Heisman Predictor: Raising the Mallett

Ryan Mallett's rise at Arkansas is being matched by that of the quarterback at his former school. Getty Images

The Heisman Predictor has proven to be an accurate measure of the likeliest winner of college football's ultimate individual prize. For the formula behind the Predictor, read this.

As expected, a new name appears atop the Heisman Predictor standings this week. Unlike 2009, when we opened the season with three clear frontrunners, this year's race is wide open. That leaves the door open for anyone to enter the Heisman discussion -- and remove themselves from it -- a weekly basis.