Andy Dalton jumps to No. 1
New year, new Cross-Sport Power Rankings. Last year, our top-10 list was hand-picked by our all-star ESPN panel. This year, we're throwing YOU into the mix. That's right; every Monday, you will have the opportunity to log on to the ESPN Facebook page and select your own Cross-Sport list. We'll then combine your rankings with those of our ESPN panelists, and voila! -- the result will be recorded below.
But back to business: At No. 1 this week, the fans and the panel selected TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. With a 247-yard, two-touchdown performance Saturday, Dalton helped the Horned Frogs win the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, complete an undefeated season and prove TCU can play with the best of them.
Do you agree with our list this week? Let us know in the comments section below whether we got things totally right or totally wrong.
2010-11 Power Rankings: Week 36
|Little guys everywhere -- rejoice! The TCU Horned Frogs are Rose Bowl champs, thanks to a 247-yard, two-TD performance from star quarterback Dalton. Who's doubting them now?|
|Better luck next time, Virginia Tech. With a four-TD performance by Heisman runner-up Luck, Stanford routed VT and claimed the Discover Orange Bowl victory.|
|We think it's safe to say Wade has pulled his weight this week. The red-hot guard has scored 31 points or more in three of his past four games, helping extend the Heat's win streak to six.|
|You have to give a hand to TCU linebacker Carder. Had he not batted down Wisconsin's 2-point conversion, the Rose Bowl might have had a different ending. Luckily for the Horned Frogs, Carder was there, and the rest is history.|
|Is there anyone Griffin hasn't posterized this season? Anyone? The electrifying rookie started off the new year where he left off: slamming down an alley-oop.|
|Oh, snap! With a career-high 31 points, Pohlen and the Stanford Cardinal ended the UConn Huskies' historic 90-game win streak.|
|Ahmad Black is a name Penn State fans won't be forgetting anytime soon. The Florida safety's 80-yard pick-six sealed the bowl victory for the Gators and ensured Urban Meyer would end his coaching career as a winner.|
|Did someone forget to tell Foster that most fantasy football championships were played last week? Foster put up a gem of a performance Sunday, rushing for two TDs and almost 200 yards against the Jaguars.|
|The Winter Classic was supposed to be about Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Instead, it was all about Fehr. The Capitals' unlikely star put up two goals outside in the rain to take down the Penguins in prime time.|
|No, he wasn't perfect. But backup QB Whitehurst did what he had to do -- 192 yards, one TD and no picks -- to get the Seahawks past the Rams and into the playoffs. And for that, he edges his way into our top 10.|
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CROSS-SPORT POWER RANKINGS 2010
Cross-Sport Power Rankings compares the best athletes across all professional sports. Check out the rest of our individual sport power rankings.
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• CFB Power Rankings: Auburn is No. 1
• CBB Power Rankings: Duke is No. 1
• NFL Power Rankings: Patriots are No. 1
• NBA Power Rankings: Spurs are No. 1
• NHL Power Rankings: Canucks are No. 1
FACEBOOK FAN RESULTS
- 1. Andy Dalton
- 2. Blake Griffin
- 3. Tank Carder
- 4. Dwyane Wade
- 5. Arian Foster
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