Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Final Week)

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Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

All good things must come to an end. With all due respect to one of the best rivalries in College Football between Army and Navy this weekend the regular season has nearly completed. Before we get to the bowl season and eventual playoffs there is one piece of business left to attend to. We still have to crown our 2017 Heisman Trophy winner. Championship week gave Baker Mayfield and Bryce Love one last opportunity to make their case to be College Football’s best player.  How will the last performances of the season impact our final 2017 Heisman rankings this week?

On Monday, it was announced that Baker Mayfield, Bryce Love, and Lamar Jackson would be finalists in New York for the award. According to the experts, Mayfield has had this locked up for weeks and only a monumental collapse would allow Love or Jackson to move into the top spot. With his four-touchdown performance against TCU, Mayfield solidified his stance as the best player in the country.

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Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Baker Mayfield QB   90
2 Bryce Love RB   65
3 Lamar Jackson QB   53
4 Rashaad Penny RB   24
5 Saquon Barkley RB   21
6 Jonathan Taylor RB   7
7 Kerryon Johnson RB   6
8 Khalil Tate QB   4

Top Five Candidates

1. Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield (6) looks to get by Oklahoma State’s Justin Phillips (19) on his way to a touchdown in the second quarter during the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

QB | Oklahoma                                                           Next Game: 1/1 vs Georgia

 

Mayfield ended his season in stellar fashion throwing four touchdown passes in the Big 12 Championship Game against TCU.

WEEK 14 VS TCU
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
243 4 0 65.2 97.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
65 0 10.8
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
4,340 41 5 71.0 93.1
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
310 5 3.6

2. Bryce Love

PALO ALTO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Bryce Love #20 of the Stanford Cardinal runs with the ball against the Arizona State University Sun Devils. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

RB | Stanford                                                       Next Game: 12/28 vs TCU

Love notched his 11th 100-yard game of the season in a losing effort against USC in the PAC-12 Championship Game.

WEEK 14 VS USC
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
125 1 5.7
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
0 0 0.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,973 17 8.3
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
6 33 5.5 0

3. Lamar Jackson

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)                                                               

QB | Louisville

Jackson had an outstanding performance in his final game of the season against Kentucky. He was able to exact some revenge of one of his worst games a season ago to lead the Cardinals to a dominating win.

WEEK 13 AT KENTUCKY
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
216 2 0 71.4 70.1
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
156 0 8.7
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
3,489 25 6 60.4 85.8
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,443 17 6.9

4. Rashaad Penny

San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny runs past Northern Illinois cornerback Jalen Embry during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

RB | San Diego State

I firmly believe if Penny played for another school that had a little more of the national spotlight, he would be number two in our rankings. Be that as it may, Penny has hit the 2,000-yard mark this season.
WEEK 13 VS NEW MEXICO
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
203 2 9.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
0 0 0.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
2,027 19 7.4
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
18 142 7.9 2

5. Saquon Barkley

October 21, 2017. 21: Saquon Barkley of Penn State runs after making a catch in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

RB | Penn State

The end of the season has not been kind to both Penn State and Barkley. But, like the team, Barkley has bounced back well over the last couple of weeks. Based on how he started, Barkley should at least get an invite to New York.

WEEK 13 AT MARYLAND
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
77 2 4.8
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
1 4 4.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,134 16 5.7
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
47 594 12.6 3

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