College Football Heisman Candidates Through Week 7

1. Cam Newton (38) There is really no way to dispute Newton’s presence at the top of the Heisman race after seven weeks of college football. He did whatever he wanted on Saturday against what was considered on Friday to be a very competent Arkansas defense. With the way Auburn’s entire offense runs through him, if the Tigers win out he’ll be as sure a thing as you can be to bring home the hardware in December.

2. LaMichael James (34) – James and his Oregon teammates were on bye last week, but his team’s ranking improved as a result of Wisconsin’s win over the Buckeyes. Like Newton, James’ chances are fully invested in his teams’ continued dominance, but this probably applies to James even more because he doesn’t have the luxury of handling the ball on every offensive play.

3. Kellen Moore (24) – Another week, another super-efficient performance by the under-hyped Moore. The Bronco’s QB went 14-16 for 231 yards and two touchdowns against San Diego State. But again, unless Boise State earns a berth in the BCS Championship, Moore’s chances of winning are slim to none because his teams’ weak schedule hurts him just as much as it hurts them.

4. Andrew Luck (16) – Stanford was on bye this past week as well, but Luck left everyone with a great performance in a late-game victory over USC in week five to remember. If the Cardinal can keep winning, Luck has an outside shot, but he may not have enough opportunities on national TV to make his case when it comes down to it.

5. Denard Robinson (8) – The season’s #1 Heisman contender fell from grace this week after a second straight game in which he failed to put up the eye-popping numbers the nation had come accustomed to over the first five weeks. It was also the second time this season that Shoelace was forced out of the game early without making a return. Michigan still has three or four national TV games left on its though. So, of the last three guys on this list, Robinson is the one who I think can get back in the real discussion because his statistical potential is insane enough to overcome 3-4 losses by his team.

Edwards
1. Cam Newton
2. LaMichael James
3. Kellen Moore
4. Andrew Luck
5. Denard Robinson

Cook
1. Cam Newton
2. LaMichael James
3. Kellen Moore
4. Andrew Luck
5. Denard Robinson

Thompson
1. LaMichael James
2. Cam Newton
3. Kellen Moore
4. Andrew Luck
5. Denard Robinson

Warzecha
1. Cam Newton
2. LaMichael James
3. Kellen Moore
4. Andrew Luck
5. Denard Robinson

You can check out our Heisman Candidate voting from last week.

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