Let the coaches, writers and computers have their polls. But don't players have opinions? Turns out they do.
This spring, ESPN The Magazine asked 85 FBS players about drugs, playoffs, refs, gay teammates and much more. In exchange for honesty, we promised not to reveal any names or schools -- only secrets.
- Who will win the 2009 Heisman trophy?
The Texas QB received 42 votes, followed by Florida QB Tim Tebow (20) and Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford (9). Four others were named more than once: USC safety Taylor Mays (4), Cal RB Jahvid Best (3), Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant (2) and Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead (2).
- What player would you pay to watch?
- Who will win the BCS title in January 2010?
- What is the nation's best program?
- What is the nation's most overrated program?
- Do any players on your team take steroids or other PEDs?
- Should drugs and alcohol on campus be a bigger NCAA concern?
- Should guns on campus be a bigger NCAA concern?
- Were you ever offered money during recruiting?
- Should players be paid?
- Does the FBS need a playoff?
- Better OT format, college or pro?
- What's the worst rule in college football?
- Does replay work well?
- Are the refs doing a good job?
- Do you notice the cheerleaders at other schools?
- How many times a week do you get hit on?
- Should academic fraud be a bigger concern for the NCAA?
- Do you have any gay teammates?
- Does the NCAA do enough to promote fair-hiring practices?
(Credit: ESPN & Bruce Feldman and Ryan Hockensmith )