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21. Arizona State

If Brock Osweiler plays as well in 2011 as he did in the final two games of 2010, Dennis Erickson's job at ASU will be safe. In fact, his team will surge into the top 20. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound junior QB had a 5-0 TD-INT ratio and ran for almost 100 yards, leading ASU to a pair of wins to finish an otherwise underwhelming season. Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is enamored with Osweiler's leadership skills and his surprisingly nimble footwork. That should come in handy on a team ranked 95th in sacks allowed. Better still, the Sun Devils have a potentially nasty D led by LB Vontaze Burfict and DE Junior Onyeali. The other big question: Can ASU cut down on the knucklehead mistakes (no Pac-10 team committed more penalties)? If so, this will be the South's rep in the Pac-12 title game. -- Bruce Feldman, ESPN The Magazine