The preseason All-America team presented by Regions Bank was released Monday, five days before the first games of the season kickoff.
Eight teams have at least two first-team All-Americans, with seventh-ranked Iowa State and ninth-ranked Notre Dame leading the way.
Along with Hall, Iowa State is represented on the first team by tight end Charlie Kolar and linebacker Mike Rose. Hamilton is joined by Fighting Irish teammates Cain Madden, a guard who transferred from Marshall in the offseason, and running back Kyren Williams, who made the team as an all-purpose player.
Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler is the first-team quarterback and Sooners teammate Nik Bonitto made the team at linebacker.
Hall and Northwestern safety Brandon Joseph were the only preseason All-Americans who are coming off first-team All-America seasons.
Quarterback – Spencer Rattler, sophomore, Oklahoma.
Running backs — Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State; Bijan Robinson, sophomore, Texas.
Tackles – Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Kenyon Green, junior, Texas A&M.
Guards – Cain Madden, senior, Notre Dame; Zion Johnson, senior, Boston College.
Center – Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.
Tight end – Charlie Kolar, senior, Iowa State.
Wide receivers – Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Justyn Ross, junior, Clemson.
All-purpose player – Kyren Williams, sophomore, Notre Dame.
Kicker – Cade York, junior, LSU.
Ends – Kayvon Thibodeaux, junior, Oregon; DeMarvin Leal, junior, Texas A&M.
Tackles — Haskell Garrett, super senior, Ohio State; Bryan Bresee, sophomore, Clemson.
Linebackers – Will Anderson Jr., sophomore, Alabama; Nik Bonitto, junior, Oklahoma; Mike Rose, senior, Iowa State.
Cornerbacks – Derek Stingley, Jr., junior, LSU; Ahmad Gardner, junior, Cincinnati.
Safeties – Kyle Hamilton, junior, Notre Dame; Brandon Joseph, sophomore, Northwestern.
Punter – Jake Camarda, senior, Georgia.
Quarterback – Sam Howell, junior, North Carolina.
Center – Jarrett Patterson, junior, Notre Dame.
Tight end – Jalen Wydermyer, junior, Texas A&M.
All-purpose player – Jerrion Ealy, junior, Mississippi.
Kicker – Anders Carlson, senior, Auburn.
Tackles – Jordan Davis, senior, Georgia; Dante Stills, senior, West Virginia.
Punter – Lou Hedley, senior, Miami.