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Cal Ranked As High As 15th in Preseason
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  07/01/2005

July 1, 2005

BERKELEY - Coming off a 10-2 season and a Top 10 ranking last fall, California has maintained its place in the national rankings in several of the preseason magazines heading into the 2005 campaign.

The Sporting News places the Golden Bears 15th in its ratings, while Street & Smith's College Football Yearbook and Phil Steele's College Football Preview both rank Cal 20th in the country.

In addition, several members of the squad have been tabbed for preseason national and Pac-10 honors.

Senior center Marvin Philip has received the most notice, ranking as high as the No. 1 center in the country by The Sporting News. TSN, Street & Smith's and Athlon all name him a first team All-American, while he is a consensus first team All-Pac-10 selection.

Senior offensive tackle Ryan O'Callaghan also received third team All-America accolades from Street & Smith's and Athlon.

Sophomore tailback Marshawn Lynch, who has yet to start a college football game, was chosen first team All-Pac-10 by Street & Smith's and Lindy's, while Phil Steele's College Football Preview rates him the No. 7 running back in the nation.

Below is a list of many of the preseason honors bestowed upon the Golden Bears this summer.

Cal in the Top 25
15th - The Sporting News
20th - Street & Smith's College Football Yearbook
20th - Phil Steele's College Football Preview

Individual Honors
The Sporting News
TB Marshawn Lynch -- #13 running back in the country
ROV Donnie McCleskey -- #8 strong safety in the country
C Marvin Philip - 1st team All-American, #1 center in the country

Street & Smith's
OT Andrew Cameron - honorable mention All-American
CB Daymeion Hughes - honorable mention All-American
TB Marshawn Lynch - honorable mention All-American, 1st team All-Pac-10
ROV Donnie McCleskey - honorable mention All-American
DT Brandon Mebane - honorable mention All-American
OG Aaron Merz - honorable mention All-American
OT Ryan O'Callaghan - 3rd team All-American , 1st team All-Pac-10
C Marvin Philip - 1st team All-American , 1st team All-Pac-10
CB Harrison Smith - honorable mention All-American

Lindy's
OT Andrew Cameron - 2nd team All-Pac-10
TB Marshawn Lynch - 1st team All-Pac-10, #12 running back in the nation
ROV Donnie McCleskey - 1st team All-Pac-10
DT Brandon Mebane - 2nd team All-Pac-10
OG Aaron Merz - 2nd team All-Pac-10
OT Ryan O'Callaghan - 1st team All-Pac-10, #8 offensive tackle in the nation
C Marvin Philip - 1st team All-Pac-10, #3 center in the nation

Phil Steele's College Football Preview
CB Daymeion Hughes - 2nd team All-Pac-10
TB Marshawn Lynch - 2nd team All-Pac-10, #7 running back in the nation
OT Ryan O'Callaghan - 1st team All-Pac-10, #7 offensive tackle in the nation
C Marvin Philip - 1st team All-Pac-10
CB Harrison Smith - 1st team All-Pac-10

Athlon
OT Andrew Cameron - 2nd team All-Pac-10
TB Marshawn Lynch - 2nd team All-Pac-10
ROV Donnie McCleskey - 2nd team All-Pac-10
OG Aaron Merz - 2nd team All-Pac-10
OT Ryan O'Callaghan - 3rd team All-American, 1st team All-Pac-10
C Marvin Philip - 1st team All-American, 1st team All-Pac-10
Offensive Line - 2nd best in the nation


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