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. 5, 2011
Griffin started strong in Baylor's 48-24 win over Texas, connecting with Kendall Wright for a 59-yard TD on Baylor's first series. Griffin passed for 320 yards and two scores and ran for 32 yards and two more as the Bears earned consecutive wins over the Longhorns for the first time since 1991-92.
WEEK 14 VS. TEXAS
PASSING
RAT YDS TD INT CMP%
211.3 320 2 1 68.2
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
32 2 2.7
2011 SEASON
PASSING
RAT YDS TD INT CMP%
192.3 3998 36 6 72.4
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
644 9 4.0
Richardson and Alabama watched the SEC championship game from home but will get another shot at LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game. He turned in 203 yards rushing and a receiving touchdown in the Tide's final game, a 42-14 win over Auburn.
WEEK 13 AT AUBURN
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
203 0 7.5
 
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 5 5.0 1
2011 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1583 20 6.0
 
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
27 327 12.1 3
Luck didn't get to finish his season (and probably career) by playing for the Pac-12 title, but he may get to finish it as a Heisman winner. Coach David Shaw has been stumping for his quarterback -- will it pay off in New York?
WEEK 13 VS. NOTRE DAME
PASSING
RAT YDS TD INT CMP%
169.2 233 4 1 66.7
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
20 0 5.0
2011 SEASON
PASSING
RAT YDS TD INT CMP%
167.5 3170 35 9 70.0
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
153 2 3.6
Wisconsin will need to find a remedy for its anemic offense, and soon. Ball was limited to 61 yards on 15 carries as Wisconsin managed only 207 yards of total offense in a 10-7 loss at Oregon State.
WEEK 14 AT MICHIGAN STATE
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
137 3 5.1
 
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
3 7 2.3 1
2011 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1759 32 6.4
 
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
20 255 12.8 6
5
Tyrann Mathieu
CB | LSU
Honey Badger, as Mathieu has become known, has distinguished himself as a ball-hawking, playmaking force for the top-ranked Tigers. His 62-yard punt return for a touchdown provided the spark that powered LSU past Georgia in the SEC championship game. A rematch with Alabama awaits.
WEEK 14 VS. GEORGIA
TACKLES
TOT SOLO SACK
4 4 0
 
INTERCEPTIONS
INT YDS TD
0 0 0
2011 SEASON
TACKLES
TOT SOLO SACK
71 54 2
 
INTERCEPTIONS
INT YDS TD
2 16 0