Originally posted on Leftover Hot Dog  |  Last updated 11/22/11

Here is our top three candidates for the 2011 Heisman trophy.  This is our Bloguin Heisman Poll ballot for week 12.  Let us know if you agree as this thing changes every week, meaning it is wide open this year:

1. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Season stats: 236 rushes for 1,380 yards and 20 TDs; 26 receptions for 322 yards and two TDs; three kick returns for 66 yards.

Richardson's 22 total scores are nine more than Mark Ingram had in 2009, and if he wins, his total would be the most by a Heisman-winning running back since Ricky Williams' 28 in 1998.

2. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Season stats: 241-of-343 (70.3 percent) for 2,937 yards and 31 TDs, with 8 INTs; 133 yards and 2 TDs rushing.

Luck is the media darling and is the best NFL-ready quarterback but that does not gurantee anything.  His team must continue to win.

3. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Season stats: 245-of-336 (72.9 percent) for 3,572 yards and 33 TDs, with 5 INTs; 550 yards and 5 TDs rushing.

Making RG3 a household name and he is the Baylor football team.

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