1. Saquon Barkley | Penn State RB | Junior | Last week: 2
On the national stage on ABC against Iowa, Barkley showed why he’s considered by many to be the best player in the country. He leads the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards—and he plays running back.
66 ATT | 518 YDS | 7.8 AVG | 4 TD
23 REC | 335 YDS | 14.6 AVG | 2 TD
2. Baker Mayfield | Oklahoma QB | Senior | Last week: 1
Mayfield has won every game and the argument can certainly be made that he belongs in the top spot on the Heisman Watch. He continues to play with a ton of swagger while putting up huge numbers without making mistakes. Mayfield and the Sooners have a bye this week.
75.2% | 1,329 YDS | 13 TD | 0 INT
3. Lamar Jackson | Louisville QB | Junior | Last week: 5
He had a couple of interceptions over the weekend, but Jackson still completed 81.8% of his passes, threw for a couple touchdowns, and ran for another. Lamar Jackson isn’t going anywhere in the Heisman race.
63.1% | 1,387 YDS | 10 TD | 3 INT
65 ATT | 337 YDS | 5.2 AVG | 4 TD
4. Jake Browning | Washington QB | Junior | Last week: NR
After his monster season in 2016, Jake Browning has picked up right where he left off, throwing nine touchdowns and just two interceptions while leading Washington to a 4-0 record. He didn’t have an excellent game at Colorado, but he still belongs on the list.
69.7% | 958 YDS | 9 TD | 2 INT
10 ATT | 40 YDS | 4.0 AVG | 1 TD
5. Mason Rudolph | Oklahoma State QB | Senior | Last week: 3
The upset loss in Stillwater really put a damper on Rudolph’s Heisman chances, but his start to the year can’t be ignored. Similar to Lamar Jackson, who also lost at home, Rudolph is still playing like one of the best players in the country.
66.7% | 1,533 YDS | 13 TD | 3 INT
13 ATT | 10 YDS | 0.8 AVG | 3 TD