Updated: October 10, 2017, 5:58 AM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Oct. 10, 2017
|Saquon Barkley||RB||Penn State||Jr.||9||2||1||0||0||56|
|Luke Falk||QB||Washington State||Sr.||0||1||1||4||2||17|
|Rashaad Penny||RB||San Diego State||Sr.||0||0||2||1||7||15|
|Bradley Chubb||DE||NC State||Sr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Mason Rudolph||QB||Oklahoma State||Sr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Joel Anderson, Edward Aschoff, Kyle Bonagura, David M. Hale, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Dan Murphy, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman and Jake Trotter
Tracking the Candidates
Oct. 10, 2017
After finishing the first half against Northwestern with negative yards, Barkley turned it on in the second half. He accounted for two touchdowns, one of which came after a 53-yard run.
Love has passed Baker Mayfield on this list and is quickly closing the gap on Barkley. Love, who now has an FBS-high 1,240 rush yards this season, has rushed for at least 100 yards in eight straight games.
Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season, to Iowa State, but Mayfield has yet to throw an interception and rushed for more yards (57) against the Cyclones than in any game this season.
Washington State went home from its first road trip of the season with a W thanks to a stingy defense and Falk's passing arm. He threw three touchdowns, including a 41-yarder on Washington State's first play from scrimmage.
Penny fumbled on San Diego State's first possession, but he made up for it by rushing for 170 yards and two touchdowns.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|