With the announcement of the College Football Playoff teams, we can now focus on what really matters: the Heisman Trophy. Five finalists were announced for the top individual honor in the sport on Monday, which we be given out in a ceremony this Saturday, December 10. Here's my ballot for the award:

5. WR Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma Sooners

An injury in the Bedlam game on Saturday dampened his narrative, but Westbrook has had an incredible 2016 season with Oklahoma, setting all sorts of school records. In the rivalry game against the Texas Longhorns, he broke Ryan Broyles' school record by recording 232 receiving yards -- he also had three touchdown receptions in the game.

The only senior nominated as a Heisman finalist, Westbrook is done in by being stuck at the wide receiver position, where he can't make as large an impact as...

4. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners

Mayfield has the ability to affect more things on the field than Westbrook, which gives him the nod in this order. While 2016 was a disappointment in some people's eyes, early losses obscured another great season from the Texas Tech transfer, who threw for 38 touchdowns and rushed for another six. Westbrook and Mayfield are the first teammate Heisman Trophy finalists since 2004.

3. LB Jabrill Peppers, Michigan Wolverines

Peppers is a long shot to win the Heisman Trophy, but this finalist reminded people how much fun college Football can be in 2016.

He lined up on offense, defense, special teams, you name it -- and he dominated at each position, reminding people of another Michigan Heisman Trophy winner in Charles Woodson.

2. QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson Tigers

Watson started the 2016 season off slowly after being projected as the Heisman Trophy winner before the year, but he has come on strongly as Clemson became the only team in the playoff with a Heisman finalist on their roster.

Watson had five or more touchdowns for the third time this year in the ACC Championship game, accounting for 43 touchdowns on the year.

1. QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals

Quite the opposite of Watson, Jackson took the college football world by storm before struggling towards the end of the 2016 season.

Still, his stunning start left an incredible impression on voters and he finished the season with 30 touchdowns in the air and 21 on the ground. He's the first Cardinal to be named a Heisman Trophy finalist, and should be the first to win the award as well.

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