Greg Cote

Hurricanes QB Rosier makes his move in new State Offensive Player of Year rankings

Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier has climbed to second place in the latest State Offensive Player of the Year rankings in college football.
Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier has climbed to second place in the latest State Offensive Player of the Year rankings in college football. Al Diaz-Miami Herald

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosiers' 216-point game at North Carolina (second-best among state FBS schools this past weekend) lifted him one spot into second place, now narrowly trailing only UCF's McKenzie Milton, in the race for the Herald's 2017 State Offensive Player of the Year award -- the "state Heisman."

Running back Devin Singletary's 279-point game for FAU, a statewide season high, solidified his hold on fourth place.

Our weekly rankings measure the most productive quarterbacks, running backs and receivers from the state's seven top-tier FBS teams: Miami, Florida, Florida State, FIU, FAU, UCF and South Florida. The rankings are cumulative but based weekly on average points per game: Total points divided by number of games a player's team has played. This keeps the comparison even because not all teams have played the same number of games at the same time. Our simple formula awards a half-point for every passing yard and one point for every rushing or receiving yard, with six points for every TD scored or thrown.

SOPY Top 10 entering Week 10:

RK LW Player, School-Pos. Average / Total (Games)

1 1 McKenzie Milton-UCF qb 196.93 / 1,378.5 (7)

2 3 Malik Rosier-Miami qb 194.36 / 1,360.5 (7)

3 2 Quinton Flowers-SoFla qb 191.38 / 1,531 (8)

4 4 Devin Singletary, FAU-rb 158.88 / 1,271 (8)

5 5 Alex McGough-FIU qb 132.93 / 930.5 (7)

6 6 Thomas Owens-FIU rec 111.64 / 781.5 (7)

7 7 Travis Homer-Miami rb 103.71 / 726 (7)

8 9 Darius Tice-SoFla rb 98.13 / 785 (8)

9 8 Cam Akers-FSU rb 97.50 / 682.5 (7)

10 -- D'Ernest Johnson-SoFla rb 90.13 / 721 (8)

Bubble: Marquez Valdes-Scantling-SoFla rec, 88.38. Other team leader: Malik Davis-Florida rb, 85.14. Week 9 best: Singletary-FAU rb, 279 points. Season best: Singletary-FAU rb, 279 points (W9).

Cote's State of the State rankings: 1. Miami (7-0); 2. UCF (7-0); 3. South Florida (7-1); 4. Florida (3-4); 5. Florida State (2-5); 6. FIU (5-2); 7. FAU (5-3).

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