We're only one week into the season and already two of our five preseason favorites have been knocked out of the top 10.
It may seem harsh, but one game -- even the season opener -- can destroy a Heisman campaign. And that's exactly what happened to Denard Robinson, as his Michigan Wolverines were exposed in front of a national audience Saturday night against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Robinson's 11-for-26 passing performance, and especially his two interceptions, left an impression on Heisman voters they won't soon forget.
As far as the Heisman Predictor is concerned, Robinson lost a total of 15 points on Saturday night (five for his two interceptions, and 10 for Michigan losing its undefeated record).
While his point total isn't listed among our top-10 candidates, he stands a whopping 37.5 points behind leader Matt Barkley. Even in early September, that's an insurmountable deficit.