Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Week One)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: The Heisman Trophy sits on a table during a college football game between the Penn Quakers and the Ohio Dominican Panthers on September 16, 2017 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

 

Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

It’s never too early to talk about the Heisman Trophy. It’s one of the most coveted awards in collegiate athletics. However, it also comes as one of the most scrutinized as well. Does the award go to the best overall player in College Football? Does it go to the best player on the best team? Or, is it simply the most valuable player? Let’s take a look at our inaugural Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings.

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Player Position School Total Points
1. Saquan Barkley RB 500px-penn_state_nittany_lions_svg 65
2. Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma_Sooners_logo.svg 47
3. Bryce Love RB Image result for stanford logo 33
4. Lamar Jackson QB louisville-cardinals-logo 27
5. Rashaad Penny RB 15
6. Mason Rudolph QB Osu_ath_brand 12
7. Sam Darnold QB 2017 Preseason Top 25 5
8. Josh Rosen QB Image result for ucla logo 2
9. Luke Falk QB Washington State Breakout Players 2
10. Kelly Bryant QB  Clemson_University_Tiger_Paw_logo.svg  1
11. Jaylen Samuels TE  Image result for nc state logo 1

 

Top Five Candidates

1. Saquon Barkley

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RB | Penn State                                               Next Game: 9/30 vs Indiana

Barkley leads our LWOS Heisman rankings after a dominating performance against Iowa. He had his best overall game in 2017 as he topped 300 total yards from scrimmage in the last second victory.

WEEK 4 AT IOWA

RUSHING

YDS TD YPC
211 1 7.5
 

RECEIVING

REC YDS YPR TD
12 94 7.8 0
2017 SEASON

RUSHING

YDS TD YPC
518 4 7.8
 

RECEIVING

REC YDS YPR TD
23 335 14.6 2

 

2. Baker Mayfield

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QB | Oklahoma                                         Next Game: 10/07 vs Iowa State

Mayfield didn’t do anything to hurt his chances, he was just overshadowed by Barkley. Perhaps the most impressive stat for Mayfield is that he still has yet to throw an interception in his first four games.

WEEK 4 AT BAYLOR

PASSING

YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
283 3 0 68.4 86.5
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
30 0 3.8
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
1329 13 0 75.2 93.2
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
17 0 0.8

 

3. Bryce Love

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RB | Stanford                                         Next Game: 9/30 vs Arizona State

Love has the tough challenge of playing at times when there is not quite as many eyes on his games. Nevertheless, he had arguably the best performance of the weekend.

WEEK 4 VS UCLA
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
263 1 8.8
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 2 2.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
787 5 10.8
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
2 5 2.5 0

 

4. Lamar Jackson

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QB | Louisville                                         Next Game: 9/30 vs Murray State

The problem for a returning Heisman winner is that you have to do something off the charts to repeat. He didn’t do anything special last week against Kent State and may not have an opportunity for a Heisman moment, as Louisville doesn’t face another ranked opponent during the regular season.

WEEK 4 VS KENT STATE
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
299 2 2 81.8 78.7
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
34 1 4.3
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
1387 10 3 63.1 93.2
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
337 4 5.2

 

5. Rashaad Penny

RB | San Diego State                           Next Game: 9/30 vs Northern Illinois

Mr. Penny suffers from the same challenge that Love does on top of being from a Group of Five team. However, he is becoming a household name very quickly. He’s going to continue to rack up the yards and touchdowns, but the question remains if it will be enough without a marquee match-up.

WEEK 4 AT AIR FORCE
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
128 3 6.4
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
3 18 6.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
716 7 7.9
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
12 87 7.3 1

 

Main Photo

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 16: The Heisman Trophy sits on a table during a college football game between the Penn Quakers and the Ohio Dominican Panthers on September 16, 2017 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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