TOP 50 QUARTERBACKS ENTERING THE 2012 SEASON:
The Top 10:
1. Matt Barkley
, Sr. USC
Barkley has a chance to match Cam Newton's magical 2010 season by winning the Heisman, national championship, and being the top pick in the NFL Draft.
2. Landry Jones,
Jones, Oklahoma's all-time leading passer, will try to cement his Sooners legacy by bringing home a Heisman and a national championship this season.
3. Geno Smith
, Sr. West Virginia
Trying to bring the Mountaineers back to a BCS bowl will be tougher this year for Smith as WVU moves to the more competitive Big 12, but with his two best receivers back, he could make it happen.
4. Denard Robinson
, Sr. Michigan
The electrifying Robinson will do all he can to bring the Wolverines back to the BCS, but it will be tough as Michigan faces one of the nation's most difficult schedules, including a week 1 showdown vs. Alabama.
5. Tyler Wilson
, Sr. Arkansas
Wilson and the Razorbacks will try to overcome the loss of coach Bobby Petrino and all of the distractions that came with his firing to show people that they are legitimate national title contenders.
6. Collin Klein
, Sr. Kansas St.
Klein put up huge numbers last season while leading Kansas St. to a surprise 10-3 record, but the Wildcats won't be sneaking up on anybody this year.
7. Tajh Boyd
, Jr. Clemson
Just like Klein, Boyd came out of nowhere last year and led Clemson to their first ACC title since 1991, and he and the Tigers look to repeat this season.
8. Logan Thomas
, Jr. Virginia Tech
Thomas shrugged off some early woes last season to finish with over 3,000 yards, and he will look to build off of that and have a more successful year from start to finish.
9. Aaron Murray
, Jr. Georgia
There are high hopes for Murray and the Bulldogs in Athens this season, as they will try to capture the SEC crown for the first time since 2005.
10. Taylor Martinez
, Jr. Nebraska
Despite constant criticism for his passing mechanics, Martinez has led Nebraska to 18 wins over the past two seasons, and hopes to give the Cornhuskers their first Big 10 title.
11. Alex Carder, Sr. Western Michigan
12. James Franklin, Jr. Missouri
13. E.J. Manuel, Sr. Florida St.
14. Tyler Bray, Jr. Tennessee
15. Keith Price, Jr. Washington
16. Mike Glennon, Sr. N.C. St.
17. Derek Carr, Jr. Fresno St.
18. Casey Pachall, Jr. TCU
19. Seth Doege, Sr. Texas Tech
20. Tanner Price, Jr. Wake Forest
21. Tevin Washington, Sr. Georgia Tech
22. Bryn Renner, Jr. North Carolina
23. Matt Scott, Sr. Arizona
24. Jeff Tuel, Sr. Washington St.
25. Braxton Miller, So. Ohio St.
26. Bryan Bennett, So. Oregon
27. David Piland, So. Houston
28. James Vandenburg, Sr. Iowa
29. Sean Renfree, Sr. Duke
30. A.J. McCarron, Jr. Alabama
31. Nathan Scheelhaase, Jr. Illinois
32. B.J. Daniels, Sr. USF
33. Ryan Nassib, Sr. Syracuse
34. Zach Maynard, Sr. California
35. Dayne Crist, Sr. Kansas
36. Nick Florence, Sr. Baylor
37. Teddy Bridgewater, So. Louisville
38. Garrett Gilbert, Jr. SMU
39. Ryan Aplin, Sr. Arkansas St.
40. Kain Colter, Jr. Northwestern
41. Tyler Tettleton, Jr. Ohio
42. Zach Dysert, Sr. Miami (Oh)
43. Sean Mannion, So. Oregon St.
44. Blaine Gautier, Sr. Louisiana-Lafayette
45. Jordan Wynn, Jr. Utah
46. Connor Shaw, Jr. South Carolina
47. Riley Nelson, Sr. BYU
48. Danny O'Brien, Jr. Wisconsin
49. Michael Rocco, Jr. Virginia
50. MarQueis Gray, Sr. Minnesota