The SEC tied the Pac-12 to lead all conferences with eight players on this year's ESPN.com preseason All-America team.
Alabama, which is looking to win its third straight national championship and its fourth in the past five years, led the SEC and tied Oregon with three players making the list.
Here are the SEC players who made the team:
RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia, So.
WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama, So.
OT: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, Sr.
DE: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, Jr.
DT: Anthony Johnson, LSU, Jr.
LB: C.J. Mosley, Alabama, Sr.
S: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, Jr.
P: Kyle Christy, Florida, Jr.