If I were a voter this is how I would vote. Remember The Heisman has NOTHING to do with how you think a player will play in the NFL. My rankings are based on how well a player played this season and on who played the best in the biggest moments.

  • 5

    Andrew Luck

    You think this is too low? In his best chance for a "Heisman Moment" against Oregon he went 27-41 for only 256 yards and 2 interceptions in a loss. He will be the first pick in the draft, but he didn't impress me when it mattered.


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  • 4

    Montee Ball

    Montee Ball showed up in the big spot against Michigan St. in the Big 10 championship game with 137 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had 38 total touchdowns this year. Strength of schedule holds him back along with maybe not being the best player on his own team.
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  • 3

    Trent Richardson

    Another case of a guy coming up small in the big moment. He had only 89 yards and no touchdowns against LSU. Fine season overall, (1500+ yards) but I can't give him the trophy.
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  • 2

    Robert Griffin III

    AMAZING season and I expect him to be the actual winner. Had his moment against Oklahoma in a big way in a come from behind victory. Has better passing statistics then Luck and played in a better conference top to bottom. Would be my winner most seasons.


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  • 1

    Tyrann Mathieu

    "Honey Badger" is the best player on the best team in the country. Had MANY moments but just last week in the SEC championship game he gave LSU 7 points before they had a 1st down. A walking momentum changer, he has also forced 5 fumbles this year. He doesn't play a skill position and won't get the credit he deserves, but to me he is the best player in the country.


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