Oklahoma senior QB
His case: Mayfield is having such a brilliant season (3,816 yards, 34 touchdowns passing, just five interceptions) Las Vegas oddsmakers have taken the Heisman race off the board. His only tripping point is his boorish behavior; Mayfield is suspended from starting Saturday.
This week: Saturday vs. West Virginia (2:45 p.m., ESPN)
Stanford junior RB
His case: At least you get a trip to New York as a Heisman finalist. Love re-injured his ankle against California but still posted his ninth 100-yard rushing game. He has 1,723 yards and 16 TDs in 2017, averaging 8.8 yards per carry.
This week: Saturday vs. Notre Dame (7 p.m., ABC)
Louisville junior QB
His case: Former Heisman winners get a vote starting the next year. Wonder if Jackson will vote for himself? He is again racking up Heisman-winning numbers like had in 2016. He has 3,273 yards passing, 1,287 rushing and 40 total touchdowns.
This week: Saturday at Kentucky (11 a.m., SEC Network)
On the radar: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, Jr.; Arizona QB Khalil Tate, So.; Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor, Fr.; San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny, Sr.