AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26: Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 42-14 win over the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
With every passing year it seems more and more like the Heisman is about who had a great season and the best final weekend. Until last weekend, Trent Richardson was considered a narrow favorite to win the award. While Richardson was idle in the final weekend, Baylor's Robert Griffin III turned in a passing performance of 15 of 22 for 320 yards with 2 touchdowns (and an additional two rushing touchdowns) in a 48-24 thrashing of Texas and now appears to be the front runner. LSU's Tyrann Mathieu had a stellar performance in the SEC Championship Game and likely earned himself an invite to New York with his performance against Georgia. The other two finalists are Wisconsin's Montee Ball and Stanford's Andrew Luck. While one would logically think Richardson would finish second, it's also being suggested Andrew Luck will get a lot of "lifetime achievement votes." Additionally, some have suggested that Mathieu's inclusion as a finalist will take votes away from Richardson since they hail from the same region and that Richardson will also suffer from an anti-Alabama bias after Alabama was chosen to appear in the BCS Championship Game over Oklahoma State. Crazy what a difference a week makes. We all know it's unlikely that Richardson will win the award at this point, but where do you think he'll finish in the voting?
Where do you think Trent Richardson will finish in Heisman voting?
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