2018 Heisman Trophy Rankings: Two man race heading into rivalry weekend?

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The 2018 Heisman Trophy race saw all the big-name quarterbacks put up big numbers this weekend. Have excellent performances tightened the race?

The 2018 Heisman Trophy race started with the consensus number one player in the country at the top, followed by a few running backs and defensive studs who could crash the party with exceptional seasons.

As the season has gone on we have seen familiar names pop up each week as rivalries, wins, and losses have all had a major impact on the perception of these players.

Before we get into our top five let’s take a look at the honorable mentions for this week.

No. 7: Jonathan Taylor, Running back- Wisconsin Badgers

Taylor was dynamic against the Boilermakers, and put up one of the best rushing performances we have seen in his excellent career. With his level of talent it is a wonder that he does not get the ball as much as he did in this game every week, as he ran the ball 33 times for 321 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Taylor has been the most consistent back from a yards standpoint, and now he is adding all the touchdowns that were hurting his candidacy earlier in the season.

No. 6: Will Grier, Quarterback- West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers signal caller had a good game against Oklahoma State, but West Virginia was not able to pull out of victory. Facing the Cowboys defense, Grier was 27 for 48 with 364 yards passing and two touchdowns. He didn’t throw any interceptions but the Mountaineers couldn’t make enough plays to secure the victory.

Now that we have had a look at our honorable mentions here’s our top five after Week 12.