With the regular season in the books, Sports Illustrated's college football experts have made their selections and chosen the 2015 All-America Team.
It was a tight race at several positions, including quarterback where a single vote boosted Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield to the first team while Clemson's Deshaun Watson was relegated to the second team. Stanford's Christian McCaffrey couldn't even crack the second team at running back, but the Heisman finalist was a unanimous selection as the first team's all-purpose player. McCaffrey was one of just four unanimous to the first team, joining Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman, Stanford guard Joshua Garnett and Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango.
Alabama and Ohio State earned the most first-team selections of any program with three honorees each. The Buckeyes got the most players on the first or second team with six total players. Oklahoma got two players on the first team and no second-team selections, but six Sooners players earned honorable mention. Center Jack Allen was Michigan State's lone selection to the first or second team, but the Spartans got four to honorable mention. Clemson was the lone College Football Playoff squad to not have a player selected to the first team. The Tigers had four players chosen to the second team along with three honorable mentions.
The Big Ten and SEC tied for the most players selected to the first or second teams with 14, but the Big Ten led all conferences with eight first-team choices. The SEC had six players picked for the first team, followed by the Big 12 with five, the Pac-12 with four and the ACC with two.
. QB - Baker Mayfield
Snubbed for the Heisman ceremony, Mayfield led Oklahoma to the playoff with 3,389 yards passing.
. RB - Derrick Henry
The Heisman hopeful led the nation and set an SEC record with 1,986 rushing yards to go with 23 TDs.
. RB - Dalvin Cook
Florida State, Sophomore
The Seminoles star averaged 7.86 yards per carry, the second-highest average in the country.
. WR - Corey Coleman*
Despite shakeups at QB due to injuries, Coleman still racked up 1,363 receiving yards and 20 scores.
. WR - Josh Doctson
A wrist injury limited him for the final four games, but Doctson still compiled 1,327 receiving yards and 14 TDs.
. te - Jake Butt
One of the most active tight ends in any offense, Butt caught 48 passes for 620 yards for the Wolverines.
. T - Taylor Decker
Ohio State, Senior
The highly touted NFL prospect opened holes for Ezekiel Elliott and the nation's No. 7 offense in yards per carry.
. G - Joshua Garnett*
Garnett paved the way for Christian McCaffrey's breakout in coach David Shaw's powerful offense.
. C - Jack Allen
Michigan State, Senior
The Rimington finalist showed versatility, moving to left tackle for two games and taking a handoff for a TD.
. G - Sebastian Tretola
The All-SEC lineman allowed a half sack in 25 career games, helping Arkansas lead the SEC in sacks allowed.
. T - Spencer Drango*
The Big 12's O-lineman of the year anchored the line for the nation's top offense in yards and points per game.
. DE - Joey Bosa
Ohio State, Junior
Frequent double- (and triple-) teams have decreased his numbers, but Bosa's impact and skill are still top-notch.
. dT - A'Shawn Robinson
Robinson consistently plugged holes, helping Alabama lead the country with 2.4 yards allowed per rush.
. DE - Carl Nassib
Penn State, Senior
The nation's leader in sacks brought down the QB 15.5 times this season and tied for second with 19.5 TFLs.
. LB - Eric Striker
Striker guided the top defense in the Big 12 with 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks along with 68 tackles.
. lb - Jaylon Smith
Notre Dame, Junior
The explosive Smith led Notre Dame with 113 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
. LB - Reggie Ragland
The leader of the nation's top defense in yards allowed per play, Ragland was a consistent playmaker.
. lb - Kentrell Brothers
Brothers shot to the ball all season with an FBS-best 152 tackles, as well as two interceptions and a forced fumble.
. CB - Jourdan Lewis
Lewis's Power 5-best 21 passes defended helped Michigan lead the nation in yards allowed per attempt.
. S - Jeremy Cash
Only 10 players averaged more TFLs than Cash despite his role in the secondary. He also made 101 tackles.
. S - Vonn Bell
Ohio State, Junior
The junior led the Buckeyes with nine passes broken up and scored a pick-six against Minnesota.
. cb - Desmond King
The Thorpe Award finalist's eight interceptions led the Power 5 and were key to the Hawkeyes' 12–0 start.
. K - Ka'imi Fairbairn
The Groza finalist made the first 60-yard field goal in an FBS game since 2012. He hit 20 of 23 kicks this year.
. P - Tom Hackett
Hackett helped Utah lead the nation in net punting average, allowing just nine returns all season.
. r - Evan Berry
Berry averaged 38.3 yards per kick return to lead the FBS. He took three kicks to the house this season.
. AP - Christian McCaffrey*
The Heisman finalist broke Barry Sanders's record with 3,496 all-purpose yards this season.
K Greg Huegel, R-Fr.., Clemson
- Quarterbacks: Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon; Trevone Boykin, TCU; Connor Cook, Michigan State; Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky; Luke Falk, Washington State; Jared Goff, Cal; Matt Johnson, Bowling Green; Paxton Lynch, Memphis; Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech; Dak Prescott, Mississippi State; Greg Ward Jr., Houston; Marquise Williams, North Carolina
- Running backs: Devontae Booker, Utah; Alex Collins, Arkansas; Royce Freeman, Oregon; Elijah Hood, North Carolina; Christian McCaffrey, Stanford; Samaje Perine, Oklahoma; C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame; Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State
- Wide receivers: Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State; Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa; Adoree’ Jackson, USC; Roger Lewis, Bowling Green; Gabe Marks, Washington State; Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma; Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss; James Washington, Oklahoma State
- Tight ends: Alan Cross, Memphis; Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech; Billy Freeman, San Jose State; George Kittle, Iowa; Austin Hooper, Stanford; Jordan Leggett, Clemson; David Morgan, UTSA; Joshua Perkins, Washington; Jaylen Samuels, North Carolina State
- Offensive linemen: Austin Blythe, Iowa; Le’Raven Clark, Texas Tech; Jack Conklin, Michigan State; Joe Dahl, Washington State; Ty Darlington, Oklahoma; Pat Elflein, Ohio State; Dan Feeney, Indiana; Mason Halter, Florida; Roderick Johnson, Florida State; Tyler Johnstone, Oregon; Nick Martin, Notre Dame; Kyle Murphy, Stanford; Ethan Pocic, LSU; Matt Skura, Duke; Jason Spriggs, Indiana; Joe Thuney, North Carolina State; Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss; Landon Turner, North Carolina; Jordan Walsh, Iowa
- Defensive linemen: Andrew Billings, Baylor; Jonathan Bullard, Florida; Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State; Kenny Clark, UCLA; Sheldon Day, Notre Dame; Myles Garrett, Texas A&M; Luther Maddy, Virginia Tech; Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State; Charles Tapper, Oklahoma; Adolphus Washington, Ohio State; Anthony Zettel, Penn State
- Linebackers: Ben Boulware, Clemson; Su’a Cravens, USC; Steven Daniels, Boston College; Leonard Floyd, Georgia; Deion Jones, LSU; Antonio Longino, Arizona State; Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State; Gionni Paul, Utah; Joshua Perry, Ohio State; Joe Schobert, Wisconsin; Chad Whitener, Oklahoma State
- Defensive backs: Jamal Adams, LSU; Mackensie Alexander, Clemson; Quin Blanding, Virginia; Trae Elston, Ole Miss; Eddie Jackson, Alabama; Derwin James, Florida State; Karl Joseph, West Virginia; Damontae Kazee, San Diego State; Derrick Kindred, TCU; Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois; Marcus Maye, Florida; Adrian McDonald, Houston; Kevin Peterson, Oklahoma State; Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma; Jordan Simone, Arizona State; Jalen Tabor, Florida; Darian Thompson, Boise State; Nick VanHoose, Northwestern; Tre’Davious White, LSU
- Kickers: Roberto Aguayo, Florida State; Daniel Carlson, Auburn; Jake Elliott, Memphis; Ross Martin, Duke; Andy Phillips, Utah; Aidan Schneider, Oregon
- Punters: Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State; Hayden Hunt, Colorado State; Austin Seibert, Oklahoma; Cameron Johnston, Ohio State
- Returners: Morgan Burns, Kansas State; Antonio Callaway, Florida; DeVon Edwards, Duke; Cyrus Jones, Alabama; Derek Keaton, Georgia Southern; Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
- All-purpose: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M; Jabrill Peppers, Michigan