As is the case with every passing week, college football's very best continue to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. Week 3 was filled with both remarkable and shocking performances, as well as upsets and genuine humdingers.
Now that the dust has settled from the weekend's hectic slate of games, let's highlight the names who crack this week's Heisman Trophy power rankings.
7. Justin Herbert
After an underwhelming season opener versus Auburn, Justin Herbert has bounced back to overtake Trevor Lawrence on this week's list. In his last two contests, Oregon's QB has thrown for 626 yards and 10 touchdowns while completing over 70% of his throws. Don't call it a comeback.
6. Sam Ehlinger
Sam Ehlinger was almost perfect Saturday night versus Rice, connecting on 23 of his 27 attempts (85% completion percentage) for 3 touchdowns. He's the center of the Longhorns' universe on offense, which would probably implode if not for his heroic efforts each week. For the year, the Texas signal-caller has passed for 956 yards and thrown for 11 touchdowns to go with ZERO interceptions.
5. Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin didn't play this past weekend, but Jonathan Taylor is still the only player in the country to have scored 8 touchdowns by himself 2019. What more need be said? The bye week is enough to dock him a few spots, but a matchup against Michigan on Saturday sees him with a perfect chance to make a profound statement in the rankings.
4. Justin Fields
Fo the second week in a row, Justin Fields wasn't at his very best in the pocket, but he was still an absolute stud on the gridiron versus Indiana on Saturday overall. In a 51-10 win over the Hoosiers, the Georgia transfer threw close to 200 yards and 3 touchdowns to go with a rushing score. It wasn't perfect, but good enough to keep the Buckeye right in the thick of things.
3. Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow entered the spotlight after his phenomenal Week 2 showing in a big-time LSU win over the Texas Longhorns. He picked up right where he left off against Northwestern State, throwing for he 373 yards and 2 scores while completing 21 of his 24 pass attempts. Through three weeks, he has a mind-boggling 83% completion rate to go with over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Bayou Bengals.
2. Tua Tagovailoa
It took the Crimson Tide two quarters to get going against the Gamecocks on Saturday, but Tua Tagovailoa was utterly unstoppable after the break. The left-handed Alabama phenom finished the day with 444 passing yards and 5 touchdowns while hitting on close to 80% of his passes.
1. Jalen Hurts
It had to be Hurts, right? Oklahoma played against a woeful UCLA team and Jalen did what everybody expected him to do: pop off. He wasn't asked to do much but the Alabama transfer finished 15-of-20 for 289 yards and 3 scores while adding 150 yards and a touchdown on the ground across 14 carries. This 2019 Heisman race is heating up, but Jalen has earned the top spot for the third week running.