Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Ira Kaufman of Tampa Tribune:
IRA KAUFMAN (Tampa Tribune)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Quarterback Cam Newton heads into the bye week of his second NFL season searching for answers and the Carolina Panthers off to a slow 1-4 start.
NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Higgins passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and Carlton Koonce ran for two scores as Fordham beat Georgetown 38-31 Saturday in Patriot League play.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Junior Cody Taulbee scored the first two touchdowns of his career in a 17-7 victory Saturday over winless Rhode Island.