Was just thinking after looking at the http://heismanpundit.com/2012/05/01/the-2012-heisman-trophy-watch-list/ 2012 watch list, if Clemson and ND were in the Big 12 this year, the Big 12 would have 7 of the 18 on the list in their conference, the SEC would have 6 of the rest as well. 13 of the 18 players come from the SEC or Big 12. 2 from the B1G, and 3 from the Pac.
I guess welcome to the new reality. The new national champion will come out of the SEC or Big 12 most years, as well as the Heisman winner.