Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel occupies the top spot in the latest Heisman Pundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Straw Poll after Kansas State fell to Baylor, 52-24.
"He beat the No. 1 team in the FBS and the No. 3 team in the FCS in consecutive weeks," said one voter. "What's next, the Cowboys?"
If Manziel hangs on, he'd be the first freshman to win the Heisman in the 78-year history of the award. All votes are due by Dec. 3.
Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein dropped to No. 3, while Notre Dame lineback Manti Te'o moved up to the No. 2 spot.
Marqise Lee fell two spots to No. 5, after USC stumbled on the road against UCLA, 38-28. Lee finished with nine receptions for 158 yards and a score, his fifth straight game of at least 100 receiving yards, and the eighth time this year.
This season, the sophomore wide receiver has 107 receptions for 1,605 yards and 14 touchdowns.
What hurts his chances more than anything, though, is the Trojans are no longer in the hunt for any BCS game.