It’s getting to crunch time in the veepstakes, with rumors flying that Mitt Romney’s short list is taking shape and that he may announce his pick as early as this week.

In this week’s veepstakes video, we take a look at a trio of the top names being bandied about and let you know who’s up and who’s down in the greatest parlor game in Washington.

And make sure to check out the latest reporting on the vice presidential race here:

Inside Romney’s Search for a Vice President — Ashley Parker and Michael Barbaro, New York Times

In Pawlenty, Romney Campaign May Find Down-to-Earth Appeal — Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

Republican Rob Portman, who could be a vice presidential contender, is a Washington insider — Jerry Markon and Alice Crites, Washington Post