Former Chanhassen High School star Frank Ragnow of Arkansas was named to the second team of the Associated Press’ first Preseason All-American team ever.
The 6-5, 317-pound senior center from Victoria is on the Rimington and Outland Trophies watch list and made the Pro Football Focus All-America first team last year.
Ragnow has started 26 consecutive games for the Razorbacks and didn’t allow a sack last year for the second consecutive season.
Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley are among the top names selected to the first team.
Darnold was voted to the first team by a panel of 51 Top 25 voters, edging out Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, who is the second-team quarterback on the lists released Tuesday.
Center Billy Price of Ohio State, tight end Mike Gesicki of Penn State and linebacker Josey Jewell of Iowa were the other first team picks from the Big Ten.
Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli, Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis, Michigan defensive end, Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales and Northwestern safety Godwin Igewbuike made the second team.
• North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren dismissed freshmen Kevince Brown and Antoine Thompson from the team and suspended three others for violating athletics department and team rules pertaining to marijuana and alcohol.
• Hawkeyes sophomore cornerback Manny Rugamba will be suspended for the Sept. 2 home game against Wyoming because of an offseason violation of team policy.
Rugamba is one of two new starting cornerbacks this season for Iowa.
• Wisconsin and UCLA have scheduled a home-and-home series with games in 2029 and 2030.
• The annual Army-Navy football game will be played in Philadelphia four times from 2018-2022, returning to its most frequent host city. The 2021 game will be played in East Rutherford, N.J., at the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.