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Week 8 Rankings

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wide Receivers

1. Sammy Watkins — Clemson vs. North Carolina. Watkins holds 11 school records and currently leads all freshmen nationally in receiving yards per game, all-purpose yards, and touchdown receptions. Clemson’s offense is built entirely on QB Tajh Boyd’s ability feed him 10-15 touches, where he’s repeatedly come through this season for the Tigers.



2. Ryan Broyles — Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech. Broyles has three games of 100-plus yards and double-digit receptions this season, including 13 catches for 217 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 47-17 win over Kansas. With a first half lines of 60/815/9 he’s capable of high-end production on a regular basis…the Red Raiders allow an average of 406.7 total yards and 29.5 points per game on defense.



3. Jordan White — Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan. In addition to having a plus matchup, White is the focal point of the No. 19 rated WMU passing attack, where he’s accounted for 47 percent of the team’s total yardage…Eastern Michigan allows an average of 1.9 touchdowns per game to opposing wideouts and ranks ninth in the MAC in pass defense…White currently places first nationally in receptions (67), and Top Five in receiving yards (803) and scoring (7).



4. Stedman Bailey  — West Virginia at Syracuse. Coming off Offensive Player of the Week honors, Bailey ranks first in the Big East in receiving (634 yards), qualified YPC (18.6), and touchdowns (5). As the go-guy in Dana Holgorsen’s system, he’s capable of WR1 status on a weekly basis…Syracuse is allowing 26.7 points per game and an average of 334.1 total yards…the Mountaineers rank fourth nationally in passing offense (380.5) and 13th in points scored (40.8 ppg).



5. Keenan Allen  — California vs. Utah. Allen leads the NCAA in receiving yards per game (138.0) and ranks third nationally in total yards (830). Playing opposite WR Marvin Jones, the sophomore is putting together an All-Conference type season, highlighted by five 100 yard efforts in each of his last six games. The Golden Bears run a pass-balanced pro-style offense with a 55:45 Pass-to-Run ratio…Utah is allowing 12 passing touchdowns in their first six games and ranks second in the Pac-12 in points allowed.




Mid-to-Low End options

Robert Woods  — USC at Notre Dame

Chris Givens — Wake Forest at Duke

Michael Floyd — Notre Dame vs. USC

Conner Vernon — Duke vs. Wake Forest

Josh Boyce — TCU vs. New Mexico

Tyler Shoemaker — Boise State vs. Air Force

Justin Blackmon — Oklahoma State at Missouri

Ryan Swope — Texas A&M at Iowa State

A.J. Jenkins — Illinois at Purdue

Kelvin Bolden — Southern Mississippi at SMU

Lance Lewis — East Carolina at Navy

Darius Reynolds — Iowa State vs. Texas A&M

Tavon Austin — West Virginia at Syracuse

Patrick Edwards — Houston vs. Marshall

Royce Pollard — Hawaii vs. New Mexico State

LaVon Brazil — Ohio at Akron

Jarrett Boykin — Virginia Tech vs. Boston College

B.J. Cunningham — Michigan State vs. Wisconsin

Markus Wheaton — Oregon State at Washington State


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