C.J. Stroud rises in USA TODAY’s latest quarterback rankings


Ohio State freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud is beginning to turn heads across the country. The first few games of the season may have been a little slow and inconsistent, but the last couple of contests have shown a quarterback that seems to be brimming with confidence and making more decisive and accurate throws.

He’s now elbowed his way right into the thick of the Heisman race, and with it, other accolades have followed — not only from the Midwestern media — but from the national media as well.

Paul Myerberg of USA TODAY ranks the quarterbacks in college football each week, and Stroud has moved on up the list to close to the top. He’s not the king of the hill just yet, but he’s making moves quickly.

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