Ouimet's Heisman Hunt (Week 10)

With Michigan wideout <b>Braylon Edwards</b> being named Big Ten Player of the Week and also named as one of the top 12 Maxwell Award semi-finalists for the College Player of the Year, it's time once again for former Michigan staffer Mark Ouimet to give us his Heisman Top 12. Where does Braylon stand in Ouimet's eyes? As usual, Mark gives us explanations for his picks.

1. Matt Leinart, QB, USC – Not only the best quarterback in the country, but the Trojans are the best team as well. Mr. Leinart is having an outstanding season completing 159 of 243 for 1863 yards, while completing 65.4 percent of his passes with a QB Rating of 151. The Trojans are going to win the Pac Ten and will be in the national title game in Miami, but can Mr. Leinart actually win the Heisman? A good week on the road against Oregon State will help further his chances, but without a question will be in the front row come December in New York.

2. Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma – Outstanding year for the freshman, who has passed quarterback Jason White as the leading Sooner for the Heisman. The Sooners are 8-0 and not sure if they would still be undefeated without Adrian. Mr. Peterson has 210 attempts for 1,272 yards, while averaging 6.1 yards a carry for Coach Stoops' offense. A very important game this week on the road in College Station against the Aggies, so if he can put another great day together this will solidify his seat in New York City!

3. Alex Smith, QB, Utah – The Utes are 8-0 and headed to a BCS bowl game if they finish the season undefeated. Coach Meyer not only has done a good job with the offense, but tutoring Mr. Smith as well. Alex is having a great year completing 131 of 203 for 1,894 yards and 20 touchdowns, while keeping that all in mind this junior quarterback only has two interceptions. The Utes have Colorado State at home this week and look for the blow-out wins to continue as they have beaten every team by double digits, which is something not many teams can say this year. This kid deserves a seat in New York City -- and even maybe the National Championship game!

4. Jason White, QB, Oklahoma – Is Mr. White more valuable that his teammate Adrian Peterson? Some people think he is, but is having a tough time convincing people that the reigning Heisman winner is the Sooners' best player. Either way Jason is having an outstanding season completing 140 of 222 for 1,838 yard with 20 touchdowns, while only having three interceptions so far this year. This week the Sooners will be traveling to Texas A&M and the Aggies are looking for revenge. Look for another solid outing and the Heisman winner from last year will be in New York City!

5. Aaron Rodgers, QB, California – Coach Tedford is happy to have Aaron as his quarterback, but he struggled against the Arizona State Sun Devils last week going 15 of 29 for 165 yards and one touchdown. He is 126 of 178 for 1441 yards and 15 touchdowns, but remember he couldn't deliver a win against the Trojans and struggled last week, so its important for a great week against the Oregon Ducks or Mr. Rodgers will be fading out of the Top 5 with some hot players coming to the forefront.

Others to watch:

6. Cedric Benson, RB, Texas
7. Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn
8. J.J. Arrington, RB, California
9. Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan
10. Mike Hart, RB, Michigan
11. David Greene, QB, Georgia
12. Vernand Morency, RB, Oklahoma State

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