Manning Award Watch List, 2013The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, published its complete preseason Watch List on Friday, August 2. The list included 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2013 season. The 2013 list was selected in conjunction with the release of ESPN's new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) - the top 30 returning quarterbacks according to the QBR made up the Watch List. Total QBR measures a quarterback's contributions to scoring on each play (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles, and penalties) accounting for game context (down, distance, yard line, time remaining, and score) and adjusted for opponent strength.  It is based on a 0-100 scale and 50 is average.

The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans.

The 2013-14 Watch List included players from all 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The Mountain West Conference led the way with six honorees, while the Southeastern Conference had five quarterbacks on the list and the Pac-12 added four.

2013 Manning Award Watch List (preseason)
 Name, School
 School  Cl.  QBR
 A.J. McCarron
 Alabama  Jr.  81.1
 Taylor Kelly
 Arizona State
 Jr.  65.7
 Joe Southwick
 Boise State
 Sr. 68.9
 Tajh Boyd
 Clemson  Sr.  82.2
 Derek Carr
 Fresno State
 Sr.  64.1
 Aaron Murray
 Terrance Broadway
 Kolton Browning
 Teddy Bridgewater
 Rakeem Cato
 Stephen Morris
 Miami (Fla.)
 Logan Kilgore
 Middle Tennessee
 Bo Wallace
 Ole Miss
 Taylor Martinez
 Cody Fajardo
 Bryn Renner
 North Carolina
 Jordan Lynch
 Northern Illinois
 Kain Colter
 Braxton Miller
 Ohio State
 Marcus Mariota
 Sean Mannion
 Oregon State
 David Fales
 San Jose State
 Connor Shaw
 South Carolina
 David Ash
 Johnny Manziel
 Texas A&M
 Blake Bortles
 Jr. 72.9
 Brett Hundley
 UCLA So. 68.8
 Eric Soza
 Chuckie Keeton
 Utah State
 Jr. 76.4
 Brett Smith
 Wyoming Jr. 74.6


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