LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball are finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden and his favorite receiver, Justin Blackmon, are the only teammates among the 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award announced Wednesday.
Bruce Feldman ranks the nation's 10 most irreplaceable players, quarterbacks not included. Trent Richardson tops the list, with players from Boise State, Missouri, Michigan and Nebraska also making the cut.
In the 2010 NFL draft, the SEC led all conferences in players selected -- but the Big 12 had the first four picks. The ACC had claims of its own (a run of years with a top-10 pick) and the Big Ten was No. 2 overall. What does all this mean?