2013 Rimington Award watch list snubs: 64.8 percent of centers not being watched

Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard - USA TODAY Sports

You should watch every center.

Representatives of the Rimington Award, given annually to the individual deemed the nation's top college football center, have released their annual preseason watch list. This list serves as a guide to players most likely to find themselves earning consideration for the trophy when the time comes. Every college football award does this sort of thing around this time.

The list is very long:

  1. Andre Huval, Louisiana-Lafayette
  2. Austin Reiter, USF
  3. B.J. Finney, Kansas State
  4. Ben Clarke, Hawaii
  5. Betim Bujari, Rutgers
  6. Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern
  7. Bryan Stork, Florida State
  8. Bryce Giddens, Arkansas State
  9. Bryce Redman, Houston
  10. Cole Pensick, Nebraska
  11. Corey Linsley, Ohio State
  12. David Andrews, Georgia
  13. David Kekuewa , Bowling Green
  14. Dillon Day, Mississippi State
  15. Dillon Farrell, New Mexico
  16. Dominic Espinosa,Texas
  17. Evan Boehm, Missouri
  18. Evan Swindall, Mississippi
  19. Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
  20. Gus Handler, Colorado
  21. Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
  22. Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State
  23. Jake Brendel, UCLA
  24. James Stone, Tennessee
  25. Jay Finch, Georgia Tech
  26. Jonotthan Harrison, Florida
  27. Kody Koebensky, Arizona State
  28. Macky MacPherson, Syracuse
  29. Matt Galas, Nevada
  30. Mike Marboe, Idaho
  31. Reese Dismukes, Auburn
  32. Robert Waterman, UNLV
  33. Russell Bodine, North Carolina
  34. Ryan Kelly, Alabama
  35. Ryan Powis, Army
  36. Sean Conway, Western Kentucky
  37. Shane McDermott, Miami
  38. Taylor Lasecki, SMU
  39. Travis Jackson, Michigan State
  40. Travis Swanson, Arkansas
  41. Tyler Larsen, Utah State
  42. Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, New Mexico State
  43. Weston Richburg, Colorado State
  44. Zac Kerin,Toledo

BUT NOT LONG ENOUGH. Only 44 centers in the running for the nation's premier center award? Unacceptable. The centers of each of the following schools* should also be included on the watch list:

  • Air Force
  • Akron
  • Arizona
  • Ball State
  • Baylor
  • Boise State
  • Boston College
  • Buffalo
  • BYU
  • California
  • Central Michigan
  • Cincinnati
  • Clemson
  • Connecticut
  • Duke
  • East Carolina
  • Eastern Michigan
  • FAU
  • FIU
  • Fresno State
  • Georgia State
  • Houston
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Iowa State
  • Kansas
  • Kent State
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Louisville
  • LSU
  • Marshall
  • Maryland
  • Memphis
  • Miami (OH)
  • Michigan
  • Middle Tennessee
  • Minnesota
  • N.C. State
  • Navy
  • North Texas
  • Northern Illinois
  • Notre Dame
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma State
  • Penn State
  • Pittsburgh
  • Purdue
  • Rice
  • San Diego State
  • San Jose State
  • South Alabama
  • South Carolina
  • Southern Miss
  • Stanford
  • TCU
  • Temple
  • Texas A&M
  • Texas State
  • Texas Tech
  • Troy
  • Tulane
  • Tulsa
  • UAB
  • UCF
  • ULM
  • UMass
  • USC
  • Utah
  • UTEP
  • UTSA
  • Vanderbilt
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest
  • Washington
  • Washington State
  • West Virginia
  • Western Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
Sure, that's every FBS school in the country. They all have centers, and centers are important. You should watch them all, and you can't watch things that aren't on your watch list.

* Yes, I could look up all of their names, but why does it matter? Watch them whether you know their names or not. The unnamed center deserves your watching even more than any other.

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