Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck remains the overwhelming favorite of the Heisman electorate according to the latest Heismanpundit.com Heisman Straw Poll released on Wednesday (Nov. 9).
Luck collected 12 out of a possible 13 first-place votes from the panel of Heisman voters that selects players weekly during the college football season. It’s the second-straight week that Luck has grabbed 12 first-place votes. He appeared on all 13 ballots, while his 38 total points matched his season high and gave him a run of 11-straight weeks atop the poll.
He is attempting to become the first player to go wire-to-wire in the straw poll, now in it sixth season.
“It’s difficult to envision a scenario where Luck doesn’t win this,” said one voter.
Alabama running back Trent Richardson was second with 14 points, while Houston quarterback Case Keenum and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore were tied for third with 10 points. Keenum received the only other first-place vote.
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden moved into fifth with three points, while Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was sixth (2 points) and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins was seventh (1 point).
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. In each of the last three years, the final Heismanpundit poll was the most accurate Heisman poll in the country.
The 2011 Heismanpundit Straw Poll, 11-9-2011
Player, total points (first place votes in parentheses)
1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford — 38 (12)
2. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama — 14
3T. Case Keenum, QB, Houston — 10 (1)
3T. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State — 10
5. Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State — 3
6. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor — 2
7. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson — 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 of Rivals.com, Tom Dienhart of The Big Ten Network, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, 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.