I’m really happy that FSU will get another chance to prove themselves this week, but unless Oregon loses to Stanford I really don’t see them as number 2 in my rankings any time soon. Miami is a really weak undefeated team, and with VT looking like their usual selfs and Florida MIA, they have little chance to impress voters the rest of the year.
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Oklahoma State
- Northern Illinois
- Texas A&M
- Texas Tech
- Fresno State
- South Carolina
- Michigan State
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
64% completion, 2281 yards, 20 TD, 0 INT
56 rushes, 511 yards, 9 TD
Unless Mariota throws a pick, or Oregon starts losing games, there’s no way Mariota moves from the top spot.
Jameis Winston, QB Florida State
69.9% completion, 2177 yards, 23 TDs, 3 INT
44 rushes, 126 yards, 3 TDs
His statistics and resume are only half the story. His poise and leadership are intangibles voters love to see when they watch tape.
Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M
73% completion, 2594 yards, 22 TDs, 8 INT
89 rushes, 497 yards, 6 TDs
His team’s really hurting his chances. Those interceptions come when he’s playing from behind or forced to do too much. If this was an MVP award, Manziel would win for sure. A&M might have 4 of 5 losses by now if he wasn’t at the helm.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville
73.7% completion, 2557 yards, 23 TD, 2 INTs
He’ll still be the top pick in the draft and is having a great season, but that loss to UCF last week was a real killer.
Brandin Cooks, WR Oregon State
85 receptions, 1256 yards, 13 TDs
21 rushes, 134 yards, 2 TDs
A real long shot to win, but Brandin Cooks is the man. Taking advantage of one of the most underrated QBs in college, he’s scored in seven of his first eight games, and had topped 200 total yards of offense four times already this year