Power Ranking The Top 10 Heisman Trophy Candidates Entering Week 9 Of 2015 CFB Season

By Tire Rack

Heisman Trophy Candidates Entering Week 9

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College football saw a couple of undefeated teams drop last week. In terms of the Heisman race, everything stayed the same — well, when it comes to a ton of movement going down once again.

Seth Russell’s injury status is going to play a huge role in this race, but things are not looking good for the Baylor Bear.

And now, we give you the Heisman rankings for Week 9.

This Week’s Bonuses

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This Week’s Bonuses

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Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
Seth Russell, QB, Baylor
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

10. Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

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10. Devontae Booker, RB, Utah

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Devontae Booker remains one of the best players in the country, but his team, the Utah Utes, lost their first game of the season in Week 8.

If the Utes can get back on track and rack up the wins once again, Booker will have no problem climbing up the Heisman rankings.

9. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

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9. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

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TCU had the week off, so there's not much to report for Josh Doctson, except this: The Horned Frog remains one of the best WRs in the country.

8. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

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8. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

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Think about this one: Corey Coleman has 18 receiving touchdowns on the season.

7. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

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7. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

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Christian McCaffrey had yet another monster performance in his last contest.

Here's the evidence: 109 rushing yards, 112 receiving yards, two total TDs.

6. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

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6. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

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Losses tend to kill Heisman hopes. As for Dalvin Cook, the Florida State Seminoles recorded their first loss last weekend. Cook is still in the race, but he has to take his game to the next level — and then some — if he plans on winning the ultimate trophy this year.

5. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

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5. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

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What Deshaun Watson has going for him: His team is undefeated (and on top of the ACC world). Watson & Co. also just got done handing Miami its worst loss in school history.

4. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

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4. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

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Fact: Alabama had a scare against Tennessee.

Here's another fact for you: Derrick Henry continues to be awesome out on the football field, and he proved that once again with 143 rushing yards and two scores.

3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

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3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have played eight games, and they have rocked them all. Ezekiel Elliott, being the lethal force that he is, has rushed for 100+ yards in every single game.

2. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

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2. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

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Trevone Boykin had the week off, but he is probably the only person who can catch Leonard Fournette. Well, unless if the LSU Tigers go on a vicious losing streak, but that probably still wouldn't be enough to keep the Heisman Trophy out of Fournette's hands.

1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

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1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

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Leonard Fournette had arguably his least productive game of 2015 ... and he still rushed for 150 yards. See, that is basically why he is dominating this race.

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