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Blue Ribbon Conference Predictions

7/19/2010 - College Football

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Atlantic Coast Conference




ACC Atlantic

1. Florida State
2. Clemson
3. Boston CollegeInsider Free 4. NC State
5. Maryland
6. Wake Forest

ACC Coastal

1. Georgia Tech

2. Virginia Tech

3. North CarolinaInsider Free

4. Miami

5. Duke

6. Virginia

All-ACC Team



Offense


WR: Donovan Varner, Duke
WR: Torrey Smith, Maryland
OL: Rodney Hudson, Florida State
OL: Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
OL: Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech
OL: Chris Hairston, Clemson
OL: Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
QB: Joshua Nesbitt, Georgia Tech
RB: Montel Harris, Boston College
RB: Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
TE: George Bryan, NC State

Defense

DL: Robert Quinn, North Carolina
DL: Marvin Austin, North Carolina
DL: Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson
DL: Allen Bailey, Miami
LB: Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
LB: Luke Kuechly, Boston College
LB: Alex Wujciak, Maryland
DB: Brandon Harris, Miami
DB: Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
DB: Deunta Williams, North Carolina
DB: Kendric Burney, North Carolina
DB: DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson

Specialists


K: Matt Bosher, Miami
KR: T.J. Graham, NC State
P: Travis Baltz, Maryland
PR: Greg Reid, Florida State

Offensive Player of the Year

Joshua Nesbitt, QB, Georgia Tech

Defensive Player of the Year

Robert Quinn, DL, North Carolina

Newcomer of the Year

Mustafa Greene, RB, NC State


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Big 12 Conference




Big 12 North

1. Nebraska

2. Missouri

3. ColoradoInsider Free

4. Kansas

5. Kansas State

6. Iowa State

Big 12 South

1. Oklahoma

2. Texas

3. Texas A&M

4. Oklahoma State

5. Texas TechInsider Free

6. Baylor

All-Big 12 Team



Offense


WR: Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

WR: Kendall Wright, Baylor

OL: Nate Solder, Colorado

OL: Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State

OL: Wade Weibert, Kansas State

OL: Danny Watkins, Baylor

OL: Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas

QB: Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M

RB: Roy Helu, Jr., Nebraska

RB: Daniel Thomas, Kansas State

TE: Mike McNeill, Nebraska

Defense

DL: Jared Crick, Nebraska

DL: Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma

DL: Aldon Smith, Missouri

DL: Sam Acho, Texas

LB: Travis Lewis, Oklahoma

LB: Will Compton, Nebraska

LB: Von Miller, Texas A&M

DB: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska

DB: Curtis Brown, Texas

DB: Blake Gideon, Texas

DB: Quinton Carter, Oklahoma

Specialists


K: Grant Ressel, Missouri

KR: D.J. Monroe, Texas

P: Derek Epperson, Baylor

PR: Niles Paul, Nebraska

Offensive Player of the Year

Jerrod Johnson, QB, Texas A&M

Defensive Player of the Year

Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska

Newcomer of the Year

Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma


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Big East Conference




1. West Virginia

2. Pitt

3. Connecticut

4. CincinnatiInsider Free

5. Rutgers

6. South Florida

7. Louisville

8. Syracuse

All-Big East Team



Offense


WR: Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh

WR: Armon Binns, Cincinnati

OL: Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh

OL: Jason Kelce, Cincinnati

OL: Zach Hurd, Connecticut

OL: Alex Hoffman, Cincinnati

OL: Sampson Genus, South Florida

QB: B.J. Daniels, South Florida

RB: Noel Devine, West Virginia

RB: Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh

TE: Ben Guidugli, Cincinnati

Defense

DL: Chris Neild, West Virginia

DL: Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh

DL: Jonathan Freeny, Rutgers

DL: Greg Lloyd, Connecticut

LB: Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut

LB: J.T. Thomas, West Virginia

LB: Max Gruder, Pittsburgh

DB: Brandon Hogan, West Virginia

DB: Robert Sands, West Virginia

DB: Dom DeCicco, Pittsburgh

DB: Mike Holmes, Syracuse

Specialists


K: Tyler Bitancurt, West Virginia

KR: Cameron Saddler, Pittsburgh

P: Rob Long, Syracuse

PR: Jock Sanders, West Virginia

Offensive Player of the Year

Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia

Defensive Player of the Year

Greg Romeus, DL, Pittsburgh

Newcomer of the Year

Vidal Hazelton, WR, Cincinnati


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Big Ten Conference



1. Ohio State

2. IowaFree

3. Wisconsin

4. Penn State

5. Michigan State

6. Northwestern

7. Michigan

8. Purdue

9. Illinois

10. Minnesota

11. Indiana

All-Big Ten Team



Offense


WR: Keith Smith, Purdue

WR: Tandon Doss, Indiana

OL: Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin

OL: Justin Boren, Ohio State

OL: John Moffitt, Wisconsin

OL: Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State

OL: Mike Brewster, Ohio State

QB: Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State

RB: John Clay, Wisconsin

RB: Evan Royster, Penn State

TE: Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern

Defense

DL: Adrian Clayborn, Iowa

DL: Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue

DL: Cameron Heyward, Ohio State

DL: Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

LB: Greg Jones, Michigan State

LB: Ross Homan, Ohio State

LB: Jeremiha Hunter, Iowa

DB: Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State

DB: Tyler Sash, Iowa

DB: Terry Hawthorne, Illinois

DB: Devin Smith, Wisconsin

Specialists


K: Stefan Demos, Northwestern

KR: Troy Stoudermire, Minnesota

P: Ryan Donahue, Iowa

PR: Keyshawn Martin, Michigan State

Offensive Player of the Year

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State

Defensive Player of the Year

Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State

Newcomer of the Year

Robert Marve, QB, Purdue


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Conference USA




C-USA East

1. UCFInsider Free 2. Southern Miss
3. East Carolina
4. Marshall
5. UAB
6. Memphis

C-USA West

1. Houston
2. Tulsa
3. SMU
4. UTEP
5. Rice
6. Tulane

All-C-USA Team



Offense


WR: Dwayne Harris, East Carolina
WR: James Cleveland, Houston
OL: Jah Reid, UCF
OL: Jarve Dean, Houston
OL: Scott Mitchell, Rice
OL: Kelvin Beachum, Jr., SMU
OL: Tyler Holmes, Tulsa
QB: Case Keenum, Houston
RB: Donald Buckram, UTEP
RB: Brynn Harvey, UCF
TE: Lee Smith, Marshall

Defense

DL: Bruce Miller, UCF
DL: Scott Solomon, Rice
DL: Elliott Henigan, UAB
DL: Cory Dorris, Tulsa
LB: Marcus McGraw, Houston
LB: Korey Williams, Southern Miss
LB: Mario Harvey, Marshall
DB: Emanuel Davis, East Carolina
DB: Josh Robinson, UCF
DB: Jamal Robinson, Houston
DB: Hiram Atwater, UAB

Specialists


K: Kevin Fitzpatrick, Tulsa
KR: Tyron Carrier, Houston
P: Michael Such, Tulsa
PR: Damaris Johnson, Tulsa

Offensive Player of the Year

Case Keenum, QB, Houston

Defensive Player of the Year

Bruce Miller, DL, UCF

Newcomer of the Year

Matangi Tonga, DL, Houston


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Independents




Blue Ribbon's Independents previews:

ArmyFree

NavyFree

Notre Dame


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Mid-American Conference




MAC East

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

MAC West

1. Northern Illinois

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

All-MAC Team

Offense


WR: Eric Page, Toledo
WR: LaVon Brazill, Ohio
OL: Peter Bittner, Buffalo
OL: Joe Flading, Ohio
OL: Darius Morris, Temple
OL: Colin Madison, Temple
OL: Colin Miller, Central Michigan
QB: Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
RB: Bernard Pierce, Temple
RB: Chad Spann, Northern Illinois
TE: Danny Noble, Toledo

Defense


DL: Adrian Robinson, Temple
DL: Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple
DL: Monte Simmons, Kent State
DL: Sean Murnane, Central Michigan
LB: Cobrani Mixon, Kent State
LB: Noah Keller, Ohio
LB: Brian Wagner, Akron
DB: Brian Lainhart, Kent State
DB: Davonte Shannon, Buffalo
DB: Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple
DB: Domonic Cook, Buffalo

Specialists


K: Matt Weller, Ohio
KR: James Nixon, Temple
P: Matt Rinehart, Kent State
PR: LaVon Brazill, Ohio

Offensive Player of the Year

Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple

Defensive Player of the Year

Noah Keller, LB, Ohio

Newcomer of the Year

Kenny Ashley, RB, Ohio


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Mountain West Conference




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

All-Mountain West Team



Offense


WR: David Leonard, Wyoming
WR: Vincent Brown, San Diego State
OL: Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU
OL: Marcus Cannon, TCU
OL: Matt Reynolds, BYU
OL: Zane Taylor, Utah
OL: Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah
QB: Andy Dalton, TCU
RB: Eddie Wide, Utah
RB: Jared Tew, Air Force
TE: Lucas Reed, New Mexico

Defense


DL: Wayne Daniels, TCU
DL: Johnathan Rainey, New Mexico
DL: Sealver Siliga, Utah
DL: Cory Grant, TCU
LB: Carmen Messina, New Mexico
LB: Tank Carder, TCU
LB: Brian Hendricks, Wyoming
DB: Reggie Rembert, Air Force
DB: Tejay Johnson, TCU
DB: Andrew Rich, BYU
DB: Chris Prosinski, Wyoming

Specialists


K: Ross Evans, TCU
KR: Jeremy Kerley, TCU
P: Brian Stahovic, San Diego State
PR: Jeremy Kerley, TCU

Offensive Player of the Year

Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

Defensive Player of the Year

Tank Carder, LB, TCU

Newcomer of the Year

Jake Heaps, QB, BYU


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Pacific-10 Conference




1. USC

2. Washington

3. Stanford

4. Oregon StateInsider Free

5. Oregon

6. California

7. Arizona

8. UCLA

9. Arizona State

10. Washington State

All-Pac-10 Team



Offense


WR: Jermaine Kearse, Washington

WR: James Rodgers, Oregon State

OL: Adam Grant, Arizona

OL: David DeCastro , Stanford

OL: Kris O'Dowd, USC

OL: Colin Baxter, Arizona

OL: Mitchell Schwartz, California

QB: Jake Locker, Washington

RB: Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State

RB: LaMichael James, Oregon

TE: Anthony Miller, California



Defense


DL: Ricky Elmore, Arizona

DL: Stephen Paea, Oregon State

DL: Jurrell Casey, USC

DL: Kenny Rowe, Oregon

LB: Akeem Ayers, UCLA

LB: Mike Mohamed, California

LB: Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State

DB: Desmond Trufant, Washington

DB: Trevin Wade, Arizona

DB: John Boyett, Oregon

DB: Rahim Moore, UCLA

Specialists


K: Kai Forbath, UCLA

KR: Chris Owusu, Stanford

P: Bryan Anger, California

PR: William Wright, Arizona

Offensive Player of the Year

Jake Locker, QB, Washington

Defensive Player of the Year

Rahim Moore, DB, UCLA


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Southeastern Conference




SEC East

1. Florida
2. South Carolina
3. GeorgiaFree 4. Tennessee
5. Kentucky
6. Vanderbilt

SEC West

1. Alabama
2. Auburn
3. LSU
4. Arkansas
5. Ole MissFree 6. Mississippi State

All-SEC Team



Offense


WR: A.J. Green, Georgia
WR: Julio Jones, Alabama
OL: Mike Pouncey, Florida
OL: Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
OL: Lee Ziemba, Auburn
OL: Clint Bowling, Georgia
OL: Barrett Jones, Alabama
QB: Ryan Mallet, Arkansas
RB: Mark Ingram, Alabama
RB: Derrick Locke, Kentucky
TE: D.J. Williams, Arkansas

Defense


DL: Cliff Matthews, South Carolina
DL: Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
DL: Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss
DL: Marcell Dareus, Alabama
LB: Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
LB: Josh Bynes, Auburn
LB: Chris Marve, Vanderbilt
DB: Mark Barron, Alabama
DB: Patrick Peterson, LSU
DB: Janoris Jenkins, Florida
DB: Janzen Jackson, Tennessee

Specialists


K: Blair Walsh, Georgia
KR: Warren Norman, Vanderbilt
P: Drew Butler, Georgia
PR: Randall Cobb, Kentucky

Offensive Player of the Year

Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas

Defensive Player of the Year

Patrick Peterson, DB, LSU

Newcomer of the Year

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn


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Sun Belt Conference




1. Middle TennesseeInsider Free 2. Troy
3. Louisiana-Lafayette
4. Arkansas State
5. Florida Atlantic
6. Louisiana-Monroe
7. FIU
8. North Texas

9. Western Kentucky

All-Sun Belt Team



Offense


WR: Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
WR: Jamaal Jackson, North Texas
OL: Tyler Clark, Troy
OL: Esteban Santiago, North Texas
OL: Brad Serini, FIU
OL: Derek Newton, Arkansas State
OL: Mark Fisher, Middle Tennessee
QB: Dwight Dasher, Middle Tennessee
RB: Alfred Morris, Florida Atlantic
RB: Lance Dunbar, North Texas
TE: Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette

Defense


DL: Jamari Lattimore, Middle Tennessee
DL: Bryan Hall, Arkansas State
DL: Kevin Cyrille, Florida Atlantic
DL: Troy Evans, Louisiana-Monroe
LB: Craig Robertson, North Texas
LB: Grant Fleming, Louisiana-Lafayette
LB: Michael Lockley, Florida Atlantic
DB: Jeremy Kellem, Middle Tennessee
DB: Anthony Gaitor, FIU
DB: Bryan Willis, Troy
DB: Marcus Bartels, Florida Atlantic

Specialists


K: Alan Gendreau, Middle Tennessee
KR: T.Y. Hilton, FIU
P: Spencer Ortego, Louisiana-Lafayette
PR: Jason Frierson, FIU



Offensive Player of the Year

Dwight Dasher, QB, Middle Tennessee

Defensive Player of the Year

Jeremy Kellem, DB, Middle Tennessee

Newcomer of the Year

Aaron Spikes, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette


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Western Athletic Conference




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

All-WAC Team



Offense


WR: Austin Pettis, Boise State
WR: Greg Salas, Hawaii
OL: Andrew Jackson, Fresno State
OL: Kenny Wiggins, Fresno State
OL: Robert McGill, Louisiana Tech
OL: Nate Potter, Boise State
OL: John Bender, Nevada
QB: Kellen Moore, Boise State
RB: Vai Taua, Nevada
RB: Robert Turpin, Utah State
TE: Virgil Green, Nevada

Defense


DL: Ryan Winterswyk, Boise State
DL: Chris Carter, Fresno State
DL: Dontay Moch, Nevada
DL: Ben Jacobs, Fresno State
LB: Adrien Cole, Louisiana Tech
LB: James-Michael Johnson, Nevada
LB: Bobby Wagner, Utah State
DB: Shiloh Keo, Idaho
DB: Davon House, New Mexico State
DB: Jeron Johnson, Boise State
DB: Mana Silva, Hawaii

Specialists


K: Kevin Goessling, Fresno State
KR: Titus Young, Boise State
P: Peter Caldwell, Utah State
PR: Devon Wylie, Fresno State

Offensive Player of the Year

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State

Defensive Player of the Year

Dontay Moch, DL, Nevada

Newcomer of the Year

Matt Austin, WR, Utah State

Editor's Note: ESPN Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook to provide a comprehensive look at all 120 FBS teams. To order the complete 2010 edition of Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, visit www.blueribbonyearbookonline.com or call 1-877-807-4857 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.