The Rimington Award, which honors the nation's top center, released its 44-man 2013 watch list on Tuesday.
Seventeen players return from the 2012 watch list. Sorted by conference, the SEC leads the way with nine players, while the PAC-12 and Mountain West Conference check in with five candidates each.
The winner will be honored at the Rimington Trophy presentation banquet on Jan. 11, at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb.
Here's the list: