Mike Lantry, 1972
SI releases it's
All-SEC errr... All-American teams. 3 B1G players on first team (Ball, Wagner, Short) and three on second team (T. Gholston, Burkhead, and Wisc OL Frederick). Lewan not featured on first or second teams.
Alabama places 3 OL on first or second team.
I posted this in comments on one of Brian's articles but thought I would start a thread on it.
It's great that Graham and Mesko made 2nd team AA on AP, but did anyone else think the SEC and Big 12 were over represented? Without getting into individual selections, the two conferences combined for 18 of the 25 spots on the first team. The ACC (2), Pac-10 (1), Big 10 (1) and Big East combined for four spots. TCU, Idaho and Notre Dame claimed the other three spots. Somewhere in the recent past (is this the first year?) the AP switched its selection process from basically all the sportswriters at papers and broadcast stations that are part of the AP, which is hundreds of voters (I even got to vote when I wrote for the Daily back in the day) to one with a committee of about 15-20 selectors. This move seems like a bad one to me, based on these results.
Here is a link to the AP team