Last Game: 21-28, 287 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 1 rushing TD
Season: 118-168, 1,525 yards, 15 TDs, 2 INTs, 6 rushing TDs, 21 total TDs
Dixon had another solid outing against Washington State, as his Ducks made quick work of the visitors by pulling out to a 40-0 halftime lead.
With 21 touchdowns through the air and on the ground, Dixon has established himself as arguably the best dual-threat QB in college football—right up there with Tim Tebow.
With a win against USC in two weeks, Dixon will become the bona fide front-runner.
2. Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College, SR
Last Game: 32-49, 291 yards, 2 TDs, INT
Season: 192-304, 2,148 yards, 17 TDs, 6 INTs
Ryan was unspectacular Saturday in South Bend. His opportunity to really showcase himself will come as BC faces four major opponents in the coming weeks, starting with Virginia Tech.
Ryan's a great pro prospect, and his team is undefeated—so if he can improve on his numbers and continue to win, he has a great shot to grab the award.
Last Game: 21-38, 3 TDs, 2 INTs
Season: 156-245, 1,786 yards, 21 TDs, 4 INTs
Woodson had a dazzling game against LSU, and could easily be considered the front-runner.
Like Ryan, Woodson is a first-round draft prospect—but Woodson is more valuable to his team, which may make a difference in the final voting.
If Kentucky can finish 9-2 or better, I love Woodson's chances.
4. Mike Hart, RB, Michigan, SR
Last Game: 21 rushes, 102 yards, 2 TDs
Season: 200 rushes, 1,078 yards, 12 TDs
Hart has carried his team back to respectability. A dazzling performance against Ohio State would really give the RB a late-season push.
With Hart, we have to take a wait-and-see approach. If Michigan keeps winning, he'll continue to be a leading candidate.
5. Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas, JR
Last Game: 17 rushes, 43 yards, 1 reception, 5 yards, 0 TDs
Season: 147 rushes, 822 yards, 7 TDs
D-Mac is unquestionably one of the best in the game, but his numbers are starting to slip a bit. Worse, his team is fading—and he really needs to pick it up a notch to stay in contention.
I have a hard time seeing him winning the award this year if something doesn't change.
6. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida, SO
7. Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri, JR
8. Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech, JR
9. Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech, SR
10. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon, JR