The Pac-10 has its share of impact newcomers. Three of the top 10 players in the Class of 2006 played in the Pac-10 this year. All three – Chase Budinger (ranked fourth), Spencer Hawes (sixth) and Brook Lopez (10th) – made the Rivals.com All-Pac-10 second team in addition to the all-freshman team.
The freshmen have changed the Pac-10 race, but some conference mainstays continue to make their mark.
With his play on both sides of the court, UCLA junior Arron Afflalo led the Bruins to their second consecutive Pac-10 title.
Oregon senior guard Aaron Brooks joined Afflalo on the first team with his clutch play in the Pac-10 season for the surprising Ducks.
Find out who else joined Afflalo, Brooks and the freshmen as impact players in the conference as we reveal Rivals.com's All-Pac-10 team:
Rivals.com 2006-07 All-Pac 10 First Team
Rivals.com 2006-07 All-Pac 10 Second Team
G Aaron Brooks Oregon, Sr., 6-0, 160
He finally lived up to his potential by tying for the Pac-10 lead in scoring at 18 points per game on an Oregon team that beat three top-10 opponents.
G Kyle Weaver Washington State, Jr., 6-6, 201
The do-it-all guard became the first player in Pac-10 history to have 300 points, 125 assists, 125 rebounds, 50 steals and 35 blocks in a season.
G Darren Collison UCLA, So., 6-1, 165
The Bruins didn't miss a beat without Jordan Farmar. Collison led the Pac-10 in steals (65) and was second in the league in assists (173).
F Chase Budinger Arizona, Fr., 6-7, 205
The No. 4 player in the 2006 class made an immediate impact on the Wildcats, starting from Day One and averaging 15.8 points per game.
G Arron Afflalo UCLA, Jr., 6-5, 215
Afflalo returned for his junior year to lead the Bruins in scoring (17.2 ppg). He also played excellent defense for the Pac-10 champions.
F Jon Brockman Washington, So., 6-7, 260
The hard-nosed sophomore led the Pac-10 in rebounding (9.6 per game) while scoring 15 points per game against conference teams.
F Nick Young USC, Jr., 6-6, 200
The Trojans are in position to make their first NCAA Tournament since 2002 thanks to Young's 17.5 points per game.
F Brook Lopez Stanford, Fr., 7-0, 240
Lopez recorded the first triple-double in Stanford history this year and finished strong after recovering from injury.
F Marcus Williams Arizona, So., 6-7, 205
Arizona's stellar frontcourt is led by Williams, who was tied with Brooks for the league lead in scoring in conference games (18.8 ppg) while recording seven rebounds per game.
C Spencer Hawes Washington, Fr., 7-0, 250
Hawes improved as the season went on, finishing with in the top 10 in the league in scoring (15.2 ppg), rebounding (6.3) and blocked shots (53).
Rivals.com 2006-07 Pac 10 All-Freshman Team
G Tajuan Porter, Oregon, 5-6, 160: 13.6 ppg, 82 three-point FG, 92.5 percent FT