Past HYPE Predictions

The HYPE model was first developed in 2010. Below are the predicted finished for the Heisman finalists. Be sure to check back for weekly forecasts throughout the college football season.

2016 – Predicted 2016 – Actual
1- Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville 1- Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
2 – Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson 2 – Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
3 – JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State 3 – Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
2015 – Predicted 2015 – Actual
1- Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama 1- Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
2 – Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford 2 – Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
3 – Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson 3 – Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
2014 – Predicted 2014 – Actual
1- Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon 1- Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2 – Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 2 – Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
3 – Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama 3 – Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
2013 – Predicted 2013 – Actual
1- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State 1- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
2 – Tre Mason, RB, Auburn 2 – AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
3 – AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama 3 – Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois
4 – Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois 4 – Andre Williams, RB, Boston College
5 – Andre Williams, RB, Boston College 5 – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
6 – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M 6 – Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
2012 – Predicted 2012 – Actual
1- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M 1- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
2* – Colin Klein, QB, Kansas State 2* – Colin Klein, QB, Kansas State
3* – Marquise Lee, WR, USC 3* – Marquise Lee, WR, USC

*Manti T’eo finished 2nd, but model only deals with offensive players currently

2011 – Predicted 2011 – Actual
1- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 1- Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
2 – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 2 – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3 – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 3 – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
4 – Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin 4 – Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
2010 – Predicted 2010 – Actual
1- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 1- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2 – LaMichael James, RB, Oregon 2 – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3 – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 3 – LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
4 – Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State 4 – Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
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