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It’s never too early to release my first batch of Heisman Rankings. We’re heading into Week 4 and a lot of players are already starting to make an impact on voters. Obviously it’s very early in the season and these rankings can change drastically at this point from week to week.
• CB/WR Travis Hunter – Colorado
• RB Omarion Hampton – UNC
• QB Jayden Daniels – LSU
• WR Malik Nabers – LSU
• QB Tyler Van Dyke – Miami
• RB Devin Neal – Kansas
• RB Blake Corum – Michigan
• WR Luther Burden III – Missouri
• WR Marvin Harrison Jr – Ohio State
12. WR Rome Odunze – Washington
• Odunze has arguably been the best reciever in CFB this season catching 22 passes for 419 yards 2 TDs averaging 19 yards per catch. He also has a Rushing TD and the Huskies have played a quality team in Boise State and P5 Team in Michigan State.
11. QB Kaidon Salter – Liberty
• Salter the former 4 star and Tennessee Transfer has found his rhythm in Lynchburg for the Flames. New Offensive Coordinators Willy Korn and Newland Isaac have done a tremendous job developing Salter and the results are showing. So far this season Salter has thrown for 763 yards 9 TDs (0 INTs) and rushed for 191 yards 3 TDs.
10. QB Bo Nix – Oregon
• Nix has an opportunity to climb the rankings the next few weeks with games vs ranked Colorado, Washington, Washington State and Utah. This season Nix has thrown for 893 yards 8 TDs (0 INTs) while completing 77.6% of his passes, he’s also rushed for 60 yards.
9. QB Dillon Gabriel – Oklahoma
• Gabriel hasn’t faced the toughest competition yet but he’s look excellent. This season he’s thrown for 905 yards 11 TDs (1 INT) while completing an outstanding 82.5% of his passes. He’s also added 35 rushing yards 1 TD.
8. QB Cam Ward – WSU
• Ward has been outstanding for the cougars ever since he transferred in from Incarnate Word. This season he’s thrown for 990 yards 9 TDs with 0 INTs and he’s completed 72% of his passes. Ward also has 95 rushing yards 2 TDs and a quality win vs Wisconsin.
7. RB Audric Estime – Notre Dame
• Estime has been the best Running Back so far in 2023 in my opinion. He’s averaging an OUTSTANDING 8.3 yards per carry and the Irish will need a big game from his this weekend. He’s rushed for 521 yards 5 TDs this season and caught 5 passes for 55 yards.
6. QB Jordan Travis – Florida State
• Travis has made an incredible improvement from where he was a few years ago and now he’s a serious Heisman Candidate. He has a tremendous win vs LSU this season where he played excellent. This season he’s thrown for 739 yards 8 TDs (1 INT) while completing 63.1% of his passes. He’s also rushed for 96 yards 1 TD.
5. QB Quinn Ewers – Texas
• Ewers has a win vs Alabama this season and a win vs a scrappy Wyoming team who beat Texas Tech. He’s thrown for 740 yards 8 TDs with 0 INTs while completing 60.7% of his passes. Ewers has also added two rushing TDs.
4. QB Sam Hartman – Notre Dame
• Hartman has a big opportunity to impress Heisman Voters this week vs Ohio State. This season Hartman has looked much better with his ball security and has 0 INTs. He’s thrown for 1,061 yards 13 TDs while completing 71.1% of his passes. He’s also added two rushing TDs.
3. QB Shedeur Sanders – Colorado
• Sanders has been PHENOMENAL this season and worked his way up NFL Draft boards. This season he’s thrown for 1,251 yards 10 TDs (1 INT) while completing 78.7% of his passes. He’s also rushed for 1 TD while leading the Buffaloes to a 3-0 start.
2. QB Michael Penix Jr – Washington
• Penix Jr is super fun to watch, I’ve always loved watching lefties sling it. This season he’s led the Huskies to three blowout wins while throwing for 1,332 yards 12 TDs (1 INT) completing 74.3% of his passes.
1. QB Caleb Williams – USC
• The 2022 Heisman Winner is still on top for me but it’s extremely close between the top four. Williams has been spotless this season throwing for 878 yards 12 TDs (0 INTs) while completing 78.6% of his passes. He’s also rushed for 61 yards 1 TD.