Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Stanford running back Bryce Love (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Southern California during the first half of the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Santa Clara, Calif. Love was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team.

Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V.

Love, along with Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and Utah kicker Matt Gay, were the only players who made first team All-American after last season and first team to start this season. Love ran for 2,118 yards and 8.05 per carry last season and was second to Baker Mayfield in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Oliver was a second-team All-American last year after being first team as a freshman in 2016.

Clemson and Wisconsin led the way with three players on the first team. Alabama and Wisconsin each had a total of five players on the first and second teams combined.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) tries to break up a pass by East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Houston. Oliver was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) tries to break up a pass by East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Houston. Oliver was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) (AP)

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback — Will Grier, senior, West Virginia.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Christian Wilkins (42) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, in Clemson, S.C. Wilkins was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Christian Wilkins (42) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, in Clemson, S.C. Wilkins was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File) (AP)

Running backs — Bryce Love, senior, Stanford; Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin.

Tackles — Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson.

Guards — Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin; Nate Herbig, junior, Stanford.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Mitch Hyatt (75) battles Boston College's Zach Allen as he protects quarterback Deshaun Watson (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Hyatt was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Mitch Hyatt (75) battles Boston College's Zach Allen as he protects quarterback Deshaun Watson (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Hyatt was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File) (AP)

Center — Ross Pierschbacher, senior, Alabama.

Tight end — Noah Fant, junior, Iowa.

Receivers — A.J. Brown, junior, Mississippi; David Sills V, senior, West Virginia.

FILE - This Nov. 11, 2017, file photo shows West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looking for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, in Manhattan, Kan. Grier has been selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
FILE - This Nov. 11, 2017, file photo shows West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looking for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, in Manhattan, Kan. Grier has been selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) (AP)

All-purpose player — Myles Gaskin, senior, Washington.

Kicker — Matt Gay, senior, Utah.

Defense

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Iowa tight end Noah Fant (87) makes a catch against Nebraska during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Fant was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Iowa tight end Noah Fant (87) makes a catch against Nebraska during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Fant was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File) (AP)

Ends — Nick Bosa, junior, Ohio State; Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson.

Tackles — Ed Oliver, junior, Houston; Christian Wilkins, Senior, Clemson.

Linebackers — Devin White, junior, LSU; Devin Bush, junior, Michigan; T.J. Edwards, senior, Wisconsin.

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, LSU cornerback Andraez "Greedy" Williams (29) pulls in an interception in the endzone late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Baton Rouge, La. Williams was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, LSU cornerback Andraez "Greedy" Williams (29) pulls in an interception in the endzone late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Baton Rouge, La. Williams was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) (AP)

Cornerbacks — Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU; Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia.

Safeties — Jaquan Johnson, senior, Miami; Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington.

Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, senior, Utah.

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) chases Michigan running back Chris Evans (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bosa was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) chases Michigan running back Chris Evans (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Bosa was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File) (AP)

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor runs past Michigan's Chris Hanlon during an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Taylor was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor runs past Michigan's Chris Hanlon during an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Taylor was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File) (AP)

Quarterback — Trace McSorley, senior, Penn State.

Running backs — A.J. Dillon, sophomore, Boston College; Damien Harris, junior, Alabama.

Tackles — David Edwards, junior, Wisconsin; Greg Little, junior, Mississippi.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin offensive linemen Brett Connors (64) and Beau Benzschawel (66) celebrate at the end of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Benzschawel was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin offensive linemen Brett Connors (64) and Beau Benzschawel (66) celebrate at the end of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Benzschawel was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) (AP)

Guards — Alex Bars, senior, Notre Dame; Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin.

Center — Sam Mustipher, senior, Notre Dame.

Tight end — Kaden Smith, junior, Stanford.

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V scores against Baylor in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Sills was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V scores against Baylor in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Sills was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File) (AP)

Receivers — N'Keal Harry, junior, Arizona State; Anthony Johnson, senior, Buffalo.

All-purpose player — Deebo Samuel. senior, South Carolina.

Kicker — Rodrigo Blankenship, junior, Georgia.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Clelin Ferrell (99) lines up against North Carolina State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. Ferrell was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Clelin Ferrell (99) lines up against North Carolina State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. Ferrell was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) (AP)

Defense

Ends — Rashan Gary, junior, Michigan; Raekwon Davis, junior, Alabama.

Tackles — Dexter Lawrence, junior, Clemson; Jeffrey Simmons, junior, Mississippi State.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is tackled by LSU linebacker Devin White (40) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. White was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is tackled by LSU linebacker Devin White (40) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. White was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) (AP)

Linebackers — Cameron Smith, senior, Southern California; Troy Dye, junior, Oregon; Mack Wilson, sophomore, Alabama.

Cornerbacks — Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington; Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame.

Safeties — Lukas Dennis, senior, Boston College; Andrew Wingard, senior, Wyoming.

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Michigan linebacker Devin Bush (10) celebrates a Florida turnover during an NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Bush was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Michigan linebacker Devin Bush (10) celebrates a Florida turnover during an NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Bush was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) (AP)

Punter — Jake Bailey, senior, Stanford.

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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington's Taylor Rapp runs during an NCAA college football practice, in Seattle. Rapp was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, Washington's Taylor Rapp runs during an NCAA college football practice, in Seattle. Rapp was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) (AP)

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This version corrects spelling to K-Neal Harry at ASU.

FILE - These are 2017 file photos showing Stanford's Bryce Love, left, and Houston's Ed Oliver. Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver highlight the AP’s Preseason NCAA college football All-America team, selected Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - These are 2017 file photos showing Stanford's Bryce Love, left, and Houston's Ed Oliver. Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver highlight the AP’s Preseason NCAA college football All-America team, selected Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/File) (AP)