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Heisman Power Rankings After Week 3 in College Football

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 31:  Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Oregon v Auburn | Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 31:  Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Oregon v Auburn | Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns rolls out to pass in the third quarter against the Rice Owls at NRG Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Texas v Rice | Tim Warner/Getty Images

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

MADISON, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 24:  Jonathan Taylor #23 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs with the ball while being chased by Blake Cashman #36 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first quarter at Camp Randall Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Minnesota v Wisconsin | Dylan Buell/Getty Images

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

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Ohio State v Indiana | Justin Casterline/Getty Images

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

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 14: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers throws the ball during the first half of a game against the Northwestern State Demons at Tiger Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Northwestern State v LSU | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

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

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the New Mexico State Aggies in the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
New Mexico State v Alabama | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs the ball during the second half of a game against the UCLA Bruins on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Oklahoma v UCLA | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

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.