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Blue Ribbon Yearbook Conference Predictions

7/18/2008 - College Football

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Atlantic Coast Conference

ACC Atlantic
1.
ClemsonInsiderFree 2. Wake Forest
3. Florida State
4. Maryland
5. Boston College
6. NC State

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

All-ACC Team

Offense

WR: Aaron Kelly, Clemson
WR: Eron Riley, Duke
OL: Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech
OL: Eugene Monroe, Virginia
OL: Edwin Williams, Maryland
OL: Thomas Austin, Clemson
OL: Jason Fox, Miam
QB: Cullen Harper, Clemson
RB: James Davis, Clemson
RB: Josh Adams, Wake Forest
TE: Anthony Hill, NC State

Defense
DL: Vance Walker, Georgia Tech
DL: Dorell Scott, Clemson
DL: Everette Brown, Florida State
DL: Willie Young, NC State
LB: Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
LB: Mark Herzlich, Boston College
LB: Dave Philistin, Maryland
DB: Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
DB: Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
DB: Michael Hamlin, Clemson
DB: Patrick Robinson, Florida State

Specialists

K: Sam Swank, Wake Forest
KR: Brandon Tate, North Carolina
P: Graham Gano, Florida State
PR: C.J. Spiller, Clemson

Offensive Player of the Year

James Davis, RB, Clemson

Defensive Player of the Year

Victor "Macho" Harris, DB, Virginia Tech

Newcomer of the Year

Josh Haden, RB, Boston College


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Big 12 Conference

Big 12 North
1.
MissouriInsiderFree 2. Kansas

3. Kansas State
4. Nebraska
5. Colorado
6. Iowa State

Big 12 South
1. OklahomaInsiderFree 2. Texas
3. Texas Tech

4. Oklahoma State
5. Texas A&M
6. Baylor

All-Big 12 Team

Offense

WR: Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
WR: Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
OL: Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
OL: Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
OL: Colin Brown, Missouri
OL: Adam Ulatoski, Texas
OL: Ryan Miller, Colorado
QB: Chase Daniel, Missouri
RB: Marlon Lucky, Nebraska
RB: DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
TE: Chase Coffman, Missouri

Defense
DL: Ian Campbell, Kansas State
DL: George Hypolite, Colorado
DL: Auston English, Oklahoma
DL: Stryker Sulak, Missouri
LB: Joe Mortensen, Kansas
LB: S. Weatherspoon, Missouri
LB: Ryan Reynolds, Oklahoma
DB: William Moore, Missouri
DB: Nic Harris, Oklahoma
DB: Jordan Lake, Baylor
DB: Jamar Wall, Texas Tech

Specialists

K: Jeff Wolfert, Missouri
KR: Marcus Herford, Kansas
P: Justin Brantly, Texas A&M
PR: Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri

Defensive Player of the Year

William Moore, DB, Missouri

Newcomer of the Year

Jocques Crawford, RB, Kansas


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Big East Conference

1. West Virginia
2. USFInsiderFree 3. Rutgers
4. Cincinnati
5. Connecticut
6. Pittsburgh
7. Louisville
8. Syracuse

All-Big East Team

Offense

WR: Kenny Britt, Rutgers
WR: Marcus Barnett, Cincinnati
OL: Eric Wood, Louisville
OL: Greg Isdaner, West Virginia
OL: Ryan Schmidt, USF
OL: Ryan Stanchek, West Virginia
OL: Anthony Davis, Rutgers
QB: Patrick White, West Virginia
RB: Noel Devine, West Virginia
RB: LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
TE: Nate Byham, Pittsburgh

Defense
DL: George Selvie, USF
DL: Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
DL: Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati
DL: Arthur Jones, Syracuse
LB: Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh
LB: Reed Williams, West Virginia
LB: Scott Lutrus, Connecticut
DB: Darius Butler, Connecticut
DB: Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
DB: Courtney Greene, Rutgers
DB: DeAngelo Smith , Cincinnati

Specialists

K: Conor Lee, Pittsburgh
KR: Max Suter, Syracuse
P: Kevin Huber, Cincinnati
PR: Aaron Berry, Pittsburgh

Offensive Player of the Year

Patrick White, QB, West Virginia

Defensive Player of the Year

George Selvie, DL, USF

Newcomer of the Year

Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh


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Big Ten Conference

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

All-Big Ten Team

Offense

WR: Arrelious Benn, Illinois
WR: Brian Robiskie, Ohio State
OL: Xavier Fulton, Illinois
OL: A.Q. Shipley, Penn State
OL: Alex Boone, Ohio State
OL: Rich Ohrnberger, Penn State
OL: Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin
QB: Curtis Painter, Purdue
RB: Beanie Wells, Ohio State
RB: Javon Ringer, Michigan State
TE: Travis Beckum, Wisconsin

Defense
DL: Greg Middleton, Indiana
DL: Will Davis, Illinois
DL: Terrance Taylor, Michigan
DL: Maurice Evans, Penn State
LB: James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
LB: Marcus Freeman, Ohio State
LB: Jonathon Casillas, Wisconsin
DB: Vontae Davis, Illinois
DB: Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
DB: Shane Carter, Wisconsin
DB: Anderson Russell, Ohio State

Specialists

K: Austin Starr, Indiana
KR: Arrelious Benn, Illinois
P: Jeremy Boone, Penn State
PR: Derrick Williams, Penn State

Offensive Player of the Year

Beanie Wells, RB, Ohio State

Defensive Player of the Year

James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State

Newcomer of the Year

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State


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Conference USA

C-USA East
1.
East CarolinaInsiderFree 2. Memphis
3. UCF
4. Southern Miss
5. Marshall
6. UAB

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

All-C-USA Team

Offense

WR: Jarett Dillard, Rice
WR: Duke Calhoun, Memphis
OL: Robby Felix, UTEP
OL: Patrick Brown, UCF
OL: Ryan McKee, Southern Miss
OL: Sebastian Vollmer, Houston
OL: Brandon Pearce, Memphis
QB: Chase Clement, Rice
RB: Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss
RB: Tarrion Adams, Tulsa
TE: Cody Slate, Marshall

Defense
DL: Phillip Hunt, Houston
DL: Bruce Miller, UCF
DL: Moton Hopkins, Tulsa
DL: Zack Slate, East Carolina
LB: Gerald McRath, Southern Miss
LB: Brian Raines, Rice
LB: Joe Henderson, UAB
DB: Joe Burnett, UCF
DB: Will Dunbar, UAB
DB: Van Eskridge, East Carolina
DB: C.J. Spillman, Marshall

Specialists

K: Jose Martinez , UTEP
KR: Darius Marshall, Marshall
P: Thomas Morstead, SMU
PR: Joe Burnett, UCF

Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Clement, QB, Rice

Defensive Player of the Year

Gerald McRath, LB, Southern Miss

Newcomer of the Year

DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Miss


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Independents

Blue Ribbon's Independents previews:
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Mid-American Conference

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

MAC West
1. Central MichiganInsiderFree

2. Ball State
3. Western Michigan
4. Eastern Michigan
5. Toledo
6. Northern Illinois

All-MAC Team

Offense

WR: Dante Love Ball State
WR: Brian Anderson Central Michigan
OL: Alex Derenthal Temple
OL: Robert Brewster Ball State
OL: Gus Parrish Kent State
OL: Jeff Niedermier Buffalo
OL: Andrew Hartline Central Michigan
QB: Dan LeFevour Central Michigan
RB: Eugene Jarvis Kent State
RB: James Starks Buffalo
TE: Darius Hill Ball State

Defense

DL: Larry English, Northern Illinois
DL: Diyral Briggs, Bowling Green
DL: Andre Neblett, Temple
DL: Almondo Sewell, Akron
LB: Daniel Holtzclaw, Eastern Michigan
LB: Clayton Mullins, Miami (Ohio)
LB: Joe Hudson, Miami (Ohio)
DB: Barry Church, Toledo
DB: Davonte Shannon, Buffalo
DB: Londen Fryar, Western Michigan
DB: B.J. Hill, Ball State

Specialists

K: Sinisa Vrvilo, Bowling Green
KR: Bryan Williams, Akron
P: Chris Miller, Ball State
PR: Andre Jones, Akron

Offensive Player of the Year

Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year

Daniel Holtzclaw, LB, Eastern Michigan

Newcomer of the Year

Boo Jackson, QB, Ohio


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Mountain West Conference

1. BYUInsiderFree 2. Utah
3. TCU
4. New Mexico
5. Air Force
6. Wyoming
7. San Diego State
8. UNLV
9. Colorado State

All-Mountain West Team

Offense

WR: Austin Collie, BYU
WR: Ryan Wolfe, UNLV
OL: Ray Feinga, BYU
OL: Dallas Reynolds, BYU
OL: Nick Charles, Air Force
OL: Blake Schlueter, TCU
OL: Zane Beadles, Utah
QB: Max Hall, BYU
RB: Rodney Ferguson, New Mexico
RB: Harvey Unga, BYU
TE: Dennis Pitta, BYU

Defense

DL: Jan Jorgensen, BYU
DL: John Fletcher, Wyoming
DL: James Vess, TCU
DL: Paul Kruger, Utah
LB: Jason Phillips, TCU
LB: Ward Dobbs, Wyoming
LB: Hunter Altman, Air Force
DB: DeAndre Wright, New Mexico
DB: Stephen Hodge, TCU
DB: Brice McCain, Utah
DB: Rafael Priest, TCU

Specialists

K: Louie Sakoda, Utah
KR: Austin Collie, BYU
P: Louie Sakoda, Utah
PR: Casey Flair, UNLV

Offensive Player of the Year

Max Hall, QB, BYU

Defensive Player of the Year

Jason Phillips, LB, TCU

Newcomer of the Year

Marcell Gipson, DB, Wyoming


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Pacific-10 Conference

1. USC
2. Arizona State
3. Oregon
4. CaliforniaInsiderFree 5. Arizona
6. UCLA
7. Oregon State
8. Washington
9. Stanford
10. Washington State

All-Pac-10 Team

Offense

WR: Mike Thomas, Arizona
WR: Brandon Gibson, Washington St.
OL: Alex Mack, California
OL: Max Unger, Oregon
OL: Eben Britton, Arizona
OL: Andy Levitre, Oregon State
OL: Alex Fletcher, Stanford
QB: Rudy Carpenter, Arizona State
RB: Joe McKnight, USC
RB: Keenan Herring, Arizona State
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Arizona

Defense

DL: Nick Reed, Oregon
DL: Dexter Davis, Arizona State
DL: Fili Moala, USC
DL: Brian Price, UCLA
LB: Brian Cushing, USC
LB: Rey Maualuga, USC
LB: Zach Follett, California
DB: Brandon Hughes, Oregon State
DB: Kevin Ellison, USC
DB: Taylor Mays, USC
DB: Patrick Chung, Oregon

Specialists

K: Thomas Weber, Arizona State
KR: Ronald Johnson, USC
P: Keenyn Crier, Arizona
PR: S. Stroughter, Oregon State

Offensive Player of the Year

Rudy Carpenter, QB, Arizona State

Defensive Player of the Year

Rey Maualuga, LB, USC

Newcomer of the Year

LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon


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Southeastern Conference

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

SEC West
1. LSUInsiderFree 2. Auburn
3. Alabama
4. Mississippi State
5. Ole Miss
6. Arkansas

All-SEC Team

Offense

WR: Kenny McKinley, South Carolina
WR: Percy Harvin, Florida
OL: Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
OL: Andre Smith, Alabama
OL: Anthony Parker, Tennessee
OL: Michael Oher, Ole Miss
OL: Herman Johnson, LSU
QB: Tim Tebow, Florida
RB: Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
RB: Arian Foster, Tennessee
TE: Cornelius Ingram, Florida

Defense

DL: Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn
DL: Eric Norwood, South Carolina
DL: Tyson Jackson, LSU
DL: Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
LB: Brandon Spikes, Florida
LB: Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia
LB: Rico McCoy, Tennessee
DB: D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
DB: Eric Berry, Tennessee
DB: Derek Pegues, Mississippe State
DB: Rashad Johnson, Alabama

Specialists

K: Colt David, LSU
KR: Brandon James, Florida
P: Brian Mimbs, Georgia
PR: Brandon James, Florida

Offensive Player of the Year

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

Defensive Player of the Year

Dannell Ellerbe, LB, Georgia

Newcomer of the Year

Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss


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Sun Belt Conference

1. Florida AtlanticInsiderFree 2. Troy
3. Louisiana-Monroe
4. Louisiana-Lafayette
5. Arkansas State
6. North Texas
7. Florida International
8. Middle Tennessee

All-Sun Belt Team

Offense

WR: Cortez Gent, Florida Atlantic
WR: Casey Fitzgerald, North Texas
OL: Matt Mandich, Arkansas State
OL: John Rizzo, Florida Atlantic
OL: Chris Fisher, Louisiana-Lafayette
OL: Kelvin Drake, North Texas
OL: Danny Franks, Troy
QB: Rusty Smith, Florida Atlantic
RB: Tyrell Fenroy, Louisiana-Lafayette
RB: Reggie Arnold, Arkansas State
TE: Jason Harmon, Florida Atlantic

Defense

DL: Kenny Mainor, Troy
DL: Jervonte Jackson, Florida Atlantic
DL: Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
DL: Aaron Morgan, Louisiana-Monroe
LB: Antwyne Zanders, Louisiana-Lafayette
LB: Frantz Joseph, Florida Atlantic
LB: Boris Lee, Troy
DB: Tavious Polo, Florida Atlantic
DB: Corey Small, Florida Atlantic
DB: Greg James, Louisiana-Monroe
DB: Alex Suber, Middle Tennessee

Specialists

K: Drew Edmiston, Louisiana-Lafayette
KR: Desmond Gee, Middle Tennessee
P: Scott Love, Louisiana-Monroe
PR: Kevin Jones, Arkansas State

Offensive Player of the Year

Rusty Smith, QB, Florida Atlantic

Defensive Player of the Year

Frantz Joseph, LB, Florida Atlantic

Newcomer of the Year

Riley Dodge, QB, North Texas


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Western Athletic Conference

1. Boise State
2. Fresno State
3. Nevada
4. Hawaii
5. New Mexico State
6. Louisiana Tech
7. San Jose State
8. Idaho
9. Utah State

All-WAC Team

Offense

WR: Kevin Jurovich, San Jose State
WR: Chris Williams, New Mexico State
OL: Bobby Lepori, Fresno State
OL: Dominic Green, Nevada
OL: Andrew Woodruff, Boise State
OL: Adam Korby, Idaho
OL: John Estes, Hawaii
QB: Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State
RB: Ian Johnson, Boise State
RB: Luke Lippincott, Nevada
TE: Bear Pascoe, Fresno State

Defense

DL: Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State
DL: David Veikune, Hawaii
DL: Jon Monga, Fresno State
DL: Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State
LB: Solomon Elimimian, Hawaii
LB: Adam Leonard, Hawaii
LB: Joshua Mauga, Nevada
DB: Shiloh Keo, Idaho
DB: Kyle Wilson, Boise State
DB: Antonio Baker, Louisiana Tech
DB: Christopher Owens, San Jose State

Specialists

K: Dan Kelly, Hawaii
KR: A.J. Jefferson, Fresno State
P: Chris Keagle, Louisiana Tech
PR: Phillip Beck, Louisiana Tech

Offensive Player of the Year

Ian Johnson, RB, Boise State

Defensive Player of the Year

Adam Leonard, LB, Hawaii

Newcomer of the Year

Brandon Rutley, RB, San Jose State

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