Sean Mannion went from unloved to No. 5 with a bullet in Week 8 on USA Today's Heisman list.
The entry by Paul Myerberg of USA Today:
5. Oregon State QB Sean Mannion (Last week's ranking: Unranked)
Season stats: 229-of-334 for 2,992 yards; 29 touchdowns, three interceptions
Mannion leads the FBS in yards and touchdowns by a significant margin. The Beavers are 6-1 heading into Saturday's game against Stanford. Only one question: Why did I wait this long to rank Mannion among the top 10? (Answer: I really don't know.)
For the complete USA Today list:
Reporters from Gannett newspapers also released their first of weekly Heisman updates.
All eight players mentioned in the survey are quarterbacks. Mannion was No. 8, with one third-place vote.
Twenty-two Gannett staffers are taking part in their weekly Heisman updates this season. For their list:
OREGON STATE FACES their highest-rated opponent to date when No. 6 Stanford comes to town Saturday…