Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Week Six)

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Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

Is this the year of the running back? It certainly appears that could be the pace with so many making our Heisman rankings. A Quarterback has taken home the hardware more times than not. Mostly, because they have more opportunities with the ball in their hands. The Heisman has been awarded to a non-running back 15 out of the last 20 years. However, with the abundance of talent at that position, this year could be different.

Last week saw some injuries hit the position. Two of the top six in our rankings a week ago was injured. Both Bryce Love and Jonathan Taylor were impacted. Love did not play in Stanford’s win over Oregon State. Whereas, Taylor went out in the first half of Wisconsin’s victory over 24-10 triumph over Illinois. We have two new entries into our top five this week. On the heels of the first College Football Playoff rankings, let’s see the shakeup of our Heisman rankings.

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Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Saquon Barkley RB 72
2 Bryce Love RB   54
3 Baker Mayfield QB   32
4 J.T. Barrett QB   20
5 Josh Adams RB   19
6 Khalil Tate QB   18
7 Rashaad Penny RB   3
8 Jonathan Taylor RB   3
9 Mason Rudolph QB Image result for Oklahoma State official football logo 3
10 Lamar Jackson QB   1

Top Five Candidates


1. Saquon Barkley

RB | Penn State                       Next Game: 11/04 At Michigan State

Barkley was once again in the spotlight as Penn State took on Ohio State. Barkley had an electric kickoff return for a touchdown as well as a 36-yard touchdown run. However, take that run away and he had 20 carries that netted eight yards. He keeps the lead for now, but he needs a big week.

WEEK 9 AT OHIO STATE
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
44 1 2.1
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
4 23 5.8 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
801 9 5.8
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
36 471 13.1 3

2. Bryce Love

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RB | Stanford                      Next Game: 11/04 At Washington State

Love may have done more with a week off than he could have done by playing. His presence or lack thereof was clearly noticed. The Cardinal needed a late touchdown pass to escape Corvallis with a win over one of the worst teams in the PAC 12.

WEEK 7 VS OREGON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
147 2 8.6
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
0 0 0.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,387 11 10.3
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
4 19 4.8 0

 

3. Baker Mayfield

QB | Oklahoma                      Next Game: 11/04 At Oklahoma State

Mayfield has been a picture of consistency this year. While he didn’t have the total yards that he did a week ago, Mayfield accounted for five total touchdowns against Texas Tech. The game of the week is in Stillwater for the annual Bedlam matchup where Mayfield can make his move.

WEEK 9 VS TEXAS TECH
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
281 4 1 64.7 72.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
20 1 3.3
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,628 23 3 72.5 90.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
190 4 3.5

4. J.T. Barrett

QB | Ohio State                           Next Game: 11/04 At Iowa

 

Barrett might be the hottest Quarterback in the nation right now. After his blistering fourth quarter in which he went 13 for 13 and saved the Ohio State season, he finds himself fourth in our rankings.

 

WEEK 9 VS PENN STATE
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
328 4 0 84.6 89.4
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
95 0 5.6
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,166 25 1 69.5 85.7
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
454 5 5.2

5. Josh Adams

RB | Notre Dame               Next Game: 11/04 Vs Wake Forest

Like the Fighting Irish, Adams has exploded on the scene in 2017. Adams broke the game open with a 77-yard touchdown jaunt in the second half to give Notre Dame a 35-14 victory.

WEEK 9 VS NC STATE
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
202 1 7.5
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 -2 0.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,169 9 8.9
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
10 82 8.2 0

4 COMMENTS

  1. Baker Mayfield: This GREAT beat OH-State -J.T. Barrett is OUT
    Saquon Barkley: Got beat by OH-State – Saquon Barkley is OUT
    Remaining candidates should be put to rest….

    • Fortunately, losing one game doesn’t discount a player from winning the Heisman Trophy. The fact of the matter is this year we have a lot of candidates 1-6 and maybe even deeper that have a valid chance to win the trophy. Barkey is the all-purpose yardage leader in the NCAA. Love leads the NCAA in rushing still after sitting last week. Mayfield has the best completion percentage in the nation and has 23/3 TD/INT ratio. After the loss to OU, Barrett may be the hottest player in the country. 13/13 and 3 TD’s in the fourth quarter against the #2 team in the country. Josh Adams might be the best playmaker and threat to go the distance at the running back position. And if Khalil Tate had started all year he may be #1. So, it’s pretty wide open right now.

  2. More moderation? What was said that may be considered offensive?
    Replace “Remaining candidates should be put to rest….” by
    “I give remaining candidates my best wishes”

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