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Boston College RB Andre Williams vaults into second place in HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll

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Another ACC player has emerged as a serious contender in this year’s Heisman race.

Boston College running back Andre Williams, fresh off a 263-yard performance that pushed him past the 2,000-yard mark for the season, debuted in second-place in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Nov. 26).

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston held the top spot for the third week in a row, but he saw his point total drop as the result of two voters dropping him off their ballots. Winston grabbed six first-place votes, appearing on just those six ballots, and totaled 18 points.

Williams was close behind with 16 points. He did not garner any first-place votes from the 10-member panel of voters, but his appearance on eight ballots allowed him to leapfrog the rest of the field.

Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron grabbed two first-place votes and totaled eight points to move up to third place from fifth last week. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was fourth (1 first-place vote, 7 points) while defending Heisman winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M was fifth (4 points). Oregon’s Marcus Mariota snared the remaining first place vote.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 11/26/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 18 (6)

2. Andre Williams, RB, Boston College — 16

3. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama — 8 (2)

4. Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois — 7 (1)

5. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 4

6. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 3 (1)

7. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 2

8. (tie) Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State — 1

Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh — 1

Number of ballots

Williams — 8

Winston — 6

McCarron — 4

Lynch — 4

Manziel — 3

The rest — 1

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Winston hangs on to lead in latest HP Straw Poll; Petty surges

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Reports of an investigation into allegations surrounding Jameis Winston have done little to dampen the enthusiasm of voters for his Heisman candidacy, as the Florida State freshman quarterback once again led the HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Nov. 19).

Winston captured six out of 10 first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters, and totaled 20 points, down slightly from his 22-point total last week, but still ahead of second-place Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, who also dropped a couple points (2 first-place votes, 18 points).

The biggest gainer since the last poll was Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, who seemingly culled support from both Winston and Manziel to move into third with 11 points and a first-place vote.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, who led the poll as recently as a couple weeks ago, dropped into fourth place with six points and one first-place vote.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 11/19/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 20 (6)

2. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 18 (2)

3. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 11 (1)

4. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon  — 6 (1)

5. (tie) AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama — 2

Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois — 2

7. Andre Williams, RB, Boston College — 1

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Jameis Winston takes over lead in latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll

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Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has taken over the lead in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Nov. 12).

Winston captured six of the 10 available first-place votes in the weekly survey of Heisman voters and totaled 22 points in all. He took over the top spot from Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (1 first-place vote, 7 points), whose performance in a loss to No.5 Stanford dropped him into third place.

Defending Heisman winner Johnny Manziel was second with 3 first-place votes and 20 total points. Bryce Petty of Baylor (5 points) and AJ McCarron of Alabama (3 points) rounded out the top five.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 11/12/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 22 (6)

2. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 20 (3)

3. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 7 (1)

4. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 5

5. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama — 3

6. Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois — 2

7. Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford — 1

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Marcus Mariota expands lead in HeismanPundit Straw Poll heading into Stanford game

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota expanded his lead in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll just a couple days before undergoing perhaps the biggest test of his candidacy — a prime time showdown with No. 5 Stanford on Thursday night.

Mariota had off last week but still gained strength in the weekly survey of Heisman voters. While he lost one first-place vote from the previous poll, his total points went up due to his appearance on all 10 ballots. The Ducks sophomore tallied 23 total points and 4 first-place votes, putting him ahead of Florida State freshman Jameis Winston, who had 18 points and 3 first-place votes. The Seminoles quarterback appeared on eight ballots.

Gaining a couple points after a six-touchdown performance against UTEP was defending Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, who closed the gap a bit with Winston by totaling 15 points and 3 first-place votes while appearing on eight ballots.

Baylor Bryce Petty is in fourth with three points, but he could make big gains in next week’s poll by playing well against No. 10 Oklahoma on Thursday night. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, who placed seventh in the Heisman vote last season, was fifth with one point.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 11/5/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 23 (4)

2. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 18 (3)

3. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 15 (3)

4. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 3

5. Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois — 1

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Mariota maintains lead in HeismanPundit Straw Poll

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A solid performance in a win over No. 12 UCLA helped Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota maintain his lead in the latest edition of the HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Oct. 29).

Mariota’s five first-place votes and 22 total points duplicated his score from the previous week, while second-place Jameis Winston of Florida State saw one of his first-place votes shift to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Winston totaled 19 points and three first-place votes while Manziel had 13 points and two first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters.

Only five players appeared on the 10 ballots, reflecting a narrowing of the Heisman race. Mariota appeared on nine of the 10 ballots while Winston appeared on seven of 10 and Manziel was on eight of 10.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 10/29/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 22 (5)

2. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 19 (3)

3. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 13 (2)

4. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 4

5. Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois — 2

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Mariota holds off Winston in latest HeismanPundit Straw Poll

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Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston took advantage of his huge showing against Clemson this past weekend to surge into second place in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Oct. 22).

Winston’s 444 yards and three touchdowns against the then-No. 3 Tigers in Death Valley helped garner him 20 points and four first-place votes in the weekly survey of Heisman voters from around the country.

Despite his uptick in support, Winston remained behind Marcus Mariota of Oregon, who tallied 22 points and five first place votes. It’s the second-straight week that the Ducks sophomore has led the poll.

Defending Heisman winner Johnny Manziel dropped to third place with nine points and one first-place vote after Texas A&M’s loss to Auburn.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 10/22/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 22 (5)

2. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 20 (4)

3. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 9 (1)

4. Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 4

5. Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois — 3

6. Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State — 2

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Marcus Mariota takes over lead in HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll

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Marcus Mariota‘s big game against a ranked Washington team on the road this past Saturday has pushed him into the lead in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday (Oct. 15).

The Oregon sophomore collected 7 out of 10 first-place votes and tallied 25 points to finish six points in front of defending Heisman winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M (3 first-place votes, 19 points). Manziel had led the previous three polls.

Both sophomores were well ahead of the rest of the field, reflecting their dominance in the first half of the season.

Jameis Winston of Florida State was third with five points while Sean Mannion of Oregon State was fourth with four points.

Now in its eighth season, the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.

Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.

The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 10/15/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 25 (7)

2. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 19 (3)

3. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 5

4. Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State — 4

5. (tie) Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson — 2

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 2

Duke Johnson, RB, Miami –2

8. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville — 1

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