A list of five finalists will be announced Nov. 28, and the winner will be announced Dec. 6.
So far this season, Bridgewater has passed for 2,858 yards and 21 touchdowns to just five interceptions for the No. 19 Cardinals. He ranks No. 5 in the nation in passing efficiency and is the overwhelming favorite to win Big East Offensive Player of the Year honors.
For those who think this league gets overlooked, Bridgewater making this list is validation that folks have taken notice of his outstanding play this season.