1.       Johnny Manziel  - Texas A&M – FR – (10-2) 6-1, 200lbs
68.3%, 3,419 yards, 24 TDs, 8 INTs, 155.9 rating, 1,181 yards, 19 TDs
“Johnny Football” has made big play after big play this season en route to breaking Cam Newton’s single season SEC total offense record and becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. In addition to the Heisman, the freshman sensation also hauled in the Davey O’Brien Award (best quarterback) and AP All-American honors (as well as from six other organizations). Manziel has been an unstoppable force this year and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon.

2.       Collin Klein – Kansas State – SR – (11-1) 6-5, 226lbs
66.2%, 2,490 yards, 15 TDs, 7 INTs, 156.1 rating, 890 rush yards, 22 TDs
Klein is the face of Kansas State’s emergence as a national title contender the past two seasons. The Wildcats nearly made it to the Promised Land this season thanks in large part to Klein, who currently has the second-most rushing touchdowns in the country and was named the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Year. He also nabbed second team AP All-American status and was the recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (outstanding senior quarterback).

3.      
AJ McCarron – Alabama – JR – (12-1) 6-4, 210lbs
66.8%, 2,669 yards, 26 TDs, 3 INTs, 173.1 rating, rush TD
McCarron is a remarkably efficient passer, tossing 26 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the nation’s toughest conference. In fact, McCarron currently holds the FBS’ highest quarterback rating with an impressive 173.1. He was rewarded well for posting his stellar numbers, garnering third team AP All-American recognition. He definitely gets the matchup nod in the national title game.

4.      
Marcus Mariota – Oregon – FR – (11-1) 6-4, 196lbs
69.9%, 2,511 yards, 30 TDs, 6 INTs, 165.4 rating, 690 rush yards, 4 TDs
With Darron Thomas’ decision to forego his senior season, there was a big question mark at quarterback coming into the 2012 season for the Ducks. When Mariota took the field, there were no more questions. The PAC-12’s Freshman Player of the Year and first team All-PAC-12 performer has been phenomenal. He currently boasts the nation’s fifth-best passer rating and the fourth-best completion percentage. His 690 yards and four touchdowns on the ground are also a testament to Mariota being a legitimate dual threat.

5.      
Tajh Boyd – Clemson – JR – (10-2) 6-1, 225lbs
66.6%, 3,550 yards, 34 TDs, 13 INTs, 168.5 rating, 492 rush yards, 9 TDS
Boyd was named the ACC’s Player of the Year and certainly has put together the body of work to merit the honor. In addition to compiling the country’s fourth-best quarterback rating, Boyd racked up 34 touchdown passes and nine more on the ground. His play caught the attention of the American Football Coaches Association, who named him to their All-American team.

6.      
Geno Smith – West Virginia – SR – (7-5) 6-3, 214lbs
71.4% 4,004 yards, 40 TDs, 6 INTs, 164.6 rating, 155 rush yards, 2 TDs
When the NFL Draft rolls around, Smith could very well be the first quarterback off the board. This prolific passer leads the nation in passing touchdowns (40), is second in completion percentage (71.4) and fourth in passing yards (4,004). West Virginia’s first season in the Big 12 has been up-and-down, but Smith’s play hasn’t. He holds a 156.1 rating against conference opponents and an even higher 180.1 rating against AP-ranked teams (17 TDs, 4 INTs, 72.5%).

7.      
Matt Barkley – USC – SR – (7-5) 6-2, 230lbs
63.6%, 3,273 yards, 36 TDs, 15 INTs, 157.6 rating
It’s been a disappointing year for USC, a team that many thought would be in the running for a national title. Barkley hasn’t been at his best either, but he has still been pretty damn good and is currently tied for fourth in passing yards (3,273) in the country. He has also thrown for 36 touchdowns and holds a 157.6 passer rating on the year. His 15 interceptions are concerning, but you can’t doubt his talent.

8.      
EJ Manuel – Florida State – SR – (11-2) 6-5, 240lbs
67.9%, 3,101 yards, 22 TDs, 10 INTs, 157.6 rating, 284 rush yards, 3 TDs
Manuel has been banged up at times this season, but he has been a star performer throughout it. He has been accurate as a passer and effective as a runner, earning him second team All-ACC honors in the process. He has thrown just one touchdown compared to four interceptions in his last two games, but I expect a long break to help him return to form.

9.       Landry Jones – Oklahoma – SR – (10-2) 6-4, 218lbs
65.5%, 3,989 yards, 29 TDs, 10 INTs, 146.5 rating
Jones was expected to be a highly-desired NFL Draft pick last season, but turned in a disappointing year and decided to return to Norman. That decision seems to have paid off, as he looks to be back on top of his game. The senior has passed for the fifth-most passing yards so far this season (3,989). Though he hasn’t received the same kind of draft attention he got after his sophomore season, Jones is a top-tier college quarterback.

10.  
Jordan Lynch – Northern Illinois – JR – (12-1) 6-0, 216lbs
62.9%, 2,962 yards, 24 TDs, 5 INTs, 153.0 rating, 1,771 rush yards, 19 TDs
Sure, Northern Illinois plays in the MAC, a long ways off from the talent of conferences like the SEC, but that’s what makes the Huskies’ BCS bowl berth all the more impressive. Lynch has been integral in the team’s success this season. The nation’s No. 1 rusher, he has also produced the third-most yards of total offense in the country. As a result, Lynch was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the AP All-American second team as an all-purpose player.

11.  
Nick Florence – Baylor – SR – (7-5) 6-1, 205lbs
61.2%, 4,121 yards, 31 TDs, 13 INTs, 154.9 rating, 531 rush yards, 9 TDS
The successor to Baylor’s first Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, Florence had impossible shoes to fill coming into 2012. However, he has come a lot closer to doing so than many would have thought. Florence’s numbers this season are ridiculous. He has piled up the most yards of total offense in the nation this season, as well as the third-most passing yards (4,121 yards). He will be a tough matchup for the UCLA defense.

12.  
Brett Hundley – UCLA – FR – (9-4) 6-3, 223lbs
68.2%, 3,411 yards, 26 TDs, 11 INTs, 150.1 rating, 365 rush yards, 9 TDs
Hundley has helped the Bruins become relevant again in the PAC-12, leading them to the conference’s title game against Stanford as a freshman. He has completed less than 60 percent of his passes in a game just once this season. Not only has he been a great passer, but Hundley has been crafty runner as well, finding the end zone nine times on the ground. He carries an impressive 150.1 rating into UCLA’s bowl matchup with Baylor.

13.  
Matt Scott – Arizona – SR – (7-5) 6-3, 197lbs
60.4%, 3,238 yards, 24 TDs, 12 INTs, 132.8 rating, 485 rush yards, 5 TDs
Scott emerged as a star for the Wildcats this season, leading the team past teams like Oklahoma State and USC and coming close to doing the same against Stanford in overtime. He even earned second team All-PAC-12 honors over guys like Barkley and Hundley. The best part about Scott’s game is that he can hurt you with both his arm and his legs. Not only has he passed for over 3,000 yards, but he has also run for nearly 500.

14.  
Aaron Murray – Georgia – JR – (11-2) 6-1, 210lbs
65.4%, 3,466 yards, 31 TDs, 8 INTs, 172.4 rating, 3 rush TDs
Another highly-efficient passer out of the SEC, Murray currently boasts the second-highest quarterback rating in the country with 172.4. The junior has thrown for 31 touchdowns compared to just eight interceptions this season. However, what knocks Murray much lower down this list than what his impressive statistics may otherwise indicate is his play against better competition.  Against AP-ranked teams, Murray has thrown just two touchdowns, but five interceptions and has completed a meager 46.6 percent of his passes (92.7 rating).

15.  
Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville – SO – (10-2) 6-3, 218lbs
69%, 3,452 yards, 25 TDs, 7 INTs, 161.6 rating, rush TD
Bridgewater has followed up an impressive freshman season with an even better sophomore campaign, leading the Cardinals to a Big East championship. His 25-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio and outstanding 161.6 passer rating landed him the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year award. However, Bridgewater faces his first big test of the season in Florida, so it will be interesting to see if he can keep competing at this level.

16.  
Ryan Nassib – Syracuse – SR – (7-5) 6-2, 229lbs
63.2%, 3,619 yards, 24 TDs, 9 INTs, 144.7 rating, 129 rush yards, 2 TDs
Notes: Pro Football Weekly All-American, second team All-Big East.

17.  
Derek Carr – Fresno State – JR – (9-3) 6-3, 210lbs
68.1%, 3,742 yards, 36 TDs, 5 INTs, 160.6 rating, 42 rush yards
Notes: David Carr’s little brother, Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, tied for fourth in nation in passing touchdowns.

18.  
Cody Fajardo – Nevada – SO – (7-5) 6-2, 205lbs
66.7%, 2,530 yards, 17 TDs, 7 INTs, 142.4 rating, 981 rush yards, 11 TDs
Notes: Second team All-Mountain West.

19.  
Kevin Hogan – Stanford – FR – (11-2) 6-4, 224lbs
72.9%, 973 yards, 9 TDs, 3 INTs, 152.2 rating, 209 rush yards, 2 TDs
Notes: Has not lost a game as a starter (5-0) this season.

20.  
David Fales – San Jose State – JR – (10-2) 6-3, 220lbs
72.1 %, 3,798 yards, 31 TDs, 9 INTs, 170.9 rating
Notes: Holds FBS’ highest completion percentage, third-best passer rating, and named second team All-WAC.

21.  
David Ash – Texas – SO – (8-4) 6-3, 223lbs
67.7%, 2,458 yards, 17 TDs, 7 INTs, 154.9 rating, 119 rush yards, TD
Or
Case McCoy – JR – 6-2, 200lbs
71.1%, 722 yards, 6 TDs, 3 INTs, 169.0 rating
Notes: Starter not confirmed for bowl. Ash suffered rib injury Nov. 22 against TCU.

22.  
Seth Doege – Texas Tech – SR – (7-5) 6-1, 197lbs
70.4%, 3,934 yards, 38 TDs, 14 INTs, 156.6 rating, 39 rush yards, TD
Notes: Is second in the nation in passing touchdowns and third in completion percentage.

23.  
Connor Shaw – South Carolina – JR – (10-2) 6-1, 207lbs
67.3%, 1,732 yards, 15 TDs, 7 INTs, 156.9 rating, 339 rush yards, 3 TDs
Notes: Third-best passer rating (156.9) and yards per attempt (8.6) in SEC.

24.  
Tyler Russell – Mississippi State – JR – (8-4) 6-4, 220lbs
59.8%, 2,791 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 140.5 rating, 2 rush TDs
Notes: Has completed 71.4% of passes on fourth down, but just 50.5% on third down.

25.  
Everett Golson – Notre Dame – SO – (12-0) 6-1, 185lbs
58.9%, 2,135 yards, 11 TDs, 5 INTs, 131.8 rating, 305 rush yards, 5 TDs
Notes: At the helm of only undefeated team in FBS and compiled 144.5 passer rating in month of November.

26.  
Chuckie Keeton – Utah State – SO – (10-2) 6-1, 200lbs
67.6%, 3,144 yards, 27 TDs, 9 INTs, 156.7 rating, 527 yards, 7 TDs
Notes: First team All-WAC.

27.  
Mike Glennon – NC State – SR – (7-5) 6-6, 232lbs
57.7%, 3,648 yards, 30 TDs, 14 INTs, 131.6 rating, 2 rush TDs
Notes: 7-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio, 130.8 rating against AP-ranked teams.

28.  
Taylor Martinez – Nebraska – JR – (10-3) 6-1, 200lbs
62.2%, 2,667 yards, 21 TDs, 10 INTs, 142.3 rating, 973 rush yards, 10 TDs
Notes: First team All-Big Ten.

29.  
Denard Robinson – Michigan – SR – (8-4) 6-0, 197lbs
53.6%, 1,319 yards, 9 TDs, 9 INTs, 127.4 rating, 1,166 rush yards, 7 TDs
And
Devin Gardner – JR – 6-4, 230lbs
63.3%, 1,005 yards, 8 TDs, 4 INTs, 177.6 rating, 7 rush TDs
Notes: Robinson – fifth-most rushing yards in Big Ten. Gardner – Holds 177.6 passer rating.

30.  
Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State – SR – (9-3) 6-1, 205lbs
67.8%, 3,129 yards, 23 TDs, 4 INTs, 155.8 rating, 443 rush yards, 6 TDs
Notes: Sun Belt Player of the Year.

31.  
Taylor Kelly – Arizona Sate – SO – (7-5) 6-1, 203lbs
65.9%, 2,772 yards, 25 TDs, 9 INTs, 153.3 rating, 435 rush yards
Notes: Holds just 94.6 quarterback rating against AP-ranked teams this season.

32.  
Sean Renfree – Duke – SR – (6-6) 6-5, 225lbs
66.3%, 2,755 yards, 18 TDs, 8 INTs, 136.4 rating, rush TD
Note: Threw longest touchdown pass of the season (99 yards).

33.  
Blake Bortles – UCF – SO – (9-4) 6-4, 221lbs
62.6%, 2,787 yards, 22 TDs, 7 INTs, 142.5 rating, 205 rush yards, 7 TDs
Notes: Second team All-C-USA.

34.  
Kolton Browning – UL-Monroe – JR – (8-4) 6-1, 198lbs
64.8%, 2,830 yards, 27 TDs, 7 INTs, 145.2 rating, 441 rush yards, 7 TDs
Notes: Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year.

35.  
Jeff Driskel – Florida – SO – (11-1) 6-4, 237lbs
64.8%, 1,471 yards, 11 TDs, 3 INTs, 136.0 rating, 404 rush yards, 4 TDs
Notes: 7-2  touchdown-to-interception ratio, 144.7 passer rating against AP-ranked teams.

36.  
Joe Southwick – Boise State – JR – (10-2) 6-1, 187lbs
66.7%, 2,466 yards, 17 TDs, 7 INTs, 141.5 rating, 82 rush yards
Notes: Tied for third in Mountain West in passing touchdowns.

37.  
Terrance Broadway – UL-Lafayette – SO – (8-4) 6-2, 205lbs
65.4%, 2,526 yards, 16 TDs, 8 INTs, 153.4 rating, 661 rush yards, 8 TDs
Notes: Second in Sun Belt with 153.4 passer rating.

38.  
Shane Carden – ECU – SO – (8-4) 6-2, 216lbs
66.8%, 2,838 yards, 21 TDs, 9 INTs, 144.9 rating, 73 rush yards, 8 TDs
Notes: Second in C-USA with 144.9 quarterback rating.

39.  
Jordan Rodgers – Vanderbilt – SR – (8-4) 6-1, 212lbs
59.5%, 2,431 yards, 13 TDs, 5 INTs, 140.2 rating, 65 rush yards, TD
Notes: Aaron Rodgers’ young brother, has led Vanderbilt to six straight wins after starting season 2-4.

40.  
Tino Sunseri – Pittsburgh – SR – (6-6) 6-2, 215lbs
66.5%, 3,103 yards, 19 TDs, 2 INTs, 154.9 rating, rush TD
Notes: Second-best quarterback rating in Big East, led Panthers in near-upset of No. 1 Notre Dame (29-26 3OT).

41.  
Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech – JR – (6-6) 6-6, 260lbs
52.6%, 2,783 yards, 17 TDs, 14 INTs, 119.7 rating, 528 rush yards, 9 TDs
Notes: Coming off worst month (November) of play of season: four touchdowns, four interceptions, 106.0 rating.

42.  
Sam B. Richardson – Iowa State – FR – (6-6) 6-2, 204lbs
62.1%, 412 yards, 7 TDs, 161.6 rating, 187 rush yards, TD
Notes: Third different quarterback to start for Cyclones, has passed for seven touchdowns and no interceptions in two starts.

43.  
Sean Mannion – Oregon State – SO – (9-3) 6-5, 212lbs
64.7%, 2,446 yards, 15 TDs, 13 INTs, 138.8 rating
Notes: Has thrown four touchdowns and five interceptions in games against AP-ranked teams.

44.  
Adam Dingwell – San Diego State – SO – (9-3) 6-4, 210lbs
61.7%, 795 yards, 8 TDs, 4 INTs, 135.8 rating, 96 rush yards, TD
Notes: Has not lost as a starter this season (5-0).

45.  
Gary Nova – Rutgers – SO – (9-3) 6-2, 225lbs
58.6%, 2,566 yards, 22 TDs, 15 INTs, 132.8 rating
Notes: Third in passing touchdowns in Big East.

46.  
Keith Wenning – Ball State – JR – (9-3) 6-3, 224lbs
65.5%, 2,878 yards, 22 TDs, 10 INTs, 134.6 rating, 124 rush yards, 3 TDs
Notes: Second team All-MAC.

47.  
Robert Marve – Purdue – SR – (6-6) 6-1, 212lbs
66.2%, 1,522 yards, 13 TDs, 3 INTs, 141.4 rating
Notes: Second-highest quarterback rating in Big Ten.

48.  
Keith Price – Washington – JR – (7-5) 6-1, 202lbs
61.8%, 2,486 yards, 18 TDs, 11 INTs, 124.5 rating, rush TD
Notes: 3-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio against AP-ranked teams.

49.  
Zach Mettenberger – LSU – JR – (10-2) 6-5, 222lbs
58.7%, 2,489 yards, 11 TDs, 6 INTs, 129.6 rating
Notes: Played arguably his best game this season against No. 2 Alabama: 298 yards, touchdown, 68.6 completion percentage, 149.5 passer rating.

50.  
Trevor Siemian – Northwestern – SO – (9-3) 6-3, 210lbs
58.9%, 1,192 yards, 6 TDs, 2 INTs, 117.7 rating
And
Kain Colter – Northwestern – JR – (9-3) 6-0, 190lbs
68.7%, 796 yards, 8 TDs, 2 INTs, 135.3 rating, 820 rush yards, 12 TDs
Notes: Colter coming off best passing performance of season against Illinois: three passing scores, 249.7 quarterback rating.

51.  
Terrance Owens – Toledo – JR – (9-3) 6-4, 195lbs
62.8%, 2,677 yards, 14 TDs, 8 INTs, 139.4 rating, 381 rush yards, 5 TDS
Notes: Second-best passer rating in MAC.

52.  
Tyler Tettleton – Ohio – JR – (8-4) 6-0, 200lbs
62%, 2,513 yards, 16 TDs, 3 INTs, 136.8 rating, 210 rush yards, 4 TDs
Notes: Team has lost three straight games.

53.  
Clint Chelf – Oklahoma State – JR – (7-5) 6-1, 205lbs
58.3%, 1,391 yards, 12 TDs, 6 INTs, 140.8 rating, 154 rush yards
Notes: Wes Lunt may return for bowl game. Chelf 3-2 as starter.

54.  
Tevin Washington – Georgia Tech – SR – (6-7) 6-0, 205lbs
56.3%, 1,173 yards, 7 TDs, 4 INTs, 145.0 rating, 638 rush yards, 19 TDs
Notes: Leads ACC in rushing touchdowns.

55.  
Taylor McHargue – Rice – JR – (6-6) 6-1, 210lbs
59.3%, 2,178 yards, 11 TDs, 5 INTs, 125.3 rating, 628 rush yards, 11 TDs
Notes: Has led team to four straight wins after Owls started season 2-6.

56.  
Bo Wallace – Mississippi – SO – (6-6) 6-5, 210lbs
63.4%, 2,843 yards, 19 TDs, 15 INTs, 144.2 rating, 363 rush yards, 8 TDs
Notes: Coming off of five touchdown performance against Mississippi State (won 41-24).

57.  
Kawaun Jakes – Western Kentucky – SR – (7-5) 6-3, 194 lbs
64.6%, 2,289 yards, 21 TDs, 11 INTs, 147.8 rating, 57 rush yards 2 TDs
Notes: Has led Western Kentucky to first-ever bowl game.

58.  
Ryan Radcliff – Central Michigan – SR – (6-6) 6-3, 215lbs
59%, 2,905 yards, 20 TDs, 9 INTs, 136.2 rating
Notes: Has fourth-most passing yards in MAC.

59.  
Connor Dietz – Air Force – SR – (6-6) 6-1, 195lbs
62%, 1,127 yards, 8 TDs, 3 INTs, 168.6 rating, 658 rush yards, 5 TDs
Notes: Holds 187.7 passer rating and 72.7 completion percentage on second down this season. Though, almost half of pass attempts have been on first down (180.5 rating).

60.  
Cody Green – Tulsa – JR – (10-3) 6-4, 247lbs
54.8%, 2,499 yards, 17 TDs, 10 INTs, 116.9 rating, 225 rush yards, 3 TDs
Notes: Former Cornhusker, led Golden Hurricane to C-USA title.

61.  
Keenan Reynolds – Navy – FR – (8-4) 5-9, 170lbs
57.7%, 884 yards, 8 TDs, INT, 159.4 rating, 628 rush yards, 10 TDs
Notes: Guided team to Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, hasn’t thrown interception in last four games and has thrown just one on the year.

62.  
Curt Phillips – Wisconsin – SR – (8-5) 6-3, 225lbs
55.4%, 457 yards, 4 TDs, INT, 131.7 rating
Notes: Guided team in Big Ten title game win over Nebraska. Has torn ACL three times in right knee. Joel Stave could return for Rose Bowl.

63.  
Trevone Boykin – TCU – FR – (7-5) 6-2, 215lbs
58.6%, 1,853 yards, 15 TDs, 9 INTs, 129.7 rating, 380 rush yards, 3 TDs
Notes: 8-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio against AP-ranked teams.

64.  
Brendon Kay – Cincinnati – SR – (9-3) 6-4, 233lbs
61.9%, 966 yards, 6 TDs, 2 INTs, 147.7 rating, 230 rush yards, 2 TDs
Note: 3-1 as Bearcats’ starter this season.

65.  
Andrew Maxwell – Michigan State – JR – (6-6) 6-3, 212lbs
52.9%, 2,578 yards, 13 TDs, 9 INTs, 108.9 rating
Notes: Has thrown for fourth-most passing yards in Big Ten.

66.  
Riley Nelson – BYU – SR – (7-5) 6-1, 199lbs
59.2%, 2,011 yards, 13 TDs, 12 INTs, 120.5 rating, 183 rush yards, TD
Note: Nursing rib injury, but expected to play in bowl. Three touchdowns against eight interceptions against AP-ranked teams.

67.  
Spencer Keith – Kent State – SR – (11-2) 6-3, 221lbs
55.3%, 1,864 yards, 12 TDs, 9 INTs, 114.7 rating, 180 rush yards, 5 TDs
Notes: Has thrown six interceptions compared to four touchdowns in the last four games.

68.  
Matt Schilz – Bowling Green – JR – (8-4) 6-2, 210lbs
56.1%, 2,426 yards, 14 TDs, 12 INTs, 115.9 rating, rush TD
Notes: Has thrown six interceptions in last two games compared to four touchdowns.

69.  
Garrett Gilbert – SMU – JR – (6-6) 6-4, 210lbs
53.1 %, 2,720 yards, 14 TDs, 13 INTs, 105.2 rating, 248 rush yards, 7 TDs
Notes: Former Longhorn, has thrown five interceptions against one touchdown against AP-ranked teams.

70.  
Philip Nelson – Minnesota – FR – (6-6) 6-2, 225lbs
50%, 735 yards, 6 TDs, 7 INTs, 99.7 rating, 158 rush yards
Notes: Of players on this list, is only with more interceptions than touchdowns, has worst passer rating and worst completion percentage.