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Mid-season 2017 All-Pac-12 teams: USC leads the way with 11 selections, Stanford has eight

Two teams of Pac-12 standouts.

NCAA Football: Oregon at Stanford Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

First Team


QB Josh Rosen Jr. UCLA - Very tough call. I had Falk here until he melted down against Cal. Each top Pac-12 QB has seemed to have their moments thus far, but then also had huge struggles at times. I’ll go with Rosen because he has been the most dynamic overall.

RB Bryce Love Jr. Stanford - No question here. The only question actually is if he breaks the single-season Pac-12 rushing record or not.

RB Phillip Lindsay Sr. Colorado - Lot of options here - Freeman, Jones, Gaskin - all are good. I’ll give the nod to Lindsay because he has the best stats and is the most-important to his team.

WR Darren Andrews Sr. UCLA - Has really broken out as a senior and the Pac-12’s best big play receiving target. He already has seven touchdown catches.

WR Deontay Burnett Jr. USC - He has built on his epic Rose Bowl performance. More than 600 yards receiving and six scores.

TE Caleb Wilson So. UCLA - He only played in five games before getting knocked out for the season, but he did enough in those games to be the conference’s best tight end honoree for now. 38 receptions and 490 yards with a score? His stats are up there with the conference’s top receivers.

OL Tyrell Crosby Sr. Oregon - Back to his healthy freshman form, Crosby is an athletic monster and possibly the best overall offensive lineman in the Pac-12.

OL Trey Adams Jr. Washington - Unfortunately just got knocked out for the season with an ACL, but was the most physically-dominant lineman in the conference through six games.

OL Jesse Burkett Sr. Stanford - His progression in the middle of Stanford’s line is part of why Love has been so deadly.

OL David Bright Sr. Stanford - Another Stanford veteran who has stepped up and push Stanford back towards their old ways.

OL Cody O’Connell Sr. Washington State - Still an excellent pass protector and mountain for the Cougars.


DL Hercules Mata’afa Jr. Washington State - A bull on the edge who has turned into the Pac-12’s best defensive player. A nightmare for opposing offenses thus far.

DL Vita Vea Jr. Washington - Washington’s defense is having another historically dominant year and the 340-pound rock in the middle who destroys the line is a big reason why.

DL Greg Gaines Jr. Washington - Basically just as good as Vea with less hype. Has anyone ran up the middle on Washington all year?

DL Harrison Phillips Sr. Stanford - Taking over for Solomon Thomas as Stanford’s crazy good defensive lineman. He is putting up linebacker stats as a defensive tackle.

LB Devante Downs Sr. Cal - Has flourished healthy under Justin Wilcox. Making more plays than any other linebacker in the Pac-12.

LB Cameron Smith Jr. USC - Just the same old star in the middle for the Trojans.

LB Sunia Tauteoli Sr. Utah - A physical presence and great hitter/tackler who is a big reason why Utah is still strong up front.

DB Justin Reid Jr. Stanford - Without question the conference’s best DB in the first half. Five INTs already and a whole lot of tackles.

DB Jack Jones So. USC - A breakout star. Four INTs already and always seems to make plays at important times.

DB Isaiah Oliver Jr. Colorado - Slid in for Chidobe Awuzie and Ahkello Witherspoon and didn’t miss a beat as a lockdown corner.

DB Iman Marshall Jr. USC - Could be the first corner taken in next year’s draft.

Special Teams

K Jet Toner So. Stanford - Best field goal percentage in the conference.

P Mitch Wishnowsky Jr. Utah - Again, the nation’s best punter.

R Dante Pettis Sr. Washington - Already taken three punts back for scores and forcing Pac-12 teams to punt out of bounds or away from him.

Second Team


QB Sam Darnold So. USC

RB Royce Freeman Sr. Oregon

RB Ronald Jones Jr. USC

WR Tavares Martin Jr. Jr. Washington State

WR Darren Carrington Sr. Utah

TE Tyler Petite Jr. USC

OL Scott Quessenberry Sr. UCLA

OL Kaleb McGary Jr. Washington

OL Jacob Alsadek Sr. Arizona

OL Jeromy Irwin Sr. Colorado

OL A.T. Hall Sr. Stanford


DL JoJo Wicker Jr. Arizona State

DL Christian Rector So. USC

DL Filipo Mokofisi Sr. Utah

DL Jalen Jelks Jr. Oregon

LB Troy Dye So. Oregon

LB Bobby Okereke Sr. Stanford

LB Christian Sam Jr. Arizona State

DB Jordan Miller Jr. Washington

DB Iman Marshall Jr. USC

DB Jaleel Wadood Sr. UCLA

DB Jace Whittaker Jr. Arizona

Special Teams

K Chase McGrath Fr. USC

P Reid Budrovich Jr. USC

R Shun Brown Jr. Arizona