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Ryan Broyles Wins Player of Week

Photo – WR Ryan Broyles - Oklahoma

The top four clubs remained unbeaten after last weekend with all except Boise St. struggling at times to win. Boise St toasted a weak Idaho club with QB Kellen Moore putting on another excellent performance. Auburn pulled away from a stubborn Georgia club behind a strong offense once again led by QB Cam Newton. Both TCU and Oregon won close games. In addition, five top ten clubs Ohio St., Stanford, Auburn, Oregon and Texas Christian all led or trailed by less than a touchdown in the second half of their victories.

Auburn continues to impress behind record setting QB Cam Newton. Newton is the first QB in SEC history to throw for over 2000 yards and rush for over 1000 yards in the same season. He has totaled 38 TDs thus far this season and is clearly the top Heisman Trophy candidate. I will hold off from any further Heisman Trophy discussion related to Newton until he addresses the NCAA infraction charges related to being offered money by Mississippi St. prior to signing with Auburn. He deserves the benefit of the doubt, but at the same time he must address these issues before they become bigger than his outstanding 2010 performance.

Every poll except Draft Insiders.com who has TCU as the top club, ranks Oregon as the #1 team in the nation. The Ducks dodged a bullet Saturday when they beat a mediocre Cal club 15-13. They will probably maintain their #1 status with a bye week up next and will not play until Nov 26th when they face a tough Arizona club on a Friday night affair. TCU and Auburn are also off next week that gives Boise St. an opportunity to gain ground among voters with two Friday night games coming up vs Fresno St and Nevada.

Maybe the biggest win last week was South Carolina beating Florida 36-14. HC Steve Spurrier of the Gamecocks beat his old club Florida for the first time. What makes it especially gratifying is that the victory gets South Carolina in the SEC title game for the first time ever. The Virginia Tech win over North Carolina allows the Hokies to continue to rise up the charts and overcome their poor 2010 start where they lost their first two games. They are in the Top15 teams currently and could sneak into the top ten before the season is over. HC Frank Benner has done another great job to get and keep this club focused after losing to Boise St and James Madison to start the 2010 season.

The SEC and Big Ten are clearly the top two conferences this season with the Big 12 and Pac 10 following. Two conferences, the ACC and Big East have struggled this fall with the ACC mired in mediocrity and the Big East struggling to field a top 25 club for any length of time.

Wisconsin scored on all 12 possessions last week as they absolutely pounded a hapless Indiana defense 83-20. They did this without starting running back John Clay and center Peter Konz behind a powerful ground game that totaled over 300 yards.

The three service academies have quietly had outstanding performances this fall with Navy, Air Force and Army each showing winning records. That has only happened twice over the past 50 years. Navy is 7-3 while AF is 7-4 and Army 6-4. All of Air Force’s loss has come to quality teams with three in the Top 25. The Army-Navy game this year should be an interesting matchup with both clubs possible bowl participants.

College Football Week Ten Notes
Oklahoma’s receiver Ryan Broyles had another strong effort in the Sooners 45-7 blowout of Texas Tech. Broyles had 8 catches for 119 yards and 3 TDs. He set new Oklahoma career records in the process for receptions and TD passes, set by Mark Clayton. He is within the season record of 89 catches he established last season. After Saturday’s win, he has 86 receptions with two regular season games remaining. He ranks in our Top 20 Pro Prospects among senior and junior prospects. He brings a lot to the table as a pro receiver/returner. He is both fast and quick with natural running skills to become a top flight pro playmaker. He is a difference maker as both a receiver and returner with a rare combination of speed, quickness and natural running skills. He should to one of the elite speedsters at the NFL Combine in February if he declares in January.

Texas Christian's all- purpose player, Jeremy Kerley had an outstanding performance in their victory over San Diego St. Kerley caught three TD passes from QB Andy Dalton to help overcome a 14-0 Aztec lead. Kerley shows fine hands and route running with the running skills to make things happen after he gets his hands on the ball.

Frank Coyle writes ‘College Football Monday’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe, etc. He is a voter for weekly Team and Player Awards

Undefeated LSU & Oklahoma St. Hold Top Two Spots in Polls

Stanford & Boise Fall From the Unbeatens – LSU / Oklahoma St. Hold Top Two Spots - Draft Insiders.com, AP and Coaches Top 25 Teams

Offensive Player of the Week –
RB Montee Ball - Wisconsin

Defensive Player of the Week -
LB Luke Kuechly - Boston College

This is DraftInsiders.com weekly 2011 season College Poll. We will have weekly polls thru the season & postseason in our College Football Mondays blog column.

Nov. 15

Team of the Week – Texas Christian

Photo - WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St.

Draft Insiders.com Top 25 Poll
(This year’s record in parentheses)

1. LSU (10-0)
2. Oklahoma St (10-0)
3. Alabama (9-1)
4. Oregon (9-1)
5. Oklahoma (8-1)
6. Stanford (9-1)
7. Clemson (9-1)
8. Arkansas (9-1)
9. Boise St (8-1)
10. Virginia Tech (9-1)
11. Houston (10-0)
12. Michigan St (8-2)
13. South Carolina (8-2)
14. Georgia (8-2)
15. Nebraska (8-2)
16. Michigan (8-2)
17. Cincinnati (8-2)
18. Wisconsin (8-2)
19. Kansas St (8-2)
20. Southern Cal (8-2)
21. Southern Miss (9-1)
22. Texas Christian (7-2)
23. Notre Dame (7-3)
24. Florida St (7-3)
25. Penn St (8-2)

AP Top 25 Poll
Rank / Name / W L / Previous

1. LSU - 10 - 0 / 1
2. Oklahoma St - 10 - 0 / 2
3. Alabama - 9 - 1 / 4
4. Oregon - 8 - 1 / 6
5. Oklahoma - 8 - 1 / 6
6. Arkansas - 9 - 1 / 8
7. Clemson - 9 - 1 / 9
8. Stanford - 9 - 1 / 3
9. Virginia Tech - 9 - 1 / 10
10. Boise St. - 8 - 1 / 5
11. Houston - 10 - 0 / 11
12. Michigan St - 8-2 / 13
13. Georgia - 8-2 / 14
14. South Carolina - 8 - 2 / 15
15. Wisconsin - 8-2 / 16
16. Kansas St. - 8 -2 / 17
17. Nebraska - 8 - 1 / 19
18. Southern Cal - 7-2 / 18
19. Texas Christian - 8-2 / NR
20 Michigan - 7 - 2 / 22
21. Penn St - 9-1 / 12
22. Southern Miss - 9-1 / 25
23. Florida St - 7-3 / NR
24. Notre Dame - 7-3 / NR
25. Baylor - 6-3 / NR

Coaches Top 25 Poll
Rank Team (first-place votes) Record

1. LSU (59) - 10-0
2. Oklahoma St - 10-0
3. Alabama - 9-1
4. Oregon - 9-1
5. Oklahoma - 9-1
6. Arkansas - 9-1
7. Virginia Tech - 9-1
8. Clemson - 8-1
9. Stanford - 9-1
10. Houston - 10-0
11. Boise St - 8-1
12. Michigan St. - 8-2
13. Wisconsin - 8-2
14. South Carolina - 8-2
15. Georgia - 8-2
16. Nebraska - 8-2
17. Kansas St - 8-2
18. Michigan - 8-2
19. Texas Christian - 8-2
20. Southern Miss - 9-1
21. Penn St - 8-2
22. Florida St - 7-3
23. Georgia Tech - 7-3
24. West Virginia - 7-3
25. Notre Dame - 7-3

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe and All-American teams. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards.

LSU Dominates All Polls After Huge Alabama Victory

LSU Claims Top Spot in Polls With Victory over Alabama - Draft Insiders.com, AP and Coaches Top 25 Teams

This is DraftInsiders.com weekly 2011 season College Poll. We will have weekly polls thru the season & postseason in our College Football Mondays blog column.
Nov. 8

Team of the Week – LSU

Photo - QB Kellen Moore - Boise St.

Draft Insiders.com Top 25 Poll
(This year’s record in parentheses)

1. LSU (9-0)
2. Stanford (9-0)
3. Oklahoma St (9-0)
4. Alabama (8-1)
5. Boise St (8-0)
6. Oregon (8-1)
7. Oklahoma (8-1)
8. Clemson (8-1)
9. Arkansas (8-1)
10. Virginia Tech (8-1)
11. Houston (9-0)
12. Michigan St (7-2)
13. South Carolina (7-2)
14. Nebraska (7-2)
15. Michigan (8-2)
16. Cincinnati (8-1)
17. Georgia (7-2)
18. Wisconsin (7-2)
19. Kansas St (7-2)
20. Southern Cal (7-2)
21. Georgia Tech (7-2)
22. Penn St (8-1)
23. Texas (6-2)
24. Southern Miss (8-1)
25. Texas Christian (6-2)

AP Top 25 Poll
Rank / Name / W L / Previous

1. LSU - 9 - 0 / 1
2. Oklahoma St - 9 - 0 / 2
3. Stanford - 9 - 0 / 3
4. Alabama - 8 - 1 / 2
5. Boise St. - 8 - 0 / 5
6. Oregon - 8 - 1 / 9
7. Oklahoma - 7 - 1 / 7
8. Arkansas - 8 - 1 / 10
9. Clemson - 8 - 1 / 11
10. Virginia Tech - 8 - 1 / 12
11. Houston - 9 - 0 / 14
12. Penn St - 9-1 / 16
13. Michigan St - 7-2 / 15
14. Georgia - 7-2 / 18
15. South Carolina - 7 - 2 / 15
16. Wisconsin - 7-2 / 19
17. Kansas St. - 7 -2 / 17
18. Southern Cal - 6-2 / 21
19. Nebraska - 7 - 1 / 19
20. Georgia Tech - 7 - 2 / 22
21. Texas - 6-2 / NR
22. Michigan - 7 - 2 / 13
23. Cincinnati - 7-1 / 23
24. Auburn - 6-3 / 24
25. Southern Miss - 8-1 / NR

Coaches Top 25 Poll
Rank Team (first-place votes) Record

1. LSU (59) - 9-0
2. Stanford - 9-0
3. Oklahoma St - 9-0
4. Alabama - 8-1
5. Boise St - 8-0
6. Oregon - 8-1
7. Oklahoma - 8-1
8. Arkansas - 8-1
9. Virginia Tech - 8-1
10. Clemson - 7-1
11. Houston - 8-0
12. Penn St - 8-1
13. Michigan St. - 7-2
14. Wisconsin - 7-2
15. South Carolina - 7-2
16. Georgia - 7-2
17. Nebraska - 7-2
18. Cincinnati - 7-1
19. Georgia Tech - 7-2
20. Texas - 6-2
21. Michigan - 7-2
22. Kansas St - 7-2
23. Southern Miss - 8-1
24. Texas Christian - 7-2
25. Auburn – 6-3

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe and All-American teams. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards.

LSU and Oklahoma St. Win Huge Thrillers in Conference Clashes

'College Football Monday'
Frank Coyle's Blog Column

LSU and Oklahoma St. Win Huge Thrillers for SEC and Big 12 Leadership

Offensive Player of the Week – QB Brandon Weeden – Oklahoma St

Defensive Player of the Week - LB Danny Trevathan - Kentucky

Photo – QB Brandon Weeden - Oklahoma St

The matchup between #1 LSU and #2 Alabama became everything advertised if you like defensive football. Both clubs displayed physical dominant defenses that controlled the line of scrimmage that turned the classic into a field goal contrest that went into overtime. LSU prevailed 9-6 on the road that earns them a huge lead for the #1 ranking entering the final month of the regular season. They have the lead in the SEC West division to win the conference title that has dominated the national title five consecutive seasons.

The ranks of the unbeatens fell to just 5 clubs with the Alabama loss. Oklahoma St. remained perfect winning a Big 12 thriller vs once beaten Kansas St. 52-45. QB Brandon Weeden threw for a school record 502 yards vs the soft KSU secondary. What a contrast the two highly anticipated SEC and Big 12 clashes were with 15 total points scored by LSU/Alabama vs 97 points in the OSU/ KSU explosion.

Stanford, Oklahoma St and Boise St rank in the top 5 clubs in every poll with perfect records. Each face a major test this week. The Cardinal meets Oregon in a huge Pac 12 matchup while OSU meets upset minded Texas Tech and Boise St faces TCU.

All-American QB Case Keenum set another new NCAA career passing record. He moved past former Hawaiii QB Timmy Chang when he passed for 407 yards that eclipsed the record of 17,072 yards passing. Keenum continues his recovery from an early 2010 knee injury that cost him the season. He has the Cougars positioned to cause a major BCS uproar if they run their soft CUSA schedule. They are currently 9-0 while averaging 62 points per game over the last four games under the direction of Keenum.

LB Danny Trevathan of Kentucky had yet another monster game in Saturday's 30-13 win over Ole Miss. Trevathan collected 17 tackles, tying his career high, including an assisted tackle
for loss. He also had his fourth pass interception of the season, including his third-consecutive game with a pickoff. He wins our Defensive Player of the Week award.

Texas improved to (6-2, 3-2 in Big 12) with an impressive victory over Texas Tech. The Longhorns pounded the TT defense with 439 yards on the ground behind runners Joe Bergeron and Fozzy Whittaker. The victory makes Texas bowl eligible this postseason after missing out last year for the first time since the 1997 season. The Longhorns completed just two passes while building a 31-6 halftime lead.

Frank Coye’s Lombardi Award Semifinalists Vote – November 7th
1 Matt Kalil - Offensive Tackle, USC, 6-7, 295, Jr.
2 Melvin Ingram - Defensive End, South Carolina, 6-2, 276, Sr.
3 Jonathan Martin - Offensive Tackle, Stanford, 6-6, 304, Sr.
4 Vinny Curry - Defensive End, Marshall, 6-4, 263, Sr.

This week
#2 Stanford vs #6 Oregon and #5 Boise St vs #24 Texas Christian are two of the top marquee matchups the upcoming weekend.

New Weekly Top 25 Polls Posted every Tuesday

Frank Coyle writes ‘College Football Monday’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe, etc. He is a voter for weekly Team and Player Awards

Crimson Tide & Cowboy Defenders Head 2011 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalists

2011 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalists

Photo - CB Morris Claiborne - LSU

Oklahoma State safety Markelle Martin and cornerback Brodrick Brown are two of 15 national semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation’s top defensive back, it was announced today.

OSU joins Alabama as the only two schools with multiple players on the Thorpe Award semifinalist list. This week's SEC clash of Alabama and LSU will feature three defensive backs from the Thorpe award list. Most NFL scouts believe that as many as 8 defensive backs from this game will eventually start as pro defenders. Our highest rated cornerback Pro Prospect for the NFL Draft 2012 currently is Alabama defender Dre Kirkpatrick. He combines rare size and athleticism with speed and physical toughness to match up with premier receivers.

Maybe the best defensive player in the nation, sophomore Tyrann Mathieu of LSU was omitted from this list after a one game suspension in October. Teammate Morris Claiborne has excelled through the first two months of the 2011 season and will be center stage this Saturday night as the Tigers battle the Crimson Tide for undisputed claim for the #1 national ranking.

Cowboy defenders, Martin and Brown have factored prominently in Oklahoma State’s 8-0 start to the season and No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press poll and BCS rankings. The two are leaders of a Cowboy defense that leads in the nation in turnovers gained, passes intercepted and fumbles recovered.

Martin is the top-ranked safety on Mel Kiper’s Big Board and ranks third on the team with 47 tackles. He adds 4.0 tackles for loss and seven passes deflected. His statistics are even more remarkable given the fact that most teams have avoided his side of the field this season.

Brown has been a key part of Oklahoma State’s turnover surge this season, ranking among the national leaders with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He has logged 25 tackles, two tackles for loss and ties with Martin for the team lead with seven passes defended.

University of South Carolina senior defensive back Antonio Allen was also named by the Jim Thorpe Association for the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award. Allen is a 6-2, 202-pounder who leads the Gamecocks with 62 tackles, an average of 7.8 per game, and has four games of 10 or more tackles this season. He has recovered three fumbles, has forced three fumbles and has three interceptions. He has scored a pair of touchdowns, returning a fumble against East Carolina and an interception at Georgia.

The presentation of the Thorpe Award will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN. The show, hosted by ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard will feature the live presentation of nine player awards, along with the recipients of Disney’s Spirit Award; The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) Contributions to College Football Award; and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.

Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalists

Antonio Allen - South Carolina
David Amerson - North Carolina State
Jonathan Banks - Mississippi State
Mark Barron - Alabama
Brandon Boykin - Georgia
Brodrick Brown - Oklahoma State
Morris Claiborne - LSU
Casey Hayward - Vanderbilt
Jayron Hosley - Virginia Tech
Tony Jefferson - Oklahoma
Dre Kirkpatrick - Alabama
Nigel Malone - Kansas State
Markelle Martin - Oklahoma State
T.J. McDonald - USC
Chase Minnifield - Virginia

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game.

Wideouts Jeffery & Blackmon Top Receiving Class

Pro Prospect Rankings

Wide Receivers Jeffery & Blackmon Top Talented Receiving Class for NFL Draft

Photo WR Alshon Jeffery – South Carolina

Offense
* Underclassmen

Wide Receivers:
1 * Alshon Jeffery - 6-4, 235 - South Carolina
2 * Justin Blackmon - 6-1, 210 - Oklahoma St
3 Dwight Jones - 6-4, 225 - North Carolina
4 Michael Floyd - 6-3, 220 - Notre Dame
5 Jeff Fuller - 6-4, 220 - Texas A&M
6 Nick Toon - 6-2, 215 - Wisconsin
7 T.Y. Hilton - 5-9, 185 - Florida International
8 Ryan Broyles - 5-11, 195 - Oklahoma
9 * Mohamed Sanu - 6-2, 220 - Rutgers
10 Jermaine Kearse - 6-1, 205 - Washington
11 Marvin McNutt - 6-3, 215 - Iowa
12 Chris Owusu - 6-0, 200 - Stanford
13 B.J. Cunningham - 6-2, 215 - Michigan St.
14 Jarius Wright - 5-11, 180 - Arkansas
15 DeVier Posey - 6-2, 210 - Ohio St
16 Greg Childs - 6-3, 220 - Arkansas
17 Kendall Wright - 5-10, 180 - Baylor
18. A.J. Jenkins - 6-1, 200 - Illinois
19 Joe Adams - 5-10, 190 - Arkansas
20 Mike Willie - 6-4, 215 - Arizona St.

Tight Ends:
1 * Dwayne Allen - 6-4, 255 - Clemson
2 Michael Egnew - 6-6, 245 - Missouri
3 Coby Fleener - 6-5, 245 - Stanford
4 * Orson Charles - 6-3, 245 - Georgia
5 George Bryan - 6-5, 255 - North Carolina St
6 Ladarius Green - 6-6, 240 - Louisiana-Laf
7 David Paulson - 6-4, 245 - Oregon
8 Rhett Ellison - 6-5, 245 - Southern Cal
9 Anthony Miller - 6-3, 260 - California
10 DeAngelo Peterson - 6-4, 240 - LSU
11 Garrett Celek - 6-5, 250 - Michigan St
12 Kevin Koger - 6-4, 255 - Michigan
13 James Hanna - 6-4, 240 - Oklahoma
14 Jake Byrne - 6-3, 255 - Wisconsin
15 Blake Ayles - 6-5, 265 - Miami

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe and All-American teams. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards.

LSU & Alabama Claim Top Two Spots in Every Poll

LSU & Alabama Claim Top Two Spots in Polls - Draft Insiders.com, AP and Coaches Top 25 Teams

This is DraftInsiders.com weekly 2011 season College Poll. We will have weekly polls thru the season & postseason in our College Football Mondays blog column.

Oct 25th

Team of the Week – Texas Tech

Photo - RB Trent Richardson - Alabama

Draft Insiders.com Top 25 Poll
(This year’s record in parentheses)

1. LSU (8-0)
2. Alabama (8-0)
3. Stanford (7-0)
4. Oklahoma St (7-0)
5. Boise St (7-0)
6. Clemson (8-0)
7. Oregon (6-1)
8. Oklahoma (6-1)
9. Arkansas (6-1)
10. Michigan St (6-1)
11. South Carolina (6-1)
12. Nebraska (6-1)
13. Wisconsin (6-1)
14. Virginia Tech (7-1)
15. Kansas St (7-0)
16. Texas A&M (5-2)
17. Michigan (7-1)
18. Houston (7-0)
19. Texas Tech (5-2)
20. Penn St (7-1)
21. Arizona St (5-2)
22. Cincinnati (6-1)
23. Georgia (5-2)
24. Southern Cal (6-1)
25. West Virginia (5-2)

AP Top 25 Poll
Rank / Name / W L / Previous

1. LSU - 8 - 0 / 1
2. Alabama - 8 - 0 / 2
3. Oklahoma St - 7 - 0 / 6
4. Stanford - 7 - 0 / 7
5. Boise St. - 7 - 0 / 5
6. Clemson - 8 - 0 / 8
7. Oregon - 6 - 1 / 9
8. Arkansas - 6 - 1 / 10
9. Michigan St - 6-1 / 15
10. Kansas St. - 7 -0 / 12
11. Oklahoma - 6 - 1 / 3
12. Wisconsin - 6-1 / 4
13. Nebraska - 6 - 1 / 13
14. South Carolina - 6 - 1 / 14
15. Virginia Tech - 7 - 1 / 16
16. Texas A&M - 5 - 2 / 17
17. Michigan - 6 - 1 / 18
18. Houston - 7 - 0 / 21
19. Texas Tech - 5 - 2 / NR
20. Southern Cal - 6-1 / NR
21. Penn St - 7-1 / NR
22. Georgia - 5 -2 / NR
23. Arizona St. - 5 - 2 / 24
24. Cincinnati - 6-1 / NR
25. West Virginia - 5 - 2 / 11

Coaches Top 25 Poll
Rank Team (first-place votes) Record

1. LSU (41) - 7-0
2. Alabama (18) - 7-0
3. Stanford - 6-0
4. Oklahoma St - 6-0
5. Boise St - 6-0
6. Clemson - 7-0
7. Oregon - 5-1
8. Arkansas - 5-1
9. Oklahoma - 6-1
10. Michigan St. - 6-1
11. Wisconsin - 6-1
12. Kansas St - 7-0
13. Nebraska - 6-1
14. South Carolina - 6-1
15. Virginia Tech - 7-1
16. Texas A&M - 5-2
17. Michigan - 6-1
18. Houston - 7-0
19. Penn St - 7-1
20. Arizona St - 5-2
21. Georgia - 5-2
22. Texas Tech - 5-2
23. Cincinnati - 6-1
24. West Virginia - 5-2
25. Southern Miss - 6-1

Dropped out
No. 19 Georgia Tech (6-2, lost to Miami, Fla., 24-7), No. 21 Illinois (6-2, lost to Purdue 21-14), No. 23 Auburn (5-3, lost to then-No. 2 LSU 45-10), No. 24 Washington (5-2, lost to then-No. 5 Stanford 65-21).

Others receiving votes
Texas (4-2) 49; Georgia Tech (6-2) 39; TCU (5-2) 33; Baylor (4-2) 29; Illinois (6-2) 22; Washington (5-2) 20; Iowa (5-2) 14; Syracuse (5-2) 10; Brigham Young (6-2) 9; Southern Methodist (5-2) 7; Wake Forest (5-2) 6; Notre Dame (4-3) 5; Auburn (5-3) 3; Rutgers (5-2) 2; Florida (4-3) 1; Miami (Fla.) (4-3) 1.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe and All-American teams. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in College team and player awards.

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