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Jonathan Dwyer has powered Georgia Tech into the top 25.
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Not much has changed since last week's rankings, so we're shaking up the CPR format once again. As we hit the midway point, let's look at each league's MVP to date.

ACC -- Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets are in the top 25 after a surprising 6-1 start thanks largely to Dwyer, who has been the workhorse in Tech's new triple-option attack. Dwyer has rushed for more than 100 yards five times and has done it with his hands, too (he caught a 79-yard touchdown pass in that strange 10-7 win over Gardner-Webb). Tech's defensive line has also been a big key, but Dwyer has been the home run threat the offense needs.

Big 12 -- Colt McCoy, Texas
When you are the best player in the country, you're pretty much guaranteed to be the best player in your conference. In his last two games, McCoy has lead a scoring machine. His season completion percentage is north of 80 percent, which is simply mind-blowing. He has thrown 19 TDs and, oh, by the way, has six rushing TDs and a team-high 371 rushing yards (and remember, that figure includes negative yards from sacks). In a league full of ultra-talented players, McCoy has played his way to the top.

Big Ten -- Shonn Greene, Iowa
There are some good candidates from Penn State, but Greene is third in the nation in rushing and has the highest yards-per-carry (6.5) of any BCS runner ranked in the top 10. Greene has rushed for over 100 yards every game and scored a touchdown in every game but one. His highlight was Saturday's 217-yard, four-touchdown effort against Wisconsin, which improved Iowa to 5-3.

Big East -- Donald Brown, UConn
Hard to ignore the nation's leading rusher. LeSean McCoy plays for a Pittsburgh  team that has emerged in the last few games and is likely headed for a BCS bowl, but Brown rushed for over 190 yards three times during UConn's season-opening five-game winning streak and has scored 60 percent of UConn's touchdowns on the season (12 of 20).

MWC -- Max Hall, BYU
TCU manhandled Hall Thursday night, but he's still having an outstanding season for a team that has a chance to win the suddenly challenging Mountain West. Hall has completed 68 percent of his passes and has thrown 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. And don't forget that remarkable seven-touchdown effort against UCLA.

Pac-10 -- Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
The five-foot-six ball of energy introduced himself to the nation during Oregon State's upset of then-No. 1 USC, and he has continued to produce for perhaps the best team in the Pac-10 not named USC. The freshman running back has gained at least 90 yards and scored a touchdown in every game since the opener and has evolved into the primary option for the Oregon State attack. His 37-carry, 186-yard, two-touchdown effort against USC's NFL-prospect-laden defense will go down as one of the top performances of the year.

SEC -- Terrence Cody, Alabama
The MVP of the SEC has to be a defensive player, right? After all, nine of the nation's top 25 defenses reside in the league. 'Bama's dominating defensive tackle can literally occupy three blockers on his own. He's the 365-pound reason Alabama's defensive line has been so dominant at times this season and was also used in Fridge-like capacity on the goal-line against Ole Miss on Saturday, clearing the way for a Mark Ingram touchdown. More evidence of his value: After Cody went down with a bad knee in the third quarter on Saturday, Ole Miss outscored Alabama 17-0.

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