Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/17/13
1. Johnny Manziel so. Texas A&MThe reigning heisman winner must overcome all of his offseason issues if he wants to repeat and lead the Aggies to their first ever SEC title.2. Tajh Boyd sr. ClemsonBoyd and Receiver Sammy Watkins must be on their game early if they want to upset Georgia and week one if they want to bring the Tiger faithful their first national title since 1981.3. Braxton Miller jr. Ohio St.If Miller's heroics can lead to another undefeated season for the Buckeyes, they will actually be able to play for a conference and national title this year.4. Aaron Murray sr. GeorgiaMurray has done just about everything in his three years as a starter and will likely leave Athens as the Bulldogs' all-time leading passer, but his legacy won't be complete until he brings home an SEC championship.5. Teddy Bridgewater jr. LouisvilleIf Bridgewater can navigate the Cardinals through their very managable schedule to an undefeated season, the heisman could be waiting for him in December.6. Derek Carr sr. Fresno St.David's younger brother threw for over 4,000 yards last year and if he can improve upon those numbers he could follow in his brother's footsteps by becoming the number one pick in the 2014 NFL draft.7. A.J. McCarron sr. AlabamaMcCarron has the chance to make history by becoming the only starting quarterback to win three national championships.8. Marcus Mario'ta so. Oregon With Mario'ta under center, the Ducks' national title hopes are still strong despite the loss of head coach Chip Kelly to the Philadelphia Eagles.9. Jordan Lynch sr. Northern IllinoisLynch had one of the most impressive seasons of any quarterback in the nation last year, passing for over 3,000 yards and rushing for over 1,000 while leading the Huskies to their first BCS bowl appearance.10. Brett Hundley so. UCLAHundley came out of nowhere last year to throw for over 3,700 yards while leading the Bruins to the Pac-12 title game. As expectaions of Hundley will continually grow in the coming years, his main goal this year will be to bring the Bruins their first conference title since 1998.11. David Fales sr. San Jose St.12. Rakeem Cato jr. Marshall 13. Taylor Kelly jr. Arizona St.14. Casey Pachall sr. TCU15. Taylor Martinez sr. Nebraska16. Logan Thomas sr. Virginia Tech17. Bryn Renner sr. North Carolina18. Keith Price sr. Washington19. Cody Fajardo jr. Nevada20. Kevin Hogan so. Stanford21. Chuckie Keeton jr. Utah St.22. Kolton Browning sr. La-Monroe23. Tyler Tettleton sr. Ohio24. Stephen Morris sr. Miami25. Clint Chelf sr. Oklahoma St.26. Blake Bortles jr. UCF27. Devin Gardner jr. Michigan28. Bryce Petty jr. Baylor29. Tyler Russel sr. Mississippi St.30. David Ash jr. Texas31. Tanner Price sr. Wake Forest32. Bo Wallace jr. Ole Miss33. James Franklin sr. Missouri34. Terrance Broadway jr. La-Laffayette35. Connor Shaw sr. South Carolina36. Kain Colter sr. Northwestern37. Jeff Driskel jr. Florida38. Blake Bell jr. Oklahoma39. Brett Smith jr. Wyoming40. Terrance Owens sr. Toledo41. Cody Vaz sr. Oregon St.42. Taylor Heinicke jr. Old Dominion43. Brendon Kay sr. Cincinnati44. David Piland jr. Houston45. Jameis Winston fr. Florida St.46. Jake Heaps jr. Kansas47. Garrett Gilbert sr. SMU48. Shane Carden jr. East Carolina49. Cameron Coffman jr. Indiana50. Nathan Scheelhaase sr. Illinois51. Gary Nova jr. Rutgers52. Keith Wenning sr. Ball St.53. Connor Halliday jr. Washington St.54. Joe Southwick sr. Boise St.55. Zach Mettenberger sr. LSU56. Corey Robinson sr. Troy57. Cody Green sr. Tulsa58. Clint Trickett jr. West Virginia59. Michael Brewer so. Texas Tech60. Vad Lee so. Georgia Tech61. J.W. Walsh so. Oklahoma St.62. Tommy Rees sr. Notre Dame63. Chase Rettig sr. Boston College64. Taylor McHargue sr. Rice65. Andrew Maxwell sr. Michigan St.66. Max Wittek so. USC 
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