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My Top 25, Heisman votes

9/24/2013

Alabama looks a little bit more vulnerable than I think most of us expected, but the Crimson Tide are still ESPN.com's favorite through four weeks, coming in at No. 1 in our power rankings. (And in mine, too)

My colleagues and I also see eye-to-eye in the early-season Heisman Trophy race, with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota holding the top spot on my ballot and on ESPN.com's Heisman Watch.

Notre Dame, meanwhile, moved up one spot to No. 22 in our power rankings. This week's opponent, Oklahoma, jumped a spot to No. 15. Colleagues Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards both have the Irish slated for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers.

Here is how I voted in this week's power rankings and in Heisman Watch. (Of note: I do not have a vote in the Associated Press poll nor a vote for the Heisman Trophy.)

Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Clemson

4. LSU

5. Ohio State

6. Florida State

7. Stanford

8. Louisville

9. Texas A&M

10. Georgia

11. Oklahoma State

12. South Carolina

13. Northwestern

14. Miami

15. Michigan

16. Ole Miss

17. Washington

18. UCLA

19. Baylor

20. Oklahoma

21. Notre Dame

22. Georgia Tech

23. Fresno State

24. Maryland

25. Arizona

Heisman Watch

1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

2. Tajh Boyd, Clemson

3. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

4. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

5. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin