Heisman Watch

ESPN Experts' Poll

Nov. 24, 2015

Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Derrick Henry RB Alabama Jr. 9 1 0 0 0 49
Deshaun Watson QB Clemson So. 1 4 3 1 0 32
Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford So. 0 4 3 2 1 30
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma Jr. 0 1 1 3 2 15
Dalvin Cook RB Florida State So. 0 0 2 0 1 7
Leonard Fournette RB LSU So. 0 0 1 0 2 5
Keenan Reynolds QB Navy Sr. 0 0 0 1 3 5
Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State Sr. 0 0 0 1 1 3
Corey Coleman WR Baylor Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Luke Falk QB Washington State So. 0 0 0 1 0 2

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. Derrick Henry RB ALA
Henry was limited to 10 total touches in the romp over FCS Charleston Southern, but it didn't register much with Heisman Watch pollsters, who awarded him all but one first-place vote this week. This week's test comes against Auburn, against which Henry rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on just five carries a year ago.

11/21 vs CHSO19687.62

Next Game: 11/28 @ AUB

2. Deshaun Watson QB CLEM
Watson has gone from Heisman afterthought to serious candidate in two short weeks, which likely has as much to do with the 850 yards of total offense Watson has amassed in his past two games as on-field struggles and key injuries to other contenders. Clemson has never had a player finish in even the top five of Heisman voting -- though John Heisman himself coached there from 1900 to 1903.

11/21 vs WAKE168.63433167.7

Next Game: 11/28 @ SC

3. Christian McCaffrey RB STAN
McCaffrey moves up to third after racking up a school-record 389 yards of all-purpose yardage in a win over Cal, a performance that gets him within 443 yards of the FBS record for all-purpose yards in a season (3,250). That record is held by Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders -- father of McCaffrey's teammate and backfield mate Barry Sanders.

11/21 vs CAL1291926.60

Next Game: 11/28 vs ND

4. Baker Mayfield QB OKLA
Mayfield is not the first player to see his Heisman candidacy crumble under the weight of an untimely injury -- he missed the second half of the TCU win with a concussion -- but the good news for the QB is that all is not lost. A strong performance (and win) at Oklahoma State would likely send his stock north again -- though it will be Mayfield's final opportunity to impress before voting is conducted.

11/21 vs TCU145.01272131.3

Next Game: 11/28 @ OKST

5. Dalvin Cook RB FSU
Cook is back in the top five for the first time since the Seminoles were stunned by Georgia Tech on Oct. 24, with three consecutive 100-yard performances over the past three weeks helping put him there. Despite missing all of one game and being limited to two carries in another due to injuries, Cook is just 107 yards behind LSU's Leonard Fournette for the FBS rushing lead.

11/21 vs CHAT1151067.12

Next Game: 11/28 @ FLA

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