14Winner: Alabama Crimson Tide
If this was the same old year — decent offense, excellent defense — we probably wouldn’t highlight the Tide. You’ve heard that story enough. But what Tua Tagovailoa accomplished this season was special. The sophomore quarterback turned Alabama into a scoring attack nobody wanted to face. He accounted for 3,400 yards of total offense and 41 touchdowns despite attempting only three fourth-quarter passes all season. That’s a mind-numbing fact. Overall, the Tide ranked No. 2 nationally in both yards per play and scoring offense. Tagovailoa should win the Heisman Trophy.