My Top 25, Heisman Watch ballots

Another week, another chance to re-rank the best teams and players in college football.

Alabama remained on top of both my poll and on top of ESPN.com's power rankings, but Johnny Football's performance was too good for me to ignore this week. He is No. 3 on my ballot and No. 4 on our collective Heisman Watch, which Tajh Boyd currently leads.

Meanwhile, colleagues Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards have Notre Dame slated for the same bowl and same opponent as they did last week: Mark with the Irish going to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against Boise State, Brad with them headed to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers.

Here is how I voted in this week's power rankings and Heisman Watch. (Of note: I do not have a vote in the Associated Press poll or a vote for the Heisman Trophy.)

Top 25

1. Alabama

2. Oregon

3. Clemson

4. LSU

5. Ohio State

6. FSU

7. Louisville

8. Stanford

9. Texas A&M

10. Georgia

11. Oklahoma State

12. Michigan

13. South Carolina

14. Northwestern

15. Miami

16. Ole Miss

17. Oklahoma

18. Washington

19. UCLA

20. Baylor

21. Notre Dame

22. Florida

23. Arizona State

24. Georgia Tech

25. Arizona

Heisman Watch

1) Marcus Mariota, Oregon

2) Tajh Boyd, Clemson

3) Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

4) Jameis Winston, FSU

5) Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State