Updated: December 5, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Dec. 3, 2012
|Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||Fr.||11||2||2||0||0||69|
|Manti Te'o||LB||Notre Dame||Sr.||4||8||1||1||0||57|
|Collin Klein||QB||Kansas State||Sr.||0||3||8||3||0||42|
|Braxton Miller||QB||Ohio State||So.||0||0||0||5||5||15|
|Tavon Austin||WR||West Virginia||Sr.||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|Jadeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina||So.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Jordan Lynch||QB||Northern Illinois||Jr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Heather Dinich, Matt Fortuna, Kevin Gemmell, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Dari Nowkhah, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach and David Ubben
Tracking the Candidates
Dec. 5, 2011
QB | Baylor
Griffin started strong in Baylor's 48-24 win over Texas, connecting with Kendall Wright for a 59-yard TD on Baylor's first series. Griffin passed for 320 yards and two scores and ran for 32 yards and two more as the Bears earned consecutive wins over the Longhorns for the first time since 1991-92.
RB | Alabama
Richardson and Alabama watched the SEC championship game from home but will get another shot at LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game. He turned in 203 yards rushing and a receiving touchdown in the Tide's final game, a 42-14 win over Auburn.
QB | Stanford
Luck didn't get to finish his season (and probably career) by playing for the Pac-12 title, but he may get to finish it as a Heisman winner. Coach David Shaw has been stumping for his quarterback -- will it pay off in New York?
RB | Wisconsin
Wisconsin will need to find a remedy for its anemic offense, and soon. Ball was limited to 61 yards on 15 carries as Wisconsin managed only 207 yards of total offense in a 10-7 loss at Oregon State.
CB | LSU
Honey Badger, as Mathieu has become known, has distinguished himself as a ball-hawking, playmaking force for the top-ranked Tigers. His 62-yard punt return for a touchdown provided the spark that powered LSU past Georgia in the SEC championship game. A rematch with Alabama awaits.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|
|2000||Chris Weinke||Florida State|
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