Marcus Mariota headlines SI.com's 2014 Midseason All-America Team
August was a very a long time ago. Seven weeks after SI.com presented its 2014 Preseason All-America Team, key games and results have revealed some necessary changes. So, here is the Midseason All-America Team.
Among the more notable tweaks is the absence of a Seminoles quarterback, who couldn't make the cut given the play of Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott. After freshmen stole the spotlight in the past two seasons, upperclassmen now have superiority, with all but five of the 26 first-team spots.
The SEC leads all conferences with 10 first-team selections -- eight from SEC West teams -- while the Big 12 was second with six. Alabama topped all teams with three first-team honorees, while Florida State and Ole Miss each landed two.
For more midseason coverage, be sure to check out our Crystal Ball and playoff predictions, as well as Andy Staples' thoughts on what we learned and what we still don't know after the season's first half.
AP - Tyler LockettKansas State, SeniorThe senior wideout does it all for the Wildcats with 399 receiving yards and 290 return yards.
QB Dak Prescott, Jr., Mississippi State
RB Ameer Abdullah, Sr., Nebraska
RB Tevin Coleman, Jr., Indiana
WR Sterling Shepard, Jr., Oklahoma
WR Rashad Greene, Sr., Florida State
TE Nick O’Leary, Sr., Florida State
T Andrus Peat, Jr., Stanford
G Tre’ Jackson, Sr., Florida State
C Hroniss Grasu, Sr., Oregon
G Laken Tomlinson, Sr., Duke
T Brandon Scherff, Sr., Iowa
DL Shawn Oakman, Jr., Baylor
DL Danny Shelton, Sr., Washington
DL Shane Ray, Jr., Missouri
LB Jaylon Smith, So., Notre Dame
LB Hau’oli Kikaha, Sr., Washington
LB Eric Kendricks, Sr., UCLA
LB A.J. Johnson, Sr., Tennessee
CB Senquez Golson, Sr., Ole Miss
S Gerod Holliman, So., Louisville
S Jordan Richards, Sr., Stanford
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Sr., Oregon
K Andy Phillips, So. Utah
P Worth Gregory, So. East Carolina
R Alex Ross, So., Oklahoma
AP Ty Montgomery, Sr., Stanford