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100 best Pac-12 players of the past 10 years - the Top 10: Mariota or Luck?

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We end our countdown of the best Pac-12 players of the past decade.

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The end is here. Here is our Top 10 Pac-12 players of the past 10 years.

10. Sedrick Ellis DT USC - Ellis controlled the line of scrimmage more than any other defensive linemen in this era. He was a two-time Morris Trophy winner, two-time first-team all-conference selection, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and an unanimous All-American in 2007.

9. David DeCastro C Stanford - Simply one of the most-dominant linemen to ever play in the Pac-12 and a big part of Stanford's turnaround with toughness. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection and a unanimous All-American in 2011, but he basically felt like the best lineman in the conference in all three years of his college career.

8. Will Sutton DT Arizona State - All you need to know about Sutton is he is the only two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year on this list. He was as versatile of a defensive lineman who has ever played in the Pac-12 and finished his career with more than 30 tackles for-loss and 16 sacks.

7. Sam Baker T USC - A three-time first-team All-American and three-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, Baker was simply one of those rocks of an offensive lineman who the Trojans rode for endless rushing yardage and perfect pass protection.

6. Rey Maualuga LB USC - The honor list for Maualuga as a Trojan is endless and that doesn't even include being one of the hardest hitters in conference history. But here goes with the list - he was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and cleaned up in 2008 by being a unanimous All-American, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, National Defensive Player of the Year, Bednarik Award winner and Rose Bowl MVP.

5. Toby Gerhart RB Stanford - The first Stanford running back who got robbed of the Heisman. He ran for more than 3,500 yards and scored 45 touchdowns in his career, but it was all about 2009 when he was an unanimous All-American who won the Doak Walker Award, Archie Griffin Award, Jim Brown Award, Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, National Offensive Player of the Year and was the Heisman runner-up.

4. Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford - The other Stanford Heisman snub. We all know what McCaffrey did last year. The scary thing is he has at least another year to follow it up.

3. LaMichael James RB Oregon - No other recent running back has run all over the conference the way James did. He finished third in Heisman voting once, won the Doak Walker Award in 2010, won three-straight conference titles and had countless conference and national honors but the biggest thing is looking at his stats.  He ran for more than 5,000 yards in just three seasons and scored 58 total touchdowns.

2. Andrew Luck QB Stanford - Went back and forth with Mariota and Luck but ultimately dropped Luck down because he didn't quite take Stanford as far as Mariota took Oregon and he never had that signature season where he won the Heisman.

1. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon - And here we are. No need to list Mariota's accomplishments or stats. He got the edge on Luck for getting his team to the brink of a national championship while carrying his team in a signature Heisman season.