2021 Week Five Heisman Rankings

2021 Week Eight Heisman Rankings

As hard as it is to believe, we’re near the half-point in the college football season. With that, the Heisman race is certainly heating up as we get into the meat of the conference schedule. Currently, Bryce Young has solidified his spot in the ranking. However, as rapid as upsets are occurring nothing would be surprising at this point. Before that, let’s take a look at some of the contenders in our 2021 week four Heisman rankings.

We have two running backs that have made their way into the top five in this week’s rankings. Kenneth Walker III and Bijan Robinson are the leading rushers in the country and hope to capitalize off of a rare non-QB award winner a year ago. With that being said, let’s take a look as we unveil our 2021 week five Heisman rankings.

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

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Bryce Young QB 95
2 Kenneth Walker III RB 59
3 Bijan Robinson RB 55
4 Matt Corral QB 32
5 Desmond Ridder QB 19
6 Jahan Dotson WR 13
7 Grayson McCall QB 4
8 C.J. Stroud QB 4
9 Malik Willis QB 3
10 Kenny Pickett QB 2
11 Spencer Rattler QB 2
12 Stetson Bennett QB 1
13 Sam Hartman QB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Bryce Young

QB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                                    Next Game: 10/9 at Texas A&M

Young continues to distance himself from the pack with another solid performance on a big stage. He threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns and only one interception against Ole Miss. Even though the Tide relied more on the running game, Young continued to show pinpoint accuracy. The Tide travel to College Station on Saturday against a reeling Aggies squad that is looking to save their season.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,365 17 2 73.0 185.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
-19 -1.3

2. Kenneth Walker III

RB | Michigan State                                                                                                                                                                        Next Game: 10/9 at Rutgers

Walker continued his stellar early-season play with 126 yards on the ground as well as three touchdowns. Ohio State ran for just over 200 yards against Rutgers last week so Walker has a chance to keep himself on the map and right there as the best running back in the country. Walker and the overall success of the Spartans have been one of the big surprises of the season.

2021 SEASON
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG TD G
100 680 7.3 8 5
RECEIVING
YARDS AVG TD
17 5.7 1

3. Bijan Robinson

RB | Texas                                                                                                                                                                       Next Game: 10/9 vs Oklahoma

If Walker is the best pure running back in the country, Robinson is most certainly the best all-purpose running back in the nation. Against TCU on Saturday, he had his best performance of the season with 216 yards on the ground. Robinson faces his toughest test this weekend against Oklahoma which ranks seventh in the country against the run in the Red River Shootout.

 

2021 SEASON
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG TD G
105 652 6.2 7 5
RECEIVING
YARDS AVG TD
167 16.7 2

4. Matt Corral

QB | Ole Miss                                                                                                                                                                                          Next Game: 10/9 vs Arkansas

Even though Corral and the Rebels lost fairly convincingly to Alabama on Saturday, he still put himself in a position to stay firm in the Heisman race. Completing 21 of 29 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and no turnovers will do just that. Ole Miss returns home on Saturday to face Arkansas who is looking for a much-improved game after being dominated at Georgia last weekend.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
662 6 0 66.2 182.2
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
90 1 4.5

5. Desmond Ridder

QB | Cincinnati                                                                                                                                                                              Next Game: 10/8 vs Temple

Maybe no other person personifies the heartbeat of their team more than Ridder. He’s not always going to wow you with eye-popping statistics or huge plays, but he’s a winner. His 297 yard, two-touchdown performance indicated just that against Notre Dame last week that vaulted both him and the Bearcats into the number five position this week.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,045 9 2 63.5 162.2
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
98 3 3.3

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