Doak Walker watch list announced

The watch list for the 2013 Doak Walker Award, presented to the top running back in the nation, was announced Thursday.

Here are the nominees from the ACC:

Notice anyone missing? I notice two players missing -- Florida State running backs Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr. Each ran for over 600 yards last season and are expected to be the top running back duo in the ACC. It is not unusual for a school to have multiple nominees, by the way. Louisville, Arkansas, Wisconsin, TCU, Georgia, Kent State, Arizona State, Baylor and BYU each have two running backs on the watch list.

The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will selected semifinalists for the award Nov. 14. The winner will be announced in December during The Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN.