Players to Watch (Top performers from unranked teams)
JURON CRINER WR, Arizona, Senior
A healthy Criner is trouble for Pac-12 defenses. Despite nagging foot injuries last season, he had 82 catches for 1,233 yards and 11 TDs was named all-conference.
ALAMEDA TA'AMU DT, Washington, Senior
The 6'3", 337-pound bulldozer is a two-year starter. He has just 79 career tackles because he's double- or triple-teamed on almost every play.
QUINTON RICHARDSON CB, Washington, Senior
A shutdown corner, who hits like a strong safety, he had 37 tackles and two interceptions last fall, one of which he returned for a 28-yard TD in a victory over UCLA.
ZACH MAYNARD QB, California, Junior
The transfer from Buffalo is a dual threat: He threw for 2,694 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2009 while finishing third on the Bulls in rushing with 300 yards and a score.
RODNEY STEWART RB, Colorado, Senior