Selvie nearly everyone's All-American
Yes, more All-American accolades for USF defensive end George Selvie, who has earned first-team honors from two more national outlets: ESPN.com and College Football News.
Selvie is the only Big East player named to ESPN's 25-man team, and one of three players from Florida schools, along with Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Central Florida running back Kevin Smith.
Selvie is officially an NCAA consensus All-American, having been honored by four of the five national outlets recognized by the NCAA. Still not sure what The Sporting News was thinking in leaving him off of not only their All-America first team but their second team as well. TSN gave USC's Lawrence Jackson a second-team nod over Selvie, even though Jackson has five fewer sacks and 17.5 fewer tackles for loss.
We'll belatedly link to CFN's All-Big East honors, notable because they don't give Selvie the defensive MVP honors, opting instead for Pittsburgh linebacker Scott McKillop. CFN puts four Bulls on its all-conference first team: Selvie, linebacker Ben Moffitt and cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Trae Williams. They also have a water-cooler list of the top 30 players regardless of position: Selvie is No. 3 (behind West Virginia's Pat White and McKillop); Jenkins is 10th, Grothe 11th, Moffitt 19th and Williams 27th.
CFN has position rankings, with Grothe as the league's No. 4 quarterback, Mike Ford as its No. 4 running back, Selvie the top defensive lineman, Moffitt the No. 3 linebacker and Jenkins and Williams second and fourth, respectively, among defensive backs. Cincy's Mike Mickens gets the nod over Jenkins as the league's top defensive back.