Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
1. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
After a brutal loss to Texas Tech, Geno Smith faces a beatable Kansas State pass defense in what figures to be a shootout with Collin Klein.
2. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
After a strong performance against Iowa State, Collin Klein may have to take to the air more against a weak West Virginia pass defense. The Mountaineers are allowing just 3.26 yards per carry this season, tied for 20th in the nation.
3. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
After dismantling Indiana, Braxton Miller faces a 3-3 Purdue team next, which has lost its last two games to Wisconsin and Michigan.
4. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel faces big and bad LSU next in what should be a true test for the freshman. The Tigers have allowed 14.0 points per game this season (eighth in the nation) and are coming off a big win versus South Carolina.
5. Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
Manti Te'o leads the Fighting Irish against BYU next, a strong defensive team that has trouble scoring points at times.
6. De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
After dismantling Washington, De'Anthony Thomas and Co. face Arizona State next, which has limited opponents to 14.2 points per game while giving up just 3.23 yards per carry.
7. Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
Kenjon Barner has rushed for a combined 317 yards in his last two games, but he faces a stiff test against Arizona State, along with Thomas.
8. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
E.J. Manuel faces off against a Miami Hurricanes squad that is allowing 32.3 points per game this season and gave up 41 points to Notre Dame. Expect Manuel to go off.
9. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Matt Barkley has been sliding down the rankings, but he is matched up against a Colorado defense allowing 41.3 points per game next. So there's that.
10. Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
As if losing to LSU wasn't bad enough, Marcus Lattimore and the Gamecocks face Florida next, which has allowed 12.3 points per game this season (sixth in the nation). That includes limiting opponents to 3.27 yards per carry. This could be yet another tough game for Lattimore.