Power Ranking The Top 10 Heisman Trophy Candidates Entering Week 11 Of 2015 CFB Season

By Tire Rack

Heisman Trophy Candidates Entering Week 11

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And just like that, the Heisman Trophy race is wide open. Thanks to Leonard Fournette disappointing like no other in Week 10 (in front of the entire country, might we add), other candidates are alive.

In fact, Fournette is no longer leading the pack — if you can believe that.

Before getting to the rankings, just remember one thing: Although amazing stats certainly help gain some attention, the Heisman is won (or lost) in big games.

10. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

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10. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

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Dak Prescott has been a machine this year. The only problem is the fact that the Bulldogs have two losses in 2015. However, Mississippi State can really shake-up the playoff race by knocking off Alabama, which it is very capable of doing.

9. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

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9. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

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Baker Mayfield can still win the Heisman. Many people might be wondering how and why?

How: Oklahoma's last three games will be played against Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State. Therefore, the Sooners still might have a shot at the playoff as well.

Why: Mayfield's stats are rather impressive. He has 2,812 passing yards and 28 TDs.

Since big games are so crucial, Mayfield can shoot up the rankings with three solid outings to close out the year.

8. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

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8. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

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Florida State went down against Clemson this past weekend, which means it is not going to make the playoff. However, Cook's Heisman hopes are still alive, as he rushed for 194 yards and a score in the big-time game vs. the Tigers.

7. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

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7. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor

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Corey Coleman is a wide receiver, and yet he still has a solid chance at taking home the hardware this year. Although Coleman had a new QB throwing him the ball in Week 10, he still racked up 216 receiving yards and two scores.

6. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

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6. Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

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One week can change a lot. TCU lost in Week 10, and Trevone Boykin certainly wasn't on his A game. He had four interceptions, the Horned Frogs' playoff dreams took a major shot and all is currently not right in the TCU world.

5. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

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5. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

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What does Christian McCaffrey need to do to shoot up these rankings? Well, he simply needs to continue to do what he has been doing, because he has been amazing at all things football. A monster outing against Notre Dame would certainly do wonders for him as well. But first, Stanford must take on Oregon and California.

4. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

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4. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

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Leonard Fournette at No. 4?! Yes, Leonard Fournette at No. 4. Heisman contenders must show up when the spotlight is on them and the country is watching. Fournette did not show up against Alabama this weekend.

Needless to say, Fournette and the Tigers need to take care of business the rest of the way.

3. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

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3. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

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Derrick Henry easily won the battle against Fournette this weekend.

Henry had 210 rushing yards and three TDs, and Fournette had 31 rushing yards and one score.

2. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

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2. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

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Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for more than 100 yards in every single game. Ohio State is absolutely loaded on offense as well, making Elliott’s 100-yard game streak look that much better.

1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

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1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

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Like it or not, the Heisman is all about its QBs. Deshaun Watson is a QB — a very, very good QB — and he plays for arguably the best team in the country.

Watson might be the leader this week, but this race is now wide open, meaning things could change on a weekly basis.

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