Scott Rabalais’ Heisman Watch: Leonard Fournette has company at the top of the list _lowres

Associated Press file photos -- Alabama running back Derrick Henry, left, and LSU running back Leonard Fournette

Each week, The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais, a Heisman Trophy voter since 1997, takes the pulse of the race for college football’s most prestigious award. This year’s Heisman will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 on ESPN.

NATIONAL WATCHES

ESPN (Poll of 10 voters on ESPN’s staff)

1. Derrick Henry, Jr., RB, Alabama: 44 points (4 first-place votes)

2. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 32 points (1)

3. Corey Coleman, Jr., WR, Baylor: 30 points (5)

4. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 14 points

3. Christian McCaffrey, So., RB, Stanford: 10 points

CBSSports.com (Poll of seven staff members)

1. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 28 points (2)

2. Derrick Henry, Jr., RB, Alabama: 20 points (3)

3. Corey Coleman, Jr., WR, Baylor: 19 points (1)

4. Trevone Boykin, Sr., QB, TCU: 12 points

5. Deshaun Watson, So., QB, Clemson: 10 points (1)

USA Today (Survey of 30 Heisman voters who work for Gannett)

1. Derrick Henry, Jr., RB, Alabama: 42 points (10 first place)

2. Leonard Fournette, So., RB, LSU: 36 points (five first place)

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Jr., RB, Ohio State: 19 points (three first place)

4. Corey Coleman, Jr., WR, Baylor: 18 points (three first-place)

4. Deshaun Watson, So., QB, Clemson: 18 points (three first-place)

LEONARD FOURNETTE TALK

Justin Ferguson, Bleacher Report

In the aftermath of Fournette’s 31-yard performance — and Alabama running back Derrick Henry’s 210-yard, three-touchdown evening — the LSU star’s Heisman hype train lost a lot of admiring passengers. But is it completely off the tracks at this point?

David Purdum, ESPN

Fournette remains the outright favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, but Alabama running back Derrick Henry closed the gap significantly over the weekend. Fournette is a 2-3 favorite at Station Casinos’ sportsbook. He was 1-3 last week but fell back.

HEISMAN VOTE

Fans may cast a Heisman vote online at Nissan Heisman House. The top vote getter will earn one vote.

HEISMAN ODDS

1. Derrick Henry: 3/2

2. Leonard Fournette: 2/1

3. Ezekiel Elliott: 7/1

4. Corey Coleman: 8/1

4. Deshaun Watson: 8/1

Source: Bovada