Michael Dyer rolls to No. 1

Updated: January 17, 2011, 11:54 PM ET
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Who would have thought Michael Dyer -- or anyone, for that matter -- would outshine Cam Newton in the BCS National Championship Game? Anyone? With an impressive 37-yard run that had him rolling over a defender to stay on his feet, Dyer locked up the national title for Auburn and claimed the offensive MVP award. Because of this, he rushes to the top of our panel's rankings this week, past Marshawn Lynch and his earth-shattering run, past James Starks and his game-changing performance, and past Matt Hasselbeck and his four touchdowns.

But ESPN's Facebook faithful didn't exactly see it that way, giving the No. 1 nod to Marshawn Lynch and showing some unexpected love for a defensive lineman -- Auburn's fairly unblockable Nick Fairley.

Do you agree with the panel's decision to put three running backs at the top three spots this week? Did Fairley get the ol' Cross-Sport snub? Sound off below!

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