My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

Heisman Race
I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes. The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country, while Pryor and Robinson are on the verge of falling out.

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. LSU: 10/16, 86 yards; 28 att., 217 yards, 2 TD
-Flat out exciting to watch.

2. Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB
Last Week: BYE

3. LaMichael James, Oregon, RB
Last Week vs. UCLA: 20 att., 123 yards, 2 TD, 1 rec., 25 yards

4. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State, RB
Last Week vs. Nebraska: 26 att., 201 yards, 2 TD

5. Denard Robinson, Michigan, QB
Last Week: BYE

Moving Up: The Dark Horse list is a good indicator of who is moving up.

Dark Horse Candidates

-Colin Kaepernick, Nevada, QB
-Dan Persa
,
Northwestern, QB
-Vai Taua
,
Nevada, RB
Bryant Moniz, Hawaii, QB
Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB
Matt Barkley, Southern Cal, QB
Bilal Powell, Louisville, RB
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas, QB

Dropped Out: Terrelle Pryor

My Top 25
1. Boise State
2. Oregon
3. TCU
4. Auburn
5. Alabama
6. Michigan State
7. Utah
8. Missouri
9. Wisconsin
10. Ohio State
11. Stanford
12. Oklahoma
13. Nebraska
14. Virginia Tech
15. Arizona
16. South Carolina
17. Oklahoma State
18. LSU
19. Iowa
20. Florida State
21. Miami
22. USC
23. Baylor
24. Mississippi State
25. Nevada

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by brouhahasports on October 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I like Kendall Hunter, but I would put Mallett in his spot right now.

    On the top 25 – I think 5, 6, 7, and 8 are all interchangeable. But neutral site games between those 4 would be interesting games.

    Reply

    • Yeah, I’ve been considering Mallett lately. I’ve got him right behind Denard.

      5-8 is definitely interchangeable — I just feel, even with the 1-loss, that Alabama is the better team.

      Reply

  2. Posted by Rex on October 28, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Like the top 25…

    Question I’ve asked a few people: We’ll learn a lot about the Spartans this weekend but, what have Boise St. and TCU done that MSU hasn’t done this season (besides not be ranked in the preseason)?

    If MSU wins at Iowa this week, you might want to add Kirk Cousins to your Heisman list as well.

    Reply

    • Cousins has been an under the radar guy. I need to add him and Robert Griffin III from Baylor to the Dark Horse list.

      As for Michigan State, I think the biggest knock on them will be that they didn’t play Ohio State. I like the Spartans and they are every bit as deserving as TCU, Boise State and Oregon to be ranked higher. This is why I hate preseason rankings so much. You have teams that are already ranked very high because of what they did last season and then you have a team like Michigan State who works their way into the rankings, yet can’t advance into the Top 5 because the teams there are winning as well.

      Maybe I give Boise State too much credit, but it’s only because I think they are a talented team. It’s probably one of their best teams in years, but I know there are a lot of people who hate Boise State and I can’t say it isn’t justified. The Broncos play the 81st toughest schedule in the nation, but they have proven they can play with anyone on the field. It’s just doing it on a week to week basis that gets Big Ten, SEC and PAC-10 folks all twisted up inside.

      Reply

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