, OLB, USC
20. Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
21. Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
25. Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford
Notes: Injuries or getting the boot (Lyerla) was the biggest reason these guys fell off the postseason list. Reynolds' numbers fell off, and the Cardinal's pass defense slipped to the middle of the conference, but I'm sure David Shaw would tell us we blew it. Hogan had a good season but maybe didn't take as big a step forward as some of us thought he would. Bradford, as previously noted, had a good, but not great, season and was eclipsed by other players.