Of the 81 players on the Bronko Nagurski Watch List (nation's best defensive player), 14 are from the Pac-12. That's second to the SEC's total of 16. None of those players -- notably linebacker Shaq Thomspon -- are from Washington.
Tacoma's Scott Crichton, who plays for Oregon State, made the list.
Here's the full list with Pac-12 players in bold:
2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST (81)Ricardo Allen, Purdue, DBJeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech, DLDeion Barnes, Penn State, DLCalvin Barnett, Oklahoma State, DLAnthony Barr, UCLA, LBDeion Belue, Alabama, DBBene Benwikere, San Jose State DBGreg Blair, Cincinnati, LBChris Borland, Wisconsin, LBTre Boston, North Carolina, DBCarl Bradford, Arizona State, LBMorgan Breslin, USC, DLJonathan Brown, Illinois, LBChristian Bryant, Ohio State, DBMax Bullough, Michigan State, LBJadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, DLRoss Cockrell, Duke, DBAaron Colvin, Oklahoma, DBScott Crichton, Oregon State, DLDarqueze Dennard, Michigan State, DBQuandre Diggs, Texas, DBAaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DLDominique Easley, Florida, DLIfo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, DBAntone Exum, Virginia Tech, DBDevonte Fields, TCU, DLBen Gardner, Stanford, DLJustin Gilbert, Oklahoma State, DBHa Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, DBRa'Shede Hageman, Minnesota, DLBryce Hager, Baylor, LBAndre Hal, Vanderbilt, DBJordan Hicks, Texas, LBAdrian Hubbard, Alabama, LBKerry Hyder, Texas Tech, DLAndrew Jackson, Western Kentucky, LBShawn Jackson, Tulsa, LBJackson Jeffcoat, Texas, DLTimmy Jernigan, Florida State, DLA.J. Johnson, Tennessee, LBAnthony Johnson, LSU, DLChristian Jones, Florida State, LBLamarcus Joyner, Florida State, DBEric Kendricks, UCLA, LBDemarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DLShaun Lewis, Oklahoma State, LBCraig Loston, LSU, DBAaron Lynch, USF, DLKhalil Mack, Buffalo, LBKareem Martin, North Carolina, DLDaniel McCullers, Tennessee, DLTerrance Mitchell, Oregon, DBJames Morris, Iowa, LBC.J. Mosley, Alabama, LBTrent Murphy, Stanford, LBMarco Nelson, Tulsa, DBLouis Nix III, Notre Dame, DLRoosevelt Nix, Kent State, DLDenzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, LBKevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College, LBHayes Pullard, USC, LBLoucheiz Purifoy, Florida, DBEd Reynolds, Stanford, DBBradley Roby, Ohio State, DBMarcus Rush, Michigan State, DLTyler Scott, Northwestern, DLRyan Shazier, Ohio State, LBShayne Skov, Stanford, LBYawin Smallwood, Connecticut, LBChris Smith, Arkansas, DLHakeem Smith, Louisville, DBWill Sutton, Arizona State, DLDamian Swann, Georgia, DBStephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, DLJack Tyler, Virginia Tech, LBKyle Van Noy, BYU, LBJason Verrett, TCU, DBNickoe Whitley, Mississippi State, DBNikita Whitlock, Wake Forest, DLLeonard Williams, USC, DLTy Zimmerman, Kansas State, DB