#11. Auburn (3-1)

  • Last Week: W 34-3 vs. Arkansas
  • Top Performer: DB Daniel Thomas (6 tackles, 1 fumble recovery)
  • This Week: Saturday vs. Southern Mississippi (4:00 p.m., SEC Network)

Special teams played a big part in the latest Tigers’ victory, featuring a kickoff return by Noah Igbinoghene and a Jordyn Peters blocked punt that set up another score.

#12. West Virginia (3-0)

  • Last Week: W 35-6 vs. Kansas State
  • Top Performer: QB Will Grier (25-35, 356 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT)
  • This Week: Saturday @ #23 Texas Tech (12:00 p.m., ESPN2)

A week after the hurricane-induced bye week, Grier got his Heisman campaign back on track after a slow start, tallying a five-touchdown game for the fifth time in his career.

#13. UCF (3-0)

  • Last Week: W 56-36 vs. Florida Atlantic
  • Top Performer: QB McKenzie Milton (21-32, 306 yards, 13 carries, 81 yards, 6 total TD)
  • This Week: Saturday vs. Pittsburgh (3:30 p.m., ESPNU)

If Milton continues this dual-threat offensive prowess, the Golden Knights might not only be able to claim the national title, but the Heisman Trophy as well.

#14. Wisconsin (3-1)

  • Last Week: W 28-17 @ Iowa
  • Top Performer: QB Alex Hornibrook (17-22, 205 yards, 3 TD)
  • This Week: Idle (Next game 10/6 vs. Nebraska)
  • The Badgers recovered from a shocking loss with a hard-fought conference win on the road, and will likely spend their off week analyzing the team they’ll potentially face in the Big Ten title game.

#15. Michigan (3-1)

  • Last Week: W 56-10 vs. Nebraska
  • Top Performer: DB Josh Metellus (3 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PD)
  • This Week: Saturday @ Northwestern (4:30 p.m., Fox)

Their opening weekend loss to Notre Dame may have caused many to write off the Wolverines, but they’ve since taken care of business against some lesser competition to reinsert themselves into the Big Ten title conversation.

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