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1. Caleb Williams (USC/Oklahoma) (1)

While Williams had his most pedestrian game of the season at Oregon State, he still led the Trojans to a hard-fought victory on the road. He has helped USC to an undefeated start to the season and has yet to through and interception after 122 attempts. Next is a home game against Arizona State, when he will be expected to put up big numbers.

Sep 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) runs with the football against the Stanford Cardinal during the first quarter at Stanford Stadium.

Sep 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams (13) runs with the football against the Stanford Cardinal during the first quarter at Stanford Stadium.

2. Michael Penix (Washington/Indiana) (4)

Penix only completed 60% of his passes during a win against Stanford, but once again passed for over 300 yards without throwing an interception. Currently leading FBS in passing yards, 1,388, he will lead the Huskies into their first road game of the season at UCLA on Friday night.

Sep 17, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) passes against the Michigan State Spartans during the first quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.

Sep 17, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) passes against the Michigan State Spartans during the first quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.

3. WR Charlie Jones (Purdue/Iowa) (3)

Florida Atlantic held Jones to only 59 yards, but he did have nine receptions and two touchdowns. These totals have him as the top FBS player in receptions (41) and touchdown receptions (7). Purdue next plays at a very formidable Minnesota defense on Saturday so it will be interesting to see if the Gophers can slow down his production.

Sep 1, 2022; West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Charlie Jones (15) runs with the ball in the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 1, 2022; West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Charlie Jones (15) runs with the ball in the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ross-Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

4. LB Daiyan Henley (Washington State/Nevada) (2)

Washington State suffered their first loss of the season as the defense was exposed for the first time by Oregon. Despite the team giving up 44 points to the Ducks, Henley did still finish with eight tackles and one tackle for a loss as he continued his eye-opening season.

Sep 3, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA;Idaho Vandals running back Anthony Woods (28) is stoped for a loss by Washington State Cougars linebacker Daiyan Henley (1) in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA;Idaho Vandals running back Anthony Woods (28) is stoped for a loss by Washington State Cougars linebacker Daiyan Henley (1) in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

5. QB Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma/UCF) (5)

While the Sooners suffered a surprising loss at home to Kansas State, Gabriel continued to shine with 330 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions through the air. He also had a season-high of 61 yards on the ground.

Sep 17, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA;  Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel (8) runs for a touchdown past Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Myles Farmer (8) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium.

Sep 17, 2022; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel (8) runs for a touchdown past Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Myles Farmer (8) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium.

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6. LB Ivan Pace Jr. (Cincinnati/Miami-Ohio) (NR)

Pace had excelled through his first three games with the Bearcats, but really took his game to another level on Saturday during a win versus Indiana. Finishing with 15 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks, he now leads the FBS with tackles for a loss with 11.5.

Sep 17, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. (0) reacts after a play against the Miami Redhawks in the second half at Paycor Stadium.

Sep 17, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. (0) reacts after a play against the Miami Redhawks in the second half at Paycor Stadium.

7. WR Jacob Cowing (Arizona/UTEP) (9)

Despite the loss to Cal, Cowing continued to shine with seven receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown. Already with six touchdown receptions on the season, second only to Purdue’s Charlie Jones, he has proven himself a consistent threat in the Wildcats’ offense.

Sep 3, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Jacob Cowing (2) runs with the ball while defended by San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Dallas Branch (12) during the first half at Snapdragon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Jacob Cowing (2) runs with the ball while defended by San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Dallas Branch (12) during the first half at Snapdragon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

8. LB Jacoby Windmon (Michigan State/UNLV) (6)

The Michigan State defense has been overrun the last two weeks, but Windmon did have somewhat of a bounce back performance against Minnesota with five tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one forced fumble. He needs to quickly help the Spartans’ defensive unit right the ship with the next two games being against an explosive Maryland offense and then Ohio State.

Sep 2, 2022; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Jacoby Windmon (4) sacks Western Michigan Broncos quarterback Jack Salopek (6) in the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium during their game against Western Michigan University.

Sep 2, 2022; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Jacoby Windmon (4) sacks Western Michigan Broncos quarterback Jack Salopek (6) in the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium during their game against Western Michigan University.

9. Jordan Addison (USC/Pittsburgh) (10)

Just as Caleb Williams had a pedestrian game, so did Addison with only three receptions for 42 yards. However, one of those receptions went for a touchdown which now gives him six on the season.

Sep 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) scores a touchdown as Rice Owls cornerback Sean Fresch (1) defends in the first quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Sep 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) scores a touchdown as Rice Owls cornerback Sean Fresch (1) defends in the first quarter at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

10. LB Drew Sanders (Arkansas/Alabama) (8)

While Sanders has been dominant since his transfer from Alabama, he was effectively neutralized by Texas A&M while totaling four tackles and half a sack. Next up is a home game against his former team which is sure to have him extremely motivated.

Sep 10, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Drew Sanders (42) pursues South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) during the second half at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas won 44-30.

Sep 10, 2022; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker Drew Sanders (42) pursues South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) during the second half at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas won 44-30.

Others to watch:

Jared Verse (Florida State/Albany), O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida/Louisiana), Khari Coleman (Ole Miss/TCU), RB Henry Parrish Jr. (Miami-Florida/Ole Miss), DE Lonnie Phelps (Kansas/Miami-Ohio), QB Todd Centeio (James Madison/Colorado State), WR Nikko Remigio (Fresno State/Cal), WR Antwane Wells (South Carolina), DL Levi Bell (Texas State), Eric Gentry (USC/Arizona State), Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama/Georgia Tech), RB Xazavian Valladay (Arizona State/Wyoming), WR Tory Horton (Colorado State/Nevada); WR Champ Flemings (Arkansas State/Oregon State), LB Colby Reeder (Iowa State/Delaware), QB Cameron Ward (Washington State/Incarnate Word), WR Trey Palmer (Nebraska/LSU), RB Aidan Robbins (UNLV/Louisville), Jackson Sirmon (Cal/Washington), RB Zach Evans (Ole Miss/TCU), QB John Rhys Plumlee (UCF/Ole Miss), QB Adrian Martinez (Kansas State/Nebraska), Bo Nix (Oregon/Auburn), LB Ty’Ron Hopper (Missouri/Florida), QB Austin Reed (Western Kentucky/D2 West Florida)