Heisman Top 10: A Bedlam One-Two Leads Through 3

Heisman Top 10: A Bedlam One-Two Leads Through 3

The 112th installment of Bedlam will not commence until November, but early indicators of the annual Oklahoma-Oklahoma State rivalry tilt suggest more than bragging rights are at stake in 2017. Through three weeks of the college football season, quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Mason Rudolph are 1-2 in The Open Man Heisman Top 10, tracking reputable…

Preseason Heisman Top 10

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

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 6 Heisman Top 10: Lamar Jackson Still on Top

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.…

Week 2 2016 Heisman Top 10: Nick Chubb Rising

Week 2 2016 Heisman Top 10: Nick Chubb Rising

In 2015, the first season I ranked Heisman Trophy candidates based on media and voter assessments from a weekly basis, the first two months provided the most volatility. Last season's race stabilized somewhat through November, though Leonard Fournette plummeted from presumptive front-runner to out of the competition in that final month. SEC West counterpart Derrick…

2016 Preseason Heisman Top 10

2016 Preseason Heisman Top 10

For those new to the CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10, welcome. Those who followed last year's edition, considering the following a reintroduction. The Heisman Top 10 is CFB Huddle's barometer of the trophy's race, gauging national perception among publications and individual voters, to produce a weekly ranking of candidates. Poring through various rankings produced throughout…

The Very Early 2016 Heisman Top 10 Forecast

The Very Early 2016 Heisman Top 10 Forecast

Throughout the 2015 season, starting in August, CFB Huddle gauged the temperature of the Heisman race every week leading up to the award's selection. The 2016 Heisman Top 10 forecast kicks off early, as there's no shortage of media outlets and voters offering up projections Two things to bear in mind for those new to…

Week 11 Heisman Top 10: Derrick Henry vs. Deshaun Watson

Week 11 Heisman Top 10: Derrick Henry vs. Deshaun Watson

November performances define Heisman Trophy candidacies. Front-runners like Alabama running back Derrick Henry and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson are hitting their stride at just the right time, both to pace their teams' title aspirations and bolster their case for college football's most prestigious, individual award. Derrick Henry now has a rush TD in 15 straight…

Week 10 Heisman Top 10: Here Comes Deshaun Watson

Week 10 Heisman Top 10: Here Comes Deshaun Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was on the Heisman Trophy radar before Week 10, but was certainly not in the same air space as TCU's Trevone Boykin or LSU's Leonard Fournette. His ascension before the stretch run, however, emphasizes the importance of November over September and October when it comes to college football's top individual award.…

Week 9 Heisman Top 10: Boykin and Fournette Running Neck-and-Neck

Week 9 Heisman Top 10: Boykin and Fournette Running Neck-and-Neck

Trevone Boykin's play for TCU might drop your jaw, raise your eyebrows, quicken your heart-rate. If you're West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, all you can do is just give the quarterback props. For the first time in several weeks, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is not in command of the CFB Huddle Heisman Top…

Week 7 Heisman Top 10: Chasing Boykin and Fournette

Week 7 Heisman Top 10: Chasing Boykin and Fournette

Heisman Trophy front-runners Trevone Boykin and Leonard Fournette continued along in Week 7 at the same remarkable pace each has been on through this season. But the gap between Fournette, Boykin and the field isn't widening. On the contrary: Playmakers from various, emerging Playoff contenders used this week to strengthen their resumes. Baylor quarterback Seth…