1st Annual Climb the Ladder MVP I implemented this in Coast 2 Coast (stealing the idea from Southern Exposure) and thought I'd do it here as well. The thought is this, the Heisman is a sham, with the CPU never picking the true best player. This award will be voted on by the owners of this league, and will therefore take into account overall stats, performance in big (ie - user) games, impact on their team, etc. The player can be an offensive or defensive player, there is no bias. After the end of the regular season, every owner will have a first (5 pts), second (3 pts) and third place (1 pt) vote for the award. I will volunteer to tally the points and the winner will be announced prior to the national title game. I'll update this tonight once I have a chance to peruse the early season stats and I will put up a leaderboard with the top players from each team. MVP Candidates - Early 2010 (stats through week 9) Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Name Team Position Year Key Stats Comments Darrell Scott Colorado HB Junior 205 carries, 858 yards, 15 TD The workhorse of the Colorado attack, averaging over 100 yards/game. Ran for 177 yards and 3 TD against Wazzou. Was injured for bulk of game vs Syracuse. Adam Robinson Iowa HB RS Soph 121 carries, 592 yards, 9 TD Averaging 99 yards per game, but has missed significant time this season. Chase Lewis Maryland QB Freshman 856 yards/8 TD/5 INT passing, 1,122 yards/22 TD rushing What can you say? Leads the NCAA in rushing, developing as a passer, and is now the starter for the starter for the undefeated defending national champs. He also leads the Heisman talk. Went for 151 yards rushing and a TD vs South Carolina. Had 259 combined yards and 4 TD in win vs Stanford. Deleon Eskridge Minnesota HB Junior 222 carries, 1,105 yards, 14 TD's Every week, he's putting up big numbers. 2nd in the NCAA in rushing behind Chase Lewis. Pounded Miss St for 226 yards and 2 TD. Had 90 yards and a TD in close loss to USF. Deon Searcy North Carolina SS Senior 77 Tackles, 31 TFL, 5 Sacks, 2 INT, 1 TD Leader of a tough Tar Heel defense. Leads team in tackles and TFL (leads NCAA at 31) and is second in sacks. Had 7 tackles and a sack in shutout win vs Syracuse. Had 12 tackles and 7 TFL in win vs USF. Enrique Davis Ole Miss HB Junior 216 carries, 1,036 yards, 9 TD Carrying the load for a struggling passing game on a team that lost a ton of talent after 2009. Tori Gurley South Carolina WR RS Soph 37 catches, 820 yards, 5 TD Deep threat for the Gamecocks, averaging 22 yards/catch. Caught 4 passes for 150 yards in loss vs Maryland. Jeremy Stewart Stanford HB RS Junior 132 carries, 673 yards, 2 TD Taking over admirably for 2009 Doak Walker award winner Gerhart. Gained 107 yards and scored TD in close loss at A&M. Gained 60 yards in loss to Maryland. Mike Williams Syracuse WR RS Senior 33 catches, 620 yards, 3 TD Leading receiver on injury plagued team. Had 299 yards and 2 TD vs Buffs and only threw 2 passes in late relief in loss to UNC. Jerrod Johnson Texas A&M QB RS Senior 196.4 QB rating (leads NCAA), 1,594 yards/17 TD passing, 316 yards/7 TD rushing Has become the true team leader in the past 4 games, putting up big numbers as opponents load up on C. Michael. BJ Daniels USF QB RS Soph 1,811 yards passing, 15 TD Young gun driving the Bulls. Threw for 261 yards and 2 TD in win vs Minnesota. Marshall Lobbestael Wash St QB RS Junior 2,043 yards passing, 8 TD The Cougars need less turnovers from their offensive leader. Threw for 332 yards and 3 TD vs Colorado. Discuss amongst yourselves.