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Transfer portal breakdown: On3 transfer power rankings after Week 10

On3 Staff Report11/08/22
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For the third week in a row and the sixth time this season, Bo Nix accounted for at least four touchdowns in an Oregon win, this one over Colorado. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Here is our 10th set of rankings of college football’s most impactful transfers. This considers all four-year transfers, not just those who changed teams this offseason.

First is an overall transfer ranking; following that are position-by-position breakdowns. These rankings fluctuate weekly.

Among the big movers this week:

+ Purdue WR Charlie Jones: While the Boilermakers fell 24-3 to Iowa, Jones had personal success against his former teammates. He caught 11 passes for 104 yards; it was his third consecutive 100-yard game and his third consecutive outing with double-digit receptions. Jones, who transferred from Iowa after last season, leads the Big Ten and is second nationally with 83 receptions. He also leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (944) and is second in TD receptions (nine).

+ SMU QB Tanner Mordecai: Mordecai, who transferred from Oklahoma after the 2020 season, accounted for 433 yards and 10 touchdowns as the Mustangs beat Houston 77-63 in one of the most offense-oriented games in NCAA history. The teams set a single-game record for combined points in regulation. Mordecai finished 28-of-37 for 379 yards and nine touchdowns; he also rushed for 54 yards and a score. He guided the Mustangs to 642 yards of offense (Houston had 710, and Cougars QB Clayton Tune threw seven TD passes himself.)

+ BYU WR Puka Nacua: Nacua, who transferred from Washington after the 2020 season, has emerged as a force in the past month for the Cougars. He had 14 receptions for 157 yards and two TDs, including the game-winner with 1:46 left, as BYU edged Boise State 31-28. He has 40 catches on the season and 36 have come in the past four games. His 14 receptions against the Broncos were a career-high, while the yardage total was the second-highest of his career.

+ Oregon QB Bo Nix: Nix has become a TD machine. For the third week in a row and the sixth time this season, Nix – who transferred from Auburn in the offseason – accounted for at least four touchdowns in a Ducks win. He has accounted for at least three TDs eight times. Saturday, Nix led the Ducks to an easy 49-10 victory over Colorado. He threw for 274 yards and two scores; rushed for 16 yards and two other scores; and also caught a touchdown pass as the Ducks piled up 479 yards of offense. He was 20-of-24 passing against the Buffs, the fourth consecutive game he has completed at least 77 percent of his passes. And he has guided Oregon to at least 40 points in eight consecutive games.

On to the rankings.

TOP 25 TRANSFERS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. QB Caleb Williams, USCOklahoma (left after 2021 season)
2. LB Ivan Pace Jr., CincinnatiMiami of Ohio (2021)
3. RB Chase Brown, IllinoisWestern Michigan (2018)
4. QB Hendon Hooker, TennesseeVirginia Tech (2020)
5. WR Jordan Addison, USCPitt (2021)
6. LB Drew Sanders, ArkansasAlabama (2021)
7. G Chandler Zavala, NC StateFairmont State (2020)
8. EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLAWashington (2021)
9. RB Zach Charbonnet, UCLAMichigan (2020)
10. QB Bo Nix, OregonAuburn (2021)
11. CB Mekhi Blackmon, USCColorado (2021)
12. WR Charlie Jones, PurdueIowa (2021)
13. EDGE Jeremiah Martin, WashingtonTexas A&M (2020)
14. G O’Cyrus Torrence, FloridaLouisiana (2021)
15. CB Eli Ricks, AlabamaLSU (2021)
16. TE Dalton Kincaid, UtahSan Diego (2019)
17. WR Ali Jennings, Old DominionWest Virginia (2020)
18. EDGE Lonnie Phelps, KansasMiami of Ohio (2021)
19. RB Jahmyr Gibbs, AlabamaGeorgia Tech (2021)
20. S Isheem Young, Ole MissIowa State (2021)
21. CB Dwight McGlothern, ArkansasLSU (2021)
22. RB Travis Dye, USCOregon (2021)
23. RB Khalan Laborn, MarshallFlorida State (2021)
24. QB Michael Penix Jr., WashingtonIndiana (2021)
25. WR Jacob Cowing, ArizonaUTEP (2021)

QUARTERBACKS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Caleb Williams, USCOklahoma (2021)
2. Hendon Hooker, TennesseeVirginia Tech (2020)
3. Bo Nix, OregonAuburn (2021)
4. Michael Penix Jr., WashingtonIndiana (2021)
5. Jordan Travis, Florida StateLouisville (2018)
6. Cameron Rising, UtahTexas (2018)
7. Jayden Daniels, LSUArizona State (2021)
8. Will Levis, KentuckyPenn State (2020)
9. Tanner Mordecai, SMUOklahoma (2020)
10. Dillon Gabriel, OklahomaUCF (2021)
11. Quinn Ewers, TexasOhio State (2021)
12. Jayden de Laura, ArizonaWashington State (2021)
13. Ben Bryant, CincinnatiEastern Michigan (2021)
14. Cameron Ward, Washington StateIncarnate Word (2021)
15. Taulia Tagovailoa, MarylandAlabama (2019)

RUNNING BACKS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Chase Brown, IllinoisWestern Michigan (2018)
2. Zach Charbonnet, UCLAMichigan (2020)
3. Jahmyr Gibbs, AlabamaGeorgia Tech (2021)
4. Travis Dye, USCOregon (2021)
5. Khalan Laborn, MarshallFlorida State (2021)
6. Eric Gray, OklahomaTennessee (2020)
7. Trey Benson, Florida StateOregon (2021)
8. Mar’Keise “Bucky” Irving, OregonMinnesota (2021)
9. Zach Evans, Ole MissTCU (2021)
10. Xazavian Valladay, Arizona StateWyoming (2021)
11. Dae Dae Hunter, LibertyHawaii (2021)
12. Montrell Johnson, FloridaLouisiana (2021)
13. Samson Evans, Eastern MichiganIowa (2019)
14. Tiyon Evans, LouisvilleTennessee (2021)
15. Re’Mahn Davis, VanderbiltTemple (2020)

WIDE RECEIVERS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Jordan Addison, USCPitt (2021)
2. Charlie Jones, PurdueIowa (2021)
3. Ali Jennings, Old DominionWest Virginia (2020)
4. Jacob Cowing, ArizonaUTEP (2021)
5. Trey Palmer, NebraskaLSU (2021)
6. Puka Nacua, BYUWashington (2020)
7. Johnny Wilson, Florida StateOregon (2021)
8. Isaiah Winstead, East CarolinaToledo (2021)
9. Kris Thornton, James MadisonVMI (2018)
10. Daewood Davis, Western KentuckyOregon (2019)
11. Jake Bobo, UCLADuke (2021)
12. Tyler Hudson, LouisvilleCentral Arkansas (2021)
13. Grant Dubose, CharlotteMiles College (2020)
14. Antwane Wells Jr., South CarolinaJames Madison (2021)
15. Shocky Jacques-Louis, AkronPitt (2021)

TIGHT ENDS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Dalton Kincaid, UtahSan Diego (2019)
2. Ryan Jones, East CarolinaOklahoma (2019 – as LB)
3. Tanner McLachlan, ArizonaSouthern Utah (2021)
4. Jalin Conyers, Arizona StateOklahoma (2020)
5. Caleb Phillips, HawaiiStanford (2020 – as LB)

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Player, schoolFormer school
1. G Chandler Zavala, NC StateFairmont State (2020)
2. G O’Cyrus Torrence, FloridaLouisiana (2021)
3. T Kingsley Suamataia, BYUOregon (2021)
4. T Wanya Morris, OklahomaTennessee (2020)
5. G Dominick Puni, KansasCentral Missouri (2021)
6. G McKade Mettauer, OklahomaCalifornia (2021)
7. C Olusegun Oluwatimi, MichiganVirginia (2021)
8. C Johnny Jordan, Virginia TechMaryland (2020)
9. C Alan Ali, TCUSMU (2021)
10. C Canaan Yarro, New Mexico StateSouthern Utah (2021)
11. T Raiqwon O’Neal, UCLARutgers (2021)
12. C Jacob Gall, BaylorBuffalo (2020)
13. C Mike Novitsky, KansasBuffalo (2020)
14. G Chuck Filiaga, MinnesotaMichigan (2021)
15. G Dillan Gibbons, Florida StateNotre Dame (2020)

EDGE RUSHERS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Laiatu Latu, UCLAWashington (2021)
2. Jeremiah Martin, WashingtonTexas A&M (2020)
3. Lonnie Phelps, KansasMiami of Ohio (2021)
4. Chico Bennett, VirginiaGeorgia Tech (2020)
5. Jared Verse, Florida StateAlbany (2021)
6. Mazin Richards, North TexasEastern New Mexico (2021)
7. Akheem Mesidor, MiamiWest Virginia (2021)
8. Grayson Murphy, UCLANorth Texas (2021)
9. George Tarlas, Boise StateWeber State (2021)
10. Thomas Incoom, Central MichiganValdosta State (2019)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Dennis Osagiede, LibertyStephen F. Austin (2021)
2. Kobie Turner, Wake ForestRichmond (2021)
3. Levi Bell, Texas StateLouisiana Tech (2021)
4. Jowon Briggs, CincinnatiVirginia (2020)
5. Mekhi Wingo, LSUMissouri (2021)
6. Siaki Ika, BaylorLSU (2020)
7. Cory Durden, NC StateFlorida State (2020)
8. Kyler Baugh, MinnesotaHouston Baptist (2021)
9. Ja’Mion Franklin, DukeNotre Dame (2019)
10. Nesta Jade Silvera, Arizona StateMiami (2021)

LINEBACKERS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati Miami of Ohio (2021)
2. Drew Sanders, ArkansasAlabama (2021)
3. Daiyan Henley, Washington StateNevada (2021)
4. Ty’Ron Hopper, MissouriFlorida (2021)
5. Troy Brown, Ole MissCentral Michigan (2021)
6. Tatum Bethune, Florida StateUCF (2021)
7. Henry To’oTo’o, AlabamaTennessee (2020)
8. Eric Gentry, USCArizona State (2021)
9. Ayinde Eley, Georgia TechMaryland (2020)
10. Darius Muasau, UCLAHawaii (2021)
11. Jackson Sirmon, CaliforniaWashington (2021)
12. Johnny Hodges, TCUNavy (2021)
13. Rich Miller, KansasBuffalo (2020)
14. Shane Lee, USCAlabama (2021)
15. Dallas Gant, ToledoOhio State (2021)

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Player, schoolFormer school
1. CB Mekhi Blackmon, USCColorado (2021)
2. CB Eli Ricks, AlabamaLSU (2021)
3. S Isheem Young, Ole MissIowa State (2021)
4. CB Dwight McGlothern, ArkansasLSU (2021)
5. CB D.J. James, AuburnOregon (2021)
6. CB Anthony Johnson, VirginiaLouisville (2020)
7. CB Myles Brooks, Louisiana TechStephen F. Austin (2021)
8. CB Chigozie Anusiem, Colorado StateCalifornia (2021)
9. CB Ro Torrence, Arizona StateAuburn (2021)
10. S Reggie Pearson Jr., Texas TechWisconsin (2019)
11. S Bentlee Sanders, NevadaUSF (2020)
12. S Jammie Robinson, Florida StateSouth Carolina (2020)
12. CB Keidron Smith, KentuckyOle Miss (2021)
13. S Brandon Joseph, Notre DameNorthwestern (2021)
14. CB Christian Gonzalez, OregonColorado (2021)
15. S Darius Joiner, DukeWestern Illinois (2021)