4. QB Chris Leak, Florida – Urban Meyer's in his second season at Florida. Leak's in his second season with Meyer. Expectations for 2006 will be soaring in Gainesville. If nothing else, last year proved Leak was not a perfect match for the spread-option, but he's still a terrific quarterback, who found a way to account for 3,000 yards and 26 touchdowns in last year's up-and-down season.
Cirminiello's top five is fairly predictable. It reads as follows:
The other SEC players who made Cirminiello's top 100 are:
32. Brandon Cox, QB, Auburn
43. Ken Darby, RB, Alabama
44. Arian Foster, RB, Tennessee
72. Blake Mitchell, QB, South Carolina
73. Thomas Brown, RB, Georgia
Interestingly enough, three members of the Cal team that invades Neyland Stadium for Tennessee's Sept. 2 opener made the top 100. They are running back Marshawn Lynch at No. 14, quarterback Nate Longshore at No. 58 and backup running back Justin Forsett at No. 91.
To view Cirminiello's entire list, go to collegefootballnews.com and click on the "Heisman 100" link.