The usual suspects will be on the main list, so here's a group of players who just missed the cut. Don't discard these guys so easily, however. They just might find themselves in New York before it's all said and done.
South Carolina running back Mike Davis
Here's what Davis has going for him: He's the feature back with name recognition on a preseason top-10 team. Now that quarterback Connor Shaw is gone, Davis' carries should go up.
Miami running back Duke Johnson
There aren't many candidates who have more upside in these rankings than Johnson.
He's an electric running back capable of making big plays, and he can contribute in the return game (the latter of which can sometimes be necessary for Heisman consideration).
With a freshman quarterback, Brad Kaaya, Johnson could be the heart and soul of the Hurricanes offense.
Houston wide receiver Deontay Greenberry
With all the star power lost at wide receiver across college football, this will be a year when a new crop of names emerges.
One to keep an eye on is Greenberry. He posted 82 catches for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Another year with rising star quarterback John O'Korn, and those numbers should go up even more.
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty
Petty is a numbers machine. In 2013, he threw for precisely 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns to just three interceptions.
"Do those numbers again this year, he'll be in New York. Might win it," head coach Art Briles said at Big 12 media days.
Petty will have primary target Antwan Goodley back, as well as some young, newer faces at receiver. So repeating those numbers is entirely possible.
Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton
Keeton is coming off a season-ending injury, but he is one of the most entertaining dual-threat quarterbacks in college football.