Heisman ballot: Week 9

A new top five this week with Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III droppoing out. Here's this week's ESPN.com results and how I voted this week.

  1. Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford: We finally got to see him respond to a little adversity. He lost one of his tight ends before ever taking the field and threw a pick six that almost cost Stanford the game. But the key here is that it didn't. Luck looked extremely poised when his back was against the wall. He threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for another. He was clutch in overtime and never once looked apprehensive or as if the game was in doubt.

  2. Kellen Moore, quarterback, Boise State: No movement on bye week. Excited to see what happens on Nov. 12 when Boise faces TCU.

  3. Trent Richardson, running back, Alabama: On bye. Does this week make or break his Heisman campaign?

  4. Case Keenum, quarterback, Houston: As one-week wonders come and go, Keenum has just been doing his thing, and doing it well. It's been hard keeping him off my ballot the last few weeks, but Wilson and Griffin III made it easier. The 32-3 touchdown-interception ratio is ridiculous. Maybe he doesn't have a legitimate chance to win. But if you throw nine touchdowns in a week, you deserve to get mentioned.

  5. Landry Jones, quarterback, Oklahoma: Welcome back to the top 5. How do you get back in the conversation? Throw for 505 yards and five touchdowns -- on the road, against a ranked team -- to rally your team after a tough loss. His interceptions are still too high and his completion percentage too low, but he certainly made a statement last week not to count him out just yet.