Pacific Takes Mid-Season All-Pac-12 Team: Seven Ducks on first team

Otto Greule Jr

Oregon has more players on first team than any other Pac-12 program.

First Team

Offense

QB Marcus Mariota So. Oregon

Mariota is the out-of-this-world Heisman frontrunner who magically has yet to throw an interception while throwing touchdowns and leading the conference's best team. Oh, and he has rushing stats that would be among the best in the conference if he was a running back.

RB Bishop Sankey Jr. Washington

Sankey leads the nation in rushing yards and is up there in touchdowns too. He has literally put the Husky on his back most of the season and is the biggest reason why they are 4-2.

RB Marion Grice Sr. Arizona State

Grice already has 15 touchdowns halfway through the season, that's a good number for a quarterback. He's also maybe the best pass-catching back in the nation.

WR Brandin Cooks Jr. Oregon State

Cooks is leading the nation in every major receiving category, and not only is he leading them, he's leading them by a lot.

WR Paul Richardson Jr. Colorado

Richardson has already sewn up the comeback player of the year award and looking like the best receiver in the conference after Cooks.

TE Connor Hamlett Jr. Oregon State

Hamlett leads Pac-12 tight ends in touchdowns and is close to leading them in yards too.

OL David Yankey Sr. Stanford

Yankey came into a season as one of the nation's best offensive linemen and an All-American and has lived up to it.

OL Hroniss Grasu Jr. Oregon

Grasu is the center of what is maybe the nation's best offensive line and spearheads their deadly running game.

OL Xavier Su'a-Filo Jr. UCLA

A lot like the guys above him, Su'a-Filo came into the season with high expectations and has fulfilled them while leading a healthy UCLA run game.

OL Jake Fisher Jr. Oregon

Fisher has a lot of nasty and is the guy who frequently pulls and leads the Ducks' runs.

OL Tyler Johnstone So. Oregon

Very similar to Fisher, Johnstone is also a big part of why Mariota receives little to no pressure.

Defense

DE Scott Crichton Jr. Oregon State

Crichton is among the leaders in sacks and tackles-for-loss in the conference and the leader of an improving Beaver defense.

DE Tony Washington Jr. Oregon

It seems like the Ducks grow pass-rushing defense ends in Eugene on trees and Washington is the next one in line.

DT Leonard Williams So. USC

William's has taken over the crown as the best overall defensive lineman in the conference with his unbelievable athleticism.

DT Wade Keliikipi Sr. Oregon

The Ducks once again have a much better run defense than people thought they would and Keliikipi is a big part of that - literally and figuratively.

LB Anthony Barr Sr. UCLA

Barr has looked every bit the part of the All-American, Top 10 draft pick, superfreak that he was last season in 2013.

LB Trent Murphy Sr. Stanford

He might be the scariest player in the Pac-12 and one of the best hybrid type defenders to play in the conference in a while.

LB Shayne Skov Sr. Stanford

Skov has long been one of the best linebackers in the country and his ability to play with fire has been crucial in holding down the middle of the Stanford defense.

CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Jr. Oregon

Teams know now to not try and challenge the talented junior that much so he doesn't have as many interceptions and passes defended as he used to but he's still the best corner in the conference.

CB Steven Nelson Jr. Oregon State

One of the biggest surprises on the team as most thought that Rashaad Reynolds was the better of the Beavers' cornerbacks, but Nelson leads the conference in interceptions.

S Deone Bucannon Sr. Washington State

Maybe my favorite player in the conference this year, Bucannon is far and away the best safety in the conference and best hitter.

S Ed Reynolds Sr. Stanford

Reynolds isn't grabbing as many interceptions as he did in 2012, but he's still racking up tackles.

K Andy Phillips Fr. Utah

The talented freshman made a number of mid-season All-American teams.

P Tom Hackett So. Utah

Leads the conference in average yards-per-punt.

ST Ty Montgomery Jr. Stanford

Already returned two kicks for touchdowns and basically gave the Cardinal their biggest win of the season over Washington with his return abilities.

2nd Team

Offense

QB Sean Mannion Jr. Oregon State

RB Ka'Deem Carey Jr. Arizona

RB Tyler Gaffney Sr. Stanford

WR Dres Anderson Jr. Utah

WR Jaelen Strong So. Arizona State

TE Chris Coyle Sr. Arizona State

OL Max Tuerk So. USC

OL Jeremiah Poutasi So. Utah

OL Dexter Charles So. Washington

OL Cameron Fleming Jr. Stanford

OL Ben Riva Jr. Washington

Defense

DE Keenan Graham Sr. UCLA

DE Devon Kennard Sr. USC

DT Ioane Gauta Sr. Washington State

DT Danny Shelton Jr. Washington

LB Eric Kendricks Jr. UCLA

LB Carl Bradford Jr. Arizona State

LB John Timu Jr. Washington

CB Terrence Mitchell Jr. Oregon

CB Rashaad Reynolds Sr. Oregon State

S Sean Parker Sr. Washington

S Tra'Mayne Bondurant Jr. Arizona

K Vicenzo D'Amato Sr. Cal

P Cole Leininger So. Cal

ST Bralon Addison So. Oregon

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