West Virginia's Geno Smith is on pace to challenge some of the most prestigious passing records in college football this season. He is without a doubt having one of the most prolific seasons any air-raid QB has ever had. But as things stand today, where does he stand in the all-time rankings?
Smith has eight games left this season—assuming the Mountaineers win one more game to become bowl-eligible—to add to his already astounding stats and will therefore continue to climb. However, the higher he climbs, the more difficult it will be to pass up some of the historic names—and, more importantly, the stats those names accumulated.
Surely there will be arguments, as with any ranking. The first thing I tried to do was come up with a qualification for being a "gunslinger." Basically, I decided that a QB who played on a team that ran an open offense and threw the ball over 400 times qualified.
As for how I ranked them, it was partially on their numbers, partially on their team/personal success—team record and player awards—and partially just my own opinion.