Marcus Mariota is our pick for the top midseason quarterback.
The 2013 college football season features an awkward 15 week schedule, which creates a few scheduling headaches for some teams.
Some programs – Florida State and Baylor – have played just six games. However, Missouri, Oregon, Alabama, Texas Tech and Ohio State have all played seven games. And winless Western Michigan has already played in eight contests.
So with no clear midpoint of the season, Athlon Sports waited a week after most midseason All-America teams circulated to give all teams a chance to play six games.
As expected, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is the top quarterback, but Florida State redshirt freshman Jameis Winston closed the gap with an impressive performance against Clemson.
While Mariota was a clear No. 1 selection at quarterback, some positions – wide receiver, defensive end, linebacker and safety – were more difficult to select the top players from.
College Football's 2013 Midseason All-America Team
|First Team||Second Team|
|QB||Marcus Mariota, Oregon||Jameis Winston, Florida State|
|RB||Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin||Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona|
|RB||Lache Seastrunk, Baylor||Mike Davis, South Carolina|
|WR||Brandin Cooks, Oregon State||Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt|
|WR||Mike Evans, Texas A&M||Allen Robinson, Penn State|
|TE||Jace Amaro, Texas Tech||Eric Ebron, North Carolina|
|C||Hroniss Grasu, Oregon||Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma|
|G||Cyril Richardson, Baylor||Gabe Jackson, Miss. State|
|G||David Yankey, Stanford||Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA|
|T||Jake Matthews, Texas A&M||Tyler Johnstone, Oregon|
|T||Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama||Jack Mewhort, Ohio State|
|DE||Vic Beasley, Clemson||Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State|
|DE||Michael Sam, Missouri||Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville|
|DT||Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh||Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech|
|DT||Leonard Williams, USC||Timmy Jernigan, Florida State|
|LB||Anthony Barr, UCLA||Chris Borland, Wisconsin|
|LB||C.J. Mosley, Alabama||Khalil Mack, Buffalo|
|LB||Kyle Van Noy, BYU||Ryan Shazier, Ohio State|
|CB||Jason Verrett, TCU||Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech|
|CB||Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon||Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State|
|S||Deone Bucannon, Wash. State||Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois|
|S||Calvin Pryor, Louisville||Ed Reynolds, Stanford|
|K||Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma||Andy Phillips, Utah|
|P||Kirby Van Der Camp, Iowa State||Zac Murphy, Miami (Ohio)|
|KR||Ty Montgomery, Stanford||Duke Johnson, Miami|
|PR||Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa||Bralon Addison, Oregon|