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May 17, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Tuesday morining links — Is Chris Polk a legitimate Heisman Candidate?

To answer the question in the headline, the betting site SBGGlobal.com thinks so, listing UW running back Chris Polk at 18-1.

He is one of 21 listed, and, if I’ve counted right, has lower odds than 10 others, meaning roughly that the website views him 11th among potential Heisman favorites.

As you can see, though, Polk is also only third among players in the Pac-12 North behind Stanford QB Andrew Luck (5-2) and Oregon RB LaMichael James (6-1) — Luck is also the national favorite.

Obviously, it seems a real longshot for Polk (and further consider that just one RB has won the award since 1999, Alabama’s Mark Ingram in 2009 — though as has been pointed out since, Reggie Bush won it in 2005 but is no longer listed as an official winner). But it’s also something of a victory for the junior to even be named on such lists, evidence of the attention he’s getting after rushing for 1,415 yards last season capped off by one of the better individual performances in any of the bowls with 177 yards against Nebraska.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Great stuff here from TheWizofOdds.com examining bowl game revenues and expenses (though no real mention of this story, which leads off the series). (And here’s my blog entry from March breaking down UW’s final Holiday Bowl accounting).

— Missed this a few days ago, but here are a few more details on the tragedy involving the family of UW signee Danny Shelton.

— FoxSports.com has some good breakdowns of all Pac-12 teams. And here’s an overview story.

— The Sporting News examines Pac-12 schedules.

— The Salt Lake Tribune examines the financial challenges awaiting Utah in its move to the Pac-12.

— Speaking of Luck and the Heisman, TeamSpeedKills.com details why he might be due for some regression in 2011.

— A couple of Pac-12 players named to the College Football Hall of Fame today.

All for now.

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