Each week, I will provide updated forecasts for the Heisman Trophy winner based on my HYPE model and compare them to experts' picks. I'll be comparing my predictions to ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Heisman Pundit weekly straw poll. Be sure to keep checking back to stay up to date and see how my predictions stack up.


Week 15:
Final
    
  Heisman HYPE  
ESPN     Sports IllustratedUSA Today Actual Results
1Marcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Melvin Gordon, RB, WisconsinMelvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
3Amari Cooper, WR, AlabamaAmari Cooper, WR, AlabamaAmari Cooper, WR, AlabamaAmari Cooper, WR, AlabamaAmari Cooper, WR, Alabama
4Trevone Boykin, QB, TCUTrevone Boykin, QB, TCU
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio StateTrevone Boykin, QB, TCU
5
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCUJT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
6    Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Tevin Coleman, RB, IndianaJameis Winston, QB, Florida State
7JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona Blake Sims, QB, Alabama
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana


8
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State  Jameis Winston, QB, Florida StateDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State


9Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor   Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona


10Cody Kessler, QB, USC   Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor



 Week 14
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
3Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, AlabamaAmari Cooper, WR, Alabama
4JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
5
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona
6    Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana



 Week 13
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Melvin Gordon, RB, WisconsinMelvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
3JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCUTrevone Boykin, QB, TCUJT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
4Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio StateJT Barrett, QB, Ohio StateTevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
5
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateAmari Cooper, WR, AlabamaAmari Cooper, WR, Alabama
6    Jamies Winston, QB, Florida State
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA



 Week 12
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
3Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
4Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
5
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
6    Jamies Winston, QB, Florida State

JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State

Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana



 Week 11
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
3Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
4Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
5
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
6    Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska



 Week 10
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
3Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
4Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
5
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
6    Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin



 Week 9
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateMarcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, OregonDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
3Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin  Ameer Abdullah, RB, NebraskaAmeer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
4Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 

Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
5
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Ameer Abdullah, RB, NebraskaEverett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
6    Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame



 Week 8
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
3Bo Wallace, QB, Mississippi

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
4Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 

(Tie) Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
5
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama 
(Tie) Jameis Winston, QB, Florida StateAmeer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
JT Barrett, QB, Ohio State
6    Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn

Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Jake Waters, QB, Kansas State



 Week 7
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
2Marcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
3Bo Wallace, QB, Mississippi
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
4Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
(TIE) Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame 
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
5
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin  
(TIE) Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Todd Gurley, RB, Georiga
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
6    Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
6-way tie
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 




 Week 6
    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateTodd Gurley, RB, GeorigaTodd Gurley, RB, GeorigaDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
2Todd Gurley, RB, GeorigaDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateDak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateTodd Gurley, RB, GeorigaTodd Gurley, RB, Georiga
3Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
4Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
5
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame  
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
6    Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame 
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn



 Week 5    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
2Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&MTodd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
3Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateKenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&MTodd Gurley, RB, Georgia
4Todd Gurley, RB, Georiga
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
5
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida StateAmeer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
6    Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame



 Week 4    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
2Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&MAmari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
3Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi StateTodd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
4Amari Cooper, WR, AlabamaKenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
5
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State(TIE) Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
6    Taysom Hill, QB, BYU(TIE) Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU





 Week 3    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
2Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&MTodd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
3Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
4Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
5
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
6    Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State



 Week 2    
  Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
2Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
3Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
4Todd Gurley, RB, GeorgiaAmari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
5
Cody Kessler, QB, USCJameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M
Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame
6    Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
 (TIE) Evertt Golson, QB, Notre Dame
Javorius Allen, RB, USC
Amari Cooper, WR, AlabamaBrett Hundley, QB, UCLA Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M




 Week 1        
   Heisman HYPE  
Heisman Pundit    
ESPN
Sports Illustrated USA Today
1 Marcus Mariota, QB Oregon
 Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia  Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia  Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
2  Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
 Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M  Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon  Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
3  Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
 Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon  Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State  Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
4  Cody Kessler, QB, USC
 Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State  Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M  Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
5
 TJ Yeldon, RB, Alabama
 
 Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
 Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA