Preseason Heisman Top 10

Each week of the college football season since 2015, I have compiled a Top 10 of Heisman Trophy candidates. For the uninitiated, the Heisman Top 10 isn't my own assessment; rather, I evaluate the rankings of other, reputable sports media, buzz from prominent outlets and chatter among voters. These rankings function as a barometer of…

2017 Heisman Top 10: Post-Spring Edition

Before its transition into The Open Man, CFB Huddle tracked the annual Heisman Trophy race at important junctures. Last week marked one such juncture, with the last of college football's spring practices concluding. The sport is now in its dormant period until mid-July, when media days begin the sprint to Opening Weekend. As we embark…

Week 10 Heisman Top 10: Dalvin Cook Comeback?

Precedent dictates certain criteria for Heisman contention: A candidate must typically be either the quarterback or running back of a national championship-contending team, with very few exceptions in the award's history. So, when a Florida State fan site lamented Dalvin Cook's drop in the Heisman race following the running back's best game of the season,…

Heisman Top 10 Week 9: Jake Browning On The Rise

After a brief hiatus, the Heisman Top 10 returns with some major changes. Lamar Jackson remains on top, and the Louisville quarterback will stay there until something monumental happens. With a month left in the regular season, plenty of time and opportunity remain for just such an occurrence. For example, who would have guessed before…

Week 6 Heisman Top 10: Lamar Jackson Still on Top

Despite losing Week 5 in an instant classic at Clemson, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson remains a unanimous No. 1 in the CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10 forecast. Every media outlet publishing its voters' rankings after Week 5 tabbed Lamar Jackson for the top spot, with second billing typically falling to his ACC counterpart, Deshaun Watson.…

Heisman Top 10 Week 4: Lamar Jackson’s World

Interesting tidbits from the Heisman Top 10, as the wild fluctuation customary of this time of year produced new names in the Week 4 rankings: • Publications that ranked Greg Ward Jr. also ranked Donnel Pumphrey. Publications that spurned one spurned both. Group of Five bias is a real thing, it would seem. • All…

Week 3 Heisman Top 10 2016

Heisman rankings are all over the place heading into Week 3. I mentioned it last week, and it bears reiterating ahead of Week 3: Early-season Heisman projections are such a mish-mash of Sample sizes are much too small, some players have seen nothing but sub-par competition, defenses start to wise up to particular offenses. Yes,…