Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: No. 8

Our final top 30 player rankings from 2009 will start from the bottom and work up to No. 1.

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8. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (NR): James finished second in the Pac-10 with 1,546 yards rushing, which was a new conference freshman record. His 6.7 yards per carry average led all conference runners with at least 100 carries on the season, and he averaged 133.5 yards in 11 games as a starter. He scored 14 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 168 yards. He led the nation with 21 carries in excess of 20 yards, and nine of those went for 30 or more yards and four for 50 or more. The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder from Texarkana, Texas, was second-team All-Pac-10 and the conference's Offensive Freshman of the Year as well as his school's first freshman to earn the Ducks' Most Outstanding Player honors.

9. James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State (22)

10. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (NR)

11. Damian Williams, QR, USC (7)

12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1)

13. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon

14. Tyson Alualu, DE, California (26)

15. Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA (15)

16. Jahvid Best, RB, California (2)

17. Charles Brown, OT, USC (17)

18. Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California (8)

19. Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State (28)

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)