2012 College Football Power Rankings – Top Heisman Hopefuls Through Week 5
It's still very early in the 2012 college football season, but a few players have already separated themselves from the pack as leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy.
Geno Smith of West Virginia has moved on top of the list after an outstanding performance in week 5. The Mountaineers quarterback completed 45-51 for 656 yards and eight touchdowns in a shootout win over Baylor. Next week he and his West Virginia team face Texas, and with another strong outing, he could put his name in the history books.
Collin Klein of Kansas State is making a big name for himself this season, and despite the fact he and his Wildcats didn't play on Saturday, he is still a top candidate for the Heisman. Klein has become one of the best duel-threat quarterbacks in the land and the team plays in the offensive minded Big 12, and that could help his chances as the season moves along.
Every college football season a player comes from the shadows to the spotlight, and this season is no different. Jonathan Franklin isn't a household name yet, but the UCLA running back is having a superb season with four games over 100 yards, two of those he rushed for over 200 yards and the Bruins are having a good season after years of struggling, and with continued success, Franklin could move into position to take home the coveted trophy.