Since losing to Virginia Tech, Ohio State has outscored opponents 224-69 and jumped right back into consideration for the Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff spot. A big reason for the Buckeyes success has been J.T. Barrett, and his improvement on the field has been reflected in the Heisman odds. Barrett showed up on the Heisman Watch this week, and his odds have moved from 50/1 to 20/1 after his impressive five touchdown outing against Rutgers.
Bryce Petty fell, but Everett Golson didn't fall that far: Another slow start and off day for Petty might have been the last straw for his Heisman chances following Baylor's loss in Morgantown. Golson, on the other hand, saw very little change after the close loss at Florida State. As the star quarterback of Notre Dame, Golson will be in the conversation as long as the Irish are contending for a playoff spot.
Welcome Kevin White: West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White could not go another week without appearing on the board. White does not have a great shot at winning the Heisman Trophy over a title-contending quarterback, but his productive season is worth noting. White has recorded at least six catches and 100 receiving in every game this season, totaling 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns through seven games.
Keep your eye on Cato: Rakeem Cato, No. 5 on my Heisman Watch ballot this week, could see his odds improve as the season winds down and Marshall, likely, remains undefeated. Cato's Heisman odds are likely tied to the Herd finishing 12-0, an accomplishment that won't earn a spot in the College Football Playoff but should result in a boost to Cato's chances in the individual awards.
Off the board: Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill and Oklahoma running back Semaje Perine