Updated: November 13, 2018, 6:58 AM ET

ESPN Experts' Poll

Nov. 13, 2018
Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama Soph. 8 2 0 0 0 48
Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma Jr. 2 8 0 0 0 42
Will Grier QB West Virginia Sr. 0 0 6 4 0 26
Gardner Minshew QB Washington State Sr. 0 0 3 5 1 20
Quinnen Williams DL Alabama Soph. 0 0 1 0 1 4
Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State Soph. 0 0 0 0 4 4
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin Soph. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Travis Etienne RB Clemson Soph. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Darrell Henderson RB Memphis Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 1
McKenzie Milton QB UCF Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
D'Andre Swift RB Georgia Soph. 0 0 0 0 1 1

ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Joel Anderson, Edward Aschoff, Kyle Bonagura, David M. Hale, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach and Jake Trotter

Tracking the Candidates

Nov. 13, 2018
There were some signs of the emotional post-LSU hangover coach Nick Saban feared. The defense gave up a couple of big plays on the ground and through the air. Tagovailoa gave up his second interception of the season. The refs didn't call it, but there probably should have been another turnover in there early. But the season is long, and heavy is the head that wears the crown. -- Alex Scarborough
WEEK 12 VS. THE CITADEL
PASSING
RATYDSTDINTCMP%
256.63403081.8
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
3719.3
2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
252528267.995.8
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
14834.0
Behind Murray, who remains on pace to shatter Baker Mayfield's FBS passing efficiency record from last year, the Sooners feature the top attack in college football. For the third consecutive game, they finished with at least 300 yards passing and rushing, which is tied for the second-longest FBS streak of the past 15 seasons. -- Jake Trotter
WEEK 11 VS. OKLAHOMA STATE
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
3491072.475.2
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
6604.7
2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
303832570.895.3
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
64076.7
Will Grier had touchdown throws of 32, 8 and 4 yards, the eighth time this season he has had at least three. Grier finished 25 of 39 for 343 yards on a breezy day. -- Associated Press
WEEK 11 VS. TCU
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
3433164.174.5
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
202.0
2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
296131869.084.0
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
-631-1.9
Minshew is on track to become the first Heisman finalist from Washington State since Ryan Leaf in 1997, and the Cougars remain in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Minshew struggled dealing with the wind in the first half in Boulder but still finished with 335 yards passing in arguably the Cougars' most complete win of conference play. -- Kyle Bonagura
WEEK 11 AT COLORADO
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
3352060.360.1
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
2614.3
2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
385229769.678.3
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
8632.1
5
Quinnen Williams
DL | Alabama
Next Game: 11/24 vs. AUB
The Alabama defense has been reminding people the past two weeks that it isn't just the Tua Show in Tuscaloosa. It shut out LSU and Mississippi State in back-to-back weeks, with Williams leading the way. He has 3.5 sacks and 16 total tackles over the past two games.

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