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1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
A big win over West Virginia helps Klein leap-frog Geno Smith. Kansas State faces No. 14 Texas Tech next, which just dropped 56 points on TCU in a triple-overtime victory.
2. Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
After tough games for Geno Smith, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel, Manti Te'o has skyrocketed up the rankings. Notre Dame plays No. 8 Oklahoma next, which is averaging 44.7 points per game this season (fifth in the nation).
3. A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
A.J. McCarron doesn't have gaudy numbers, but he has yet to throw an interception and his yardage per pass attempt tells the story for me. The Crimson Tide have a true leader under center. Alabama plays No. 11 Mississippi State next.
4. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
How the mighty have fallen. Smith has had a rough couple of games and has consequently dropped down the rankings. His performance against No. 8 Oklahoma on Nov. 17 will be a huge game for him. The Mountaineers play TCU next.
5. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
The game against Purdue was startling given Miller's performance throughout the season and the Boilermakers' propensity to give up big yardage on the ground. The Buckeyes play Penn State next.
6. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
A rough outing against an elite LSU defense drops the freshman. A&M faces Auburn next before meeting Mississippi State and Alabama.
7. Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
Barner is making people take notice of him, despite being alongside the explosive De'Anthony Thomas. He deserves credit for what he's done so far. No. 3 Oregon faces Colorado next.
8. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
A big performance against Colorado pushes Barkley up a spot from last week. USC faces Arizona next.
9. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
Montee Ball has been much better in the past three weeks, exploding against Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota. Wisconsin faces Michigan State next.
10. De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
The problem for De'Anthony Thomas is that he has to be out of this world with every touch he gets this season because Barner is stealing some of his touches. He only had 29 total yards against Arizona State.