The lowdown: Aren't you curious if Leinart, who has a vote for the Heisman since he won it last year, will put himself No. 1 on his ballot? And if he didn't vote for himself, wouldn't that be akin to a politician entering a booth for the television cameras, closing the curtains and voting for his or her opponent? That doesn't happen, right?
Up next: Saturday vs. No. 11 UCLA
4. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame, Jr.
Last week: 25-of-38 passing, 432 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions in a 38-31 victory at Stanford Season: 263-of-405 passing, 3,633 yards, 32 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
The lowdown: Call him the Fifteen Million Dollar Man because that's about how much the Quinn-led game-winning drive will be worth to the Irish once they're picked for a BCS at-large spot. Forget the two picks he threw in the first half. The coolness he displayed in the final two minutes is what voters will remember.
The lowdown: A trip to New York may be on the line for Olson, who has had a breakthrough season after entering fall camp in a dogfight for the starting job. A win over the top-ranked Trojans may be just enough to get him there.