How Many Finalists In New York?

I was asked recently who the five finalists will be at this year’s Heisman ceremony.

The assumption is that there are always five finalists when, in reality, that is rarely the case.

Here are the number of Heisman finalists each year for the last 20 years.  As you can see, it is more common to have four, or even three, finalists at the ceremony:

2010–four

2009–five

2008–three

2007–four

2006–three

2005–three

2004–five

2003–four

2002–five

2001–four

2000–three

1999–four

1998–four

1997–four

1996–four

1995–four

1994–four

1993–four

1992–three

1991–four

I think there is a very good chance there will only be three finalists in New York this year, with four being an outside possibility and five being highly unlikely.

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4 Responses to How Many Finalists In New York?

  1. doresdb21 November 1, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    Lets be honest, they really only need to invite one this year

  2. CM November 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I agree…Trent Richardson.

  3. golyadkin November 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I suspect they’ll invite 4 this year:
    Richardson, Luck, RG3, Keenum.

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