Duke's Harding is front-runner for Player of Year

Before the 2006-07 season started, our experts were split on the preseason player of the year. Three months later, they've at least come up with a consensus favorite, but amazingly enough, her name wasn't even in the discussion in November. But now, in guiding Duke to an undefeated mark and the No. 1 ranking, and after coming up with career highs in the biggest games of the season, senior point guard Lindsey Harding has emerged as the front-runner for national player of the year. A look at the selections from ESPN.com writers Mechelle Voepel, Graham Hays, Beth Mowins and Nancy Lieberman (and be sure to cast your vote):