Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Week Nine)

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Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

The last week of the regular season is upon us. While us mere mortals will face the constant battle of leftovers versus naps, this week proves as one last week for a select few to prove themselves. For folks like Lamar Jackson, Rashaad Penny and Saquon Barkley this will be their final game before the award is determined. Can they make enough of a case to leapfrog those players which will have a championship game? How will those performances affect our 2017 Heisman rankings in the coming weeks?

Comparatively, Baker Mayfield, Bryce Love and Jonathan Taylor will all, most likely, have an extra game during championship week to bolster their case. Mayfield would likely face TCU again in a rematch game. Love could potentially have the opportunity to face USC in a game in which the Trojans won relatively easy in September. Finally, Taylor will likely help shape the College Football Playoff as well as possibly the Heisman with a matchup against Ohio State. For now, let’s see how this week’s rankings shape up.

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Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Baker Mayfield QB   75
2 Bryce Love RB   57
3 Lamar Jackson QB   26
4 Saquon Barkley RB   23
5 Rashaad Penny RB   22
6 Khalil Tate QB   8
7 Kerryon Johnson RB   7
8 Jonathan Taylor RB   4
9 Josh Adams RB   1

Top Five Candidates

1. Baker Mayfield

QB | Oklahoma                      Next Game: 11/25 vs West Virginia

Unfortunately, Mayfield will be noted for his performance off the field versus his on the field performance. Be that as it may, he still had a solid outing against Kansas. He now has two consecutive games without a turnover. Some think his sideline behavior could cost him in the rankings, but he is still a unanimous number one for us.

WEEK 12 AT KANSAS
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
257 3 0 66.7 75.7
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
9 0 2.3
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
3,816 34 5 70.8 92.0
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
240 5 3.1

2. Bryce Love

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RB | Stanford                      Next Game: 11/25 vs Notre Dame

Love can’t seem to catch a break over the last part of the year. He re-injured his ankle in the fourth quarter but still managed to break the century mark. Love has a big match-up this week as the Cardinal play host to the Fighting Irish.

WEEK 11 VS CALIFORNIA
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
101 1 7.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 2 2.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,723 16 8.8
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
6 33 5.5 0

3. Lamar Jackson

QB | Louisville                      Next Game: 11/25 At Kentucky

 

It’s not often that you can say that you have two players in the same year that are the best ever to play the position at their respective school. But, that’s what we also have here with Lamar Jackson. On Saturday, he became the career leader in all-purpose yards at Louisville.

WEEK 12 VS SYRACUSE
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
270 2 0 53.8 92.8
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
111 2 9.3
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
3,273 23 6 59.8 86.4
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,287 17 6.8

4. Saquon Barkley

RB | Penn State                       Next Game: 11/25 at Maryland

Nebraska’s defense sure was a sight for sore eyes for Barkley. On Saturday against the Cornhuskers, he had over 200 all-purpose yards as Penn State had an offensive burst. Barkley will look to end the regular season with a favorable match-up against Maryland.

WEEK 12 VS NEBRASKA
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
158 3 9.3
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
6 66 20.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,057 14 5.8
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
46 590 12.8 3

 

5. Rashaad Penny

RB | San Diego State               Next Game: 11/24 vs New Mexico

Penny has been in and out of our top five this season. He had another outstanding game last week against Nevada. He is still the rushing leader in the country and barring injury should pass the 2,000-yard mark this weekend against New Mexico.
WEEK 11 VS NEVADA
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
222 2 9.3
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 6 6.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,824 17 7.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
18 142 7.9 2

8 COMMENTS

    • Say what you will about him, but he will go down as the best quarterback in the history of the school and also the most efficient quarterback in College Football history.

  1. Lamar Jackson is the best player in college football and his running passing and touchdowns scored make him the clear cut winner. His numbers are off the chart . He is a team leader and a team player as well.

    • Thanks for the comment, Van. Lamar Jackson is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the college football. The fact that Louisville has struggled as a team this year is impactful. Looking at the key statistics, it’s close but overall Baker is the best QB in the country. Jackson has more total yards than Mayfield 4,560 to 4,056. However, Mayfield has more touchdown passes, fewer interceptions, a better completion percentage and a higher QB rating. That coupled with the fact that Mayfield will most likely go down as the most efficient quarterback of all-time gives him the edge.

  2. Saquon Barkley is the best player in college football. It’s too bad he doesn’t have the o-line he deserves. He’s also an amazing human being off the field.

  3. Baker Mayfield deserves this trophy! ESPN should of had their STUPID cameras on Kansas Coaches, Fans & Players for all the CRAP they did to cause all this! If it had been me, I would of stoked someone upside their damn heads! How about ESPN Commentators keep their STUPIDASS mouths shut for once! And if they’re going to show OU & what they’re doing then by all means & to be fair, turn those damn cameras over towards the other sideline! How about that! If Baker doesn’t sin because of ESPN’s antics U can bet your sweet ass that EVERYONE will hear about ya’lls NONSENSE! IT’S ALL BULLSH*T! FAKE NEWS 100%!

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