Ranking Power Five conferences for most Heisman Trophies won

It is the most coveted individual award in all of American sport, the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman has been around since 1935 and is awarded annually to the most outstanding college football player in the country – specifically in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

The Big Ten has a long history of guys winning the award and that has a lot to do with what happened to Ohio State and its college football leading seven overall trophies (tied with Notre Dame and Oklahoma) .

But where does the Big Ten compare to other conferences? Given the recent streak of winning, you’d expect the SEC to be there, and of course there have been some other great players who have taken home the bronze statue from other conferences throughout the bliss of college football history.

Here’s a ranking of the most Heisman trophies won by each of the Power Five conferences thanks to a graphic from Fox College Football.

#5 – ACC

December 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; A view of the ACC logo on the field before the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Heismans won

7

#3 (tie) – Pac-12

10/19/2019; Salt Lake City, Utah, United States; Detail view of the Pac-12 conference logo on the field at Rice Eccles Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Heismans won

12

No. 3 (tie) – Big 12

Texas, Oklahoma exit Big 12 Conference, CFB restructuring begins Oct 3, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the Big 12 logo on the field after the game between the Baylor Bears and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at AT&T Stadium. The Bears defeat the Red Raiders 63-35. Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Heismans won

12

#2 – SEC

Ohio State Football: All-time record vs. SEC, individual teams December 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of the SEC logo before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Heismans won

17

#1 – Big Ten

2022 NFL Draft: Summary of Big Ten Players Selected in Round One 11/12/2016; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Big Ten logos on distance markers during pregame warm-up practice between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 48-3. Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Number of Heismans won

18

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