LEE SUGGS, TB, Virginia Tech, Sr.
He'll have had 12 months to mend his torn ACL, but how much will he have to share the ball with sophomore Kevin Jones?
DAVE RAGONE, QB, Louisville, Sr.
He doesn't have a chance to win unless the Cardinals upset Florida State in Louisville on Sept. 26.
BYRON LEFTWICH, QB, Marshall, Sr.
His job is even tougher because his must-win game is on the road: at Virginia Tech on Sept. 12.
KLIFF KINGSBURY, QB, Texas Tech, Sr.
A few more 400-yard passing games—he has four, including 44 of 56 for 440 yards against Oklahoma State in '01—will make voters take notice.
LUKE McCOWN, QB, Louisiana Tech, Jr.
He's thrown for more than 6,200 yards and 50 TDs in two seasons. Bulldogs alums include Terry Bradshaw and Tim Rattay.