Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck maintained a strong lead in the lastest Heismanpundit.com 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 HeismanPundit.com 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 Heismanpundit.com 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 Rivals.com, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com, 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 Heismanpundit.com, coordinates and also votes in the weekly poll.