In a perfect world in which there was no war, sickness or nasty NCAA investigations of wrongdoing by players, parents and schools, Cam Newton would probably be the clear-cut Heisman favorite.
But with the ongoing investigation that could bring down a college career and potentially cause sanctions on two programs, who's the favorite now?
There are those that will still vote for Newton regardless, especially if Auburn plays him—which it will do.
But who else is in the running without all the drama and eligibility questions?
Here is a look at 10 such players who would gladly take the Heisman from Newton if the NCAA takes his eligibility away.