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Week 1: Jones and Griffin join Moore and Luck in the top tier

Posted by Kari Chisholm on September 8, 2011 in News.

UO's James drops out of the top tier, while five new faces join the race.

After the first week of play, Oklahoma QB Landry Jones took the top spot in the weekly poll of Heisman voters. With 56 voters participating, the top tier included Boise State QB Kellen Moore, Stanford QB Andrew Luck, and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III. Oregon's LaMichael James, in the top tier last week, dropped to #10 overall.

New to the Heisman race are USC WR Robert Woods (#15), Maryland QB Danny O'Brien (#18), Virginia Tech RB David Wilson (#22), Florida St QB EJ Manuel (#23), and LSU QB Jarrett Lee (#24).

Also making big moves up were Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson (from #12 to #6), Arizona QB Nick Foles (from #25 to #16), and Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill (from #24 to #17).

Dropping out of the top 25 were Northwestern QB Dan Persa, South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd, Oregon QB Darron Thomas, and Auburn RB Michael Dyer.

56 actual Heisman voters from 30 states participated in this week's poll.

1Oklahoma QB Landry Jones96%545
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore95%533
3Stanford QB Andrew Luck94%531
4Baylor QB Robert Griffin III93%5311
5Alabama RB Trent Richardson81%454
6Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson74%4212
7Houston QB Case Keenum72%418
8Michigan QB Denard Robinson69%407
9South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore67%376
10Oregon RB LaMichael James67%372
11Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon67%389
12Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez53%3013
13USC QB Matt Barkley45%2410
14Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles31%1915
15USC WR Robert Woods30%17--
16Arizona QB Nick Foles30%1725
17Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill29%1624
18Maryland QB Danny O'Brien23%12--
19West Virginia QB Geno Smith22%1317
20Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins22%1214
21Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden22%1422
22Virginia Tech RB David Wilson20%11--
23Florida St QB EJ Manuel19%11--
24LSU QB Jarrett Lee17%8--
25Nebraksa DT Jared Crick15%819

Regional breakdown and list of participating voters on the jump...

With votes coming from 30 states, players are ranked based on a weighted percentage that adjusts for the number of participating voters in each state.

Here's the regional breakdown:

1Oklahoma QB Landry Jones87%100%100%92%100%100%
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore100%90%100%100%81%100%
3Stanford QB Andrew Luck87%100%100%100%90%85%
4Baylor QB Robert Griffin III100%81%80%100%100%100%
5Alabama RB Trent Richardson87%72%80%71%90%85%
6Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson87%81%60%64%81%71%
7Houston QB Case Keenum75%72%60%71%72%85%
8Michigan QB Denard Robinson50%81%60%71%81%71%
9South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore75%36%80%78%63%71%
10Oregon RB LaMichael James50%81%80%57%63%71%
11Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon75%72%40%42%100%71%
12Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez50%72%60%42%54%42%
13USC QB Matt Barkley50%45%40%28%36%71%
14Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles50%36%20%21%63%0%
15USC WR Robert Woods12%18%20%42%18%71%
16Arizona QB Nick Foles12%36%40%35%27%28%
17Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill25%27%40%35%18%28%
18Maryland QB Danny O'Brien50%27%40%21%0%0%
19West Virginia QB Geno Smith50%0%0%35%9%42%
20Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins12%45%20%7%9%42%
21Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden25%0%0%21%72%14%
22Virginia Tech RB David Wilson50%9%20%14%27%0%
23Florida St QB EJ Manuel12%9%20%28%18%28%
24LSU QB Jarrett Lee25%18%40%7%0%14%
25Nebraksa DT Jared Crick0%18%20%14%9%28%

Participating voters included:

Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Mike Casazza, Doug Doughty, Phil Kornblut, Kevin McCrarey, Keith Morehouse, Dave Morrison, Matthew Osborne

Midwest: Randy Beard, Mike Carmin, Doug Clarke, Don Doxsie, Dave Hackenberg, Todd Hefferman, Tony Krausz, Jeff Rapp, Mark Rea, Drew Sharp, Jon Spencer

Northeast: C.J. McCarthy, Cory McCartney, Chuck Pollock, B.J. Schecter, Howard Simon

South: Brady Ackerman, Sean Baligian, Rick Bozich, Olin Buchanan, Pat Dooley, Joe Girvan, Tim Guidera, Ron Higgins, Cecil Hurt, Joey Johnston, Phillip Marshall, Joshua Parrott, Billy Reed, Bob Tompkins

Southwest: Jimmy Burch, David Collier, Suzanne Halliburton, John Hoover, Gary Ivins, Josh Kinder, Harry King, Reid Laymance, Bob Lutz, Dave Matter, Mike'l Severe

West: Mark Anderson, Roxy Bernstein, Steve Bisheff, Bob Condotta, Mike Lewis, Eric Schmoldt, Kevin Schnepf