•AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama:
Bidding for his fourth national title ring.
•Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State:
The leader of a team favored to play for national title.
•Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville:
Also an early favorite to be top pick in 2014 NFL Draft.
•Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina:
Big hit in bowl game, and early big games could give Clowney momentum.
•Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A
If eligible, looks to become second two-time winner.
•Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia:
Needs to improve numbers against top competition.BCS matchups
•BCS championship game:
Alabama vs. Ohio State
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
Nebraska vs. Stanford
Georgia vs. Notre Dame
Clemson vs. LouisvilleConference champions
Alabama over Georgia
Ohio State over Nebraska
Stanford over UCLA
Clemson over Miami, Fla.
Fresno State over Boise State
Marshall over Rice
Northern Illinois over Ohio
Arkansas StateMajor award winners
•Heisman/Maxwell/Camp (top player):
Aaron Murray, Georgia
•Davey O’Brien (quarterback):
•Doak Walker (running back):
De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon
C.J. Mosley, Alabama
•Nagurski/Bednarik (defensive player):
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
•Biletnikoff (wide receiver):
Sammy Watkins, Clemson
•Jim Thorpe (defensive back):
Jason Verrett, TCU
•Ted Hendricks (defensive end):
B.J. Finney, Kansas State
•John Mackey (tight end):
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
•Lou Groza (kicker):
Chris Boswell, Rice
•Ray Guy (punter): Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa State