Regardless of competition level, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III may have vaulted himself not only to the top three of the Heisman watch list, but possibly all the way into the top spot overall. This is a guy who has not yet thrown an interception in 2011, has completed nearly 84 percent of his passes, and really has proven to me thus far to be one of the most dominant players in college football.
1. Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford
Luck continues to be very solid this season, passing his first real test against Arizona with flying colors. He’s completed 67.1 percent of his passes this season and has thrown eight touchdowns. He’s not really “wowing” me, but he’s doing enough to hold on to the top spot until proven otherwise.
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2. Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor
Griffin has been nothing short of electric this season, passing for 624 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s also a threat to score on the ground and make plays with his legs, but the most impressive stat of all is his 83.7 percent completion percentage.
3. Marcus Lattimore, Running Back, South Carolina
Lattimore’s game against Navy is a good couple of weeks for some of the other Heisman contenders at running back. He carried the ball 37 times for 246 yards and three touchdowns. With his four receptions, he had 41 touches against Navy and provided all three of USC’s touchdowns to help them squeak out a 24-21 victory.
4. Kellen Moore, Quarterback, Boise State
Moore was on fire against Toledo on Friday night when he passed for 455 yards and five touchdowns. He’s completed 78.9 percent of his passes so far this year, and is looking every bit as dominant as he did last season.
5. Landry Jones, Quarterback, Oklahoma
I was looking around for reasons to drop Jones out after his iffy performance against Florida State, but he holds on to the fifth and final spot–for now. Jones accounted for both of OU’s touchdowns in an impressive road victory over the fifth ranked Seminoles.
Just Missed: Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan (DOWN); Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (NO CHANGE); Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama (UP)