Our countdown of the Pac-10's top 25 players continues.
No. 7. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
2009 numbers: The 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior led the nation with 10 interceptions. He also recorded 49 tackles, three tackles for a loss and seven pass defenses.
Most recent ranking: Moore was ranked 10th in our final Pac-10 top-30 list last year.
Making the case for Moore: Moore is well on his way to becoming a consensus preseason first-team All-American. He not only led the nation in interceptions last year, his 10 picks were the most for any FBS player since 1993. He's a leading candidate for the Thorpe Award (best defensive back) and might even get Nagurski Award (best defensive player) consideration, seeing that he's on the preseason watch list. Moore has started every game since his true freshman year -- 25 games -- and was the Bruins first true freshman to start every game since Matt Ware did in 2001. His 13 career interceptions is already No. 7 on the school's all-time list. If Moore improves his run support -- reviews are mixed there -- he likely will be a first-round draft pick this spring, if he opts to leave early.
No. 8. Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
No. 9. Mike Mohamed, LB, California
No. 10. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
No. 11. Mason Foster, LB, Washington
No. 12. Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona
No. 13. Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon
No. 14. Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
No. 15. Cameron Jordan, DE, California
No. 16. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
No. 17. Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
No. 18: Colin Baxter, C, Arizona
No. 19: Chase Beeler, C, Stanford
No. 20. Lawrence Guy, DT, Arizona State
No. 21. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
No. 22. Owen Marecic, LB/FB, Stanford
No. 23. Kristofer O'Dowd, C, USC
No. 24: Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon
No. 25 Kai Forbath, K, UCLA