Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, was a unanimous first-team Associated Press All-America selection.

Heisman winner Mark Ingram, the running back from Alabama, and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, fourth in Heisman voting, were also unanimous choices.

Alabama had a record six players on the first team, including another unanimous selection, linebacker Rolando McClain. The others were defensive tackle Terrence Cody, cornerback Javier Arenas, guard Michael Johnson and kicker Leigh Tiffin.

Oklahoma twice (1987, 2003) had five first-team All-Americans, according to STATS. But no team has had more since 1964, when AP began selecting both an offensive and defensive team.

Texas' Colt McCoy was the All-America quarterback. He finished third in the Heisman voting. Longhorns receiver Jordan Shipley and safety Earl Thomas were also on the first team.

Alabama and Texas play in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7.

Oregon State receiver James Rodgers made the second team as an all-purpose player, and his brother, Jacquizz, was third team at running back.

Also named to the second team were Stanford tackle Chris Marinelli, Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews, UCLA kicker Kai Forbath and safety Rahim Moore and USC safety Taylor Mays.


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Cal: Trajuan Briggs, the 38th-ranked running back in the nation by rivals.com out of Birmingham High-Van Nuys, gave an oral commitment to the Bears. He had committed to USC in May but switched to Cal after taking his official visit to Berkeley last weekend. Briggs' decision comes immediately after five-star linebacker Chris Martin gave a commitment to the Bears. Cal now has 12 players in its 2010 recruiting class that is ranked 20th nationally by rivals.com. Commitments aren't binding until the players sign letters of intent in February.

Fresno State: The school and Pat Hill agreed to a new contract that will extend the coach's tenure past the 2010 season, athletic director Thomas Boeh said. In 11 seasons at Fresno State, Hill has gone 100-65 (71-33 WAC). The Bulldogs went 8-4 this season and will play Wyoming in Saturday's New Mexico Bowl. Hill's current deal — which was set to expire after the 2010 season — pays him between $900,000 and $1.2 million per season, depending on incentives. Details of the new agreement will be announced when it is finalized, the school said.

Cincinnati: Central Michigan's Butch Jones will be named the Bearcats' new coach, sources told ESPN.com.'s Joe Schad. Jones will succeed Brian Kelly, who was hired by Notre Dame after leading Cincinnati to a 12-0 record this season. Kelly coached Central Michigan from 2004-06 before being hired by Cincinnati. Bearcats offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn has been preparing Cincinnati for the Sugar Bowl against Florida on Jan. 1.

Ohio State: Wide receiver Duron Carter and defensive end Rob Rose are ineligible to play against Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, a source told ESPN.com. Both are reserves. Carter, the freshman son of Cris Carter, had 13 catches for 176 yards.

Men's basketball

UCLA 100, New Mexico State 68: Malcolm Lee led five players in double figures with 20 points, and the host Bruins (3-6) beat the Aggies (3-6) to end a five-game losing streak. UCLA came within a loss of equaling the worst skid of coach Ben Howland's seven seasons in Westwood. Instead, the Bruins scored 100 points for the first time in Howland's defensive-minded tenure.

Top 25 games: Avery Bradley had 18 points and five assists to lead No. 2 Texas (9-0) to a 104-42 win over visiting Texas-Pan American (1-10). The Longhorns led 45-19 at halftime. ... Jon Scheyer scored 24 of his career-high 36 points in the first half to lead No. 7 Duke (8-1) to a 113-68 rout of visiting Gardner-Webb (3-5). ... Scotty Hopson had 14 points to help No. 9 Tennessee (8-1) to a 77-58 win over visiting Wyoming (5-5). The Vols led by just a point at halftime.

Miscellaneous

Big Ten: Commissioner Jim Delany said the conference will explore options over the next 12 to 18 months for expanding to 12 teams.