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, just because the Seminoles lost, there’s history to suggest that’s the case. However, the premise is predicated on odds issued by the Latvian (not Las Vegas) online sportsbook Bovada.

Cook’s odds to win plummeted to +5000, putting him below Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and J.T. Barrett. The CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10, which aggregates weekly rankings from reputable media outlets, found the exact opposite: Dalvin Cook actually moved ahead of Hurts and Barrett.

What’s more, this week’s Top 10 finds another convention-defying nugget: Jonathan Allen’s stock is rising. I’ll delve a bit more into the uniqueness of this Heisman race in a separate piece. In the meantime, the following is this week’s Heisman Top 10, aggregated from media outlet and voter rankings.