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Default AP All-Americans and Recruiting Rankings.

A poster by the name of Leweman off another message board posted an interesting thread about the AP All Americans and the recruiting rankings. Check it out:

According to 247 sports composite rankings, the AP All American Teams (considered the best players in the country) are made up of :

8 - 5 stars
23 - 4 stars
44 - 3 stars and below

You would think the number of 3 stars and 4 stars would be reversed, at least. I'm also surprised there weren't more 5 stars. Not sure what it means in the scheme of things. I think a lot of what a player is able to accomplish has to do with the program and the talent they are surrounded by as much as anything.

Also looking at each conference:

11 - ACC
9 - Big 12
15- B1G
14- PAC
17- SEC

Seems like the talent is pretty evenly dispersed among different conferences in the Big 5.

AP All-America Team
First Team
QB - Jameis Winston, Florida State 5-Star
RB - Andre Williams, Boston College 3-Star
RB - Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona 3-Star
WR - Brandin Cooks, Oregon State 3-Star
WR - Mike Evans, Texas A&M 3-Star
TE - Jace Amaro, Texas Tech 4-Star
C - Bryan Stork, Florida State 3-Star
OG - Cyril Richardson, Baylor 3-Star
OG - David Yankey, Stanford 3-Star
OT - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M 4-Star
OT - Cyrus Kouandijo, Alabama 5-Star
DE - Michael Sam, Missouri 2-Star
DE - Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas 5-Star
DT - Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh 3-Star
DT - Will Sutton, Arizona State 3-Star
LB - Anthony Barr, UCLA 4-Star
LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama 4-Star
LB - Ryan Shazier, Ohio State 4-Star
CB - Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State 3-Star
CB - Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 5-Star
S - Cody Prewitt, Mississippi 3-Star
S - Deone Bucannon, Washington State 3-Star
PK - Roberto Aguayo, Florida State 3-star
P - Tom Hornsey, Memphis NR
AP - Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois 3-star
Second Team
QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 3-star
RB - Tre' Mason, Auburn 4-star
RB - Bishop Sankey, Washington 4-star
WR - Sammy Watkins, Clemson 5-star
WR - Davante Adams, Fresno State 2-star
TE - Eric Ebron, North Carolina 3-star
C - Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma 3-star
OG - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State 3-star
OG - Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA 4-star
OT - Cameron Erving, Florida State 3-star
OT - Taylor Lewan, Michigan 4-star
DE - Vic Beasley, Clemson 3-star
DE - Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State 3-star
DT - Timmy Jernigan, Florida State 5-star
DT - Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina 4-star
LB - Trent Murphy, Stanford 3-star
LB - Khalil Mack, Buffalo 2-star
LB - Chris Borland, Wisconsin 3-star
CB - Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State 3-star
CB - Jason Verrett, Texas Christian 3-star
S - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama 5-star
S - Ahmad Dixon, Baylor 4-star
PK - Anthony Fera, Texas 3-star
P - Drew Kaser, Texas A&M 2-star
AP - Ty Montgomery, Stanford 4-star
Third Team
QB - A.J. McCarron, Alabama 4-star
RB - Carlos Hyde, Ohio State 4-star
RB - Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska 3-star
WR - Allen Robinson, Penn State 3-star
WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt 3-star
TE - Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington 4-star
C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn 4-star
OG - John Urschel, Penn State 2-star
OG - Ryan Groy, Wisconsin 3-star
OT - Jack Mewhort, Ohio State 4-star
OT - Gregory Robinson, Auburn 4-star
DE - Marcus Smith, Louisville 3-star
DE - Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech 3-star
DT - Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota 3-star
DT - Leonard Williams, USC 4-star
LB - Shayne Skov, Stanford 4-star
LB - Max Bullough, Michigan State 4-star
LB - Denicos Allen, Michigan State 3-star
CB - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon 4 star
CB - Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida 5 star
S - Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois 2-star
S - Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State NR
PK - Jeff Budzien, Northwestern 3-star
P - Austin Rehkow, Idaho 2-star
AP - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU 4-star
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