Week 11 Heisman HYPE Rankings

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
2 2 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
3 5 Bryce Love RB Stanford
4 3 Josh Adams RB Notre Dame
5 4 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
6 6 Sam Darnold QB USC
7 9 JT Barrett QB Ohio State
8 8 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
9 7 Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
10 NR Mason Rudolph RB Oklahoma State

Baker Mayfield strengthened his hold on the top spot with a big game in the Sooners’ win over TCU, putting up 333 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 157 yards in a big win for Wisconsin over Iowa, the Badgers’ first win over a ranked opponent this season. Bryce Love had a huge game in Stanford’s win over Washington, rushing for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns. Things are winding down and the top contenders seem to be getting clearer as we near December.

 

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Week 10 Heisman HYPE Rankings

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 3 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
2 1 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
3 5 Josh Adams RB Notre Dame
4 2 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
5 4 Bryce Love RB Stanford
6 7 Sam Darnold QB USC
7 8 Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
8 9 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
9 6 JT Barrett QB Ohio State
10 NR Nick Chubb RB Georgia

Once again, the top 5 is shaken up. Saquon Barkley falls further down the list after being limited to 96 yards from in Penn State’s last second loss to Michigan State and being held out of the end zone for the first time this year. Meanwhile, Baker Mayfield had an incredible game in Oklahoma’s big win over Oklahoma State, putting up 598 yards passing and 5 touchdowns, plus another touchdown rushing. He leads the Sooners against TCU in a big matchup this week that could help push Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff and bolster his Heisman resume. Some other Heisman hopefuls have big games this week as well, with Bryce Love and Stanford facing Washington, Josh Adams and Notre Dame going up against undefeated Miami, and Jonathan Taylor leads Wisconsin against a strong Iowa team. Check back next week to see how things shake out.

 

Week 9 Heisman HYPE Rankings

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 4 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
2 1 Sqauon Barkley RB Penn State
3 3 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
4 2 Bryce  Love RB Stanford
5 NR Josh Adams RB Notre Dame
6 NR JT Barrett QB Ohio State
7 8 Sam Darnold QB USC
8 5 Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
9 10 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
10 9 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State

Another shake up in the top 5 as Penn State suffered its first loss of the season to Ohio State in a thrilling game. Saquon Barkley starting things off with a bang, taking the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. The Buckeye defense largely kept him in check the rest of the day, limiting him to 67 yards from scrimmage (by far his lowest total of the season) and one rushing touchdown. In addition to knocking Barkley from the top spot in the Heisman HYPE rankings, it also puts Penn State in a tough spot in the Big Ten and CFB Playoff picture.

Elsewhere, Josh Adams made a strong statement in Notre Dame’s big win over North Carolina State, rushing for 202 yards and a touchdown. He joins Barkley, Bryce Love and our new #1 Jonathan Taylor at the top of a running back-heavy list of Heisman contenders.

Everyone in the top 10 still has some big matchups left to add to their case for the Heisman, but things are getting down to the wire.

Week 8 Heisman HYPE Rankings

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
2 2 Bryce Love RB Stanford
3 3 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
4 5 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
5 7 Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
6 8 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
7 6 Nick Chubb RB Georgia
8 4 Sam Darnold QB USC
9 9 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State
10 NR Lamar Jackson QB Louisville

The top 5 saw some movement again this week as USC loss to Notre Dame hurt Sam Darnold. The top 3 remain unchanged. Wisconsin’s freshman running back Jonathan Taylor continues to put up outstanding numbers for the Badgers as they remain undefeated. Saquon Barkley had another solid performance in a win against Michigan, notching rushing and receiving touchdowns to go along with 161 yards from scrimmage. Just about every player currently in the top 10 has at least one big game left against a ranked opponent, giving them a chance to make a strong impression to close out the season.

Week 7 Heisman HYPE Rankings

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
2 3 Bryce Love RB Stanford
3 5 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
4 6 Sam Darnold QB USC
5 NR Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
6 8 Nick Chubb RB Georgia
7 NR Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
8 7 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
9 NR Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State
10 NR JT Barrett QB Ohio State

Another week with major movement in the rankings, as two of the players in the top 10 saw their teams lose their first games of the season in Jake Browning of Washington and Luke Falk of Washington State. These two fell all the way out of the top 10, with both of their teams falling from the AP top 10 as well. Saquon Barkley held on to the top spot with a bye this week, but Bryce Love is giving him some serious competition. Jonathan Taylor made a major move cracking the top top 5 as he and Wisconsin are making some serious noise in the Big Ten. Expect to see some more things shift with big conference games this coming week.

Week 6 Heisman HYPE Rankings

 

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
2 2 Jake Browning QB Washington
3 9 Bryce Love RB Stanford
4 4 Luke Falk QB Washington State
5 3 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
6 5 Sam Darnold QB USC
7 7 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
8 10 Nick Chubb RB Georgia
9 8 Josh Rosen QB UCLA
10 NR Kelly Bryant QB Clemson

Some more movement in the top 10 after another exciting week in College Football. Baker Mayfield dropped down to 5th after OU was upset by Iowa State in Norman. Stanford’s Bryce Love made a big jump into the top 5 after another big game on the ground in Stanford’s win over Utah. Saquon Barkley held on to the top spot as he continues to make it look easy, while Jake Browning had another solid game as Washington remains undefeated as well. With Washington, Washington State and Stanford all having to play each other in the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see what happens to the rankings as we get deeper into conference play.

Week 5 Heisman HYPE Rakings

 

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 4 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
2 2 Jake Browning QB Washington
3 1 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
4 7 Luke Falk QB Washington State
5 3 Sam Darnold QB USC
6 8 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
7 5 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
8 9 Josh Rosen QB UCLA
9 NR Bryce Love RB Stanford
10 10 Nick Chubb RB Georgia

There was a lot of movement in the top 5, with Barkley moving up to #1 after his do-it-all performance against Indiana. Sam Darnold’s performance in USC’s loss to Washington State (in what I picked to be the game of the week) caused him to slip down to #5; that same game catapulted Luke Falk up to #4. Baker Mayfield slipped to #3 just because of OU’s bye this week, but don’t expect to see him fall out of the top 5 if he continues to play at the level he has been. Bryce Love cracked the top 10 after an impressive performance in Stanford’s win over Arizona State in which he ran for 301 yards, breaking Christian McCaffrey’s school single-game rushing yardage record. We’re getting into the thick of conference play this next few weeks, so expect to see some more movement in the rankings. See you soon.

Week 4 Heisman HYPE Rankings

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Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
2 2 Jake Browning QB Washington
3 3 Sam Darnold QB USC
4 4 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
5 8 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
6 7 Luke Falk QB Washington State
7 6 Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
8 10 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
9 9 Josh Rosen QB UCLA
10 NR Nick Chubb RB Georgia

The top four remain unchanged from last week, but Trace McSorley made a jump into the top 5 after a clutch performance to seal a big conference win against Iowa. McSorley came through in the final drive, while Saquon Barkley put in work the entire game, racking up 211 rushing yards with 1 TD along with 94 receiving yards. Mason Rudolph fell out of the top 10 after Oklahoma State’s loss to TCU in what I picked to be the game of the week, despite a solid performance. As teams continue into conference play, expect to see some more movement in top 10. Thanks for reading and stay tuned.

Week 3 Heisman HYPE Rankings

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
2 4 Jake Browning QB Washington
3 5 Sam Darnold QB USC
4 2 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
5 9 Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
6 7 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State
7 10 Luke Falk QB Washington State
8 8 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
9 3 Josh Rosen QB UCLA
10 6 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville

Despite a solid performance from Lamar Jackson (317 passing yards and 3 TDs plus 64 rushing yards), Louisville got trounced by Clemson in a big ACC matchup. It definitely looks to be shaping up as a quarterback-heavy Heisman race this year, as Saquon Barkley is the only non-QB currently in the top 10. Stay tuned…

Week 2 Heisman HYPE Rankings

 

Rank Previous Rank Name Position School
1 1 Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
2 2 Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
3 5 Josh Rosen QB UCLA
4 6 Jake Browning QB Washington
5 NR Sam Darnold QB USC
6 NR Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
7 3 Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State
8 9 Trace McSorley QB Penn State
9 NR Jalen Hurts QB Alabama
10 8 Luke Falk QB Washington State

Baker Mayfield came up big with 385 passing yards and 3 TDs and got revenge against Ohio State on Saturday night, keeping this top spot in the Heisman HYPE rankings this week. After a huge game against UNC (525 total yards and 6 total TDs), last year’s winner Lamar Jackson makes his appearance in the top 10.