Second installment of the weekly Heisman rankings as we see it here at Windy Citizen Sports. Rankings are full of bias and prejudice.
1. Denard Robinson QB Michigan
After getting my heart ripped out as a Notre Dame fan for the second year in a row I have come to realize that there two undeniable truths about Denard Robinson. 1) He sucks. Robinson is a terrible quarterback. He routinely misses wide open receivers. He can’t sling it at all and he no future at the position. 2) Robinson is incredible. Despite the fact that he is a terrible quarterback, Michigan is truly never out of a game when he is under center. The guy is a magician back there. Fuck you Denard. Current Vegas Odds to Win Heisman: 7-2
2. Andrew Luck QB Stanford
It’s still Luck’s award to lose. The Heisman is almost always a quarterback award and if Luck can lead Stanford to double-digit wins and another BCS game then the award should be his. Still the front-runner as Robinson’s chances to win will fade as Michigan racks up Big Ten losses. Current Odds: 7-2
3. Kellen Moore QB Boise State
Similar to Luck, Kellen Moore could win the Heisman as a lifetime achievement award of sorts. Moore has put up PlayStation style numbers for his entire career and will more than likely finish his career as the FBS all-time wins leader. Moore has to lead the Broncos to an undefeated season to give himself a real chance at winning the Heisman. Moore already has a signature win under his belt as the Broncos won big against Georgia in Atlanta. Current Odds: 10-1
4. Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
RGIII didn’t play week two as the Baylor Bears had a bye week, but he should explode back into the College Football world’s field of vision again this week. Griffin III is a long shot to win the award because his team simply isn’t good enough, but that doesn’t mean that RGIII can’t be a finalist. The Heisman finalists often include a player who is deemed to be the most talented or most exciting player in the country. People forget that Randy Moss was a Heisman finalist the year Charles Woodson won it. Robert Griffin could certainly be that guy this year. Current Odds: 22-1
5. Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
Montee Ball continues to put up stupid numbers while splitting time with the other elite Wisconsin running back, James White. Ball went for 118 yards and two TDs while averaging 6.6 yards per carry against a solid Oregon State team. Wisconsin better not sleep on NIU at Soldier Field this weekend, because that’s a solid football team who knows the Badgers inside and out. If Ball continues to put up big numbers and Wisconsin continues to steamroll everyone they face, Ball will be a Heisman finalist. Current Odds: 25-1
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All season long I will be posting my rankings of Heisman candidates. I am no “expert”, but this is something to read to get you through your Wednesday so enjoy.
1. Kellen Moore QB Boise State– The Heisman Trophy is often a lifetime achievement award, and Kellen Moore has had arguably the best career of any active college football player. Moore is approaching the career wins record currently held by Colt McCoy. In addition to that record, Moore has consistently put up outstanding numbers. Perhaps the biggest piece to the Heisman equation is getting signature wins. Boise State’s convincing win against Georgia in Atlanta is the biggest reason why Kellen Moore tops the initial Heisman Hump Day rankings. Current Vegas Odds: 15-1
2. Robert Griffin III Quarterback Baylor– RGIII has no real shot to win the Heisman because I can’t see Baylor winning more than 8 games. I don’t think anybody has ever won the Heisman playing for an average football team, but Robert Griffin III is off to as good of a start as anybody in 2011. Baylor’s exciting win against the reigning Rose Bowl Champs TCU put RGIII on the Heisman radar and in the minds of Americans. Griffen III is the closest thing to Michael Vick and is must watch TV. If he can somehow get Baylor to 9 or 10 wins he could be a finalist. Current Odds: 20-1
3. Andrew Luck Quarterback Stanford– Andrew Luck is still the Vegas pick to win the Heisman. Luck is the most gifted pocket quarterback in the country and his team should contend for a conference championship. Luck didn’t do anything wrong in week one to drop in the Hump Day Heisman Rankings, but he didn’t have the signature moments that the two QBs above him had. Luck will be at or near the top of Heisman rankings all year barring an injury or Stanford going in the shitter. Current Odds: 9-2
4. Montee Ball Running Back Wisconsin– Montee Ball lost some weight in the summer and it has made all the difference. The guy looked quick, explosive, and powerful against UNLV in the season opener. Wisconsin could be national championship contender and the presence of new QB Russell Wilson should prevent teams from stacking 9 guys in the box. Perhaps Ball’s biggest obstacle will be his teammate James White. White getting touches could prevent Ball from putting up the numbers he needs to be a Heisman finalist. Montee Ball got the majority of the burn against UNLV. If that ratio of touches stays consistent through the year Ball could be the second Badger to win the Heisman. Current Odds: 80-1
5. Michael Floyd Wide Receiver Notre Dame– One of the few positive aspects of Notre Dame’s loss to USF was the play of Michael Floyd. Floyd had a career high 12 catches and also brought in two TDs. The Irish were not overhyped, they just had a game where everything went wrong. Floyd will be the focus of Tommy Rees going forward for the Irish, and the Senior could put up record numbers. If Notre Dame rebounds, and Floyd keeps racking up numbers like he did on Saturday, then he could very well be a Heisman finalist. Current Odds: 40-1
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Hey Andrew Luck, get it together buddy. You are well on your way to being the first Heisman winner and number one overall draft pick that is too ugly to get laid. There’s a reason why Kyle Orton puts up really good numbers and everyone still thinks he sucks…its because he looks like a homeless guy. You need to be less Kyle Orton and more Tom Brady.
PS: Orton is better than McNabb
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