1.) CJ Brown, Maryland
CJ Brown has the Terps at 3-0, and off to one of their best offensive starts in decades. Against Connecticut, his completion percentage fell to 54%, but that’s kind of irrelevant when you rush for 122 yards and a score. Consider this: only three teams have 500 yards of offense in their first 3 games — Maryland, Cal, and Oregon.
2.) Jameis Winston, Florida State
Winston jumps Boyd because of how impressive he has been in his two starts. The freshman only has five incompletions the entire season, and his ‘Noles absolutely routed Nevada 62-7. His 234.8 passer rating is tops in the ACC.
3.) Tajh Boyd, Clemson
Boyd plays on Thursday against NC State, but Clemson had a bye in week three.
4.) Bryn Renner, North Carolina
Bye week for Bryn Renner, but a huge game coming up against Georgia Tech on Saturday.
5.) Vad Lee, Georgia Tech
I’m not entirely certain Vad Lee is a quarteback, but darned if he isn’t an effective lead man in GTs offense. Lee threw for a career high four touchdowns and ran for 76 yards and a score in a 38-14 win over Duke. Against UNC, he may do the same.
6.) Tanner Price, Wake Forest
Price’s team is an absolute mess, so we’re starting to see signs that he may just start padding his stats as the season progresses. Price threw a whopping 47 times for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns against Louisiana-Monroe in a loss. Expect more of this.
7.) Stephen Morris, Miami
Bye week, but expect an offensive explosion against Savannah State on Saturday.
8.) Chase Rettig, Boston College
A lot of bye week quarterbacks are being ranked higher than Rettig, but make no mistake: he didn’t do anything last week either. Boston College got destroyed by USC 35-7, and that’s mostly because Rettig had one of the worst games of his career: 83 yards passing, 45.8% completion rate, no TDs. Won’t get any easier against Florida State next week.
9.) Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
Not even comfortable putting Thomas this high. It’s hard to throw almost 50 times and not eclipse the 300-yard mark, but Thomas managed it. Still, it was his best game of the season in a 15-10 win over East Carolina, and he now has three TDs in two games. Next week against Marshall may be a confidence builder.
10.) Terrel Hunt, Syracuse
Hunt beat up on a pretty poor Wagner team, notching three TDs and 265 yards in limited play. Still, you’re kind of supposed to do that. Was it a fluke? or will be perform just as well against Tulane on Saturday?