The staff of SportsIllustrated.com has put out its midseason All-American team, a team that is laden with Alabama talent. The 1st-team is as follows.
QB: Geno Smith, West Virginia
RB: Johnathan Franklin, UCLA, and Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada.
WR: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, and Terrance Williams, Baylor.
TE: Zach Ertz, Stanford.
T: Taylor Lewan, Michigan, and Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M.
G: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, and Chance Warmack, Alabama.
C: Barrett Jones, Alabama.
DL: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina; Will Sutton, Arizona State; and Damontre Moote, Texas A&M.
LB: Jarvis Jones, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, Alabama; Manti Te’o, Notre Dame; Chase Thomas, Stanford.
CB: Jordan Poyer, Oregon State and Dee Milliner, Alabama.
S: Matt Elam, Florida and Eric Reid, LSU.
K: Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson.
P: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State.
Returner: Marcus Murphy, Missouri.
All-Puropse: Dri Archer, Kent State.
Alabama’s D.J. Fluker was on the second-team, along with the following SEC players: T.J. Johnson, Jake Matthews Jr., Kevin Minter, Johnthan Banks and Ace Sanders.
SI.com also put together its Midseason Crystal Ball Watch. It polled its six college football experts (Andy Staples, Stewart Mandel, Holly Anderson, Lars Anderson, Ben Glicksman and Mallory Rubin), and all of them have Alabama and Oregon meeting in the national championship game. All but Holly Anderson have Alabama winning that matchup.
Holly Anderson also predicted that Alabama will lose a game in between now and bowl season and still find a way into the BCS National Championship game. Lars Anderson, on the other hand, predicted that the Tide would win all of its games by 14 or more points.
You can view everything the panel had to say by clicking here.