Frank Mason Wins 2017 Wooden Award

Photo Credit: Richmond Times – Dispatch (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Frank Mason, Guard, Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks’ senior guard Frank Mason has won the 2017 John R. Wooden Award. Mason, 23, led the Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and their 13th consecutive Big XII Conference regular season title. He also led them to the Elite Eight in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where they … Continue reading Frank Mason Wins 2017 Wooden Award

Frank Mason Wins 2017 Naismith Trophy Award

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Frank Mason, Guard, Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks’ senior guard Frank Mason has won the 2017 Naismith Trophy Award. Mason, 22, led the Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and their 13th consecutive Big XII Conference regular season title. He also led them to the Elite Eight in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where … Continue reading Frank Mason Wins 2017 Naismith Trophy Award

Top 5 Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.   5.  Nigel Williams-Goss, Guard, Gonzaga Bulldogs (36-1) Statistics: 36 games played, 32.6 minutes per game, 16.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 49.0% field … Continue reading Top 5 Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Top 5 Wooden Award Finalists

Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 27th, at 8:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-5) Statistics: 36 games played, 35.1 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 55.1% field … Continue reading Top 5 Wooden Award Finalists

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated  (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT.   4.  Josh Hart, Guard, Villanova Wildcats (32-4) Statistics: 36 games played, 33.1 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 51.0% field goal percentage, 40.4% 3-point field … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 34.9 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) Statistics: 34 games played, 31.6 minutes per game, 18.1 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 44.4% field goal percentage, 37.7% 3-point … Continue reading Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) SEE THE TOP 10 RANKINGS FOR BOTH THE WOODEN AND NAISMITH AWARDS HERE. NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   15.  Lauri Markkanen, Forward, Arizona Wildcats (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 30.5 minutes per game, 15.6 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 0.5 … Continue reading Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 6th, 2017, at 7:00 PM EST.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6) Statistics: 32 games played, 31.5 minutes per game, 18.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 45.2% field goal percentage, 38.5% … Continue reading March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Top 15 Wooden Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (27-3) Statistics: 30 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 15.0 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, 55.7% field … Continue reading Top 15 Wooden Award Finalists

Top 10 Naismith Trophy Award Semifinalists

Photo Credit: Keeping It Heel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (26-3) Statistics: 29 games played, 35.0 minutes per game, 14.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 10 Naismith Trophy Award Semifinalists

February 9th Top 30 Naismith Trophy Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Wildcat Blue Nation (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST. 30.  Marcus Foster, Guard, Creighton Bluejays (20-4) Statistics: 24 games played, 29.9 minutes per game, 18.0 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 0.0 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 48.0% field goal percentage, 32.9% 3-point field … Continue reading February 9th Top 30 Naismith Trophy Award Rankings

Naismith Trophy Award Late-Season Top 30 List

Photo Credit: Duke – 247 Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Dwayne Bacon, Guard, Florida State Seminoles (21-4) Statistics: 25 games played, 28.4 minutes per game, 17.6 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, 45.6% … Continue reading Naismith Trophy Award Late-Season Top 30 List

Top 10 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017 Following Joe Mixon’s NFL Draft Declaration

Photo Credit: FanSided (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.   Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State Cowboys Statistics: 284/448 (63.4% completion percentage), 4,091 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 83 rush attempts, 61 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 reception, 24 receiving yards, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle   9.  Trace McSorley, Quarterback, Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions Statistics: 224/387 (57.9% completion percentage), 3,614 passing yards, 29 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 146 rush attempts, … Continue reading Top 10 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017 Following Joe Mixon’s NFL Draft Declaration

Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Photo Credit: NOLA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Statistics from the 2016 season are included for each player. 25.  /  Malik Zaire, Quarterback, Undetermined (Likely Wisconsin Badgers or North Carolina Tar Heels) Statistics: 11/23 (47.8% completion percentage), 122 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 20 rush attempts, 34 rushing yards Statistics*: 26/40 (65.0% completion percentage), 428 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 19 rush attempts, 103 rushing yards *=statistics are from the 2015 season with … Continue reading Top 25 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Early Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Statistics from the 2016 season are included for each player. Players who will likely enter the 2017 NFL Draft are not included, while those who are unlikely to enter the 2017 NFL Draft but still might are included. 15.   Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State Cowboys Statistics: 262/416 (63.0% completion percentage), 3,777 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 54 rushing … Continue reading Early Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Voting Finishers

Photo Credit: The Onion (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2) Statistics: 46 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 21 punt returns, 310 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 10 kickoff returns, 260 kickoff return yards, 27 rush attempts, 167 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards 4.  Dede Westbrook, Wide … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Voting Finishers

Lamar Jackson Wins 2016 Heisman Trophy Award

Photo Credit: Cleveland Louisville Cardinals’ quarterback Lamar Jackson has been crowned the winner of this season’s most prestigious award in college football, the Heisman Trophy. He is the sixth quarterback in the last seven years to have been awarded the Heisman Trophy. Jackson, 19, completed 220 of his 382 (57.6% pass completion percentage) for 3,390 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns along with 9 interceptions this past season as a true sophomore. … Continue reading Lamar Jackson Wins 2016 Heisman Trophy Award

SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

Photo Credit: Hookem (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Voting All 11 of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 Heisman Trophy award candidates. They voted for any players, even those who are not among the official five finalists for the award. 1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 … Continue reading SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

Final 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Predictions

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2) Statistics: 46 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 21 punt returns, 310 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 10 kickoff returns, 260 kickoff return yards, 27 rush attempts, 167 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards Analysis: Jabrill Peppers is … Continue reading Final 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Predictions

2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) The five finalists that received invitations to New York City, New York, on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, for the crowning of the 2016 Heisman Trophy award have been revealed. Here is a list of the five players who were invited.  Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3) Statistics: 220/382 (57.6% pass completion percentage), 3,390 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, … Continue reading 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Finalists

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) Statistics: 220/337 (65.3% pass completion percentage), 2,592 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 162 rush attempts, 841 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle Analysis: Jalen Hurts has emerged as the best freshman quarterback in the entire country, and he led the #1 team in the country … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#5 through #1)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: buckeyeextradispatch.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  D’Onta Foreman, Running Back, Texas Longhorns (5-7) Statistics: 323 rush attempts, 2,028 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 7 receptions, 75 receiving yards Analysis: D’Onta Foreman did not have a game this season during which he totaled under 124 rushing yards or 131 scrimmage yards, and he consistently ran all over opposing defenses. He is one of the most consistently dominant running backs … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #6)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: matiastanea.gr (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.  Joe Mixon, Running Back, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) Statistics: 168 rush attempts, 1,183 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 449 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns,  1/1 (100% completion percentage), 26 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 4 punt returns, 25 punt return yards, 21 kickoff returns, 494 kickoff return yards, 1 kickoff return touchdown Analysis: Joe Mixon is … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#15 through #11)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

Photo Credit: The Morning Call (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 20.   Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) Statistics: 281/408 (68.9% completion percentage), 3,468 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 270 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 1 reception, 8 receiving yards Analysis: Mitch Trubisky is an accurate quarterback that does a well above average job of moving the ball through the air, and he is also somewhat of … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #16)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#25 through #21)

Photo Credit: Black Shoe Diaries(featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 25.  Rawleigh Williams III, Running Back, Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) Statistics: 233 rush attempts, 1,326 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 14 receptions, 227 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1/1 (100% completion percentage), 1 passing yard, 1 passing touchdown, 2 solo tackles, 2 total tackles Analysis: Rawleigh Williams III had an amazing season in which he totaled 1,553 scrimmage yards … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#25 through #21)

Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#30 through #26)

Photo Credit: UW Dawg Pound (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 30.  Kamryn Pettway, Running Back, #14 Auburn Tigers (8-4) Statistics: 185 rush attempts, 1,123 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 14 receiving yards Analysis: Kamryn Pettway only played in eight games this past season, but that did not stop him from rushing for 1,123 yards on just 185 carries despite playing against tough defenses from teams … Continue reading Top 30 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 14 (#30 through #26)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: ESPN (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) Statistics: 209/317 (65.9% pass completion percentage), 2,454 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 154 rush attempts, 840 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Jalen Hurts has emerged as the best freshman quarterback in the entire country, and he is leading the #1 team in the country to a likely berth in their 3rd consecutive … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#5 through #1)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (9-3) Statistics: 305 rush attempts, 1,908 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions, 205 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Donnel Pumphrey has been one of the best running backs in college football. He is 3rd among running backs in rush attempts, 2nd in the nation in rushing yards, and … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#10 through #6)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: San Clemente Times (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.   Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) Statistics: 281/408 (68.9% completion percentage), 3,468 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 270 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Mitch Trubisky is an accurate quarterback that does a well above average job of moving the ball through the air, and he is also somewhat of a threat to run the … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 13 (#15 through #11)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#5 through #1)

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  JT Barrett, Quarterback, #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) Statistics: 199/314 (63.4% pass completion percentage), 2,304 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 164 rush attempts, 722 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns Analysis: JT Barrett is as athletic of a quarterback as they come, and he is leading yet another Ohio State Buckeyes team with College Football Playoff aspirations. Barrett … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#5 through #1)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#10 through #6)

Photo Credit: TD Alabama Mag (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 10.  Dalvin Cook, Running Back, #14 Florida State Seminoles (8-3) Statistics: 242 rush attempts, 1,467 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 27 receptions, 400 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown Analysis: Dalvin Cook has emerged as a really good pass catching back in addition to one of the best runners in the nation. He sits 6th in the nation … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#10 through #6)

Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#15 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 15.  Sam Darnold, Quarterback, #12 Southern California Trojans (8-3) Statistics: 194/284 (68.3% completion percentage), 2,428 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 54 rush attempts, 214 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Ever since not getting a lot of playing time and taking over quarterback Max Browne’s role as the USC starting quarterback in week 4, Darnold has … Continue reading Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 12 (#15 through #11)

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 11

Photo Credit: Today’s U (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (9-1) Statistics: 270 rush attempts, 1,779 rushing yards, 14 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, as he is the leader in rush attempts and rushing yards among all running backs in the nation. … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 11

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 10

Photo Credit: Gridiron Now (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, #11 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) Statistics: 193/271 (71.2% completion percentage), 2,912 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 116 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Baker Mayfield is really starting to show that he belongs in at least the top 5 discussion for the Heisman Trophy award. He was among the preseason favorites … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 10

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 9

Photo Credit: The Crunch Zone (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (7-1) Statistics: 223 rush attempts, 1,469 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, leading all running backs in rush attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. He also leads all running backs … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 9

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 8

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (6-1) Statistics: 191 rush attempts, 1,246 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 145 receiving yards Analysis: So far this season, Pumphrey has been the best running back in college football, leading all running backs in rush attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns. Despite not playing for a national contender, Pumphrey … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 8

Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 6

Photo Credit: New York Times (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) 5.  Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #4 Michigan Wolverines (6-0) Statistics: 25 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 35 total tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 14 punt returns, 249 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 3 kickoff returns, 95 kickoff return yards, 5 rush attempts, 98 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Jabrill Peppers … Continue reading Top 5 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates through Week 6