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ESPN: Pac-12 Heisman candidates

It's campaign season, and across the blog network we're looking at college football players around the nation who will be officially announcing their Heisman candidacies. Here's a look at the top three Pac-12 players in the mix.

Matt Barkley, QB, USC

2011 numbers: Completed 308 of 446 passes for a 69.1 completion percentage. Tossed 39 touchdowns to just seven interceptions and totaled 3,528 yards.

Why he'll win: He's arguably the best quarterback in the country -- and the Heisman folks love quarterbacks -- with the best wide receiver duo in the country to throw to.

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