The Heisman Trophy has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, with the climax occurring days ago when the 2005 recipient, Reggie Bush, forfeited his after an investigation that revealed he accepted improper benefits during his time at USC.
In 2010, the preseason front runners for the award included Washington quarterback Jake Locker, who many believed would be the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, had he entered following his Junior year.
Ohio State and Miami quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Jacory Harris were also highly touted as the prospective winners of this year's trophy.
After the first two weeks of College Football, the landscape has changed dramatically, and this slideshow takes a look at the top players battling for the title of the 2010 Heisman Trophy Winner.