RB • STANFORD (SENIOR)
Only three running backs have won the award since 2000, but after his highlight-heavy runner-up '17 campaign—2,118 yards on 8.1 yards per carry—the senior is the favorite.
ODDS: 8 to 1
QB • ARIZONA (JUNIOR)
He could put up such spectacular numbers that he could win the award even though his team is not quite at the elite level (à la Robert Griffin III or Lamar Jackson?).
ODDS: 11 to 1
RB • WISCONSIN (SOPHOMORE)
With 1,977 rushing yards as a freshman, he finished third in the country in rushing. Since the Badgers again have one of the best O-lines in the country, he'll get plenty of work.
ODDS: 13 to 1
QB • PENN STATE (SENIOR)
His dominant performance against Washington in a 35--28 Fiesta Bowl win—32 of 41 passes for 342 yards—was a preview of things to come.
ODDS: 18 to 1
QB • ALABAMA (SOPHOMORE)
A Tide QB has never won the award, but based on his play in the national title game (O.K., it's a small sample size), he represents Alabama's best chance in recent memory.
ODDS: 20 to 1