2022 Week 12 Heisman Rankings

2022 Week 12 Heisman Rankings

It’s the final week of the regular season before Championship Saturday commences. There was a big shakeup in the top five this week as unfortunately, injuries played a big role in this past weekend’s games. Who is set up to make the most out of their opportunities? We’ll dive into that and more as we break down the contenders in our 2022 Week 12 Heisman rankings.

Guys like Caleb Williams and Max Duggan both have the luxury of having two more opportunities to impress the voters before the final votes must be cast. However, for C.J. Stroud or Blake Corum, one of these superstars only has this week’s matchup against each other to prove their worth. Who will come away with that Heisman moment this weekend? With that, let’s take a look as we unveil our 2022 Week 12 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 Caleb Williams QB 58
3 Blake Corum RB 33
4 Max Duggan QB 33
5 Hendon Hooker QB 14
6 Bryce Young QB 4
7 Stetson Bennett QB 2
8 Jayden Daniels QB 1
9 Mohamad Ibrahim RB 1
10 Michael Pennix, Jr. QB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. C.J. Stroud

QB | Ohio State                                                                                                                                                                         Next Game: 11/26 vs Michigan

Even though Stroud had a very average game for his standards, it was just enough for him to reclaim the top spot in this week’s poll. The Buckeyes did just enough to stay undefeated with Stroud’s 241-yard and one-touchdown performance. It’s all come down to this week’s matchup against Michigan in what will be undoubtedly Stroud’s toughest defensive matchup of the year.

2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
2,991 35 4 66.4 183.3
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
77 0 2.3

 

2. Caleb Williams

QB | USC                                                                                                                                                                     Next Game: 11/26 vs Notre Dame

Williams had a monstrous game against UCLA and has firmly announced himself back in this race. With just a few points behind Stroud now, Williams’ 500-yard total offense performance allows this to be anyone’s race. With games against Notre Dame on Saturday and a likely matchup with Oregon in the PAC 12 Championship Game, Williams may have the best opportunity left among the candidates.

2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
3,480 33 3 64.9 167.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
316 7 3.6

3. Blake Corum

RB | Michigan                                                                                                                                                                    Next Game: 11/26 at Ohio State

Corum still managed to run for 100 yards even with the injury he sustained against Illinois on Saturday. He comes into this game tied with Duggan but could have the opportunity to create some distance if the Wolverines can upset Ohio State. However, how healthy Corum is will be the big question mark. If he’s anywhere near 100%, he has every opportunity to be a huge factor in “The Game.”

2022 SEASON
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG TD LONG
245 1,457 5.9 18 61
RECEIVING
REC YARDS TD
11 80 1

4. Max Duggan

QB | TCU                                                                                                                                                                                 Next Game: 11/26 vs Iowa State

Duggan had to dig deep with many of his skill position players out against Baylor and willed the Horned Frogs to a victory and to an 11-0 record. He still threw for over 300 yards with a couple of touchdowns to help secure the late-game win. TCU returns home to face an Iowa State team that is one of the best defensive teams in the league. Duggan will have two opportunities to impress the voters.

2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
2,858 26 3 66.2 170.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
291 5 3.1

5. Hendon Hooker

QB | Tennessee                                                                                                                                                                       Next Game: 11/26 at Vanderbilt

It’s hard to imagine a worse weekend for Hooker and the Vols than what unfolded at South Carolina. With the loss, Tennessee is now out of the National Championship hunt and the tremendous collegiate career of Hooker now comes to a close. He was magnificent in the loss throwing for 247 yards and three touchdowns prior to the ACL tear. He finishes his career with over 11,000 yards from scrimmage with 105 touchdowns.
2022 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
3,135 27 2 69.6 175.5
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
430 5 4.1