The latest weekend of college football action saw the best players in the game step up and make their case for inclusion in the Heisman Trophy conversation. There were huge performances on the ground and through the air by the players at the top of our list to set up one last crazy weekend to decided who deserves the biggest individual prize in the college game today.

Here is my ranking of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy after the 13th weekend.

Off the list

Jordan Howard, running back, junior, Indiana

Howard did not play as the Hoosiers beat Purdue 54-36 to become bowl eligible. On the season, he carried the ball 196 times for 1,213 yards and nine touchdowns with 11 catches for 106 yards and another score in nine games.

Devontae Booker, running back, senior, Utah

Booker did not play as the Utes beat Colorado 20-14. For the season, he totaled 268 carries for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 37 receptions for 318 yards in 10 games.

Shock Linwood, running back, junior, Baylor

Linwood had a slow day as the Bears fell to TCU 28-21 in double overtime. He totaled 58 yards on 14 carries and added a catch for 15 yards. On the season, he has carried the ball 189 times for 1,298 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games.

Just missed the cut

Keyarris Garrett, wide receiver, senior, Tulsa

Garrett came up with a huge performance as the Golden Hurricane beat Tulane 45-34. He caught 10 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has 88 receptions for 1,451 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games.

Matt Breida, running back, junior, Georgia Southern

Breida bounced back from two sub par showings with a big day as the Eagles beat South Alabama 55-17. He totaled 21 carries for 187 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has carried the ball 180 times for 1,495 yards and 16 touchdowns in 11 games.

Up next is a matchup with Georgia State on Saturday.

Brian Hill, running back, sophomore, Wyoming

Hill broke Ryan Christopherson’s single season Wyoming rushing record, according to ESPN.com, as the Cowboys beat UNLV 35-28. He carried the ball 35 times for 232 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he had 281 carries for 1,631 yards and six touchdowns with 20 catches for 132 yards in 12 games.

Alex Collins, running back, junior, Arkansas

Collins had his fourth game of the year with at least two touchdowns as the Razorbacks beat Missouri 28-3. He finished with 30 carries for 130 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, he carried the ball 248 times for 1,392 yards and 17 touchdowns with 13 catches for 95 yards in 12 games.

The list

25. Tyler Ervin, running back, senior, San Jose State

Ervin had a solid game in limited touches as the Spartans fell to Boise State 40-23. He had 11 carries for 52 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards. On the season, he carried the ball 264 times for 1,469 yards and 13 touchdowns with 44 catches for 337 yards and two more scores in 12 games.

24. Paxton Lynch, quarterback, junior, Memphis

Lynch tied the FBS record for touchdown passes in the first half, according to ESPN.com as the Tigers destroyed SMU 63-0. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 222 yards and seven touchdowns. On the season, he completed 69 percent of his throws for 3,670 yards and 28 touchdowns with just three interceptions in 12 games.

23. Roger Lewis, wide receiver, sophomore, Bowling Green

Lewis had a slow day as the Falcons crushed Ball State 48-10. He caught four passes for 59 yards. On the season, he has 76 receptions for 1,401 yards and 14 touchdowns in 12 games.

Up next is the MAC Championship against Northern Illinois on Friday.

22. Dak Prescott, quarterback, senior, Mississippi State

Prescott had some nice numbers, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell to Mississippi 38-27. He completed 31 of 42 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns with 21 carries for 63 yards and another score. On the season, he completed 66.9 percent of his throws for 3,413 yards and 25 touchdowns with four interceptions. He added 541 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in 12 games.

21. Keenan Reynolds, quarterback, senior, Navy

Reynolds had an impressive passing day even though the Midshipmen fell to Houston 52-31. He completed 13 of 16 passes for 312 yards and touchdown with 19 carries for 84 yards and another score. On the season, he completed 54.8 percent of his throws for 964 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games. He also has 1,093 yards and 19 touchdowns in the rushing attack.

Up next is a week off before a matchup with Army.

20. Nick Mullens, quarterback, junior, Southern Mississippi

Mullens had his third straight 300-yard game as the Golden Eagles hammered Louisiana Tech 58-24 to clinch the Conference-USA West division. He completed 24 of 37 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 64.2 percent of his throws for 3,964 yards and 35 touchdowns.

Up next is the Conference-USA Championship against Western Kentucky on Saturday.

19. Connor Cook, quarterback, senior,  Michigan State

Cook had a nice showing in his return to the lineup as the Spartans beat Penn State 55-16. He completed 19 of 26 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 57.6 percent of his throws for 2,730 yards and 24 touchdowns with just four interceptions in 11 games.

Up next is the Big 10 Championship against Iowa on Saturday.

18. Jared Goff, quarterback, junior, California

Goff had a terrific outing as the Bears beat Arizona State 48-46. He completed 30 of 51 passes for 542 yards and five touchdowns. On the season, he completed 64.2 percent of his throws for 4,252 yards and 37 touchdowns in 12 games.

17. Patrick Mahomes, quarterback, sophomore, Texas Tech

Mahomes had big passing numbers as the Red Raiders beat Texas 48-45. He completed 22 of 39 passes for 372 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has completed 65 percent of his throws for 4,283 yards and 32 touchdowns to go along with 484 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in 12 games.

16. Larry Rose III, running back, sophomore, New Mexico State

Rose had his fifth straight 100-yard rushing day as the Aggies fell to Arkansas State 52-28. He carried the ball 15 times for 106 yards and caught two passes. On the season, he has 213 carries for 1,587 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 28 receptions for 282 yards and two more scores in 11 games.

Up next is a matchup with Louisiana Monroe on Saturday.

15. Greg Ward Jr., quarterback, junior, Houston

Ward returned to form as the Cougars beat Navy 52-31. He completed 26 of 35 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 14 carries for 83 yards and another score. On the season, he has completed 69.3 percent of his throws for 2,502 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 893 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.

Up next is the AAC Championship against Temple on Saturday.

14. Matt Johnson, quarterback, senior, Bowling Green

Johnson had a solid outing as the Falcons beat Ball State 48-10. He completed 24 of 31 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 68.9 percent of his throws while leading the nation in passing yards (4,465 yards) and placing second in passing touchdowns (41), with just six interceptions in 12 games.

Up next is the MAC Championship against Northern Illinois on Friday.

13. Josh Doctson, wide receiver, senior, TCU

Doctson did not play as the Horned Frogs beat Baylor 28-21 in double overtime. On the season, he has 79 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games.

12. Corey Coleman, wide receiver, junior, Baylor

Coleman hasn’t been the same since Seth Russell went down for the season with a neck injury. He caught just one pass for 8 yards and carried the ball three times for 5 yards in a 28-21 double overtime loss to TCU. On the season, he has 67 catches for 1,314 yards and 20 touchdowns in 11 games.

Up next is a matchup with Texas on Saturday.

11. Luke Falk, quarterback, sophomore, Washington State

Falk did not play as the Cougars got crushed by the Washington Huskies 45-10. On the season, he completed 70.7 percent of his throws for 4,266 yards and 36 touchdowns in 11 games.

10. Brandon Doughty, quarterback, senior, Western Kentucky

Doughty had another big passing day as the Hilltoppers beat Marshall 49-28. He completed 27 of 39 passes for 370 yards and five touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 72.5 percent of his throws for 4,184 yards while leading the nation with 42 passing touchdowns in 12 games.

Up next is the Conference-USA Championship against Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

9. Royce Freeman, running back, sophomore, Oregon

Freeman had another big day as the Ducks outlasted the Oregon State Beavers 52-42. He carried the ball 27 times for 167 yards and two touchdowns with three catches for 51 yards. On the season, he has 257 carries for 1,706 yards and 14 touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 325 yards and two more scores in 12 games.

8. Trevone Boykin, quarterback, senior, TCU

Boykin did just enough in his return to the field as the Horned Frogs knocked off Baylor 28-21 in double overtime. He completed 18 of 33 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 16 rushing yards and another score. On the season, he completed 64.9 percent of his throws for 3,575 yards and 31 touchdowns with 612 rushing yards and nine scores in 11 games.

7. Leonard Fournette, running back, sophomore, LSU 

Fournette had a really nice showing as the Tigers returned to the win column with a 19-7 victory over Texas A&M. He carried the ball 32 times for 159 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 43 yards. On the season, he has 271 carries for 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns with 18 catches for 209 yards in 11 games.

6. Christian McCaffrey, running back, sophomore, Stanford

McCaffrey had a nice outing as the Cardinal came from behind to stun Notre Dame 38-36 in the final seconds. He carried the ball 27 times for 94 yards and caught three passes for 19 yards. On the season, he has 287 carries for 1,640 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 37 receptions for 435 yards and three more scores in 12 games.

Up next is a the Pac-12 Championship against USC on Saturday.

5. Ezekiel Elliott, running back, junior, Ohio State

Elliott had a monster performance as the Buckeyes bounced back with a 42-13 win over rival Michigan. He carried the ball 30 times for 214 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has 262 carries for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns with 26 catches for 176 yards in 12 games.

4. Baker Mayfield, quarterback, junior, Oklahoma

Mayfield got it done on the ground and through the air as the Sooners clinched the Big 12 title with a 58-23 win over Oklahoma State. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns and added 11 carries for 77 yards and another score. On the season, he has completed 68.6 percent of his throws for 3,389 yards and 35 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He also has 420 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in 12 games.

3. Dalvin Cook, running back, sophomore, Florida State

Cook ran all over the Florida Gators in a 27-2 win. He carried the ball 26 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns while catching three passes for 11 yards. On the season, he has 211 carries for 1,658 yards and 18 touchdowns with 22 receptions for 218 yards and another score in 11 games.

2. Deshaun Watson, quarterback, sophomore, Clemson

Watson put up over 400 yards of total offense as the Tigers held on to beat South Carolina 37-32. He completed 20 of 27 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown while adding 21 carries for 114 yards and three scores in the running game. On the season, he has completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards and 27 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 756 yards and nine scores in 12 games.

Up next is a battle with North Carolina for the ACC Championship.

1. Derrick Henry, running back, junior, Alabama

Henry had his third 200-yard game in four weeks as the Crimson Tide beat Auburn 29-13. He finished with 46 carries for a season-high 271 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has carried the ball 295 times for 1,797 yards and 22 touchdowns to go along with 10 catches for 97 yards in 12 games.

Up next is the SEC Championship against Florida on Saturday.

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