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ESPN Releases Its Week 9 Heisman Trophy Poll

Joe Burrow throws the ball for the LSU Tigers.

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 14: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers throws the ball during a game against the Northwestern State Demons at Tiger Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

With almost two months of the season in the books, it's time to look at the Heisman Trophy race. Since Tua Tagovailoa could miss time with an ankle injury, we could have a two-man race for the most prestigious award in college football.

ESPN updates its Heisman poll weekly, but the rankings usually don't have dramatic changes. That said, it's becoming very clear that a quarterback will once again win the award.

As of right now, ESPN's favorite to win the Heisman is LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. He's already thrown for 2,484 yards, 29 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Burrow is in the lead for the Heisman Trophy, however, Jalen Hurts is right behind him in the sweepstakes.

Hurts is putting together a phenomenal season with Oklahoma. It's pretty evident that he'a put in a ton of work since transforming to Norman.

Here are ESPN's top five candidates for the Heisman Trophy:

  1. LSU QB Joe Burrow
  2. Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts
  3. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
  4. Ohio State QB Justin Fields
  5. Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor

Tagovailoa will most likely slide down in the rankings if he's out for more than a few weeks. After all, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is having an excellent first year as the team's starter and should continue to move up the poll.

Who do you think deserves to win the Heisman Trophy?