2021 Week 11 Heisman Rankings

2021 Final Heisman Rankings

The chances are becoming fewer and farther in between for these players to create that Heisman moment. The debate remains whether or not this is more of the best player on the best team award or the best individual player award. However, getting to that conference championship game as a team is invaluable to giving the experts one final look on a huge stage. Before we get into the top half, let’s take a look at all of the contenders in our 2021 week 11 Heisman rankings.

Could this week’s Big 10 battle between Michigan State and Ohio State be a Heisman eliminator for either Kenneth Walker III or C.J. Stroud? Kenny Pickett and Matt Corral have games under the radar where they will need to put up huge numbers. Meanwhile, can Bryce Young continue his excellent play in a top 25 matchup against Arkansas? With that being said, let’s take a look as we unveil our 2021 week 11 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 72
2 Kenneth Walker III RB 64
3 Matt Corral QB 40
4 C.J. Stroud QB 38
5 Kenny Pickett QB 24
6 Jordan Davis DL 4
7 Sam Hartman QB 3
8 Aidan Hutchinson DL 2
9 Jerome Ford RB 1
10 Kayvon Thibodeaux DL 1
11 Sean Tucker RB 1
12 Caleb Williams QB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Bryce Young

QB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                                    Next Game: 11/20 vs Arkansas

Young’s 270 yard, five-touchdown performance against New Mexico State was enough for him to reclaim the top spot in this week’s rankings. The Tide host top 25 Arkansas this week in their home finale. Young could conceivably have two more opportunities to impress the committee against Auburn next week and a potential SEC Championship Game against Georgia.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
3,025 33 3 70.9 180.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
25 2 0.5

2. Kenneth Walker III

RB | Michigan State                                                                                                                                                                        Next Game: 11/20 at Ohio State

143 yards and two touchdowns were not enough for Walker to keep his top spot. He drops one this week despite a solid game against Maryland on Saturday. The good news is that he will have the entire country watching this week as the Spartans travel to Columbus to face Ohio State. If Walker has a good game and Michigan State wins, he will find himself back in the top spot.

2021 SEASON
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG TD G
227 1,473 6.5 17 10
RECEIVING
YARDS AVG TD
85 7.1 1


3. Matt Corral

QB | Ole Miss                                                                                                                                                                                     Next Game: 11/20 vs Vanderbilt

Even though his stats aren’t eye-popping, Corral led Ole Miss to an impressive win over Texas A&M on Saturday. That was enough to keep him in the thick of the Heisman race. He faces struggling Vanderbilt in his final tune-up prior to the Egg Bowl. A big day statistically will be critical for him to keep pace with his competition.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
2,774 17 2 66.7 158.9
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
523 10 4.2

4. C.J. Stroud

QB | Ohio State                                                                                                                                                                       Next Game: 11/20 vs Michigan State

Stroud continues to play at a very high level and perhaps has. the biggest opportunity to challenge Young for the top spot when all is said and done. He threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns against Purdue. Stroud will have the biggest stage over the next two weeks with games against Michigan State and what could be a top-five matchup against Michigan.

 

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
3,036 30 5 68.8 179.4
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
4 0 0.2

5. Kenny Pickett

QB | Pittsburgh                                                                                                                                                                         Next Game: 11/20 vs Virginia

In the revolving door between Pickett and Sam Hartman, it’s Pickett that finds himself back in the top five. The Panthers narrowly escaped an upset to North Carolina with Pickett’s 346 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers can clinch a spot in the ACC Championship Game with a win over Virginia on Saturday. That extra game is always big in giving the committee one final look.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
3,517 32 4 67.5 169.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
231 4 2.8

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