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Pac-12 superlative tracker

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    By Ted Miller

    [​IMG]Tracking the offensive, defensive and coach of the year races in the Pac-12.

    For a more thorough look at offense, re-read our Heisman Watch update.

    Offensive player of the year

    1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck ranks fifth in the nation in passing efficiency. He's completing 71 percent of his throws with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions.

    2. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon: James ranks first in the nation with 151.57 yards rushing per game and averages 7.98 yards per rush. He has nine rushing TDs.

    3. Matt Barkley, QB, USC: Barkley leads the Pac-12 with 28 TD passes after throwing six against Colorado. He ranks fourth in the conference in passing efficiency.

    4. Chris Polk, RB, Washington: Polk ranks*seventh in the nation and second in the conference with 121.8 yards rushing per game. He has nine rushing TDs.

    5. Robert Woods, WR, USC: Woods ranks No.*4 in the nation with*124.56 receiving yards per game. He's caught 11 TD passes.

    Defensive player of the year

    1. Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford: Thomas leads the conference in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (12.5). He's also forced*four fumbles, which is tied for the conference lead.

    2. Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State: Burfict ranks second on the Sun Devils with*51 tackles, with 7.0 tackles for loss and*5.0 sacks. He also has an interception and four passes defended.

    Coach of the year

    1. David Shaw, Stanford: Shaw remains unbeaten as a head coach. If he's still unbeaten on Dec. 3, he's the Coach of the Year.

    2. Chip Kelly, Oregon: How could Kelly not be Coach of the Year if he wins a third consecutive Pac-12 title?

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog
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