Heisman Watch

ESPN Experts' Poll

Aug. 13, 2015

Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State Jr. 6 2 0 1 0 40
Trevone Boykin QB TCU Sr. 3 4 2 1 0 39
Cody Kessler QB USC Sr. 0 2 4 0 0 20
Nick Chubb RB Georgia So. 1 0 3 3 0 20
J.T. Barrett QB Ohio State So. 0 2 0 0 1 9
Deshaun Watson QB Clemson So. 0 0 1 1 1 6
Leonard Fournette RB LSU So. 0 0 0 1 1 3
Connor Cook QB Mich. State Sr. 0 0 0 0 2 2
Derrick Henry RB Alabama Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Cardale Jones QB Ohio State Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Braxton Miller WR Ohio State Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
James Conner RB Pitt Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Adoree' Jackson CB/WR USC So. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Dak Prescott QB Miss. State Sr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Seth Russell QB Baylor Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Scooby Wright III LB Arizona Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1

ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach and Jake Trotter

Tracking the Candidates

1. Ezekiel Elliott RB OSU
Elliott finished the 2014 season on a tear, rushing for more than 200 yards in each of his last three games while leading the Buckeyes to a national championship. His final tally for the season: 1,878 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.

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1/12 vs ORE1362466.84

Next Game: 9/7 @ VT

2. Trevone Boykin QB TCU
Boykin came from relative anonymity to finish fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting last season, leading TCU to a 12-1 record and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win. He threw 33 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions, while rushing for 707 yards and another eight TDs.

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12/31 vs MISS171.01873134.2

Next Game: 9/3 @ MINN

3. Nick Chubb RB UGA
After suspension and injury derailed Todd Gurley's 2014 season, then-freshman Chubb stepped into the spotlight and proved his worth, rushing for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns. He saved his best for last, rushing for 266 yards and two TDs in the Bulldogs' Belk Bowl victory over Louisville.

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12/30 @ LOU1332668.12

Next Game: 9/5 vs ULM

4. Cody Kessler QB USC
Kessler followed up a solid 2013 season with a spectacular 2014, throwing for 3,826 yards and 39 touchdowns, while completing 70 percent of his passes and throwing just five interceptions.

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12/27 vs NEB159.03213148.4

Next Game: 9/5 vs ARST

5. J.T. Barrett QB OSU
Barrett, who threw 34 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions last season, finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting despite missing the Buckeyes' final three games because of a broken ankle. After being limited in the spring, Barrett is battling postseason hero Cardale Jones to start in 2015.


Next Game: 9/7 @ VT

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