My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race
–I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes.
1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Kentucky: 13/21. 210 yards, 1 INT, 28 att., 198 yards, 4 TDs
-Newton accounts for 62% of the Tigers offense and is averaging 3.5 touchdowns per game. He leads the nation in yardage per completion at 10.5 as well. Newton is the core of this football team.
2. Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State, QB
Last Week vs. Indiana: 24/30, 334 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
-Pryor didn’t run much against Indiana, but he was extremely impressive passing the ball. Without Pryor, the Buckeyes would not be as effective on offense.
3. LaMichael James, Oregon, RB
Last Week vs. Washington State: 25 att., 136 yards, 2 TD, 2 catches, 87 yards, 1 TD
-James continues to make explosive plays on the field and he’s 2nd in the nation in rushing yards despite missing a game. He’s averaging 7.4 yards per carry and 2 touchdowns per game.
4. Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB
Last Week vs. Toledo: 16/22, 267 yards, 3 TD
-Moore leads the nation in passing efficiency at 183.3 and while he’s only 32nd in passing yardage, he holds a 14-1 TD to INT ratio. Pretty impressive.
5. Denard Robinson, Michigan, QB
Last Week vs. Michigan State: 17/29, 215 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, 21 att., 86 yards, 1 TD
-“Shoelace” takes a big fall this week, but maintains his spot in the race for now. He still leads the nation in rushing, but 3 interceptions in a meaningful game will get you removed.
Moving Up: Taylor Martinez, NEB, QB
Dark Horse Candidates
Dropped Out: Mark Ingram, ALA, RB
Last Week vs. South Carolina: 11 att., 41 yards, 0 TD, 4 catches, 16 yards
–I let him slide for one week, but two weeks in a row and he has to be taken out of the Heisman race for now. I get the feeling that he isn’t quite 100% these past two weeks. He’s averaged under 4 yards per carry against Florida and South Carolina. These are defenses he torched last year.
My Top 25
1. Ohio State
2. Boise State
9. South Carolina
10. Michigan State
18. Air Force
20. Oregon State
22. Oklahoma State
23. Florida State
25. Virginia Tech