Revised Top 25 player countdown: No. 20

No. 20. Jarvis Jenkins, DT, Clemson

2010 numbers: He finished ninth on the team in tackles with 53, including nine tackles for loss. He also had 16 quarterback pressures. He tied a school record with two blocked kicks.

Previous ranking: Not ranked.

Making the case for Jenkins: Only defensive end Da’Quan Bowers had more quarterback pressures for the Tigers, and he was a big reason why Clemson finished No. 13 in the nation in scoring defense. He also made game-changing plays on special teams. Jenkins finished his career with a school-record four blocked placekicks in 1,607 snaps over 49 games (38 starts) in his career. He started each of the final 35 games he played in.

No. 21 Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson

No. 22 Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia Tech

No. 23 Brandon Washington, OL, Miami

No. 24 George Bryan, TE, NC State

No. 25 Conner Vernon, WR, Duke