CFRA Player of the Year Award

For the second consecutive season, the College Football Researchers Association has crowned a Player of the Year, and this season Jameis Winson takes the crown.  Last season, Johnny Manziel won a tight battle in which he received less than half of the first place votes.  This year “Famous Jameis” captured 9 of the 14 first place votes  and won by a respectable, but not overwhelming, 24 point margin.  Here are the full results:

1.  Jameis Winson (9)– 62 points

2.  Jordan Lynch (3)– 38 points

3.  Andre Williams– 23 points

4.  Johnny Manziel– 22 points

5.  Tre Mason (1)– 18 points

6.  Teddy Bridgewater– 11 points

7.  A.J. McCarron– 10 points

8.  Darqueze Dennard (1)– 6 points

8.  Bryce Petty– 6 points

10.  Bishop Sankey 4 points

11.  Ka’Deem Carey– 3 points

11.  Carlos Hyde– 3 points

13.  Davante Adams– 2 points

14.  Braxton Miller– 1 point

14.  Connor Shaw– 1 points

Week 15 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Florida State (14)– 350 points

2.  Auburn- 334 points

3.  Alabama– 317 points

4.  Michigan State– 303 points

5.  Baylor– 280 points

6.  Stanford– 275 points

7.  South Carolina– 253 points

8.  Ohio State- 246 points

9.  Missouri– 240 points

10.  Oregon– 203 points

11.  Clemson– 197 points

12.  Oklahoma– 196 points

13.  UCF– 184 points

14.  Oklahoma State– 180 points

15.  Louisville– 160 points

16.  LSU– 150 points

17.  UCLA– 115 points

18.  Arizona State– 109 points

19.  Wisconsin– 108 points

20.  Fresno State– 98 points

21.  Texas A & M– 55 points

22.  Duke– 53 points

23.  Northern Illinois– 52 points

24.  Georgia– 21 points

25.  Miami (FL)– 19 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Bowling Green 15, Rice 12, Virginia Tech 6, Cincinnati 5, Southern California 3, Notre Dame 3, Washington 2, Rutgers 2, Ball State 1, Iowa 1, Texas 1, Vanderbilt 1

Dropped Out:  Texas 24, Cincinnati 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls):  South Carolina (7), UCF (13), Louisville (15).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): Ohio State (8), Oklahoma (12), Oklahoma State (14), Arizona State (18), Southern California (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Polls (BCS, AP, CFRA, and Coaches):  Florida State (1), Auburn (2), Alabama (3), Michigan State (4), Wisconsin (19).

Week 14 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Florida State (11)– 323 points

2.  Ohio State (2)- 302 points

3.  Auburn– 290 points

4.  Missouri– 280 points

5.  Alabama– 263 points

6.  Oklahoma State– 261 points

7.  Michigan State– 234 points

8.  Baylor- 224 points

9.  South Carolina– 212 points

10.  Stanford– 211 points

11.  Northern Illinois– 179 points

12.  UCF– 170 points

13.  Arizona State– 160 points

14.  Oregon– 159 points

15.  Clemson– 153 points

16.  Louisville– 145 points

17.  LSU– 121 points

18.  Oklahoma– 101 points

19.  Duke– 93 points

20.  UCLA– 90 points

21.  Wisconsin– 68 points

22.  Fresno State– 55 points

23.  Texas A & M– 37 points

24.  Texas– 35 points

25.  Cincinnati– 30 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Georgia 7, Washington 6, Brigham Young 5, Ball State 3, Miami-FL 3, Virginia Tech 2, Iowa 1, Vanderbilt, Southern California 1

Dropped Out:  Southern California 24

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  Missouri (4), Michigan State (7), Northern Illinois (11), UCF (12), Duke (19).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  Alabama (5), South Carolina (9), Oregon (14), Clemson (15), LSU (17), UCLA (20).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches):  Florida State (1), Ohio State (2), Auburn (3), Oklahoma State (6), Wisconsin (21).