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Blue Ribbon Yearbook Conference Predictions

8/2/2007 - College Football

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height="80" align="right" border="0">Atlantic Coast ConferenceInsider

ACC Atlantic
1. Boston College
2. Florida State (Free Preview)
3. Wake Forest
4. Maryland
5. Clemson
6. NC State

ACC Coastal
1. Virginia Tech
2. Georgia Tech
3. Miami
4. Virginia
5. North Carolina
6. Duke

All-ACC Team

Offense

WR: Greg Carr, Florida State
WR: Kenny Moore, Wake Forest
OL: Barry Richardson, Clemson
OL: Duane Brown, Virginia Tech
OL: Andrew Crummey, Maryland
OL: Steve Justice, Wake Forest
OL: Gosder Cherilus, Boston College
QB: Matt Ryan, Boston College
RB: Brandon Ore, Virginia Tech
RB: Tashard Choice, Georgia Tech
TE: Tom Santi, Virginia

Defense

DL: Calais Campbell, Miami
DL: Chris Long, Virginia
DL: B.J. Raji, Boston College
DL: Andre Fluellen, Florida State
LB: Vince Hall, Virginia Tech
LB: Jolonn Dunbar, Boston College
LB: Philip Wheeler, Georgia Tech
DB: DeJuan Tribble, Boston College
DB: Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech
DB: Jamal Lewis, Georgia Tech
DB: Kenny Phillips, Miami

Specialists

K: Sam Swank, Wake Forest

KR: Darrell Blackman, NC State

P: Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech

PR: Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech

Offensive Player of the Year

Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

Defensive Player of the Year

Vince Hall, LB, Virginia Tech

Newcomer of the Year

Graig Cooper, RB, Miami


height="80" align="right" border="0">Big 12 ConferenceInsider

Big 12 North
1. Missouri
2. Nebraska
3. Kansas State
4. Colorado
5. Kansas
6. Iowa State

Big 12 South
1. Oklahoma
2. Texas
3. Texas A&M (Free Preview)
4. Oklahoma State
5. Texas Tech
6. Baylor

All-Big 12 Team

Offense

WR: Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State
WR: Limas Sweed, Texas
OL: Cody Wallace, Texas A&M
OL: Brett Byford, Nebraska
OL: Matt Slauson, Nebraska
OL: George Robinson, Oklahoma
OL: Tony Hills, Texas
QB: Chase Daniel, Missouri
RB: Jorvorskie Lane, Texas A&M
RB: Tony Temple, Missouri
TE: Martin Rucker, Missouri

Defense

DL: Ian Campbell, Kansas State
DL: James McClinton, Kansas
DL: Lorenzo Williams, Missouri
DL: Steven Coleman, Oklahoma
LB: Bo Ruud, Nebraska
LB: Ace Bowen, Iowa State
LB: Joe Pawelek Baylor
DB: Aquib Talib, Kansas
DB: Terrence Wheatley, Colorado
DB: Marcus Watts, Kansas State
DB: Marcus Walker, Oklahoma

Specialists

K: Garrett Hartley, Oklahoma
KR: Mikail Baker, Baylor
P: Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State
PR: Reggie Smith, Oklahoma

Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri

Defensive Player of the Year

Bo Ruud, LB, Nebraska

Newcomer of the Year

Nick Nelson, QB, Colorado


height="80" align="right" border="0">Big East Conference -- July 18

1. West Virginia (Free Preview)
2. Louisville
3. Rutgers
4. USF
5. Pittsburgh
6. Cincinnati
7. Connecticut
8. Syracuse

All-Big East Team

Offense

WR: Harry Douglas, Louisville
WR: Darius Reynaud, West Virginia
OL: Jeremy Zuttach, Rutgers
OL: Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati
OL: Eric Wood, Louisville
OL: Mike Fladell, Rutgers
OL: Ryan Stanchek, West Virginia
QB: Brian Brohm, Louisville
RB: Ray Rice, Rutgers
RB: Steve Slaton, West Virginia
TE: Cedric Hill, South Florida

Defense

DL: Jameel McClain, Syracuse
DL: Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati
DL: Eric Foster, Rutgers
DL: George Selvie, South Florida
LB: Malik Jackson, Louisville
LB: Ben Moffitt, South Florida
LB: Danny Lansanah, Connecticut
DB: Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
DB: Trae Williams, South Florida
DB: Courtney Greene, Rutgers
DB: Jonathan Russell, Louisville

Specialists

K: Art Carmody, Louisville
KR: Lowell Robinson, Pittsburgh
P: Justin Teachey, South Florida
PR: Vaughn Rivers, West Virginia

Offensive Player of the Year

Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia

Defensive Player of the Year

Eric Foster, DL, Rutgers

Newcomer of the Year

Noel Divine, RB, West Virginia


height="80" align="right" border="0">Big Ten ConferenceInsider

1. Michigan
2. Ohio State
3. Wisconsin
4. Iowa
5. Penn State (Free Preview)
6. Purdue
7. Minnesota
8. Illinois
9. Michigan State
10. Northwestern
11. Indiana

All-Big Ten Team

Offense

WR: Dorien Bryant, Purdue
WR: James Hardy, Indiana
OL: Jake Long, Michigan
OL: A.Q. Shipley, Penn State
OL: Adam Kraus, Michigan
OL: Jordan Grimes, Purdue
OL: Kirk Barton, Ohio State
QB: Chad Henne, Michigan
RB: Mike Hart, Michigan
RB: P.J. Hill, Wisconsin
TE: Travis Beckum, Wisconsin

Defense

DL: Ken Iwebema, Iowa
DL: Chris Norwell, Illinois
DL: Vernon Gholston, Ohio State
DL: Willie VanDeSteeg, Minnesota
LB: J Leman, Illinois
LB: James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
LB: Dan Connor, Penn State
DB: Justin King, Penn State
DB: Vontae Davis, Illinois
DB: Jack Ikegwuonu, Wisconsin
DB: Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State

Specialists

K: Taylor Mehlhaff, Wisconsin
KR: Marcus Thigpen, Indiana
P: Jared Armstrong, Purdue
PR: Derrick Williams, Penn State

Offensive Player of the Year

Mike Hart, RB, Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year

J Leman, LB, Illinois

Newcomer of the Year

Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois


height="80" align="right" border="0">Conference USAInsider

C-USA East
1. Southern Miss (Free Preview)
2. East Carolina
3. Marshall
4. UCF
5. Memphis
6. UAB

C-USA West
1. Tulsa
2. Houston
3. SMU
4. UTEP
5. Rice
6. Tulane

All-C-USA Team

Offense

WR: Jarett Dillard, Rice
WR: Donnie Avery , Houston
OL: Doug Legursky, Marshall
OL: Chris Clark, Southern Miss
OL: Jeff Akeroyd, Houston
OL: Brandon Pearce, Memphis
OL: Robby Heos, Rice
QB: Paul Smith, Tulsa
RB: Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss
RB: Kevin Smith, UCF
TE: Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss

Defense
DL: Albert McClellan, Marshall
DL: Robert Henderson, Southern Miss
DL: Cory Muse, SMU
DL: Phillip Hunt, Houston
LB: Jeremy Jones, UTEP
LB: Nelson Coleman, Tulsa
LB: Reggie Carrington, SMU
DB: Quintin Demps, UTEP
DB: Brandon Sumrall, Southern Miss
DB: Joe Burnett, UCF
DB: Andrew Sendejo, Rice

Specialists

K: Jarod Tracy, Tulsa
KR: Michael Grandberry, Memphis
P: Thomas Morstead, SMU
PR: Emmanuel Spann, Marshall

Offensive Player of the Year

Jarett Dillard, WR, Rice

Defensive Player of the Year

Albert McClellan, DL, Marshall

Newcomer of the Year

Darius Passmore, WR, Marshall


height="80" align="right" border="0">Independents -- July 13

Army (Free Preview)
Navy (Free Preview)
Notre Dame (Free Preview)


height="80" align="right" border="0">Mid-American ConferenceInsider

MAC East
1. Kent State
2. Ohio
3. Bowling Green
4. Akron
5. Miami (Ohio)
6. Temple
7. Buffalo

MAC West
1. Ball State
2. Central Michigan
3. Western Michigan
4. Toledo
5. Northern Illinois (Free Preview)
6. Eastern Michigan

All-MAC Team

Offense

WR: Dante Love, Ball State
WR: Bryan Anderson, CMU
OL: Kory Lichtensteiger, BGSU
OL: John Greco, Toledo
OL: Andrew Hartline, CMU
OL: Alex Derenthal, Temple
OL: Robbie Krutilla, WMU
QB: Dan LeFevour, CMU
RB: Jalen Parmele, Toledo
RB: Kalvin McRae, Ohio
TE: Branden Ledbetter, WMU

Defense

DL: Larry English, NIU
DL: Steven Friend, CMU
DL: Jameson Hartke, Ohio
DL: Jason Jones, EMU

LB: Daniel Holtzclaw, EMU
LB: Tim McCarthy, NIU
LB: Joey Hudson, Miami
DB: Londen Fryar, WMU
DB: Kareem Byrom, Buffalo
DB: Jack Williams, Kent State
DB: Barry Church, Toledo

Specialists

K: Chris Nednick, NIU
KR: Brandon West, WMU
P: Chris Miller, Ball State
PR: Chris Garrett, Ohio

Offensive Player of the Year

Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year

Larry English, DL, Northern Illinois

Newcomer of the Year

Eric Ransom, RB, Bowling Green


height="80" align="right" border="0">Mountain West ConferenceInsider

1. TCU (Free Preview)
2. Utah
3. BYU
4. Wyoming
5. New Mexico
6. Colorado State
7. San Diego State
8. UNLV
9. Air Force

All-Mountain West Team

Offense

WR: Travis Brown, New Mexico
WR: Ryan Wolfe, UNLV
OL: Sete Aulai, BYU
OL: Matty Linder, TCU
OL: Jason Boone, Utah
OL: Robert Conley, Utah
OL: Marshall Newhouse, TCU
QB: Brian Johnson, Utah
RB: Rodney Ferguson, New Mexico
RB: Aaron Brown, TCU
TE: Wade Betschart, Wyoming

Defense

DL: Tommy Blake, TCU
DL: Chase Ortiz, TCU
DL: Jeremy Geathers, UNLV
DL: Tyler Donaldson, New Mexico
LB: Beau Bell, UNLV
LB: Jason Phillips, TCU
LB: Drew Fowler, Air Force
DB: Quinn Gooch, BYU
DB: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
DB: Brian Bonner, TCU
DB: Nick Sanders, TCU

Specialists

K: Louie Sakoda, Utah
KR: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
P: Jimmie Kaylor, Colorado State
PR: Brian Bonner, TCU

Offensive Player of the Year

Brian Johnson, QB, Utah

Defensive Player of the Year

Tommy Blake, DE, TCU

Newcomer of the Year

Frank Summers, RB, UNLV


height="80" align="right" border="0">Pacific-10 ConferenceInsider

1. USC

2. California (Free Preview)

3. Arizona

4. Oregon State

5. Arizona State

6. UCLA

7. Oregon

8. Washington State

9. Washington

10. Stanford

All-Pac-10 Team

Offense

WR: DeSean Jackson, Cal
WR: Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State
OL: Sam Baker, USC
OL: Bobby Byrd, Washington State
OL: Mike Pollak, Arizona State
OL: Shannon Tevaga, UCLA
OL: Ray Schuening, Oregon State
QB: John David Booty, USC
RB: Yvenson Bernard, Oregon State
RB: Justin Forsett, Cal
TE: Fred Davis, USC

Defense

DL: Sedrick Ellis, USC
DL: Lawrence Jackson, USC
DL: Bruce Davis, UCLA
DL: Louis Holmes, Arizona
LB: Rey Maualuga, USC
LB: Keith Rivers, USC
LB: Brian Cushing, USC
DB: Antoine Cason, Arizona
DB: Terrell Thomas, USC
DB: Chris Horton, UCLA

DB: Patrick Chung, Oregon

Specialists

K: Alexis Serna, Oregon State
KR: Jonathan Stewart, Oregon
P: Andrew Larson, Cal
PR: DeSean Jackson, Cal

Offensive Player of the Year

John David Booty, QB, USC

Defensive Player of the Year

Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

Newcomer of the Year

Joe McKnight, ATH, USC


height="80" align="right" border="0">Southeastern ConferenceInsider

SEC East
1. Florida
2. Tennessee
3. Georgia
4. South Carolina
5. Kentucky
6. Vanderbilt

SEC West
1. LSU (Free Preview)
2. Arkansas
3. Auburn
4. Alabama
5. Ole Miss
6. Mississippi State

All-SEC Team

Offense

WR: Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt
WR: Marcus Monk, Arkansas
OL: Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
OL: Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
OL: Will Arnold, LSU
OL: Michael Oher, Ole Miss
OL: Drew Miller, Florida
QB: Erik Ainge, Tennessee
RB: Darren McFadden, Arkansas
RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Ole Miss
TE: Jacob Tamme, Kentucky

Defense

DL: Glenn Dorsey, LSU
DL: Quentin Groves, Auburn
DL: Tyson Jackson, LSU
DL: Derrick Harvey, Florida
LB: Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
LB: Ali Highsmith, LSU
LB: Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt
DB: Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee
DB: Simeon Castille, Alabama
DB: Derek Pegues, Mississippi State
DB: Chevis Jackson, LSU

Specialists

K: Ryan Succop, South Carolina
KR: Felix Jones, Arkansas
P: Britton Colquitt, Tennessee
PR: Mikey Henderson, Georgia

Offensive Player of the Year

Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

Defensive Player of the Year

Glenn Dorsey, DL, LSU

Newcomer of the Year

Kenny O'Neal, WR, Tennessee


height="80" align="right" border="0">Sun Belt ConferenceInsider

1. Troy (Free Preview)
2. Florida Atlantic
3. Louisiana-Lafayette
4. Arkansas State
5. Middle Tennessee
6. Louisiana-Monroe
7. Florida International
8. North Texas

All-Sun Belt Team

Offense

WR: Gary Banks, Troy
WR: LaGregory Sapp, UL-Monroe
OL: Matt Mandrich Arkansas St.
OL: Franklin Dunbar, MTSU
OL: Kyle Cunningham, UL-Monroe
OL: Jesse Newman, UL-Lafayette
OL: Adam Hill, UL-Monroe
QB: Omar Haugabook, Troy
RB: Tyrell Fenroy, UL-Lafayette
RB: Calvin Dawson, UL-Monroe
TE: Zeek Zacherie, UL-Monroe

Defense

DL: Josh Pinnick, FAU
DL: Jervonte Jackson, FAU
DL: Erik Walden, MTSU
DL: Tavares Jones, MTSU
LB: Koby McKinnon, Arkansas St.
LB: Brent Burkhalter, UL-Lafayette
LB: Cergile Sincere, FAU
DB: Tyrell Johnson, Arkansas St.
DB: Damon Nickson, MTSU
DB: Khayyam Burns, Arkansas St.
DB: Lionell Singleton, FIU

Specialists

K: Drew Edminston, UL-Lafayette
KR: Lionell Singleton, FIU
P: Truman Spencer, North Texas
PR: Desmond Gee, MTSU

Offensive Player of the Year

Omar Haugabook, QB, Troy

Defensive Player of the Year

Damon Nickson, DB, Middle Tennessee

Newcomer of the Year

Cam Montgomery, RB, North Texas


height="80" align="right" border="0">Western Athletic ConferenceInsider

1. Hawaii

2. Boise State (Free Preview)

3. Nevada

4. San Jose State

5. Fresno State

6. New Mexico State

7. Louisiana Tech

8. Idaho

9. Utah State

All-WAC Team

Offense

WR: Davone Bess, Hawaii
WR: Chris Williams, New Mexico State
OL: Ryan Clady, Boise State
OL: Cole Popovich, Fresno State
OL: Tad Miller, Boise State
OL: Ryan Wendell, Fresno State
OL: Hercules Satele, Hawaii
QB: Colt Brennan, Hawaii
RB: Ian Johnson, Boise State
RB: Yonus Davis, San Jose State
TE: Bear Pascoe, Fresno State

Defense

DL: Jason Shirley, Fresno State
DL: Michael Lafaele, Hawaii
DL: Matt Hines, Nevada
DL: Ben Calderwood, Utah State
LB: Ezra Butler, Nevada
LB: Matt Castelo, San Jose State
LB: David Vobora, Idaho
DB: Stanley Franks, Idaho
DB: Marty Tadman, Boise State
DB: Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
DB: Christopher Owens, San Jose State

Specialists

K: Jared Strubeck, San Jose State
KR: Dwayne Sanders, Nevada
P: Waylon Prather, San Jose State
PR: DeAngelo Wilson, Nevada

Offensive Player of the Year

Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii

Defensive Player of the Year

Dwight Lowery, DB, San Jose State

Newcomer of the Year

David Richmond, WR, San Jose State

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