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The Heisman Predictor: Week 14

Like it or not, name recognition is everything in this race. The winner is ...

Originally Published: December 8, 2009
By Ryan McCrystal | ESPN Stats & Information
Colt McCoyAP Photo/Dave EinselColt McCoy holds the NCAA record for quarterbacks with 45 career wins.

It has been a wild ride for the Heisman Predictor this season. Tim Tebow held the top spot for much of the season, but as we neared the end, it became clear that he stood little chance of winning the award. It may have looked odd seeing Tebow in the lead nearly from start to finish, but remember: The Heisman Predictor's only goal is to be correct one week out of the season.

So here we stand, less than a week before the Heisman ceremony, and no one seems to know whose name will be announced Saturday night.

For the first time in the seven-year history of the Heisman Predictor, five players scored more than 110 points -- generally a good enough number to earn an invite to New York City for the ceremony.

Before we count down the Heisman Predictor's top five, I'd like to address Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh's candidacy.