Blue Ribbon Yearbook Conference Predictions

Originally Published: July 13, 2005
Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook

Editor's Note: ESPN Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook to provide a comprehensive look at all 119 Division I-A teams. To order the complete 2005 edition of Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, visit www.blueribbonyearbook.com or call 1-866-805-BALL (2255).

Before the presentation of all 119 team previews, which run from July 14 to Aug. 5, here are order of finish and all-conference predictions from the ACC to the WAC:

ACC | Big 12 | Big East | Big 10 | Conference USA | Independents | MAC | Mountain West | Pac-10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (free preview)
2. Boston College Insider
3. NC State Insider
4. Clemson Insider
5. Wake Forest Insider
6. Maryland Insider

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech Insider
2. Miami (free preview)
3. Virginia Insider
4. Georgia Tech Insider
5. North Carolina Insider
6. Duke Insider

All-ACC Team

Offense
WR: Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
WR: Tramain Hall, NC State
OL: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia
OL: Eric Winston, Miami
OL: Jeremy Trueblood, Boston College
OL: Leroy Harris, NC State
OL: Will Montgomery, Virginia Tech
QB: Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech
RB: Chris Barclay, Wake Forest
RB: Leon Washington, Florida State
TE: Jeff King, Virginia Tech

Defense
DL: Mario Williams, NC State
DL: Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College
DL: Darryl Tapp, Virginia Tech
DL: Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech
LB: D'Qwell Jackson, Maryland
LB: Brian Toal, Boston College
LB: Ahmad Brooks, Virginia
DB: Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech
DB: Antonio Cromartie, Florida State
DB: Marcus Hudson, NC State
DB: Tye Hill, Clemson

Specialists
K: Connor Barth, North Carolina
KR: Devin Hester, Miami
P: Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest
PR: Devin Hester, Miami

Offensive Player of the Year
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

Defensive Player of the Year
Mario Williams, DE, NC State

Newcomer of the Year
Willie Williams, LB, Miami


Big 12

South Division
1. Texas Insider
2. Oklahoma Insider
3. Texas A&M Insider
4. Texas Tech (free preview)
5. Oklahoma State Insider
6. Baylor Insider

North Division
1. Nebraska Insider
2. (tie) Colorado (free preview)
2. (tie) Iowa State Insider
4. Missouri Insider
5. Kansas State Insider
6. Kansas Insider

All-Big 12 Team

Offense
WR: Jarrett Hicks, Texas Tech
WR: D'Juan Woods, Oklahoma State
OL: Justin Blalock, Texas
OL: Jonathan Scott, Texas
OL: Davin Joseph, Oklahoma
OL: Jeromey Clary, Kansas State
OL: Brandon Koch, Nebraska
QB: Vince Young, Texas
RB: Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
RB: Taurean Henderson, Texas Tech
TE: David Thomas, Texas

Defense
DL: Larry Birdine, Oklahoma
DL: Larry Dibbles, Texas
DL: Dusty Dvoracek, Oklahoma
DL: Rod Wright, Texas
LB: Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma
LB: Aaron Harris, Texas
LB: Nick Reid, Kansas
DB: Jaxson Appel, Texas A&M
DB: Daniel Bullocks, Nebraska
DB: Charles Gordon, Kansas
DB: Jason Simpson, Missouri

Specialists
K: Mason Crosby, Colorado
KR: Willie Andrews, Baylor
P: Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor
PR: Danny Amendola, Texas Tech

Offensive Player of the Year
Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

Defensive Player of the Year
Charles Gordon, DB, Kansas

Newcomer of the Year
Zac Taylor, QB, Nebraska


Big East
1.
Louisville Insider
2. Pittsburgh Insider
3. Syracuse Insider
4. West Virginia Insider
5. Rutgers Insider
6. Connecticut (free preview)
7. South Florida Insider
8. Cincinnati Insider

All-Big East Team

Offense
WR: Tres Moses, Rutgers
WR: Greg Lee, Pittsburgh
OL: Dan Mozes, West Virginia
OL: Travis Leffew, Louisville
OL: Jason Spitz, Louisville
OL: John Glass, Rutgers
OL: Charles Spencer, Pittsburgh
QB: Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh
RB: Andre Hall, USF
RB: Cornell Brockington, UConn
TE: Clark Harris, Rutgers

Defense
DL: Ryan Neill, Rutgers
DL: James Wyche, Syracuse
DL: Elvis Dumervil, Louisville
DL: Shawn Mayne, UConn
LB: Brandon Johnson, Louisville
LB: H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh
LB: Jerry Mackey, Syracuse
DB: Jahmile Addae, West Virginia
DB: Mike Lorello, West Virginia
DB: Josh Lay, Pittsburgh
DB: Anthony Smith, Syracuse

Specialists
K: Josh Cummings, Pittsburgh
KR: Larry Taylor, UConn
P: Adam Graessle, Pittsburgh
PR: Montrell Jones, Louisville

Offensive Player of the Year
Andre Hall, RB, USF

Defensive Player of the Year
Ryan Neill, DL, Rutgers

Newcomer of the Year
Rashad Jennings, RB, Pittsburgh


Big Ten (July 21)
1.
Michigan Insider
2. Ohio State Insider
3. Iowa Insider
4. Purdue (free preview)
5. Penn State Insider
6. Wisconsin Insider
7. Minnesota Insider
8. Michigan State Insider
9. Illinois Insider
10. Northwestern Insider
11. Indiana Insider

All-Big Ten Team

Offense
WR: Jason Avant, Michigan
WR: Santonio Holmes, Ohio State
OL: Greg Eslinger, Minnesota
OL: Mark Setterstrom, Minnesota
OL: Jake Long, Michigan
OL: Adam Stenavich, Michigan
OL: Zach Strief, Northwestern
QB: Drew Tate, Iowa
RB: Laurence Maroney, Minnesota
RB: Mike Hart, Michigan
TE: Charles Davis, Purdue

Defense
DL: Gabe Watson, Michigan
DL: Tamba Hali, Penn State
DL: Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State
DL: Ray Edwards, Purdue
LB: Chad Greenway, Iowa
LB: Abdul Hodge, Iowa
LB: A.J. Hawk, Ohio State
DB: Nate Salley, Ohio State
DB: Alan Zemaitis, Penn State
DB: Bernard Pollard, Purdue
DB: Jovon Johnson, Iowa

Specialists
K: Garrett Rivas, Michigan
KR: Steve Breaston, Michigan
P: Steve Weatherford, Illinois
PR: Ted Ginn, Ohio State

Offensive Player of the Year
Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota

Defensive Player of the Year
Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa

Newcomer of the Year
Derrick Williams, WR, Penn State


Conference USA

East Division
1. UAB Insider
2. Southern Miss Insider
3. Memphis (free preview)
4. Marshall Insider
5. East Carolina Insider
6. Central Florida Insider

West Division (July 26)
1. UTEP Insider
2. Houston Insider
3. Tulane Insider
4. SMU Insider
5. Tulsa Insider
6. Rice (free preview)

All-Conference USA Team

Offense
WR: Vincent Marshall, Houston
WR: Jayson Boyd, UTEP
OL: Blake Butler, Memphis
OL: Travis Cooley, Southern Miss
OL: Matt Batusic, UAB
OL: Tony Bullock, Marshall
OL: Jeff Perrett, Tulsa
QB: Darrell Hackney, UAB
RB: DeAngelo Williams, Memphis
RB: Dan Burks, UAB
TE: Garrett Mills, Tulsa

Defense
DL: Larry McSwain, UAB
DL: John Syptak, Rice
DL: Chris Mineo, UTEP
DL: Marcus West, Memphis
LB: Anthony Cannon, Tulane
LB: Chris Moore, East Carolina
LB: Nick Bunting, Tulsa
DB: John Eubanks, Southern Miss
DB: Wesley Smith, Memphis
DB: Trevis Coley, Southern Miss
DB: Curtis Keyes, Marshall

Specialists
K: Stephen Gostkowski, Memphis
KR: Ashlan Davis, Tulsa
P: Chris Beckman, Tulane
PR: Travis Williams, East Carolina

Offensive Player of the Year
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis

Defensive Player of the Year
Johnny Eubanks, DB, Southern Miss

Newcomer of the Year
Aundrae Allison, WR, East Carolina


Independents
1.
Notre Dame Insider
2. Navy (free preview)
3. Army (free preview)
4. Temple Insider

All-Independent Team

Offense
WR: Rhema McKnight, Notre Dame
WR: Jacob Murphy, Army
OL: Dan Stevenson, Notre Dame
OL: Ryan Harris, Notre Dame
OL: Bob Morton, Notre Dame
OL: Peter Bier, Army
OL: James Rossi, Navy
QB: Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
RB: Carlton Jones, Army
RB: Darius Walker, Notre Dame
TE: Anthony Fasano, Notre Dame

Defense
DL: Jeremy Chase, Navy
DL: Mike Mendenhall, Temple
DL: Victor Abiamiri, Notre Dame
DL: Derek Landri, Notre Dame
LB: David Mahoney, Navy
LB: Brandon Hoyte, Notre Dame
LB: Corey Mays, Notre Dame
DB: Jeremy McGown, Navy
DB: Dhyan Tarver, Army
DB: Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame
DB: Durrell Davis, Temple

Specialists
K: D.J. Fitzpatrick, Notre Dame
KR: Jeremy McGown, Navy
P: D.J. Fitzpatrick, Notre Dame
PR: Jason Tomlinson, Navy

Offensive Player of the Year
Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame

Defensive Player of the Year
Brandon Hoyte, LB, Notre Dame

Newcomer of the Year
D.J. Hord, WR, Notre Dame


Mid-American Conference

East Division (July 27)
1. Bowling Green Insider
2. Miami (Ohio) (free preview)
3. Kent State Insider
4. Akron Insider
5. Ohio Insider
6. Buffalo Insider

West Division (July 28)
1. Toledo Insider
2. Northern Illinois Insider
3. Eastern Michigan (free preview)
4. Central Michigan Insider
5. Western Michigan Insider
6. Ball State Insider

All-MAC Team

Offense
WR: Martin Nance, Miami
WR: Greg Jennings, Western Michigan
OL: Todd Londot, Miami
OL: Rob Warren, Bowling Green
OL: Brian Van Acker, Northern Illinois
OL: Doug Free, Northern Illinois
OL: Joe Staley, Central Michigan
QB: Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green
RB: Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois
RB: P.J. Pope, Bowling Green
TE: Tony Scheffler, Western Michigan

Defense
DL: Marcus Johnson, Miami
DL: Justin Parrish, Kent State
DL: Dan Bazuin, Central Michigan
DL: Ken West, Northern Illinois
LB: Terna Nande, Miami
LB: Javan Lee, Northern Illinois
LB: Keon Jackson, Toledo
DB: Darrell Hunter, Miami
DB: Erik Keys, Ball State
DB: Nigel Morris, Toledo
DB: Ray Smith, Northern Illinois

Specialists
K: Andrew Wellock, Eastern Michigan
KR: Domenik Hixon, Akron
P: Matt Miller, Ohio
PR: Ryne Robinson, Miami

Offensive Player of the Year
Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green

Defensive Player of the Year
Justin Parrish, DE, Kent State

Newcomer of the Year
Michael Machen, QB, Kent State


Mountain West Conference (July 29)
1.
Utah Insider
2. Wyoming Insider
3. New Mexico Insider
4. TCU Insider
5. Colorado State Insider
6. BYU Insider
7. Air Force (free preview)
8. San Diego State Insider
9. UNLV Insider

All-Mountain West Team

Offense
WR: Todd Watkins, BYU
WR: David Anderson, Colorado State
OL: Ryan Cook, New Mexico
OL: Jesse Boone, Utah
OL: Jon Wilson, Air Force
OL: Jake Kuresa, BYU
OL: Robert Turner, New Mexico
QB: Tye Gunn, TCU
RB: DonTrell Moore, New Mexico
RB: Lynell Hamilton, San Diego State
TE: John Wadkowski, Wyoming

Defense
DL: Marcus Parker, New Mexico
DL: Steve Fifita, Utah
DL: Dusty Hoffschneider, Wyoming
DL: Jonathan Bailes, San Diego State
LB: Cameron Jensen, BYU
LB: Spencer Toone, Utah
LB: Marcus Brown, Air Force
DB: Gabriel Fulbright, New Mexico
DB: Joe Miklos, UNLV
DB: Derrick Martin, Wyoming
DB: Eric Weddle, Utah

Specialists
K: Deric Yaussi, Wyoming
KR: Jovon Bouknight, Wyoming
P: Adam Brooks, Wyoming
PR: Cory Rodgers, TCU

Offensive Player of the Year
DonTrell Moore, RB, New Mexico

Defensive Player of the Year
Marcus Parker, DL, New Mexico

Newcomer of the Year
Brent Casteel, WR, Utah


Pacific-10 Conference (Aug. 1)
1.
USC Insider
2. UCLA Insider
3. Arizona State Insider
4. Washington State Insider
5. California Insider
6. Oregon Insider
7. Oregon State Insider
8. Arizona Insider
9. Washington Insider
10. Stanford (free preview)

All-Pac-10 Team

Offense
WR: Dwayne Jarrett, USC
WR: Derek Hagan, Arizona State
OL: Marvin Philip, California
OL: Grayling Love, Arizona State
OL: Ryan O'Callaghan, California
OL: Sam Baker, USC
OL: Winston Justice, USC
QB: Matt Leinart, USC
RB: Reggie Bush, USC
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Cal
TE: Marcedes Lewis, UCLA

Defense
DL: Jordan Hill, Arizona State
DL: Haloti Ngata, Oregon
DL: Julian Jenkins, Stanford
DL: Devan Long, Oregon
LB: Will Derting, Washington State
LB: Spencer Havner, UCLA
LB: Trent Bray, Oregon State
DB: Antoine Cason, Arizona
DB: Sabby Piscitelli, Oregon State
DB: Darnell Bing, USC
DB: Darrell Brooks, Arizona

Specialists
K: Justin Medlock, UCLA
KR: T.J. Rushing, Stanford
P: Tom Malone, USC
PR: Reggie Bush, USC

Offensive Player of the Year
Matt Leinart, QB, USC

Defensive Player of the Year
Spencer Havner, LB, UCLA

Newcomer of the Year
Ben Olson, QB, UCLA


SEC

Eastern Division (Aug. 2)
1. Tennessee Insider
2. Florida Insider
3. Georgia Insider
4. South Carolina Insider
5. Vanderbilt (free preview)
6. Kentucky Insider

Western Division (Aug. 3)
1. LSU Insider
2. Auburn Insider
3. Alabama Insider
4. Ole Miss (free preview)
5. Arkansas Insider
6. Mississippi State Insider

All-SEC Team

Offense
WR: Courtney Taylor, Auburn
WR: Skyler Green, LSU
OL: Max Jean-Gilles, Georgia
OL: Marcus McNeill, Auburn
OL: Mike Degory, Florida
OL: Andrew Whitworth, LSU
OL: Arron Sears, Tennessee
QB: Chris Leak, Florida
RB: Kenneth Darby, Alabama
RB: Jerious Norwood, Mississippi State
TE: Leonard Pope, Georgia

Defense
DL: Parys Haralson, Tennessee
DL: Kyle Williams, LSU
DL: Jesse Mahelona, Tennessee
DL: Jeremy Mincey, Florida
LB: Patrick Willis, Ole Miss
LB: Moses Osemwegie, Vanderbilt
LB: Demeco Ryans, Alabama
DB: LaRon Landry, LSU
DB: Jarvis Herring, Florida
DB: Fred Bennett, South Carolina
DB: Ko Simpson, South Carolina
Specialists
K: John Vaughn, Auburn
KR: Tyrone Prothro, Alabama
P: Kody Bliss, Auburn
PR: Thomas Flowers, Georgia

Offensive Player of the Year
Chris Leak, QB, Florida

Defensive Player of the Year
Jesse Mahelona, DL, Tennessee

Newcomer of the Year
Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn


Sun Belt Conference (Aug. 4)
1.
North Texas Insider
2. Middle Tennessee (free preview)
3. Troy Insider
4. Louisiana-Monroe Insider
5. Louisiana-Lafayette Insider
6. Arkansas State Insider
7. Florida Atlantic Insider
8. Florida International Insider

All-Sun Belt Team

Offense
WR: Johnny Quinn, North Texas
WR: Chris Henry, Middle Tennessee
OL: Dylan Lineberry, North Texas
OL: Germayle Fanklin, Middle Tennessee
OL: Willie Hall, Middle Tennessee
OL: Brandon Cox, UL-Lafayette
OL: Greg Hodges, UL-Lafayette
QB: Clint Marks, Middle Tennessee
RB: Patrick Cobbs, North Texas
RB: Jamario Thomas, North Texas
TE: Samuel Smith, Florida International

Defense
DL: Jeff Littlejohn, Middle Tennessee
DL: Brian Flagg, Arkansas State
DL: Eugene Kwarteng, UL-Lafayette
DL: Sean Mosely, Middle Tennessee
LB: Leverne Johnson, Troy
LB: Bernard Davis, Troy
LB: Marcel Horne, Middle Tennessee
DB: Johnny Faulk, Troy
DB: Tyrell Johnson, Arkansas State
DB: Willie Hughley, Florida Atlantic
DB: Sherrod Martin, Troy

Specialists
K: Nick Bazaldua, North Texas
KR: Leodis McKelvin, Troy
P: Joel Stelly, UL-Monroe
PR: Johnny Quinn, North Texas

Offensive Player of the Year
Jamario Thomas, RB, North Texas

Defensive Player of the Year
Bernard Davis, LB, Troy

Newcomer of the Year
Willie Ransom, DL, North Texas


Western Athletic Conference (Aug. 5)
1.
Fresno State Insider
2. Boise State Insider
3. Nevada Insider
4. Hawaii (free preview)
5. New Mexico State Insider
6. Louisiana Tech Insider
7. San Jose State Insider
8. Utah State Insider
9. Idaho Insider

All-WAC Team

Offense
WR: Nichiren Flowers, Nevada
WR: Rufus Skillern, San Jose State
TE: Bryan Watje, San Jose State
OL: Daryn Colledge, Boise State
OL: Adam Kiefer, Nevada
OL: Kyle Young, Fresno State
OL: Ryan Wendell, Fresno State
OL: Samson Satele, Hawaii
QB: Jared Zabransky, Boise State
RB: Bryson Sumlin, Fresno State
RB: Lee Marks, Boise State

Defense
DL: Garrett McIntyre, Fresno State
DL: Alex Guerrero, Boise State
DL: Melila Purcell, Hawaii
DL: J.J. Milan, Nevada
LB: Korey Hall, Boise State
LB: Jeremy Engstrom, Nevada
LB: Byron Santiago, Louisiana Tech
SS: Nick Hawthorne, Nevada
FS: Josh Powell, San Jose State
CB: Richard Marshall, Fresno State
CB: Gerald Alexander, Boise State

Specialists
K: Danny Horwedel, Louisiana Tech
KR: Kevin Robinson, Utah State
P: Kyle Stringer, Boise State
PR: Austin Smith, Boise State

Offensive Player of the Year
Jared Zabransky, QB, Boise State

Defensive Player of the Year
Garrett McIntyre, DE, Fresno State

Newcomer of the Year
Kevin Robinson, WR, Utah State

Editor's Note: ESPN Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook to provide a comprehensive look at all 119 Division I-A teams. To order the complete 2005 edition of Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, visit www.blueribbonyearbook.com or call 1-866-805-BALL (2255).