2022 Week Three Heisman Rankings

2022 Week Three Heisman Rankings
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We’re through three full weeks in the college football season and the Heisman race is starting to take major shape. However, there’s still some volatility with teams that are not perennial powers coming to the forefront. Who had Kansas being 3-0 and Jalon Daniels making our Heisman list on their bingo card? We’ll dive into that and more as we break down the contenders in our 2022 Week Three Heisman rankings.

The leaders are starting to rise to the forefront as nobody outside of our top five gained more than three votes. But, was Ohio State’s outpouring of offense enough to give us a new leader at the top? Can the running backs hold off the strong quarterback push? With that, let’s take a look as we unveil our 2022 Week Three Heisman rankings.

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

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 C.J. Stroud QB 63
2 Bryce Young QB 60
3 Caleb Williams QB 35
4 Will Anderson DL 31
5 Stetson Bennett QB 23
6 Brock Bowers TE 3
7 Blake Corum RB 2
8 Drake Maye QB 2
9 Jalon Daniels QB 1
10 Hendon Hooker QB 1
11 Charlie Jones WR 1
12 Bijan Robinson RB 1
13 Raheim Sanders RB 1
14 Will Shipley RB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. CJ Stroud

QB | Ohio State                                                                                                                                                                         Next Game: 9/24 vs Wisconsin

On the heels of a 77-point outburst, Stroud has vaulted up to the top spot on our list. He was nearly flawless in throwing for 367 yards while adding five touchdowns through the air. The Buckeyes will now face their toughest test to date when they host Wisconsin on Saturday night and Stroud has the opportunity to cement his status.

2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
941 11 0 72.9 208.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
9 0 1.3

2. Bryce Young

QB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                                    Next Game: 9/24 vs Vanderbilt

Much as Alabama has done at the top, Young has relinquished his top spot in this week’s Heisman poll. The supporting cast remains to be a big concern in Tuscaloosa. That might especially be true as the competition gets stronger. Now, they did score 63 points against ULM, but Young through a pair of interceptions in the rout.

2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
644 9 2 68.2 162.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
144 2 9.6

3. Caleb Williams

QB | USC                                                                                                                                                                       Next Game: 9/24 at Oregon State

The USC offense continues to roll under Lincoln Riley with the help of his sophomore signal caller. The Trojans have eclipsed 40 points in all three contests this season with Williams completing nearly 75% of his throws and is yet to throw an interception. It gets a little tricky as Williams travels to Oregon State on Saturday which should be their stiffest test to date.
2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
874 8 0 74.4 190.5
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
73 2 2.7

 4. Will Anderson

DL | Alabama                                                                                                                                                                           Next Game: 9/24 vs Vanderbilt

After a slow start, Anderson has really picked it up over the last five quarters of play. His pick-six against ULM last Saturday is the type of play that he’ll need to make on a consistent basis to get him moving up on this Heisman list. Additionally, he picked up his second sack of the season and now has 4.5 tackles for loss. Look for more disruption as the Tide host Vanderbilt this week.

2022 SEASON
DEFENSE
TACKLES SACKS FF FR INT
15 2 1

5. Stetson Bennett

QB | Georgia                                                                                                                                                                        Next Game: 9/24 vs Kent State

The Bulldogs continue to throw their weight around as the unquestioned best team in the country. And, Bennett is at the head of that in not only being a game manager but making tons of great throws. Even though he only has five touchdown passes, he’s averaging over 300 yards through the air per game this season. He should have no problem again this week as the Bulldogs host Kent State.

2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
952 5 0 73.9 183.5
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
31 3 3.9