Rank 'Em: Heisman Watch 2009

Created: October 6, 2009, 9:11 AM

Where does Jimmy Clausen rank?

Who are the top Heisman candidates after Week 5?

ESPN's experts have put together this week's Heisman Watch poll of players they think have the best shot at walking to the podium in New York to accept the award. Tim Tebow, last week's Heisman favorite in the eyes of both the experts and SportsNation, had a scheduled week off. But if Tebow doesn't take the field for Florida's game this week at LSU, it will open the door for other challengers to stake their claims.

How does the Heisman field look to you? Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen put up big numbers in another clutch effort, but are the Fighting Irish relevant enough to help his Heisman candidacy? It's up to you, SportsNation, to rank these hopefuls.

  • Jahvid Best
    RB, California
    Rushing: 514 yards, 8 TD
  • Jimmy Clausen
    QB, Notre Dame
    Passing: 179.25 rating, 12 TD
  • Toby Gerhart
    RB, Stanford
    Rushing: 650 yards, 8 TD
  • Jacory Harris
    QB, Miami
    Passing: 151.9 rating, 8 TD
  • Case Keenum
    QB, Houston
    Passing: 154.9 rating, 13 TD
  • Ryan Mathews
    RB, Fresno State
    Rushing: 592 yards, 5 TD
  • Colt McCoy
    QB, Texas
    Passing: 151.0 rating, 9 TD
  • Tony Pike
    QB, Cincinnati
    Passing: 160.0 rating, 13 TD
  • Todd Reesing
    QB, Kansas
    Passing: 151.9 rating, 9 TD
  • Tim Tebow
    QB, Florida
    Passing: 170.3 rating, 6 TD
    Rushing: 271 yards, 5 TD
  • Ryan Williams
    RB, Virginia Tech
    Rushing: 575 yards, 8 TD