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The Athletic’s 2020 preseason college football All-Who’s Actually Playing Team

A preseason All-America team one month ago would have looked a lot different than one today.

In an ordinary season, Big Ten stars like Justin Fields and Micah Parsons and Pac-12 standouts like Penei Sewell and Hamilcar Rashed would have been lay-up choices for The Athletic’s All-America teams. But no one in the Big Ten and Pac-12 will play this fall, and they’re joined by the MAC and Mountain West. That leaves only 76 FBS teams and six conferences.

Even teams that are playing have lost preseason All-Americans, with Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell and LSU defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase opting out in the past few days. All three were set to be included on these preseason All-America teams but had to be replaced.

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