Boise State takes the No. 12 spot in the non-AQ countdown

No. 12: Austin Pettis, WR, Boise State

2009 numbers: Had 63 catches for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns, which ranked second on the Broncos and fourth in the WAC.

Making the case for Pettis: Pettis might not have had the flashiest numbers, but on several occasions he came up big for the Broncos and helped preserve their undefeated season. Pettis is coming off a lower leg fracture that kept him out of the final two regular-season games and the bowl game, but he’s expected to be 100 percent by the fall and will remain quarterback Kellen Moore’s top target. Pettis is the best senior receiver in the WAC and could, if he stays healthy, be one of the best receivers in the country.