Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: No. 4

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

Click here for Nos. 5-30. Preseason rankings are here.


Masoli4. Jeremiah Masoli, QB, Oregon (9): Masoli's value? How about 28 touchdowns, 13 running and 15 passing in 2009? He ranked ninth in the conference with 55.8 yards rushing per game and also passed for 2,147 yards with just six interceptions, which earned him second-team All-Pac-10 honors. But Masoli isn't only about numbers. It's his skill running the Ducks' spread-option, which manifests itself when fans and TV cameras (and opposing defenses) find out that -- for a couple of critical clicks -- they don't know where the ball is. It's his toughness, just ask Oregon State safety Lance Mitchell, whom Masoli ran over on a critical fourth-down play in the Civil War. And it's his unflappability. Masoli can make mistakes and he can seem out of rhythm. But he always seems to come up with clutch plays at crunch time (see his brilliant, six TD effort in the comeback, double-overtime win at Arizona).

5. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State (4)

6. Jake Locker, QB, Washington (11)

7. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (24)

8. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (NR)

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

10. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (NR)

11. Damian Williams, WR, USC (7)

12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1)

13. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon (16)

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)