Why he could win: He passed for 3,528 yards and 39 touchdowns last season and returns to the best wide receiver group in college football.
Why he won't: It's always tough as the prohibitive favorite. Every mistake or average performance gets magnified.
Why he could win: He won't have to share the spotlight with Russell Wilson and is a touchdown machine (he scored 39 TDs last season).
Why he won't: A new quarterback and new offensive coordinator could take time to click. Plus, defenses will stack the line to try to stop him.
Why he could win: He's the best running back in the best conference on a team that has a chance to be really good this season.
Why he won't win: He suffered a torn ACL midway through last season. Can he stay healthy and regain his form?
Why he could win: Dual-threat quarterback should put up big numbers and highlight plays. He will get lots of attention if Michigan is as good as advertised.
Why he won't win: Faces Alabama in the season opener and finishes at Ohio State with a trip to Nebraska sandwiched in between.
Why he could win: He passed for 4,385 yards and 31 TDs in 2011 and should pile up impressive statistics again in Dana Holgorsen's pass-happy offense.
Why he won't win: A move to the Big 12 will be an adjustment. He also doesn't have the same national profile as Barkley or Ball.
|Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano||0||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||4|
|Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi||0||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||3|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel||0||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka||3|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly||1||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||5|
|NY Mets - WP: D. Gee||5||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy||2|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||1||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee||0|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood||0||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||2|
|Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister||3||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||2|
|Washington - WP: D. Storen||6||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||3|
|Seattle - LP: F. Rodney||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: P. Figueroa||3|
|Boston - WP: C. Capuano||6||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - LP: L. Garcia||4|
|Kansas City - WP: D. Duffy||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: J. Williams||4|
|Oakland - LP: D. Pomeranz||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Smith||5|
|Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa||2||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: A. Cashner||4|
|Los Angeles - LP: J. Howell||1||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||2|
|Red Bull New York||2|