The Pony Express Award, which is named after SMU's legendary duo of Eric Dickerson and Craig James and honors the top tandem/combo in college football, has released its preseason watch list for 2011.
Of the 50 "dynamic combinations" listed, 12 were from the SEC, which was more than any other conference. Alabama led the way in the SEC with three. South Carolina and Georgia each had two.
Here are the 12 combos from the SEC making the list. I'll weigh in later today on the blog and rank the top 10 two-player combos in the SEC:
Alabama: LB Courtney Upshaw, LB Dont’a Hightower, LB Nico Johnson
Alabama: S Mark Barron, S Robert Lester, CB Dre Kirkpatrick
Georgia: T Cordy Glenn, C Ben Jones
Georgia: K Blair Walsh, P Drew Butler
Kentucky: LB Danny Trevathan, LB Ronnie Sneed
South Carolina: DE Devin Taylor, DE Melvin Ingram, DT Travian Robertson
You can see the entire preseason watch list here.