Luck Maintains Strong Lead In Latest Heismanpundit Straw Poll

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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck maintained a strong lead in the lastest Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Oct. 11).

It’s the seventh week in a row that Luck has topped the weekly survey of actual Heisman voters from around the country. Luck tallied 33 points and 7 first-place votes, to place well ahead of quarterbacks Russell Wilson of Wisconsin and Robert Griffin III of Baylor, who netted 14 points and 2 first-place votes each.

Alabama running back Trent Richardson was fourth with 4 points and 1 first-place vote, while Houston quarterback Case Keenum also grabbed a first-place vote to tie with Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weedon for fifth place with 3 points.

Now in its sixth season, the Heisman Poll is made up of 13 Heisman voters from across the country. They vote for three players each week. Tabulations are made on a 3-2-1 basis, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote. The last three years the final Heismanpundit poll was the most accurate Heisman poll in the country.

The Heisman Poll, 10-12-2011
Player, total points (first place votes in parentheses)

1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford — 33 (7)

2T. Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin — 14 (2)

2T. Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor — 14 (2)

4. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama — 4 (1)

5T. Case Keenum, QB, Houston — 3 (1)

5T. Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State — 3

7T. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU — 2

7T. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State — 2

7T. Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma — 2

10. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan — 1

About the Voting Panel
The 13 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, publisher of, coordinates and also votes in the weekly poll.

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3 Responses to Luck Maintains Strong Lead In Latest Heismanpundit Straw Poll

  1. ourtuition October 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    hey Chris

    I have seen odds posted around for the Heisman and they have Landrr favored to win @ 3-1 and Luck @5-1 though that is very interesting.

    I am a huge Luck fan and if the various posters were to see him “live” then they would not be saying what they are. He commands a game like no other.

    what are your thoughts regarding Landry being favored?


  2. Olin Gardner October 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    You Heisman voters are really messed up and do not really understand what the Heisman is suppose to mean. It is for a total College Time frame not just a season. You guys need to review the orginal intent of the award. Mr. Heisman invented the forward pass and Kellan Moore is the master of it for the last 4 years. Above average student, graduated already with a College Degree, will hold and or break most all major recordsfor a college quaterback. Its embarassing for you and for the rest of us that you have him tied for 7th place now.. You guys stink.

    • Mike October 17, 2011 at 1:46 am #

      I don’t understand why this is allowed. If he graduated, he shouldn’t be playing college football!