Updated: December 3, 2012, 3:53 PM ET

ESPN Experts' Poll

Dec. 3, 2012
Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M Fr. 11 2 2 0 0 69
Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame Sr. 4 8 1 1 0 57
Collin Klein QB Kansas State Sr. 0 3 8 3 0 42
Marqise Lee WR USC So. 0 2 3 2 2 23
Braxton Miller QB Ohio State So. 0 0 0 5 5 15
Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford Sr. 0 0 1 2 0 7
Tajh Boyd QB Clemson Jr. 0 0 0 1 1 3
Tavon Austin WR West Virginia Sr. 0 0 0 0 2 2
Kenjon Barner RB Oregon Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona So. 0 0 0 0 2 2
Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina So. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Jarvis Jones LB Georgia Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1

ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Heather Dinich, Matt Fortuna, Kevin Gemmell, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Dari Nowkhah, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach and David Ubben

Tracking the Candidates

Dec. 3, 2012
Manziel eclipsed Cam Newton's single-season SEC record for total offense and was unanimously voted the SEC Offensive Player of the Year. The Aggies won 10 games in their inaugural SEC season and earned a trip back down Big 12 memory lane with an invitation to play Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 4.
WEEK 13 VS. MISSOURI
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
3723172.796.3
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
6725.6
2012 SEASON
PASSING
RATYDSTDINTCMP%
155.3370626968.0
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
1410217.0
2
Manti Te'o
Te'o's seven interceptions are tied for second in the country and he recorded more than 100 tackles for the third straight season. He's been the heart and soul of Notre Dame's defense -- the stingiest unit in the country -- and he'll finish his Notre Dame career in Miami in the Discover BCS National Championship Game.
WEEK 13 AT USC
TACKLES
TOTSOLOSACK
530
 
INTERCEPTIONS
INTYDSTD
100
2012 SEASON
TACKLES
TOTSOLOSACK
111492
 
INTERCEPTIONS
INTYDSTD
7350
Klein accounted for three touchdowns in Kansas State's win over Texas to end the regular season 11-1. It was the Wildcats' fifth straight win over the Longhorns and tied their team record for victories in a season. Klein will finish his K-State career against Oregon in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
WEEK 14 VS. TEXAS
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
1841157.185.0
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
10324.5
2012 SEASON
PASSING
RATYDSTDINTCMP%
149.2264116964.8
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
920234.4
Lee led the country in catches with 112 and set single-season Pac-12 records in both receptions and receiving yards. He added another 802 yards in kick returns and was voted the conference's offensive player of the year. He's a Biletnikoff Award finalist, alongside West Virginia's Stedman Bailey and Baylor's Terrance Williams.
WEEK 13 VS. NOTRE DAME
RECEIVING
RECYDSYPRTD
57515.00
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
-10-1.0
2012 SEASON
RECEIVING
RECYDSYPRTD
118172114.614
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
10608.2
Ohio State completed its 12-0 season with a 26-21 win over Michigan on Nov. 24, but the Buckeyes' season ended there because of a postseason ban. Miller was second in the Big Ten in total offense and accounted for 28 touchdowns (15 passing, 13 rushing).
WEEK 13 VS. MICHIGAN
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
1891077.841.1
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
5702.8
2012 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
203915658.369.7
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
1271135.6

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