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ESPN Releases Its New Heisman Trophy Ballot

Ohio State standout defensive lineman Chase Young, a Washington Football Team draftee, warms up vs. Penn State.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 23: Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

With only one game left in the regular season, there are only a handful of legitimate candidates left in the running for the Heisman Trophy. After Tua Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending injury, that opened the door for a few other players to jump up in the rankings.

As of right now, the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman is Joe Burrow. He's led one of the most prolific offenses in the country - and school history.

After a truly dominant performance against Penn State last weekend, Ohio State's Chase Young shot up the Heisman ballot. He sat at No. 5 heading into the weekend, but now sits at No. 2 after racking up three sacks, four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

Out of all the top candidates that ESPN listed, the only other non-quarterback is Chuba Hubbard. The Oklahoma State running back leads the nation in rushing - by nearly 200 yards.

Here are ESPN's top five candidates:

  1. Joe Burrow, LSU QB
  2. Chase Young, Ohio State DE
  3. Justin Fields, Ohio State QB
  4. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma QB
  5. Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State RB

Chase Young's stock fell due to his two-game suspension from the NCAA, but he made it clear last weekend that he's the most dominant player in college football. He'll have an opportunity to take the top spot this weekend with a big rivalry game against Michigan.

Who do you think will win the Heisman Trophy this year?