Chicks dig the long ball. But unless it’s a 500-foot bomb, it’s not going to make Sportscenter‘s top 10 plays.

Defensive gems are what generally get the glory for top plays, and here at Bleacher Report, it’s no different. We’ve written multiple stories highlighting a play that happened on a particular night that was beyond all measure.

While some plays are game-savers, others are just spectacular plays that came out of nowhere. Regardless, all of these plays deserve recognition.

Here’s a look at the top 10 defensive plays from this year.

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