Updated: December 8, 2014, 8:14 AM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Dec. 8, 2014
|J.T. Barrett||QB||Ohio State||Fr.||0||0||0||1||3||5|
|Scooby Wright III||LB||Arizona||So.||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|Dak Prescott||QB||Miss. State||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
Dec. 8, 2014
Mariota put the finishing touches on his Heisman résumé with five total touchdowns in Oregon's win over Arizona in the Pac-12 title game. His final stat line: 25-for-38, 313 yards and two TDs through the air, plus 33 rushing yards and three more scores on 10 rushing attempts.
Gordon, like his Wisconsin teammates, was largely anonymous against Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game. Gordon rushed for 76 yards, but the Badgers never challenged the Buckeyes in a crushing loss.
Cooper caught 12 passes for 83 yards in the Crimson Tide's 42-13 win over Missouri in the SEC championship game. He set the SEC record for receptions in a season (115).
Boykin filled up the box score against Iowa State. He went 30-for-41 for 460 yards and four touchdowns passing, added 44 yards running the ball, and he even scored a 55-yard receiving touchdown on a nifty trick play.
Barrett is out for the season after he fractured his ankle in the Buckeyes' win over Michigan. He finished the season with 2,834 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and he had another 11 rushing TDs and 938 yards.
Coleman and the Hoosiers didn't play during Championship Weekend and are not eligible for a bowl game. He finished the season with 2,036 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida St|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|