A pair of SEC teams have separated themselves as the College Football Playoff favorites and a pair of SEC quarterbacks have distanced themselves from the pack in the Heisman Trophy race.
The last three Heisman winners—Kyler Murray, Joe Burrow and DeVonta Smith—were all longshots entering the opening week of the season. Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral was not quite a longshot at 25/1, but he was listed behind a large group of players.
Corral is now the favorite at +175 following a seven-touchdown performance against Tulane. He had the second-shortest odds (+450) heading into the week, as he threw five touchdowns against Austin Peay in Week 2.
Ole Miss has jumped to No. 13 in the polls following blowout wins over Louisville, Austin Peay and Tulane. The Rebels have a week off before facing top-ranked Alabama on Oct. 2. They are currently 75/1 to win the title.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (+225) is the only other player currently listed inside of 16/1 in the Heisman Trophy market. Young became the +450 ‘chalk’ following a dominant performance against Miami in Week 1. He completed 22 of 35 pass attempts for 233 yards and three touchdowns in a win at No. 11 Florida on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide’s title odds continue to shorten, as they are now the +175 favorite in the futures market. This year could wind up being as top-heavy as any year in college football, as Georgia (+300) is the only other team inside of 10/1 at DraftKings.
The Bulldogs opened the season with a 10-3 win against Clemson. They have notched blowout wins over UAB and South Carolina in the last two weeks. Their visit to No. 11 Florida on Oct. 30 could decide the SEC East—Georgia quarterback JT Daniels is 30/1 to win the Heisman.
Oklahoma and Clemson have seen their title odds lengthen since the beginning of the year. The Sooners have picked up single-digit wins over Tulane and Nebraska, which has not generated a ton of optimism for their ability to beat one of the top SEC teams.
Quarterback Spencer Rattler was the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite, but he is now 16/1. Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei has moved from 8/1 to 40/1 to win the Heisman following a slow start to the year. The Tigers are 12/1 to win the College Football Playoff.