Julio Cortez, Associated Press
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, right, stands with FSU coach Jimbo Fisher while holding the Heisman Trophy after winning the award on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in New York.

The college football season is only a month away and the Heisman hype has already begun. A good campaign could launch an up-and-comer into the national spotlight, but at the end of the day winning is all that matters. Only players from successful teams have a real chance of taking home the biggest prize an individual can win in the college game. After all, one of the big reasons why Jameis Winston started to get some attention was because of the great start by Florida State in 2013.

While Winston is poised to add another Heisman to his trophy case, there will be plenty of competition standing in his way.

Here is an early look at the leading candidates for the 2014 Heisman Trophy

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