Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is the leader in the latest Heismanpundit.com Heisman Straw Poll released on Wednesday (Oct. 19).
It’s the eighth week in a row Luck has led the weekly survey of Heisman voters from around the country.
Luck collected 7 first-place votes and totaled 32 points to place ahead of Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson (14 points, 2 first-place votes) and Alabama running back Trent Richardson (12 points, 2 first-place votes).
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, 10-19-2011
Player, total points (first place votes in parentheses)
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.