Sporting News names Big Ten All-Americans

The Sporting News came out with its All-America teams Tuesday, and the Big Ten represented pretty well.

Iowa left tackle Bryan Bulaga and Ohio State Kurt Coleman both were first-team selections, while five others also received honors.

Here's the breakdown:

First team

Iowa LT Bryan Bulaga

Ohio State S Kurt Coleman

Second team

Illinois G Jon Asamoah

Michigan DE Brandon Graham

Penn State LB Navorro Bowman

Third team

Penn State DT Jared Odrick

Michigan State LB Greg Jones

Interesting how Odrick and Jones, who shared Big Ten defensive player of the year honors, were slotted behind Bowman, Graham and Coleman. It was nice to see Coleman get some credit for being the best player on the best defense in the league. I was a bit surprised that an Iowa defender (linebacker Pat Angerer or safety Tyler Sash) didn't appear, and very surprised not to see Michigan punter Zoltan Mesko on the list.