Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) running for a first down against Texas during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Dallas. Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick playing against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Nashville, Tenn. Stanford's Bryce Love (20) breaking free for a 30-yard gain against Oregon during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in Stanford, Calif. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (26) running for a touch down past Northwestern corner back Montre Hartage (24) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill. South Florida place kicker Emilio Nadelman (35) kicking a field goal against Florida A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. Ohio State corner back Denzel Ward (12) lining up against Rutgers wide receiver Dacoven Bailey (23) during an NCAA college football game in Piscataway, N.J. Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst (73) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Stanford safety Justin Reid (8) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona. North Carolina State tight end Jaylen Samuels (1) playing against Pittsburgh in an NCAA football game in Pittsburgh. Oklahoma State's James Washington (28) running the ball down the field during the NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP) Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price playing against Maryland during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson (56) warming up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb (9) playing against Pittsburgh in an NCAA football game in Pittsburgh. Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis (8) breaking a tackle after making a catch in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State, in Corvallis, Ore. Auburn defensive back Carlton Davis (6) breaking up a pass intended for Mississippi State wide receiver Jesse Jackson (86) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Auburn, Ala. Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell getting set for a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, in Iowa City, Iowa. Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews (81) celebrating his touchdown catch during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, in Dallas, Texas. Clemson's Austin Bryant sacking Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Alabama defensive back Levi Wallace intercepting the ball against Mississippi during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Florida punter Johnny Townsend punting against Tennessee during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, in Gainesville, Fla. Hawaii defensive backs Trayvon Henderson (39) and Daniel Lewis Jr. (4), defending Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup (4) who tries to leap into the end zone during the second quarter of the NCAA college football in Honolulu. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor running past Purdue defensive end Antoine Miles during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Utah running back Zack Moss, left, running the ball ahead of Southern California defensive lineman Christian Rector during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne (94) pressuring Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Nashville, Tenn.
October 17, 2017
The team released Tuesday was selected by 16 members of the AP Top 25 voting panel. Mayfield leads the nation in passer efficiency rating (207.33) and completion percentage (72.7) for the ninth-ranked Sooners. He is joined on the first team by Oklahoma teammates Orlando Brown, Mayfield's left tackle, and linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
Love leads the nation in rushing and is averaging 10.27 yards per carry for No. 22 Stanford. Barkley is second behind Love in yards from scrimmage at 174 yards per game for the second-ranked Nittany Lions.
Alabama is represented on the first team by safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was an All-American in 2016, and cornerback Levi Wallace, a former walk-on who has emerged as a lock-down defender.
Quarterback — Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma.
Running backs — Bryce Love, junior, Stanford; Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn State.
Tackles — Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma; David Edwards, sophomore, Wisconsin.
Guards — Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame; Cody O'Connell, senior, Washington State.
Center — Billy Price, senior, Ohio State.
Tight end — Jaylen Samuels, senior, North Carolina State.
Receivers — James Washington, senior, Oklahoma State; David Sills V, junior, West Virginia.
All-purpose player — Dante Pettis, junior, Washington.
Kicker — Matt Gay, junior, Utah.
Ends — Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina State; Austin Bryant, junior, Clemson.
Tackles — Hercules Mata'Afa, junior, Washington State; Maurice Hurst, senior, Michigan.
Linebackers — Roquan Smith, junior, Georgia; Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa; Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, senior, Oklahoma.
Cornerbacks — Jalen Davis, senior, Utah State; Levi Wallace, senior, Alabama.
Safeties — Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama; DeShon Elliott, junior, Texas.
Punter — Johnny Townsend, senior, Florida.
Quarterback — Mason Rudolph, senior, Oklahoma State.
Running backs — Rashaad Penny, senior, San Diego State; Jonathan Taylor, freshman, Wisconsin.
Tackles — Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame; Jonah Williams, sophomore, Alabama.
Guards — Will Hernandez, senior, UTEP; Braden Smith, senior, Auburn.
Center — Bradley Bozeman, senior, Alabama.
Tight end— Mark Andrews, junior, Oklahoma.
Receivers — Michael Gallup, senior, Colorado State; Steve Ishmael, senior, Syracuse.
All-purpose player — Nyheim Hines, junior, North Carolina State.
Kicker — Emilio Nadelman, senior, South Florida.
Ends — Christian Rector, sophomore, Southern California; Sutton Smith, sophomore, Northern Illinois.
Tackles — Ed Oliver, sophomore, Houston; Da'Ron Payne, junior, Alabama.
Linebackers — Dorian O'Daniel, senior, Clemson; Josh Allen, junior, Kentucky; Micah Kiser, senior, Virginia.
Cornerbacks — Carlton Davis, junior, Auburn; Denzel Ward, junior, Ohio State.
Safeties — Derwin James, junior, Florida State; Justin Reid, junior, Stanford.
Punter — Michael Dickson, junior, Texas.
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