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Mallett, Newton are Manning finalists

Auburn's Cam Newton and Arkansas' Ryan Mallett have been selected among the 10 finalists for the Manning Award, which goes to the top quarterback in college football and is voted on after the bowl games.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that takes the candidates’ bowl performances into consideration in its balloting.

Last year’s winner was Texas' Colt McCoy, the winningest quarterback in college football history.

Here's the complete list of the 10 finalists: