As of right now there are only 46 days left till a winner is crowned and it still looks like a two person race to the finish. The feel good story of the year, Garrett Wolfe dropped completely out of the race by having his second consecutive sub 50 yard game. This time against a winless Temple team. For the most part you will see the same names on the list with only a few minor changes.
1. Troy Smith
- Troy had another solid Saturday as he led the Buckeye offense to a season high of 44 points while throwing for 4 touchdowns. Smith should be able to put the car in cruise control until the November 18th meeting against the Wolverines.
2. Brady Quinn
- Quinn kept his hopes alive and probably impressed a few voters by leading the Irish on a late 4th quarter drive to beat the Bruins. The Irish were not impressive in the victory but the never say die attitude is a key characteristic of a Heisman Candidate. His 304 yard and 2 touchdown effort is enough to keep him right on Troy's heels.
3. Steve Slaton
- Slaton had the nation's eyes on him friday night and did not disappoint as he ran for 128 yards and a touchdown against Connecticut. The next game against Louisville will tell the tale for Slaton's Heisman hopes for this year and the start of the 2007 season.
4. Michael Hart
- All this man does is run for 125+ yards a week. This last time it was against a stingy Hawkeye defense. Hart has a few easy weeks coming up where he can pad the stats before the big one in Columbus.
5. Marshawn Lynch
- Lynch scored the game winning touchdown in overtime to go along with 150 yards for the game. The only knock on Lynch is that in his two biggest games against Oregon and Tennessee he was held under 75 yards. Against Oregon he left the game early due to injury.
6. Erik Ainge
- This guy is making Fulmer look like a genius since he was named the only starting QB at the beginning of the season. Ainge had 300 yards passing against the Tide, but no touchdowns and three interceptions. Watch out for this guy next year.
7. Chad Henne
- Henne is the glue that holds the Michigan Offense together and he's doing it without his best receiver. He is cool and calm in the pocket and has the attitude of a winner. Michigan will go as far as this Junior takes them.
8. Calvin Johnson
- In Georgia Tech's biggest ACC game to date, Johnson did not catch a single pass. I give more credit to the Clemson defense rather than blame on Johnson's play. Even though Johnson will not win the Heisman, he should be the front runner for the Biletnikoff Award.
9. Ray Rice
- Rice wowed the crowd and the ESPN2 audience as he ran for over 225 yards and a touchdown against the Pittsburgh defense. The sophomore is laying a solid foundation for a legitimate Heisman run in 2007.
10. Colt Brennan
- An obvious product of the system but you cannot deny that his 2600 yards, 72 percent completion percentage, and 28 touchdowns in seven games aren't impressive. Too bad no one will see this man play till the bowl season.
Honorable Mentions: Pat White, PJ Hill, Chris Leak