You never get a second chance to make a first impression, but for some players, why would they want to? The impression they made in the first week of the college football season was plenty good enough as it stands.
It was only the first weekend of a four-plus-month marathon, but a few of the standout performers from Wednesday-Saturday have put themselves on track to become household names (if they weren't already) or compete for major national awards.
This All-Week 1 team is a collection of those standouts, the ones at each position who got their season off to the best start. A large part of that criteria is statistical, but numbers are not the only factor at play.
Also considered (strongly) was the strength of opponent those numbers came against and the way the players looked on film. If a defensive lineman consistently got into the backfield and forced bad throws that turned into interceptions, he deserves more credit than the defender who actually picked them off…right?
Sound off below and let me know whom I might have missed.
Note: This piece was published before the Sunday and Monday games. If anything happens to affect the All-Week 1 team, it will be edited.