10. Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois (Quarterback)
Seriously if Tyler Tettleton and the Ohio Bobcats were getting some love, why not Northern Illinois?
Jordan Lynch is a flat out beast, totaling for over 3,100 yards and 32 TD through just 9 games. The Huskies are 8-1 and look like a decent future Top 25 squad that should win the MAC. The only legit reason why is because of No. 6!
9. Jarvis Jones, Georgia (Outside Linebacker)
Is 13 tackles, 4.5 for loss, three sacks, two forced/recovered fumbles good numbers?
Jarvis Jones did that in just one game, and it was against the second-ranked Gators in what should be considered as the biggest victory in the Mark Richt era. Jones is a better future prospect than another freak linebacker on this list, and he should be receiving some love as well.
8. Tajh Boyd, Clemson (Quarterback)
Yes, Mr. Boyd has skyrocketed to the fourth slot thanks to his uncanny ability to drop dimes to the filthy talent he is surrounded with.
If only the computers of the BCS actually watched football, maybe more people would be aware of this stud junior slinger that is posting gaudy numbers in a BCS conference.
7. Marqise Lee, USC (Wide Receiver)
Should be noted Kenjon Barner was my number seven last weekend, not this upcoming week and the drop is necessarily for lack of production. However Mr. Lee is the best receiver on the planet and despite a Trojans team that has suffered two losses, he is putting gaudy numbers for a player that would be a top 10 pick in the NFL Draft if he were eligible (must wait one more season, post three years of HS graduation)
6. Geno Smith, West Virginia (Quarterback)
Dropping a few spots should not be talked about because that is what bye weeks do to stars who dropped the ball in the month of October. The stock and everything related to West Virginia football has plummeted, but all is not completely lost in terms of the signal-caller earning a Heisman invite (still very wide open for an invite).
5. Braxton Miller, Ohio State (Quarterback)
Braxton is back better than ever before, and his dazzling runs against the Nittany Lions makes him a can’t miss Heisman dark horse right now. If the Buckeyes end up going 12-0 or 11-1 (had them 11-1 in May), Miller at the very worst would get an invite.
4. Johnny Manziel, A&M (Quarterback)
‘Johnny Football’ truly is a star that will be enjoyable to follow for many years to come. However, the Aggies have yet to Alabama and that may knock him (literally out) down a few notches on this Heisman big board. The numbers are there for a potential invite to NYC.
3. A.J. McCarron, Alabama (Quarterback)
Throwing for 18 TD and zero picks on the season is crazy numbers and that is why barring the unluckiest (or unlikely) of scenarios, we should see this star in NYC.
2. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame (Middle Linebacker)
There is not a better story in college whether we are talking about a team or individual to follow. The best defensive player in the country, this legendary linebacker has put together quite the illustrious career and he is far from being done. The magical season continues to get better every weekend. The last linebacker to finish in the top 5 of the Heisman was Florida State’s Marvin Jones back in 1992 (fourth, Gino Toretta won it).
1. Collin Klein, Kansas State (Quarterback)
Maybe this will jinx the superstar, can we just give Optimus Klein the dang trophy already?