DELI POLL: WEEK 2 TOP 25 AND HEISMAN WATCH

Once again a lot of changes this week, mostly relating to teams losing and falling off the ranks.  One of the biggest adjustments I made was Ohio State and Baylor, who have both beat Buffalo with vastly different stat lines.  Ohio Stat also might have to play a few games with quarterback Braxton Miller nursing an injury.

But the real question is, am I allowed to rank Eastern Washington in the top 25 even though they’re a FCS team? I’m really tempted to this week, it’s hard finding a 25th team that really deserves it, and I hate giving it to a team that just lost.  Texas got dismantled by BYU, the Clowney lead South Carolina’s SEC defense isn’t dominant enough, Arizona State beat up on a Big Sky opponent but has only played one game, Bowling Green’s schedule is so soft it wouldn’t matter if they went undefeated all season, and TCU lost to LSU at home and was somewhat underwhelming against the FCS this week.   So whom does that leave me with? Texas Tech, my Big-12 sleeper-pick.  Tech has an amazingly difficult schedule this year, and if they come close to running the table, starting with TCU this Thursday, they have a clear path to a birth in one of this year’s top bowls.

Week 2 Top 25

  1. Texas A&M
  2. Alabama
  3. Louisville
  4. Oregon
  5. Clemson
  6. Stanford
  7. Florida State
  8. LSU
  9. Ohio State
  10. Georgia
  11. Michigan
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Baylor
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Northwestern
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Miami
  18. Washington
  19. UCLA
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Nebraska
  22. Utah
  23. Florida
  24. N Illinois
  25. Texas Tech

Heisman Watch

1) Teddy Bridgewater, QB 23/32 398 yards 4 TDs
At this point I wouldn’t care if the Jets went 1-15 as long as they drafted Bridgewater with the first pick.

2) Johnny Manziel, QB 28/21 400 yards 3TDs 1INT, 39 rushing yards, 1 Rushing TD

3) Marcus Mariota, QB 14/28 199 yards 2 TDs, 122 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD
I was skeptical of Oregon’s offense without Chip Kelly, but after 2 weeks they look like they’ve actually gotten better since his departure.

4) Jameis Winston, QB (NO GAME)

5) J.W. Walsh, QB 24/27 323 yards 4 TDs, 13 yards rushing 1 rushing TD

6) Paul Richardson, WR 11 catcher 209 yards 2 TDs
Forget what I said last week about this guy not having another monster game this season.  Incredible.  I’m rooting for this to continue for as long as I can.

7) De’Anthony Thomas, RB 11 rushes 124 yards 3TDs, 28 receiving yards
see Marcus Mariota…

Stock Up

-Any of the 3 lead Wisconsin running backs.  And their whole offensive line.  And their quarterback Joel Stave had a nice game.

-Jeremy Gallon, WR 8 catches 184 yards 3 TDs

-Todd Gurley, RB 31 rushes 132 yards 1 TD, 8 yards receiving 1 TD

– Taysom Hill, QB 9/26 129 yards 1INT, 259 rush yards 3 TDs
He can’t really throw the ball, but he scorched the Texas D on the ground this week.

Stock Down

-Duke Johnson, RB 21 rushes 57 yards 1TD, 13 receiving yards
In Johnsons defense this was against a really good defense.

-Tajh Boyd, QB 14/23 158 yards, 10 rush yards 1 Rushing TD
Not as much of a bad outing as it was a wasted one. He left the game in the 2nd quarter with a 24 point lead.

-Braxton Miller, QB 2/2 30 yards
He was hurt in this game and if he misses any time there go any chances that he still had.

-Marqise Lee, WR 7 catches 27 yards
It’s not his fault.  It’s the coach and QB combo.

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