The lone wide receivers ranked ahead of him in the nation were Clemson's Sammy Watkins and USC's Robert Woods.
Allen was also named a First Team All-Pac-12 selection along with Woods at the wide receiver position. Running back Isi Sofele (second team), offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin (second team), defensive lineman Deandre Coleman (third team) and linebacker Chris McCain (third team) joined Allen among the Golden Bears' contingent on the publication's all-conference squad.
It is interesting to compare Allen and Woods based on each of their 2011 individual seasons. Woods had 13 more catches (111-98), while Allen had more receiving yards (1,343-1,292). Woods found the end zone more, hauling in 15 touchdowns to Allen's six. Allen's season-long reception went for eight more yards more than Woods' (90-82), while overall, Woods averaged 107.7 receiving yards per game to Allen's 103.3 receiving yards per contest.
What does this mean... that these are two of the best receivers in college football and it will be exciting to watch them match up on Sept. 22 when the Bears and Trojans meet at the Coliseum in L.A.
In the meantime, let the preseason honors continue to roll in for Allen and the Bears.