DELI POLL: WEEK 4 TOP 25 AND HEISMAN WATCH

Not too many changes here this week.  With the news that Florida’s starting QB will be out for the season, I was tempted to drop them from the rankings, but there’s actually a chance that their offense is better off this way.  ASU got hammered by Stanford, and even though I moved them down, it might be more of a sign that Stanford is really good.  And although Michigan State lost to Notre Dame, I move them into the Top 25.  They lost a really close game against a good team on the road after being dominant for the first 3 weeks.  They’re a solid squad with a tough schedule that could make a splash in the coming weeks.

WEEK 4 TOP 25

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

 

HEISMAN WATCH

Through 4 weeks I think I’m going to start posting the player’s season stats instead of their weekly lines.

1) Teddy Bridgewater QB, 79/110 1214 yards, 14 TDS, 1 INT

2) Johnny Manziel QB, 77/110 1228 yards, 12 TD, 4 INT, 255 yards rushing, 3 Rushing TDS
Even though he threw two interceptions against Alabama, I think the game helped his cause and reminded people how overpowering he can be.
3) Marcus Mariota QB 49/82 889 yards, 7TDs, 0 INTs, 262 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDS
4) Melvin Gordon RB 53 carries, 624 yards, 7 TDs
Wisconsin’s offensive line is legit and because of it Gordon will continue to put up monster numbers.  He has at least one score and 140 yards in every game this season.
5) Jameis Winston QB 50/64 718 yards, 8 TDS, 1 INT, 44 rushing, 2 rush TDs
The only thing holding him back is his schedule.  An early bye week and 2 games where he was pulled in the second half have hindered his ability to show off.

 

STOCK UP

– Sean Mannion QB, 133/186 1604 yards, 15 TDs, 1 INT

Because Oregon State lost a disappointing game early and he isn’t a duel threat like most high profile QBs, he’s going under the radar, but his numbers are very convincing and show a huge improvement from last season.  (In a related note, Mannion’s top target Brandin Cooks is having a monster year too, with a stat line of 639 yards with 7 TDs through 4 games)
– Lache Seastrunk RB, 38 Carries, 417 yards, 6 TDs

A lack of offensive touches makes me hesitant, but 11 yards per carry is nothing to ignore.

 

Stock Down

Braxton Miller, QB
With him missing time and his backup running the offense efficiently, it’s hard to say he’s the reason for his team’s success.

Paul Richardson, WR
A postponed game and an early bye week have kept him off the field the last two weeks.

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