"A Heisman ballot in the making To refresh, this is a real-time top three Heisman ballot in which the only consideration is the players' performance to date. Neither preseason buzz nor the likelihood of a player actually of winning will come into play, but the quality of competition so far will. This week's ballot: 1. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA: The nation's leading rusher posted consecutive 200-yard games before racking up 125 rushing yards last week against Houston. 2. Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia. ... 3. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville ... Note: My preseason favorite, Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas, sprang for another 220 yards on 10 touches against Tennessee Tech, but he's played three cupcakes. West Virginia's Geno Smith gets dinged for the same reason."