Our panel appears to have left their hearts -- and their votes -- in San Francisco, putting three players from the never-say-die Giants in this week's top 10. No Giant came up bigger than Marco Scutaro, whose 10-game hit streak powered comebacks against the Reds and the Cardinals, and led San Francisco to the World Series for the second time in three seasons.
Scutaro is joined in the top 10 by a pair of Giants hurlers, Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong. But Scutaro's timely heroics were enough to land him the top spot, ahead of Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein. Against West Virginia and presumed Heisman front-runner Geno Smith, Klein threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns, and added another four scores on the ground, making the case that he should be the one accepting the trophy in New York in December.
That's how our panel ranked them, but do you agree? Let your voice be heard in the comments, and if you impress the panel, you could be chosen as a guest ranker for next week.
2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman.
The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events that fall in that time span.