2015 CFRA Player of the Year Award

For the fourth consecutive season, the College Football Researchers Association has crowned a Player of the Year, and this season Alabama’s Derrick Henry takes the title.  In the past three seasons, the CFRA Player of the Year has gone on to take the Heisman so we will see if that happens again next weekend.  This was our closest-ever CFRA player of the year race with Henry nosing out Clemson’s Deshaun Watson by a single point!  The full breakdown of votes is below with the number of first-place votes each player received in parentheses:

1.  Derrick Henry (4)– 42 points

2.  Deshuan Watson (4)– 41 points

3.  Christian McCaffrey (2)– 31 points

4.  Baker Mayfield– 11 points

5.  Dalvin Cook– 9 points

6.  Ezekiel Elliott– 5 points

7.  Keenan Reynolds– 4 points

8.  Leonard Fournette– 3 points

8.  Brandon Doughty– 3 points

10.  Greg Ward Jr. 1 point

 

Week 14 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Clemson (8)– 224 points

2.  Alabama (1)– 217 points

3.  Oklahoma– 203 points

4.  Michigan State– 200 points

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5.  Iowa– 182 points

6.  Ohio State- 178 points

7.  Stanford– 174 points

8.  Notre Dame– 154 points

9.  Florida State– 147 points

10. North Carolina– 135 points

11. TCU– 133 points

12. Houston– 115 points

13. Northwestern– 107 points

14. Oklahoma State– 93 points

15. Ole Miss– 91 points

16. Oregon– 88 points

17. Michigan– 80 points

18. Florida– 63 points

19. Navy– 60 points

20. Baylor– 49 points

21. Utah– 42 points

22. LSU– 28 points

22. Western Kentucky– 28 points

24. Temple– 21 points

25. Georgia– 19 points

Others Receiving Votes: UCLA 15, Memphis 11, Southern California 11, Toledo 10, Brigham Young 8, Bowling Green 7, Tennessee 7, South Florida 6, Wisconsin 6, Washington State 5, Mississippi State 4, San Diego State 3, Southern Miss 1

Dropped Out: Southern California 23

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP, Playoff, and Coaches Polls: Houston (12), Navy (19), Western Kentucky (22).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP, Playoff, and Coaches Polls: Stanford (7), Oregon (16), Baylor (20), Southern California (NR), Tennessee (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, Playoff and Coaches): Clemson (1), Alabama (2), Temple (24).