NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Student-Athletes on the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America ® Football Teams, as selected by CoSIDA.
Pos. Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
RB Kyle Minett South Dakota State VII Sr. Ruthton, Minn. 3.67 Economics
WR Joe Allaria Southern Illinois V Sr. Edwardsville, Ill. 3.75 Marketing
WR Anthony Nelson Massachusetts I Sr. Wellington, Fla. 3.88 Economics
Western Illinois at Coastal Carolina
First Round Winner vs. No. 1 Appalachian State
Villanova at Stephen F. Austin
South Carolina State at Georgia Southern
First Round Winner vs. No. 2 William & Mary
Wofford at Jacksonville State
Lehigh at Northern
Updated 11-21-2010 at 09:37 AM by Chuck B.
It seems every year there is a team or two that got overlooked when this selection committee selects the field. This year, it seems like with the extra four teams, we will have several undeserving teams this year. One thing in the selection, however, that comes down to the final few teams, I would take into account the strength of conference and the seven DI win stipulation.
Here was the strength of conference per the GPI. I would think this would be the determining factor for
Updated 11-21-2010 at 05:29 AM by Kent
Here's my thought as to who the 20-team field will be.
First, the seeds.
[B]Appalachian State[/B], despite losing to FBS Florida handily today, wins the No. 1 seed since Delaware could not hold on against Villanova in a 28-21 instant classic. (The win by the Wildcats, incidentally, puts them right into an at-large bid.)
[B]William & Mary[/B], CAA champions, are the No. 2, thanks to their resounding 41-3 win over Richmond.
Here are this year's AQs:
2 Appalachian State SoCon 9-2
4 William & Mary CAA 7-3
5 Stephen F. Austin SLC 9-2
7 Montana State Big Sky 9-2
9 Northern Iowa MVFC 7-4
17 Southeast Missouri State OVC 9-2
31 Bethune-Cookman MEAC 10-1
38 Robert Morris NEC 8-2
40 Lehigh PL 9-2
68 Coastal Carolina Big South 6-5
(The rankings are from last week's GPI, the team's conference is noted, and the W/L record has been
Updated 11-20-2010 at 10:17 PM by rwallace