NWSB Editor breaks down why the Oregon Ducks’ De’Anthony Thomas and Marcus Mariota are Heisman Trophy hopefuls entering the 2013 college football season. According to Cappers Picks, Thomas is a 14/1 odds favorite while Mariota is 16/1. Both players are among the top 11 Heisman favorites, and the only other Pac-12 player to make the list is Marquis Lee out of USC.
The top 5 teams in the nation according to the AP poll and their futures odds to win the NCAA tourney are Kentucky), Ohio State, Duke, Syracuse, and North Carolina. In the Northwest the Gonzaga Bulldogs are playing solid on both ends of the court and 7-foot senior center Robert Sacre leads the team in scoring.