Week six of the college football season proved to be a separation Saturday for many of the top teams as FSU, Georgia, LSU and Texas all fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. Our Heisman front-runner, Geno Smith, had another great performance this weekend as his Mountaineers toppled the Longhorns. Would he be able to separate even more from his competitors?
What you'll see each week in the Bloguin Heisman Poll:
*The top five total vote getters and quotes from bloggers in support of their candidates.
*A list of all players who receive votes in the Bloguin Heisman Poll
*Poll notes that look at some of the interesting facts, figures and trends of the poll.
*The BHP Roll Call of voters, the links to their respective blogs and their twitter accounts.
Without any further adieu, the Bloguin Heisman Poll…
1) Geno Smith (QB-WVU) – 36 Points, 48.00%, 10 1st Place Votes
Last Week: 25/35, 268 yds, 4 TD
Season: 166/204, 1996 yards, 24 TDs, 0 INT; 1 rushing TD, 81.4% completions
This Week: at Texas Tech
*I don't know what's more incredible: That with a four-touchdown, 268 yard performance against Texas, Smith now has 24 touchdown passes total, which is six more than his closest competitor (with an interception, mind you). Or that for Smith, a four-touchdown, 268-yard performance is considered to be somewhat of a disappointment. Either way, this is Smith's trophy to lose, and that doesn't appear to be changing any time soon.
– Aaron Torres, Aaron Torres Sports
*With the win in Austin, Geno Smith crossed a huge “legitimacy” threshold. He led his team into the crucible of the Big XII and came out with a victory. He came, he saw, he conquered.
– Pete Sonski, College Football Zealots
2) Braxton Miller (QB-Ohio State) – 16 Points, 21.33%, 1 1st Place Vote
Last Week: 7/14 for 127 yds passing, 1 TD, 186 yds rushing, 1 rushing TD
Season: 83 of 135 for 1060 yds passing, 9 passing TD, 3 INT, 763 yds rushing, 8 rush TD
This Week: at Indiana
*Setting school record for rushing and leading an offense that hit over 60 points in the Big Ten? Color me impressed. There isn't a player that means more to his team or is a better all-around player in my book.
– Andrew Coppens, Madtown Badgers
3) Collin Klein (QB-Kansas State)- 11 Points, 14.67%, 1 1st Place Vote
Last Week: 7/14 for 129 yds passing, 2 passing TD, 116 yds rushing, 2 rushing TD
Season: 63/94 for 892 yds passing, 7 passing TD, 2 INT, 67% completions, 410 yds rushing, 7 rushing TD
This Week: at Iowa State
*I'm keeping Klein in the top spot this week because I consider him the most valuable player in the nation. He is what makes an otherwise very limited KSU offense go.
– Allen Kenney, Blatant Homerism
4) Jadeveon Clowney (DE-South Carolina) – 4 Points, 5.33%, 1 1st Place Vote
Last week: 4 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Season: 25 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks
This Week: at LSU
*Clowney's performance last week against Georgia showed that he is without a doubt the most dynamic defensive player in the Nation. In a year where offensive players aren't really making their mark it only makes sense for a dominant defensive player to be strongly considered for the Heisman.
– Kevin Causey, College Football Zealots
5) Manti T'eo (LB-Notre Dame) – 3 Points, 4.00%, 0 1st Place Votes
Last Week: 10 tackles
Season: 48 total tackles, 3 INT, 1 fumble recovery, 2 TFL, 3 PBU, 3 QB Hurries
This Week: vs Stanford
*Manti Te'o is an inspiration to his team and is proving in his final season in South Bend to be the leader of a tough defense. It's hard to imagine Te'o not getting a lot of votes if the Irish reach a BCS Bowl.
– Tom Perry Eye and Eer
Also Receiving Votes: De'Anthony Thomas (RB-Oregon) 2 pts, Jordan Lynch (QB-NIU) 1 pt, Matt Barkley (QB-USC) 1 pt, AJ McCarron (QB-Alabama) 1 pt)
Dropped Out: Aaron Murray (QB-Georgia), Tyler Tettleton (QB-Ohio), David Ash (QB-Texas), Kenjon Barner (RB-Oregon)
– Last year after week six, Andrew Luck was the leader in our poll with 26.04% of the total votes, which represented a 4.17% increase over the prior week. Russell Wilson remained in second place with Kellen Moore finished third in the voting. Some guy named RGIII fell to fourth place with 8.33% of the overall vote and 0 first place votes.
– For the third consecutive week, Geno Smith increased his overall percentage of the vote moving from 46.05% to 48.0% despite losing one first place vote.
– Braxton Miller is starting to make believers of the voters as he jumped over Collin Klein and increased his overall percentage by 13.44%.
– Geno Smith and the Mountaineers travel to Lubbock this weekend to play a Texas Tech team that should be able to put some points on the board. Look for Smith and WVU to put up some big offensive numbers.
– Braxton Miller is licking his chops this weekend as the Buckeyes take on the worst defense in the B1G as they travel to Indiana.
– Collin Klein and the Wildcats will travel to Iowa State this weekend to take on a Cyclone team that has only allowed two rushing TDs so far this season.
– How will our defensive representatives, Clowney and Te'o, fare this week? They will both be in the National spotlight this week as they play in key games this weekend.
Bloguin Heisman Poll Roll Call