The list of the top 25 quarterbacks in college football, though still highly fluid, is beginning to take shape. Conference play ramps up in earnest this weekend, meaning the nation's best arms won't get to pile up gaudy numbers against directional schools and the Blind Sisters of the Poor.
Well, not every week, anyway.
We already know (or think we know) that Andrew Luck, Kellen Moore, Matt Barkley and Case Keenum will probably end up at or near the top of the rankings by season's end. All told, there are between 15 and 20 guys who have put together strong résumés through three games that, barring season-ending injuries or catastrophic collapses, should land them somewhere on this list from week to week.
As for the other five to 10 spots, those figure to be up for grabs throughout the season, though that leeway for change will surely dwindle as more standout signal callers separate themselves from their collegiate compeers.
In the meantime, let's have a look at who's out, who was on the fringe and, of course, who stuck around in the rankings as we approach Week 4 of the 2011 season.