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1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
After an explosive performance against Texas Tech, Klein faces No. 24 Oklahoma State next, a program that has appeared to improve on defense as the season has progressed.
2. Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
After the show Te'o put on against Oklahoma, he's very close to surpassing Klein for the Heisman. The No. 3 Fighting Irish face 4-4 Pittsburgh next.
3. A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
Eighteen touchdowns to zero interceptions. Need I say more? McCarron and the Crimson Tide face a formidable challenge in LSU next.
4. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
A big rushing day against Penn State sees Braxton Miller move up a spot this week. The Buckeyes face a forgiving Illinois defense next.
5. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Manziel hit a speed bump against LSU, but he's been magnificent for most of the season, especially for a freshman. Texas A&M faces No. 15 Mississippi State next.
6. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Hard for me to put Smith ahead of Miller and Manziel at this point. On the other hand, he faces a TCU defense next that has allowed a combined 92 points against Texas Tech and Oklahoma State the past two weeks (although the Texas Tech game did go to triple overtime).
7. Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
While De'Anthony Thomas is certainly a force, Barner gets more opportunities to deliver, which he usually does. His workload keeps him ahead of his teammate at this point. Oregon faces No. 17 USC next.
8. Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
What Jarvis Jones has done in just six games has been remarkable. Not only that, but he's also stepped up in Georgia's biggest games of the season against Florida and South Carolina. The Bulldogs face Ole Miss next.
9. De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
What Thomas does with a limited amount of touches shows how much of a playmaker he truly is. But until his workload increases, it's hard to give him serious consideration for the Heisman.
10. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
With 8.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss on the season, Jadeveon Clowney has been an absolute beast for the Gamecocks. He had a sack against Georgia and Florida. The Gamecocks face Arkansas in two weeks.