1). Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Did not help himself with multiple turnovers in the Cardinals loss to the Wildcats on Saturday.With no games left to play before voting ends, his lead is now tenuous, to say the least. If nobody does anything amazing in the final week he may hold on.
2). Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
Mayfield since a slow start has put up amazing numbers and has led Oklahoma’s resurgence in the national polls. With a game against a very good Oklahoma State team left on the schedule he still has a chance.
3). Dede Westbrook, WR,Oklahoma
Like Mayfield Westbrook has a marquee game left against Oklahoma State. Who is more important to Oklahoma Westbrook or Mayfield, it is hard to judge. The stat that stands out is during the Sooners eight-game win streak a healthy Westbrook has caught fire. He’s averaging 19.3 yards per reception and 123.1 per game with 15 touchdowns.
4). Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama
Hurts is the QB on the undefeated hands down number one team in the nation. He still has the SEC Championship game against Florida to enhance his case. The Iron Bowl saw him throw two interceptions, but he’s still produced 3,294 total yards and 33 TDs for the nation’s No. 1 team.
5). Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
The first time Jackson has made the list and it is at number 2, his performance against Notre Dame was hard to ignore. Touchdowns on a 97-yard kick return, 55-yard punt return and 52-yard catch-and-run — highlighted just how outstanding he is. On the season, Jackson has four return TDs and four interceptions. Like Lamar Jackson, he has no games left to help his resume.
6). Jake Browning, QB, Washington
Browning with a spectacular Apple Cup (21-of-29 for 292 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs), Browning led his team to the Pac-12 title game and upped his season showing to 40 TDs against 7 INTs. He will face a very good Colorado defense in the title game which will give him another chance to state his case.