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Let's Rank 'Em!: Top 25 NCAA Football Quarterbacks Entering Week Eight

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Max Hall #15 of the Brigham Young Cougars at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
David CarterCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2016

This college football season has involved some quarterbacks so far. I’ve seen most of these guys play and the rest I know I don’t even have to see, I can just look at their numbers and look at the teams that they play for and know that they have great talent. The best QB I’ve seen play this year is Houston Cougars QB Case Keenum. This guy should be a high consideration for the Heisman Trophy. Without him, Houston would definitely not have five wins to this point. I know you could also say that for other quarterbacks too, but Keenum has only played in six games and he’s already thrown for over 2,400 yards and 19 touchdowns. Other great quarterbacks from not-so-popular teams include Bowling Green’s Tyler Sheehan, Western Michigan’s Tim Hiller, and Toledo’s Aaron Opelt. Regardless of which team they play for, here are my top 25 NCAA quarterbacks that have played this year so far.

1. Case Keenum (Houston): 2,464 passing yards, 19 touchdowns

2. Max Hall (BYU): 2,069 passing yards, 16 touchdowns

3. Tyler Sheehan (Bowling Green): 2,337 passing yards, 14 touchdowns

4. Todd Reesing (Kansas): 1,954 passing yards, 15 touchdowns

5. Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M): 1,893 passing yards, 16 touchdowns

6. Joey Elliott (Purdue): 1,856 passing yards, 14 touchdowns

7. Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame): 1,804 passing yards, 14 touchdowns

8. Tim Hiller (Western Michigan): 1,913 passing yards, 13 touchdowns

9. Aaron Opelt (Toledo): 1,784 passing yards, 14 touchdowns

10. Taylor Potts (Texas Tech): 1,817 passing yards, 13 touchdowns

11. Riley Skinner (Wake Forest): 1,776 passing yards, 15 touchdowns

12. Christian Ponder (Florida State): 1,781 passing yards, 9 touchdowns

13. Jake Locker (Washington): 1,702 passing yards, 11 touchdowns

14. Bo Levi Mitchell (SMU): 1,685 passing yards, 12 touchdowns

15. Russell Wilson (NC State): 1,659 passing yards, 16 touchdowns

16. Zach Maynard (Buffalo): 1,671 passing yards, 13 touchdowns

17. Nathan Enderle (Idaho): 1,735 passing yards, 9 touchdowns

18. Levi Brown (Troy): 1,679 passing yards, 9 touchdowns

19. Matt Kafka (Northwestern): 1,755 passing yards, 7 touchdowns

20. Ben Chappell (Indiana): 1,664 passing yards, 8 touchdowns

21. Daryll Clark (Penn State): 1,654 passing yards, 13 touchdowns

22. Ryan Mallett (Arkansas): 1,649 passing yards, 14 touchdowns

23. Tony Pike (Cincinnati): 1,633 passing yards, 15 touchdowns

24. Chris Turner (Maryland): 1,651 passing yards, 9 touchdowns

25. Blaine Gabbert (Missouri): 1,620 passing yards, 12 touchdowns

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