Saturday, November 11, 2006

College Football's Top Teams and Heisman Hopefuls: Week #11

Wow. What a crazy three days in college football. Rutgers rockets into #5 after their historic win over Louisville on Thursday night. Bobby Petrino's team drops to #9. Texas' loss to Kansas State pummets them into the Top Ten cellar. West Virginia is the new #3 almost by default since it seems like no other team wants it. Florida survives another scare, yet move up to #4 thanks to the wild week of upsets. California and Auburn get the boot for biting the bullet against Arizona and Georgia respectively. LSU is kicked out of the Top Ten as well despite winning today. USC's emphatic win over Oregon has them pegged at #6. Arkansas won handily over Tennessee tonight. The Razorbacks debut at #7.

A minor shuffling in the race for the Heisman. Troy Smith and Brady Quinn both had stellar days in short stints. Ray Rice's outstanding play on national television has him leap-frogging Mike Hart. Steve Slaton stays put at #5. A darkhorse contender is Hawaii QB Colt Brennan, who has thrown for 3347 yards and 39 touchdowns already. The Warriors are 7-2 with their two defeats coming against Boise State and Alabama on the road.

Top Ten Teams

College Last Week
1) Ohio State 1
2) Michigan 2
3) West Virginia
4) Florida
5) Rutgers
6) USC
7) Arkansas
8) Notre Dame
9) Louisville
10) Texas

Dropped out: #5 Auburn, #9 California, #10 LSU

Heisman Hopefuls

Name College Position Year Last Week
1) Troy Smith Ohio State QB Sr. 1
2) Brady Quinn Notre Dame QB Sr. 2
3) Ray Rice
RB So. 4
4) Michael Hart
RB Jr. 3
5) Steve Slaton
West Virginia
RB So.

Dropped out: None


ms. brunette said...

Let's not forget Darren McFadden (Or however you spell his name) from Arkansas. He deserves the Heisman.

Sports on a Schtick said...

That's a great point. If McFadden wasn't injured for the USC game, he may very well be a consenus top-five candidate.

He'll likely get to play Florida in the SEC championship, where he'll have a chance to showcase in front of a national audience.