Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Week Four)

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Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

The month of October provides many changes to our landscape. A change in weather, a change in colors and certainly a change in our College Football Heisman Rankings. As we start to get into conference season, team and players begin to separate themselves as contenders or pretenders. Losses by Clemson, Washington, Washington State, Auburn and San Diego State let us know that parity is still alive.

Will these losses cause Luke Falk and Rashaad Penny to plummet in our rankings? Does comeback performances by Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield enough to get them back in the race? How can Bryce Love stay at the forefront of Heisman voters with the off week? Finally, can Saquon Barkley survive the gauntlet of facing Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive weeks and stay among the leaders? Find out as we answer those questions in our latest edition on the Last Word on College Football’s Heisman Rankings.

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Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Bryce Love RB  Image result for stanford team logo 73
2 Saquan Barkley RB  Image result for penn state team logo 69
3 Mason Rudolph QB  Image result for university of oklahoma state team logo 38
4 Baker Mayfield QB  Image result for university of oklahoma team logo 33
5 Rashaad Penny RB  Image result for san diego state team logo 17
6 J.T. Barrett QB  Image result for Ohio State University Logo 5
7 Lamar Jackson QB  Image result for louisville university logo 1
8 Nick Chubb RB  Image result for university of georgia team logo 1
9 Ryan Finley RB  Image result for university of NC STATE team logo 1
10 Jaylen Samuels TE  Image result for university of NC STATE team logo 1
11 Minkah Fitzpatrick DB  Image result for alabama university logo 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Bryce Love

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RB | Stanford                                               Next Game: 10/26 vs Oregon State

Love needed just five minutes to eclipse the century mark against Oregon. We have become accustomed to 100 plus yard games and huge runs and Love retained his number one ranking by doing both. Love had a 67-yard touchdown run in route to a 147 yard day.

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

 

2. Saquon Barkley

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RB | Penn State                                        Next Game: 10/21 vs Michigan

Barkley had the opportunity to have a much needed bye week. Penn State will go into the meat of their schedule with Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State in consecutive weeks. His performance in those game will likely win or lose the Heisman for him.

WEEK 6 AT NORTHWESTERN
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
75 2 4.7
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
2 9 4.5 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
649 6 6.4
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
29 395 13.6 2

 

3. Mason Rudolph

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QB | Oklahoma State                           Next Game: 10/21 AT Texas

Welcome back, Mr. Rudolph. After being buried in the rankings following a loss to TCU, Mason Rudolph has jumped all the way to number three in our rankings. It was against a poor Baylor defense, but Rudolph threw for 459 yards in the blowout victory.

WEEK 7 VS BAYLOR
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
459 3 0 61.3 95.0
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
11 1 3.7
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,368 19 4 66.7 90.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
71 6 2.6

 

4. Baker Mayfield

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QB | Oklahoma                          Next Game: 10/21 vs Kansas State

Mayfield and the Sooners had a much needed bounce back win over Texas on Saturday. Although, he didn’t put up huge numbers he did just enough and had a Heisman moment with a 59-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to secure victory.

WEEK 7 VS TEXAS
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
302 2 1 63.0 79.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
27 0 3.9
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
1,937 17 1 72.7 91.0
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
101 1 2.6

5. Rashaad Penny

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RB | San Diego State               Next Game: 10/21 vs Fresno State

It was the week that Penny and the Aztecs couldn’t afford. Boise State dominated San Diego State and held Penny to his lowest output on the season. He stays at five for now, but will have a tough time getting back into the race.

WEEK 7 VS BOISE STATE
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
53 1 2.5
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
0 0 0.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,046 10 6.4
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
16 127 7.9 2

 

File photo. (Photo courtesy Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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