The surprising thing this week is that Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is no longer No. 2 behind Mallett. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez occupies that spot this week after accounting for four touchdowns last week in the win over Washington. Robinson is No. 3 this week.
Making the biggest jump was Alabama running back Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner. Ingram is No. 6 this week after playing for the first time this season last week against Duke and rushing for 151 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.
Obviously, this is a big week for both Mallett and Ingram in the Heisman chase. In fact, the Heisman Predictor thinks Mallett could really make a statement:
Looking ahead to this weekend, all eyes should be on the Predictor's current leader, Ryan Mallett, as he takes on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. If Arkansas wins, Mallett could separate himself from the pack by adding up to 15 points (five for a win versus the No. 1 team, five for 300 yards, five for three touchdowns). Those points would truly put him in the driver's seat, making the Heisman his trophy to lose.
Here's the way I voted this week:
1. Ryan Mallett
2. Denard Robinson
4. Kellen Moore
5. Mark Ingram