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Heisman Trophy power rankings: Marvin Harrison Jr continues climb

The college football season has reached the serious part of the calendar.

As October flipped to November, the first College Football Playoff rankings came out and there was a surprise at the top.

Marvin Harrison Jr. warms up

Marvin Harrison Jr. of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on October 28, 2023, in Madison, Wisconsin. (John Fisher/Getty Images)

Ohio State comes in as No. 1 in the first poll after wins over No. 15 Notre Dame and No. 11 Penn State. The committee clearly put a lot of weight on strength of schedule as the Buckeyes have more quality wins than the Georgia Bulldogs, the second team in the rankings.

Marvin Harrison Jr. scores a touchdown

Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. (18) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against Wisconsin on October 28, 2023, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. (Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“There’s certainly been a lot of money coming his way. Once we re-opened at 10-1, [there’s] been a lot of money coming in on him, which really what’s made the odds jump as well,” Feazel told Fox News Digital. “But he’s been playing phenomenally – five games with [over] 100 yards. Even looking ahead, he has kind of easier opponents. Obviously, if weather is not a factor, he should be able to put up big numbers. You got Rutgers this weekend, Michigan State and Minnesota before the big game at the end of the year.”

“Really, could put him in a spot where he can prove that he is the best player in college football.”

On the season, Harrison has 48 catches for 889 yards and eight touchdowns.

“The Heisman Trophy goes to the best player,” Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten Network, according to Fox Sports “I thought he was the best player a year ago. He’s certainly the best player in the country — not best receiver, best player.”

Others in the mix:

Jordan Travis, Florida State – +800

Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma – +2500

Carson Beck, Georgia – +3000

Kyle McCord, Ohio State – +4000

Blake Corum, Michigan – +4000

Jalen Milroe, Alabama – +4000

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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