The Latest Heisman Poll

This Week’s Poll Results, 9/15
 (first place votes in parantheses)

1. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida–59 (9)

2. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas–52 (3)

3. Jahvid Best, RB, Cal–41 (1)

4. Max Hall, QB, BYU–19

5. Case Keenum, QB, Houston–8

6. Daryll Clark, QB, Penn State–7

7. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State–3

8. Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State–2

     Jevan Snead, QB, Mississsippi–2

10. Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame–1

       Joe McKnight, RB, USC–1

About the Poll
The Heisman Poll is made up of 13 Heisman voters from across the country. They vote for five players each week. Tabulations are made on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis, with five points awarded for a first-place vote, four points for a second-place vote and so on.  Last year’s Heismanpundit poll was the most accurate in the country, picking five of the top six finishers in the Heisman vote.

Members of the panel include: Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Teddy Greenstein and Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, Olin Buchanan and Tom Dienhart of, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Bruce Feldman of, J.B. Morris of ESPN the Magazine, Austin Murphy, B.J. Schecter and Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, plus Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News.

Chris Huston, owner of, coordinates and also votes in the weekly poll.

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7 Responses to The Latest Heisman Poll

  1. John September 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    I would be interested to learn how many Heisman Trophy winners were on teams not ranked in the top 5 at the time of the trophy ceremony.

    More specifically it’d be interesting to learn what percent of Heisman winners weren’t playing for teams ranked in the top 5 when they won the award and even more precisely what those figures are for the modern era – say the last 30 or 40 years.

    Because I suspect winners and even nominees largely come from top ranked teams I would expect that a player like USC running back Joe McKnight who seemingly has a very good shot to make it to the national championship game has a better chance of receiving an invitation from the downtown athletic club than players from teams that look to have a very long shot at finishing the season in the top four or five spots.

  2. Dreadnaught September 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    Why no Matt Barkley? That was a big win at the Horseshoe.

  3. BYU rules September 18, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    Why no Matt Barkley? Are you serious? Just look at his stats.

  4. dreadnaught September 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    Rodgers had a great weekend.

  5. Miguel September 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    Clausen, Tony Pike, Eric Berry all deserve consideration. The #1 guy in my book is Best.

  6. Darryl M September 22, 2009 at 8:30 am #

    This award race is a 12 game marathon – not a sprint (1-2 games, e.g. “Matt Barkley”.

    My biggest concern is if Jahvid best hits 100+ yds in 11 of 12 games, hits 200+ in 3 games, scores 20+ TD’s and doesn’t win because of Tebow’s and/or McCoy’s noteriety and not their merit (meaning they don’t have 10+ great games – both have had at least 1 mediocre game and Tebow has had 2)


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