Our final top 30 player rankings from 2009 will start from the bottom and work up to No. 1.
18. Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California (8): Thompson earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after posting 49 tackles -- four for a loss -- with an interception and 10 pass breakups. His fall from his high preseason ranking is mostly guilt by association: The Bears secondary, so productive in 2008, slipped badly in 2009 despite welcoming back all four starters.
19. Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State (28): The first-team All-Pac-10 linebacker was the leader of a rebuilding defense in 2009. He led the Beavers with 95 tackles, with 7.5 coming for a loss. He also grabbed two interceptions and forced a fumble.
20. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona (NR)
21. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington (23)
22. Mike Mohamed, LB, California (NR)
23. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (NR)
24. Donald Butler, LB, Washington (NR)
25. Everson Griffen, DE, USC (30)
26. Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona (NR)
27. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona (NR)
28. Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon (NR)
29. Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona (NR)
30. Travis Goethel, LB Arizona State (NR)