Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Week Eight)

Week 13 2019 Heisman Rankings
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Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

This time of the year a Heisman moment is likely to make or break the race. Over the last couple of weeks, Baker Mayfield has solidified himself as the clear favorite with great games against Oklahoma State and TCU. Last week, Jonathan Taylor and Bryce Love produced big numbers in key wins for Wisconsin and Stanford. How will those performances affect our 2017 Heisman rankings?

Comparatively, Saquon Barkley continues to struggle and has dropped on our list. His 35 yards against a bad Rutgers team was not the kind of game that he needed. Also, along with the rest of the Fighting Irish, Josh Adams struggled on the road against Miami. Kerryon Johnson and Khalil Tate are making late charges with great all-around games.

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Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Baker Mayfield QB   60
2 Bryce Love RB   47
3 Saquon Barkley RB   21
4 Jonathan Taylor RB   16
5 Kerryon Johnson RB   11
6 Khalil Tate QB   9
7 Lamar Jackson QB   9
8 Mason Rudolph QB   6
9 Rashaad Penny RB   1

Top Five Candidates

1. Baker Mayfield

QB | Oklahoma                      Next Game: 11/18 at Kansas

Mayfield has taken full advantage of his time on the national stage over the last couple of weeks. He threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the first half against the sixth-ranked defense in the country. Mayfield should have another field day as the Sooners take on the lowly Jayhawks this weekend.

WEEK 11 VS TCU
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
333 3 0 66.7 95.7
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
50 0 4.5
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
3,559 31 5 71.2 92.7
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
231 5 3.2

2. Bryce Love

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RB | Stanford                      Next Game: 11/18 vs California

What a gritty performance from Love on Friday night against Washington. Love took over the game in the second half of a game that knocked Washington out of playoff contention. He is a clear number two at this point and has a favorable match-up against rival California.

WEEK 11 VS WASHINGTON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
166 3 5.5
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 12 12.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,622 15 9.0
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
5 31 6.2 0

3. Saquon Barkley

RB | Penn State                       Next Game: 11/18 vs Nebraska

The struggle is most certainly real for Barkley. For the third consecutive week, he did not perform well for Penn State. For the first time this year, he did not appear on everyone’s top five.

WEEK 11 VS RUTGERS
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
35 2 2.5
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 20 20.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
899 11 5.4
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
40 524 13.1 3

 

4. Jonathan Taylor

RB | Wisconsin               Next Game: 11/18 Vs Michigan

Taylor had been flirting with the top five for a few weeks and finally gets there this week. Wisconsin is the Rodney Dangerfield of College Football this year, but Taylor is finally getting the recognition that he deserves. The game of the week is in Madison this week as the Badgers host Michigan.
WEEK 11 VS IOWA
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
147 0 5.4
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 14 14.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,525 12 7.0
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
3 55 18.3 0

5. Kerryon Johnson

 

RB | Auburn               Next Game: 11/18 vs Louisiana Monroe

Nobody had a more impressive performance as a team than Auburn did with their dismantling of the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. At the forefront of that performance was Kerryon Johnson. He looks to improve that ranking as the Tigers host Lousiana Monroe this weekend.

WEEK 11 VS GEORGIA
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
167 0 5.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
2 66 33.0 1
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,035 15 5.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
15 152 10.1 2

3 COMMENTS

  1. Wow. Lamar Jackson has had another record year. The only college player, ever, to Run over 1000 yards and pass for over 3000 yards 2 years in a row. I know U of L’s team record is not the best, but one man alone cannot win every game. How can a man compile these impressive totals and not be considered the best college football player, ever.

  2. And when you click on Lamar Jackson it says he is a DB from Nebraska. ??? Such disrespect. He is the best player in the country in individual stats, which this award is supposed to be about.

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