As the season progresses, things are starting to shape up. Week 3 provided some major upsets. Cal quarterback Jared Goff jumps up to the No. 1 spot, while USC’s Cody Kessler drops down and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones disappears from the weekly top ten quarterback rankings.
With the mass shuffling, some new blood cracks the lineup again this week.
Who will separate themselves from the pack?
Here’s a quick look at this week’s top group of signal-callers and where they stack up.
10. Greyson Lambert – 6-5 220 (Georgia)
The Bulldog kicks off the list with a masterful display against South Carolina. Lambert went 24-25 with 330 yards and three touchdowns. His impressive accuracy led to a new single-game NCAA completion percentage record.
Up Next: Southern.
9. Baker Mayfield – 6-2 214 (Oklahoma)
Mayfield is one of the new guys to crack the list. The Texas Tech transfer put on a show against Tulsa with both his arm and legs, passing for 487 yards and four touchdowns. Mayfield also ran in two scores himself.
Up Next: West Virginia.
8. Chad Kelly – 6-2 215 (Ole Miss)
Kelly was the stud of the week, with an epic win over Alabama on the road. Kelly was impressive throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns. He had no interceptions and used his legs to run one in as well. Kelly has thrown for 200 yards every week this season.
We’ll see if he can keep it up.
Up Next: Vanderbilt.
7. Gunner Kiel – 6-4 215 (Cincinnati)
The tough loss to Temple really woke Kiel up. After a 427 yard outing the week before, he had a lackluster performance with only a 145 yard display against Miami (OH). It was a close win with only one TD.
Up Next: Memphis.
6. Deshaun Watson – 6-2 205 (Clemson)
The Appalachian St. win was a great tune up for Watson. It gave him the push to battle through a tough one against Louisville. He had decent numbers against a quality opponent — 199 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions — but, more importantly, he got the win.
Up next: Notre Dame.
5. Connor Cook – 6-4 220 (Michigan St.)
After successfully coming through the Oregon fire, Cook put on a clinic against Air Force. He lit them up for 247 yards and four touchdowns; pretty much business as usual.
Up Next: Central Michigan.
4. Dak Prescott – 6-2 230 (Mississippi St.)
Coming off a tough loss to LSU, Prescott simply torched Northwestern State. He threw for 227 yards and picked up twp touchdowns. Not much more was needed out of him as he sat the second half.
Up Next: Auburn.
3. Trevone Boykin – 6-1 205 (TCU)
Boykin had a coming out party against SMU; passing for 454 yards and five touchdowns. He continues to show his versatility as he also took one in himself on the ground.
Up Next: Texas Tech.
2. Cody Kessler – 6-1 215 (USC)
The loss to Stanford is not completely on Kessler. He did not turn the ball over and did his best to lead his team to victory. However, passing for 272 yards and three touchdowns just wasn’t enough.
The Trojans gave up 41 points to the Cardinals in the loss.
Up Next: Arizona St.
1. Jared Goff – 6-4 210 (Cal)
With a nice road win, Goff jumps up to claim the top spot this week. He threw for 268 yards against Texas. He also had 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Up Next: Washington.
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