With the week’s countdown over, here is a rundown of the Pac-12’s top 25 players as voted on by 11 different writers. I also included my ballot on the right side.
|Totaled votes||My votes|
|1||Marqise Lee, USC||Marqise Lee, USC|
|2||Anthony Barr, UCLA||Marcus Mariota, Oregon|
|3||Will Sutton, Arizona State||Anthony Barr, UCLA|
|4||Marcus Mariota, Oregon||Will Sutton, Arizona State|
|5||De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon||De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon|
|6||Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona||Brett Hundley, UCLA|
|7||David Yankey, Stanford||Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona|
|8||Brett Hundley, UCLA||Morgan Breslin, USC|
|9||Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington||David Yankey, Stanford|
|10||Morgan Breslin, USC||Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon|
|11||Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon||Ed Reynolds, Stanford|
|12||Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA||Trent Murphy, Stanford|
|13||Ed Reynolds, Stanford||Hroniss Grasu, Oregon|
|14||Scott Crichton, Oregon State||Scott Crichton, Oregon State|
|15||Shayne Skov, Stanford||Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA|
|16||Hroniss Grasu, Oregon||Hayes Pullard, USC|
|17||Trent Murphy, Stanford||Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington|
|18||Brandin Cooks, Oregon State||Shayne Skov, Stanford|
|19||Leonard Williams, USC||Taylor Kelly, Arizona State|
|20||Bishop Sankey, Washington||Shaq Thompson, Washington|
|21||Hayes Pullard, USC||Deone Buccanon, Washington State|
|22||Taylor Kelly, Arizona State||Brandin Cooks, Oregon State|
|23||Shaq Thompson, Washington||Bishop Sankey, Washington|
|24||Brendan Bigelow, Cal||Paul Richardson, Colorado|
|25||Silas Redd, USC||Eric Kendricks, UCLA|
The per-team tally in the final results: USC 5, Oregon 4, Stanford 4, UCLA 3, Washington 3, Arizona State 2, Oregon State 2, Arizona 1, Cal 1. Washington State, Colorado and Utah were shut out.
Also receiving votes, in descending order: Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, USC WR Nelson Agoholor, Cal DL Deandre Coleman, USC S Dion Bailey, Colorado WR Paul Richardson, Washington QB Keith Price, Oregon State RB Storm Woods, UCLA WR Devin Fuller, Arizona State TE Chris Coyle, Arizona WR Austin Hill, UCLA LB Eric Kendricks, Arizona State RB D.J. Foster, Utah TE Jake Murphy, Washington State S Deone Buccanon, Stanford DE Ben Gardner, Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo, Arizona State LB Carl Bradford, Cal OL Freddie Tagaloa, Oregon TE Colt Lyerla, Utah OL Jeremiah Poutasi, Oregon WR Josh Huff.
Considering there was no set criteria, I don’t have many qualms with the final results. I think the biggest miss is still Eric Kendricks, who I put at No. 25 but finished 35th; playing middle linebacker helped him rack up 150 tackles, but he should still get credit for leading the Pac-12.
Leaving out Leonard Williams was a bit of an oversight, but I docked Austin Seferian-Jenkins since he’s still suspended indefinitely pending DUI charges. Paul Richardson missed all of last season after tearing up his knee, but had a huge 284-yard game back in 2010. He was a four-star UCLA signee before being arrested on suspicion of felony theft, and likely has star ability — even if he’s shining on a bad team. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan still needs to step beyond the game manager role he often played as a redshirt freshman.