My Top 25, Heisman Watch ballots

September, 17, 2013
Another week, another chance to re-rank the best teams and players in college football.

Alabama remained on top of both my poll and on top of's power rankings, but Johnny Football's performance was too good for me to ignore this week. He is No. 3 on my ballot and No. 4 on our collective Heisman Watch, which Tajh Boyd currently leads.

Meanwhile, colleagues Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards have Notre Dame slated for the same bowl and same opponent as they did last week: Mark with the Irish going to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against Boise State, Brad with them headed to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers.

Here is how I voted in this week's power rankings and Heisman Watch. (Of note: I do not have a vote in the Associated Press poll or a vote for the Heisman Trophy.)

Top 25
1. Alabama
2. Oregon
3. Clemson
4. LSU
5. Ohio State
6. FSU
7. Louisville
8. Stanford
9. Texas A&M
10. Georgia
11. Oklahoma State
12. Michigan
13. South Carolina
14. Northwestern
15. Miami
16. Ole Miss
17. Oklahoma
18. Washington
19. UCLA
20. Baylor
21. Notre Dame
22. Florida
23. Arizona State
24. Georgia Tech
25. Arizona

Heisman Watch
1) Marcus Mariota, Oregon
2) Tajh Boyd, Clemson
3) Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
4) Jameis Winston, FSU
5) Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

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