Clemson and Wisconsin lead the pack with 3 preseason AP All-American selections each

Christian Wilkins is one of three Clemson players on the AP All-American first team. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Clemson and Wisconsin get the bragging rights when it comes to the 2018 preseason AP All-American team.

The Tigers placed three players on the first team, all on the line. Offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt is a first-team selection while defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins are first-team selections on defense for Clemson.

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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor was a first-team selection along with guard Beau Benzschawel and linebacker T.J. Edwards.

Alabama, LSU, Stanford, Washington, West Virginia and Utah each had two players selected. West Virginia QB Will Grier is the first-team quarterback while Stanford’s Bryce Love joins Taylor at running back. Utah swept the kicking positions.

The full AP All-American first team is below. Alabama led Clemson, Georgia, and Wisconsin in the preseason AP Top 25 released on Monday. 

Offense

QB: Will Grier, West Virginia
RB: Bryce Love, Stanford
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
WR: David Sills, West Virginia
TE: Noah Fant, Iowa
All-Purpose: Myles Gaskin, Washington
OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
OT: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
OG: Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
OG: Nate Herbig, Stanford
C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

Defense

DE: Nick Bosa, Ohio State
DE: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DT: Ed Oliver, Houston
DT: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
LB: Devin White, LSU
LB: Devin Bush, Michigan
LB: T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
CB: Greedy Williams, LSU
CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
S: Jaquan Johnson, Miami
S: Taylor Rapp, Washington

Specialists

P: Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
K: Matt Gay, Utah

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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