Time for our first annual Midseason Team, and you can already see some shakeups from our preseason team, most notably Jake Locker getting cut from the team.
Locker's numbers would probably look better if Jermaine Kearse didn't lead the Pac in drops with nine, but you take the good with the bad, and he's been productive when he holds on to the ball.
The tight ends in the conference haven't been used as much as they have in the past, but Coby Fleener of Stanford has been consistent catching the ball and solid in run blocking.
Perhaps the biggest surprise on the first team defense is the freshman Justin Washington making the team. He benefits from playing alongside two of the conference's best defensive ends in Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore, but he's taken advantage of his opportunities.
Mason Foster will lead the conference in tackles this year because the Husky defense will struggle to get off the field, but Akeem Ayers plays a bigger role in the success of UCLA.
Sophomore Cliff Harris of the Oregon Ducks leads the conference with four interceptions and has a couple punt returns for touchdown this year, so he makes the list as a cornerback and punt returner.
|MLB||Vontaze Burfict||Arizona St|
|CB||James Dockery||Oregon St|
For the second team, Matt Barkley got the nod over Nick Foles. Barkley has been impressive in his last few games and absolutely torched a solid Cal defense yesterday.
Leaving Jacquizz Rodgers off the list might surprise some people, but he just hasn't produced like the team needs him to. Part of the problem is the offensive line, and combined with an inconsistent passing game, opposing defenses can stack the box.
Robert Woods makes the list over his teammate Ronald Johnson, and he's quickly becoming one of the top wide receivers of the conference.
|CB||Omar Bolden||Arizona St|
|S||Lance Mitchell||Oregon St|
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