The college football season is one month old, and some players have already staked their claim to be the nation's top college football player.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has exploded onto the scene in September, cementing himself in the center of the discussion for the Heisman Trophy.
While the Heisman typically goes to an offensive player, several defensive players have emerged as true playmakers who are capable of taking over football games at any time.
Who are the top five college football players in the country? SEC lead writer Barrett Sallee counts them down in this edition of The Program.