Week Seven 2020 Heisman Rankings

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The Big 10 and the Mountain West conference entered the 2020 college football party this weekend. And, with that Justin Fields officially threw his name in the ring with a nearly flawless performance against Nebraska. Trevor Lawrence and Mac Jones did nothing to drop their positions, but the touchdown numbers were lacking this week.  Let’s see how everyone stacks up as we look at our week seven 2020 Heisman rankings.

We still have two running backs that are still in major consideration for the award this season in Najee Harris and Travis Etienne. However, as the quarterbacks take center stage will they get overlooked? And, what will the voters make of Zach Wilson? How much does his lack of a marquee win hurt him throughout the year? We will look to begin answering those questions as we look at the extended leader board in our week seven 2020 Heisman rankings.

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Note: Ties were broken alphabetically by player’s last name

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Trevor Lawrence QB 78
2 Mac Jones QB 62
3 Justin Fields QB 36
4 Najee Harris RB 32
5 Zach Wilson QB 25
6 Travis Etienne RB 13
7 D’Eriq King QB 3
8 Kyle Trask QB 3
9 Sam Howell QB 1
10 Chuba Hubbard RB 1
11 Graham Mertz QB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Trevor Lawrence

QB | Clemson                                                                                                                                                     Next Game: 10/31 vs Boston College

Lawrence and the Tigers finally looked a little human on Saturday before taking control late. He only completed about 63% of his passes and was intercepted for the second straight week. However, he did throw for 289 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. The Tigers host Boston College this weekend where they should beware of the look ahead to Notre Dame the following Saturday night.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,833 17 2 70.7 178.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
71 4 2.4

2. Mac Jones

QB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                 Next Game: 10/31 vs Mississippi State

Jones had a game that you rarely see from a quarterback. He didn’t throw a touchdown pass or an interception in his 31 attempts. However, he did throw for 387 yards and connected on 25 of those 31 attempts. The Tide did have a blow in losing one of Jones’ favorite weapons in Jaylen Waddle for the season. Alabama returns home where they will host a plummeting Mississippi State team on Saturday.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,905 12 2 78.8 212.8
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
-13 1 -0.9

3. Justin Fields

QB | Ohio State                                                                                                                                                Next Game: 10/31 at Penn State

Welcome to the season, Mr. Fields. As the Big 10 started for the first time on Saturday, Fields reminded everyone why he was a preseason frontrunner for the Heisman. In his first game of the season, all he did was complete 20 of 21 passes for 276 and a pair of touchdowns through the air and one on the ground. Fields and the Buckeyes figure to have their biggest challenge until Michigan as they travel to Happy Valley to face the, anything but happy, Nittany Lions.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
276 2 0 95.2 237.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
54 1 3.6

4. Najee Harris

RB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                          Next Game: 10/31 vs Mississippi State

Even though his partner in crime struggled somewhat on the state sheet, the same cannot be said for Harris. He rushed for three more touchdowns against the Vols on Saturday. Now, he has 14 touchdowns in five games and a 30 touchdown season is well within grasp. If the Tide passing game were to struggle with the loss of Waddle, Harris could be the clear beneficiary of that.

2020 SEASON
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG TD G
103 595 5.8 14 5
RECEIVING
YARDS AVG TD
147 10.5 0

5. Zach Wilson

QB | BYU                                                                                                                                                Next Game: 10/31 vs Western Kentucky

Wilson continues to put up impressive numbers week after week for the Cougars. After giving up the first score to Texas State last weekend, Wilson guided BYU to 49 consecutive points. After throwing four more touchdown passes, he now has 21 total scores and only one interception on the year. He should certainly keep that up as the Cougars host Western Kentucky on Saturday.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,928 16 1 78.3 210.4
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
115 6 3.2