NEW YORK -- Alabama is No. 1 when it comes to All-Americans.

The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was center Barrett Jones, who became a two-time first-team selection.

No other team had more than two players selected to the first team. The Tide also led with six players chosen to all three teams.

Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Stanford and Florida were second with four players on the three teams, though linebacker Manti Te'o was the only Fighting Irish player to make the first team.

Alabama faces top-ranked Notre Dame in the BCS championship game Jan. 7.

Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was the first-team quarterback.

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones also became two-time All-Americans.

Nine Southeastern Conference players made the first team, more than any other conference. The Pac-12 was second with six players on the first team. No other conference had more than two.

The team was voted on by a panel of 16 AP college football poll voters.

Barrett Jones, a senior who made the All-America team as a tackle last season, was joined on the first team by Alabama teammates guard Chance Warmack, linebacker C.J. Mosley and cornerback Dee Milliner. Offensive tackle D.J. Fluker was picked to the second team and quarterback AJ McCarron was selected to the third team.

Te'o, the Heisman finalists and winner of seven other awards -- including the Maxwell, Nagurski and Butkus -- is the first Notre Dame defensive player to be an AP All-American since defensive back Shane Walton in 2002.

Manziel is the first freshman to make the first team at quarterback. On Saturday, the redshirt freshman know as Johnny Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

Manziel set an SEC record with 4,600 total yards to rank second in the nation.

Heisman finalist Collin Klein of Kansas State was the second-team quarterback.

Ball repeated as an All-American, despite a slow start to the season and some early injuries. The senior is seventh in the nation in rushing at 133 yards per game, scored 21 touchdowns, and set the major college football record for career touchdowns. He has 82 going into the Rose Bowl.

Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, the nation's leading rusher at 146 yards per game, was the other first-team running back.

The receivers were Southern California's Marqise Lee, who leads the nation in catches (112) and was second in yards receiving (1,680), and Baylor's Terrance Williams, who leads in yards with 1,764.

Stanford's Zach Ertz was the tight end.

Joining Jones and Warmack on the offensive line were two junior tackles projected to be high first-round NFL draft picks: Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel and Michigan's Taylor Lewan.

North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper was the other first-team guard.

West Virginia's Tavon Austin was selected as the all-purpose player, a perfect description of the do-it-all speedster.

Austin was primarily a receiver and racked up 1,259 yards through the air. Late in the season, coach Dana Holgorsen used Austin as a running back and against Oklahoma he the senior set a school-record with 344 yards rushing. He finished second in the nation in all-purpose yards with 230 per game, and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns.

Tulane's Cairo Santos was the All-American kicker after making all 21 of his field goal attempts.

On the defensive side, Te'o and Mosley were joined at linebacker by the other two-time All-American. Jones followed-up his sensational sophomore season with 12.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss.

Another SEC pass rusher highlighted the defensive line.

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had 13.5 sacks, tied for the most in the nation, playing in only 11 games.

Florida State Bjoern Werner was the other end. He also had 13 sacks.

At defensive tackle was a pair of Pac-12 players: Utah's Star Lotulelei and Arizona State's Will Sutton, who was the conference defensive player of the year.

In the secondary, Jordan Poyer of Oregon State, who had seven interceptions, was the cornerback opposite Milliner.

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas was voted to the first team after leading the nation with eight interceptions, including three returned for touchdown. Florida's Matt Elam was the other safety.

The punter was Ryan Allen, who won his second consecutive Ray Guy Award last week.

AP All-Americans -- First Team
Position Player School Year
OFFENSE
Quarterback Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Redshirt Freshman
Running Back Montee Ball Wisconsin Senior
Running Back Ka'Deem Carey Arizona Sophomore
Tackle Luke Joeckel Texas A&M Junior
Tackle Taylor Lewan Michigan Junior
Guard Chance Warmack Alabama Senior
Guard Jonathan Cooper North Carolina Senior
Center Barrett Jones Alabama Senior
Tight End Zach Ertz Stanford Senior
Wide Receiver Marqise Lee Southern California Sophomore
Wide Receiver Terrance Williams Baylor Senior
All Purpose Tavon Austin West Virginia Senior
Kicker Cairo Santos Tulane Junior
DEFENSE
End Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Sophomore
End Bjoern Werner Florida State Junior
Tackle Star Lotulelei Utah Senior
Tackle Will Sutton Arizona State Junior
Linebacker Manti Te'o Notre Dame Senior
Linebacker Jarvis Jones Georgia Junior
Linebacker C.J. Mosley Alabama Junior
Cornerback Dee Milliner Alabama Junior
Cornerback Jordan Poyer Oregon State Sophomore
Safety Phillip Thomas Fresno State Senior
Safety Matt Elam Florida Junior
Punter Ryan Allen Louisiana Tech Senior

 

AP All-Americans -- Second Team
Position Player School Year
OFFENSE
Quarterback Collin Klein Kansas State Senior
Running Back Kenjon Barner Oregon Senior
Running Back Johnathan Franklin UCLA Senior
Tackle D.J. Fluker Alabama Junior
Tackle David Yankey Stanford Junior
Guard Spencer Long Nebraska Junior
Guard Cyril Richardson Baylor Junior
Center Dalton Freeman Clemson Senior
Tight End Tyler Eifert Notre Dame Senior
Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey West Virginia Junior
Wide Receiver Quinton Patton Louisiana Tech Senior
All Purpose Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois Junior
Kicker Dustin Hopkins Florida State Senior
DEFENSE
End Damontre Moore Texas A&M Junior
End Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame Sophomore
Tackle Johnathan Hankins Ohio State Junior
Tackle Kawann Short Purdue Senior
Linebacker Kevin Minter LSU Junior
Linebacker Anthony Barr UCLA Junior
Linebacker Arthur Brown Kansas State Senior
Cornerback Johnthan Banks Mississippi State Senior
Cornerback Bradley Roby Ohio State Sophomore
Safety Eric Reid LSU Junior
Safety Tony Jefferson Oklahoma Junior
Punter Riley Stephenson BYU Senior

 

AP All-Americans -- Third Team
Position Player School Year
OFFENSE
Quarterback A.J. McCarron Alabama Junior
Running Back Stefphon Jefferson Nevada Junior
Running Back Giovani Bernard North Carolina Sophomore
Tackle Jake Matthews Texas A&M Junior
Tackle Eric Fisher Central Michigan Senior
Guard Larry Warford Kentucky Senior
Guard Xavier Su'a-Filo UCLA Sophomore
Center Braxston Cave Notre Dame Senior
Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington Sophomore
Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins Clemson Junior
Wide Receiver Cobi Hamilton Arkansas Senior
All Purpose Dri Archer Kent State Junior
Kicker Caleb Sturgis Florida Senior
DEFENSE
End John Simon Ohio State Senior
End Sam Montgomery LSU Junior
Tackle Shariff Floyd Florida Junior
Tackle Chris Jones Bowling Green Senior
Linebacker Khaseem Greene Rutgers Senior
Linebacker Trent Murphy Stanford Senior
Linebacker Kyle Van Noy BYU Junior
Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon Sophomore
Cornerback Jason Verrett TCU Junior
Safety Ed Reynolds Stanford Junior
Safety Ty Zimmerman Kansas State Junior
Punter Kyle Christy Florida Sophomore