The Heisman Trophy chase is all but over. As I write this, the final games of the 2011 regular season are being played across America and the candidates for the most prestigious individual award are putting their final touches on the body of work that will stand as their evidence for worthiness.
This year's class has been largely dominated by quarterbacks. Stanford's Andrew Luck has been at the forefront of the discussion since the season began, as has Boise State's Kellen Moore.
Baylor's Robert Griffin III stormed onto the scene early this season and has so enthralled the fans that he's moved his way firmly into the discussion. Houston's Case Keenum—despite playing in a non-automatic qualifying conference—has put up such strong numbers that he's had his name thrown into the mix.
That's not to mention Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden.
There are a couple of running backs in the mix. Alabama's Trent Richardson has led that charge, though Wisconsin's Montee Ball has arguably had the better season. He too is getting some attention now that his body of work has become better understood.
A few others have their names added to the mix, depending on which "expert" you listen to.
What are the odds for the top contenders to take home the hardware? Let's break down their seasons and try to figure out who has the best shot at the most coveted trophy in college football