College Football 2011: The Top 5 Heisman Candidates

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College Football 2011: The Top 5 Heisman Candidates
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Although Heisman candidates usually are from the top teams in the nation, this trophy should go to the best player in college football, not the best player on the best team. However, these paths can sometimes cross.

Take Cam Newton for instance, who was clearly the best player in college football and managed to lead the Auburn Tigers to a BCS National Championship last year. 

With this said, it is clear that the Heisman Trophy award usually goes to a player on one of the best teams in the nation year after year. However, Tim Tebow won the Heisman in 2007 and his Florida Gators lost four games that year.

A team's schedule should play a big part in who wins the Heisman Trophy. After that fact, it should be stats alone for an individual, not how good their team is.  

Enough said, read on to find out the top five Heisman candidates.  

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