Howard University running back Harvey Reed has been named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football player of the year.

He led the MEAC in rushing with 1,512 yards, scoring with 122 points and touchdowns with 20. The touchdowns tied the MEAC record, and his points set a league record. He got 14 of a possible 19 votes in balloting among the league's coaches and sports information directors.

Delaware State running back Terance Hoover was second with three points. Delaware State's Robert Presbury was named the league's top defensive player.

Howard's other all-MEAC players: offensive linemen Dwight Brunson, Roy Pierson and Pat Boyd, and quarterback Lee DeBose . . .

Two players at the University of Maryland made the all-ACC football team: tight end Ferrell Edmunds and linebacker Kevin Walker.

Top vote-getter was Clemson kicker David Treadwell, who was named on 75 of 76 ballots. Virginia quarterback Scott Secules was named on 54 ballots . . .

Syracuse nose guard Ted Gregory, Auburn defensive tackle Tracy Rocker, Oklahoma tight end Keith Jackson and Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman are finalists for the 1987 Lombardi College Lineman of the Year Award . . .

The Oklahoma Sooners lead this week's AP football poll, reclaiming that spot from Nebraska, which fell to fifth. Miami moved into the second spot, setting up a possible national championship showdown against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on New Year's night . . .

Seven months before he was fired as Ohio State's football coach, Earle Bruce was praised for his leadership qualities and lauded for the job he did during the 1986-87 season, "probably . . . his best coaching job," university records in Columbus, Ohio, show. Bruce was fired Nov. 16 by OSU President Edward H. Jennings.

The office of Ohio State's board of trustees said that trustees did not violate the state's open records law when they met Nov. 5 and reportedly discussed firing Bruce. Trustee Deborah Casto told the Columbus Dispatch that trustees agreed informally to fire Bruce, but other trustees have disputed that account . . .

David Braine, Virginia Tech's fourth athletic director in a year, met the media in Blacksburg, Va., and said one of his top priorities will be the sports debt of nearly $3 million.

He said he isn't worried about not having a contract in becoming the school's fourth athletic director in a year.

"I've never had a contract," said Braine, who leaves Marshall University.