In a decade dominated by quarterbacks winning the Heisman Trophy, fans across America would love to see some parity among the Heisman candidates.
Not much has changed among the Heisman landscape, especially with previous Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford still attending classes at their respective universities.
Parity is good for the Heisman Trophy, but once again it will be challenged in 2009 by a plethora of quarterbacks.
After a stunning upset of the No. 3 USC Trojans, Washington QB Jake Locker has officially thrown his hat into the mix for the Heisman Trophy, a week after Houston QB Case Keenum led his Houston Cougars to an exciting upset over then-ranked No. 5 Oklahoma State.
This is the first of a weekly series covering the top 12 Heisman Trophy candidates.
As we progress through the season, this list will change, players may come and go, but the respect that comes with being mentioned among all of those that have won the Heisman Trophy will never be forgotten.
Finally, there will be some names of those that didn't quite make the cut this week and they include but are not limited to QB Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), QB Jevan Snead (Ole Miss), and RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon State).