Nearly 1,000 Heisman Trophy voters have two more weekends to cast their ballots. While there are still a handful of candidates in the mix for college football’s most prestigious individual trophy, two quarterbacks have risen to the top ranks of punters and oddsmakers.
Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud still leads the pack and there’s a new No. 2 in Southern Cal quarterback Caleb Williams.
Both signal callers led their teams from behind on Saturday and held on for late wins, with both keeping playoff hopes alive for their teams. Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker fell out of the mix after not only getting injured while he wasn’t contacted, but after his Volunteers were blown away in unranked South Carolina.
Hooker has been second in recent weeks, with the exception of the week he was favorite over Stroud.
Michigan running back Blake Corum was injured Saturday and missed much of his team’s 19-17 comeback victory in Maryland. Corum is still third in the sportsbook Fanduel.com standings, but well behind Stroud and Williams.
Here are this weekend’s odds on Sunday afternoon (according to FanDuel).
CJ Stroud (Ohio State, QB) -130
Caleb Williams (USC, QB) +130
Blake Corum (Michigan, RB) +1400
Bo Nix (Oregon, QB) +5000
Max Duggan (TCU, QB) +6000
Jayden Daniels (LSU, QB +8000
Stetson Bennet IV (Georgia, QB) +10000
Drake Maye (UNC, QB) +10000
How do the odds work? A $100 bet on a player with +130 would pay out $130 plus the $100 wagered. A $100 bet on +10000 would pay $10,000 plus the original $100. For someone with -130, it would take a $130 bet to win $100, plus the stake also being refunded.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was last year’s winner and a favorite to finish in the top three this season, but he fell out of the top 10 after two narrow road losses this season.
Players who make conference championships get an extra weekend to show themselves off to the voters. A colossal game this week will be when No. 3 Michigan visits No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 USC hosts Notre Dame.
The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football. The vote consists of 870 media members across six geographic regions, 58 living Heisman winners, and one ballot from a collective fan vote.
Heisman voters choose their top three candidates (in order) for the most coveted individual trophy in college football.
The 2022 Heisman Trophy finalists will be announced on December 5, the same day as the voting TBEN. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 10 December when the winner will be announced.
There is one week left in the regular season and the conference championships will wrap up on December 3rd.