Greg Cote

Hurricanes’ rise lifts RB Travis Homer in State Offensive Player of Year rankings

Canes running back Travis Homer, shown in action vs. Toledo earlier this season, keeps climbing in Herald’s State Offensive Player of the Year rankings.
Canes running back Travis Homer, shown in action vs. Toledo earlier this season, keeps climbing in Herald’s State Offensive Player of the Year rankings. Charles Trainor Jr.-Miami Herald

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier maintains third place but loses ground to the leaders while UM running back Travis Homer rises two spots to No. 6 in the race for the Herald's 2017 State Offensive Player of the Year award. QBs Quinton Flowers of South Florida and McKenzie Milton of UCF are in a virtual dead heat for the No. 1 spot. Our weekly rankings measure the most productive quarterbacks, running backs and receivers from the state's seven 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 12:

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

1 1 Quinton Flowers-SoFla qb 208.06 1,872.5 / 9

2 2 McKenzie Milton-UCF qb 207.33 1,866 / 9

3 3 Malik Rosier-Miami qb 188.94 1,700.5 / 9

4 4 Devin Singletary-FAU rb 167.10 1,671 / 10

5 5 Alex McGough-FIU qb 136.83 1,231.5 / 9

6 8 Travis Homer-Miami rb 113.00 1,017 / 9

7 6 Cam Akers-FSU rb 107.83 970.5 / 9

8 7 Thomas Owens-FIU rec 105.06 945.5 / 9

9 9 Marquez Valdes-Scantling-SoFla rec 96.11 865 / 9

10 -- Tre'Quan Smith-UCF rec 94.44 850 / 9

Bubble: Darius Tice-SoFla rb, 94.11. Other team leader: Feleipe Franks-Florida qb, 68.33. Week 11 best: Milton-UCF qb, 225.5 points. Season best: Flowers-SoFla qb, 341.5 points (W10).

Cote's State of the State rankings: 1. Miami (9-0); 2. UCF (9-0); 3. South Florida (8-1); 4. Florida State (3-6); 5. FAU (7-3); 6. Florida (3-6); 7. FIU (6-3).

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