Pre-Season Football Magazines Like UCLA

June 29, 2001

The 2001 UCLA football team has been ranked among the nation's top 15 teams by most of the pre-season publications which are currently on newsstands.

The Bruins are ranked sixth by Collegefootballnews.com, eighth by Lindy's, 10th by Athlon, 14th by Phil Steele, 15th by Preview Sports, 18th by Street & Smith's and 32nd by The Sporting News. UCLA is picked to win the Pac-10 by Lindy's, Preview Sports, Phil Steele and Collegefootballnews.com.

Individually, nine members of the UCLA football team have been named pre-season first-team All-Pac-10 by at least one publication and five other players have been named second or third-team pre-season choices.

Here are the individual player listings:

Tailback DeShaun Foster
Player Ratings: No. 5 tailback by Lindy's, No. 6 by The Sporting News, No. 4 player in Pac-10 by Collegefootballnews.com
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's
First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Preview Sports, Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Street & Smith's, Collegefootballnews.com

Middle Linebacker Robert Thomas
Player Ratings: No. 4 inside linebacker by Lindy's, No. 6 by The Sporting News, No. 10 player in Pac-10 by Collegefootballnews.com
Second-team All-America: Street & Smith's, Phil Steele
First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Street & Smith's, Collegefootballnews.com
Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year: Lindy's

Free Safety Marques Anderson
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's
Player Ratings: No. 6 strong safety by The Sporting News, No. 12 safety by Lindy's, No. 6 player in Pac-10 by Collegefootballnews.com
Third-team All-America: Phil Steele
First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Lindy's, Street & Smith's, Collegefootballnews.com
Second-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

Wide Receiver Brian Poli-Dixon
Third-team All-America: Phil Steele
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's
Player Ratings: No. 13 wide receiver by Lindy's, No. 14 by The Sporting News
First-team All-Pac-10: Preview Sports, Athlon, Lindy's, Street & Smith's, Collegefootballnews.com
Second-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Phil Steele

Defensive end Kenyon Coleman
Second-team All-America: The Sporting News
Third-team All-America: Phil Steele
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's
Player Ratings: No. 3 defensive end by The Sporting News, No. 9 by Lindy's, No. 20 player in Pac-10 by Collegefootballnews.com
First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Preview Sports, Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Street & Smith's, Collegefootballnews.com

Cornerback Ricky Manning Jr.
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's
Player Ratings: No. 14 cornerback by Lindy's, No. 15 by The Sporting News
First-team All-Pac-10: Preview Sports, Athlon, Phil Steele
Second-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Lindy's
Third-team All-Pac-10 (punt returns): Phil Steele

Punter Nate Fikse
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's
Player Ratings: No. 4 punter by The Sporting News, No. 7 by Lindy's
First-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News, Preview Sports, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Street & Smith's, Collegefootballnews.com

Offensive Tackle Mike Saffer
First-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's, Phil Steele
Second-team All-Pac-10: The Sporting News

Offensive Tackle Bryce Bohlander
First-team All-Pac-10: Preview Sports
Second-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

Defensive Tackle Rodney Leisle
Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's, Phil Steele

Inside Linebacker Ryan Nece
Second-team All-Pac-10: Lindy's
Player Ratings: No. 13 outside linebacker by Lindy's

Quarterback Cory Paus
Second-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

Tight End Bryan Fletcher
Third-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

Outside Linebacker Marcus Reese
Third-team All-Pac-10: Phil Steele

Place Kicker Chris Griffith
Honorable mention All-America: Street & Smith's

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