Quincy Carter, QB, Georgia
The 6'3", 225-pound Carter, who spent the past two years as an outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization, has completed 66.1% of his passes for 639 yards and four touchdowns for the 3-0 Bulldogs.
Robert Cromartie, DB, Florida
Filling in as a starter for the injured Tony George, the 5'9", 175-pound Cromartie broke up two passes and never got burned in last Saturday's 51-35 win over Kentucky.
Ronald Curry, QB, North Carolina
A bright spot for the 1-2 Tar Heels, Curry has thrown for 534 yards and three touchdowns since stepping in for an injured Oscar Davenport in Week I, He leads the team in rushing, with 169 yards.
Justin Fargas, RB, Michigan
The 6'1", 185-pound Fargas doesn't have jaw-dropping numbers (62 yards on 14 carries), but he may be the Wolverines' most versatile back; he sees time in the backfield, returns kickoffs and serves on punt and kick coverage teams.
Rausell Harvey, RB, Illinois
With 366 yards and four touchdowns in three games, the 5'9", 170-pound Harvey has been a more-than-adequate replacement for the departed Robert Holcombe, the Illini's alltime leading rusher.
Todd Heap, TE, Arizona State
Sun Devils coach Bruce Snyder calls the 6'5", 220-pound Heap a "retriever" because of his sure hands and says he may already be the best tight end in Sun Devils history. Heap's only reception went for a touchdown.
Kahlil Hill, WR-KR, Iowa
Hill has become just as dangerous as former Hawkeyes All-America Tim Dwight. He is tied for the team lead in scoring, leads Iowa in receiving yards and has returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns.
David Johnson, SS, Kentucky
The 6-foot, 185-pound Johnson is tied for the Wildcats' lead in tackles, with 26, and has returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Justin Smith, DE. Missouri
One of the Tigers' best defensive players, the 6'5", 255-pound Smith has 17 tackles.
Anthony Weaver, DE, Notre Dame
Forced into a starting role because of injuries, the 6'3", 250-pound Weaver has been the Irish's most consistent defensive lineman.