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ESPN’s Week 5 Heisman Trophy Voting

Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We are four weeks into the college football season. There's plenty of time left, but the Heisman Trophy race is starting to take shape.

We've seen a handful of starting quarterbacks get off to huge starts to the season. They have played their way into the Heisman conversation.

This morning, ESPN released its updated “Heisman Watch” for Week 5. It indicates how the 10 experts on ESPN’s panel are voting for the Heisman at this point in the season. As expected, it is a QB-heavy list.

Not surprisingly, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa is the top choice. Behind him are three more quarterbacks: Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, West Virginia's Will Grier and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.

The full Heisman voting from ESPN looks like this.

Tua Tagovailoa

QB

Alabama

Soph.

7

1

0

2

0

43

Dwayne Haskins

QB

Ohio State

Soph.

0

5

3

2

0

33

Will Grier

QB

West Virginia

Sr.

1

3

5

0

0

32

Kyler Murray

QB

Oklahoma

Jr.

1

1

2

4

0

26

Ed Oliver

DT

Houston

Jr.

1

0

0

0

1

6

Benny Snell Jr.

RB

Kentucky

Jr.

0

0

0

0

3

3

Justin Herbert

QB

Oregon

Jr.

0

0

0

0

2

2

Trace McSorley

QB

Penn State

Sr.

0

0

0

1

0

2

Alan Bowman

QB

Texas Tech

Fr.

0

0

0

0

1

1

Eric Dungey

QB

Syracuse

Sr.

0

0

0

0

1

1

Jonathan Taylor

RB

Wisconsin

Soph.

0

0

0

0

1

1

Haskins has a huge game this coming weekend against Penn State. A strong performance could enable him to challenge Tagovailoa in the ESPN polling.

As of now, it looks like 2018 will be the third-straight year (and eighth in the last nine) that a QB wins college football's top award.