Here are the rules for the system:
- All offensive stats require at least three instances to be considered.
- Top three players ranked in each category and earn points accordingly (1:3, 2:2, and 3:1)
- Tie-break: What else would it be other than the player's team ranking in the BCS
Pass Comp. %
Punts (Avg. Yards)
And the winner is... The Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu, with the BCS tie-break.
All numbers aside, I think Mathieu should get it. He's the best player on the best team in the country and over the past two weeks proved that he is a game-changer. It was his two punt returns that sparked the LSU comebacks and helped lead them into the BCS Championship game. Unlike his offensive counterparts he has to create his own plays rather than compile stats as a product of his offensive system.
Why I don't like the other guys:
Luck couldn't run the table after all of the hype, and this award isn't for the player with most promising NFL future. RGIII, while extremely exciting, still has three losses on his resume and didn't step up in the big games. Richardson is a strong runner on the second best team in the nation, but Alabama is a rush first offense, running almost 60% of the time on offense. Ball has gaudy stats from a bunch of blow-outs and the privilege of running behind arguably the nation's top offensive line.
In the end, I'm sure Richardson will get it though.