Marcus Mariota headlines SI.com's 2014 Midseason All-America Team

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Wednesday October 15th, 2014

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.

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First Team

 
Oregon, Junior

Stunningly accurate, Oregon’s passer has yet to throw an interception this year and has 22 total touchdowns.

 
Wisconsin, Junior

Badgers back averages 36.5 yards per carry on his first touch of the second half. He averages 7.9 on all carries.

 
Georgia, Junior

Only a suspension could stop the Bulldogs’ bulldozer. He averages 194.6 all-purpose yards per game.

 
Alabama, Junior

A threat to score at any time, the speedster has scored three touchdowns from 22-plus yards.

 

White caught 10 passes for 101 yards against Towson -- and that was the senior’s worst game this season.

 
Notre Dame, Senior

The senior has one touchdown this season. It was a big one: the game-winner against Stanford.

 
Texas A&M, Senior

Ogbuehi is set to continue the Aggies’ trend of having an offensive lineman drafted in the first round of the NFL draft.

 

The 6-foot-6, 325-pound senior is versatile and helped contain Vic Beasley in an overtime win over Clemson.

 
Auburn, Senior

Auburn has allowed just six sacks this season and is gaining 5.6 yards per carry. Dismukes is a reason why.

 

The 6-4, 311-pound senior has been bright spot in an otherwise forgettable Gamecocks' season.

 
Baylor, Junior

DEFENSE

 
Ole Miss, Sophomore

The sophomore’s stats are misleading (one sack, one TFL). Just watch this play to see his dominance.

 
Texas, Junior

The defensive tackle is incredibly disruptive and clogged lanes for four tackles against Oklahoma.

 
USC, Junior

The Trojans’ star forced a red-zone fumble and stopped an attempted game-tying two-point try against Arizona.

 
Washington, Junior

The linebacker has four defensive touchdowns, nearly matching Wake Forest’s team points production.

 

The 6-5, 249-pound junior fills up the stat sheet and is a key reason the Bulldogs are No. 1 in the AP Poll.

 
Oklahoma, Junior

Despite constant double-teams, the Sooners’ junior still has 8.5 tackles for loss, including 4.5 sacks, this season.

 
Arizona, Sophomore

The sophomore made the key strip to seal the win over Oregon and has 70 tackles and 11 TFLs already.

 

The 6-1, 182-pounder made the key fourth-quarter interception to clinch a win over Nebraska.

 
Alabama, Junior

Collins’ instincts and athleticism are sensational, as his interception against Arkansas showed.

 
Ole Miss, Senior

Prewitt can cover, hit and make plays on the ball, like he did with his 75-yard pick-six against Texas A&M.

 
Virginia Tech, Sophomore

 

 
Florida State, Sophomore

The sophomore has been automatic, making all 13 of his field goal attempts, including five of 40-plus yards.

 
Alabama, Freshman

The freshman has shined, and he downed seven of eight punts inside the 20-yard line in a win over Arkansas.

 

The junior became the first Cowboys player to return a kickoff for a touchdown in back-to-back games.

 
Kansas State, Senior

 

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