2014 Midseason All-America Team: Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon and Leonard Williams are three players highlighting SI.com's first-half college football stars.
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.