Heisman Watch Week Nine: Trent Richardson Takes Top Spot in Latest Poll


There is a new number one in town…

1. Trent Richardson, Running Back, Alabama

Richardson simply has taken over Robert Griffin III as the most dominant player in college football as of right now. His 18 total touchdowns this season have been impressive, but even more so when you consider that he is averaging over six yards per carry and isn’t receiving nearly as many carries as some of his peers right now. This guy is legit, and should run away with this thing sooner or later.

2. Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor

OK, so Griffin is still putting up huge numbers and I’ll admit, I have a bit of a “Man crush” on this guy, but I simply cannot ignore what Trent Richardson has done this year. Griffin had 430 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M and has completed 78 percent of his passes.

3. Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford

Luck is a fantastic talent, but he’s just not “wowed” me yet this year. I don’t know if it’s because of the unfair expectations placed on him or what, but I just haven’t seen a performance from Luck where I thought, “Wow, this guy NEEDS the Heisman Trophy.” He is still obviously a great player and had a strong performance against a fellow Pac 12 team that requested to remain anonymous.

4. Kellen Moore, Quarterback, Boise State

So, why not join the party and put Boise State fourth on our list? BSU came in at fourth in the latest BCS standings, so we’ll put Moore fourth on the Heisman list. In all seriousness, Moore has been dominant again this season, completing over 76 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns. If he keeps this pace up, he should rise on this list.

5. Russell Wilson, Quarterback, Wisconsin

Wilson had two interceptions and a safety in the Badgers’ first loss to Michigan State, but he also made some great plays and finished the game with three total touchdowns and nearly brought Wisconsin back in the end if not for a freak accident play. This is a guy who I have really bought into.

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide Andrew Luck Baylor Bears Boise State Broncos Heisman Watch Kellen Moore Robert Griffin III Russell Wilson Stanford Cardinal Trent Richardson Wisconsin Badgers