Set aside Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, if only because no freshman -- or sophomore -- has ever won the Heisman Trophy. Who the heck wants this thing?

Purdue's Kyle Orton? Funny way of showing it. Orton has gone from being the nation's top-rated passer to ninth in the past two weeks, and has contributed to the Boilermakers' first two losses of the season -- home games against Wisconsin and Michigan.

Cal's Aaron Rodgers? Well, that would be a pretty good choice, considering he's second in the country in pass efficiency, and he had those 23 straight completions to start the USC game. Problems: The Bears lost to USC, and he hasn't had a single 300-yard passing game yet.

Let's try USC's Matt Leinart. Ditto on the lack of 300-yard passing games (how's that for a shocker?), and he has thrown interceptions in four of the Trojans' past five games. Plus, tailback Reggie Bush could split the Trojan vote.

Texas tailback Cedric Benson? He has at least 150 yards against six of the Longhorns' seven opponents. The absentee? Ninety-two yards and a key fumble against Oklahoma -- the only game that matters. Next!

All right, all right. Alex Smith of Utah has thrown 15 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. But if you think he's winning, you missed the word "Utah."

As best we can tell, someone has won the Heisman Trophy every year since 1935. We just can't figure out who wants to win it this year.