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Week 3: Marcus Lattimore joins the top five

Posted by Kari Chisholm on September 22, 2011 in News.

Not much movement at the very top of the Heisman poll - as Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Boise St QB Kellen Moore, and Oklahoma QB Landry Jones remain the top three, each with over 94% support from the 52 Heisman voters who participted this week. Michigan QB Denard Robinson moved up to #4, closely followed by South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore making his first appearance in the top five. Baylor QB Robert Giffin III follows closely behind as well.

Alabama RB Trent Richardson dropped from #4 to #9, as only 75% of Heisman voters included him on their top-15 watch lists.

The biggest climbers this week were USC QB Matt Barkley, who jumps from #19 to #12, now with 51% of Heisman voters including him on their top-15 watch lists; and FIU WR T.Y. Hilton, up to #18.

New to the Heisman top 25 were #15 Florida RB Chris Rainey, #23 LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu, and #24 Florida QB John Brantley. Back to the top 25 after missing out last week were #17 West Virginia QB Geno Smith, #20 Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, and #21 Nebraska DT Jared Crick.

Oregon QB Darron Thomas dropped fast from #17 to #25. Dropping out entirely were Auburn RB Michael Dyer, Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins, Tennessee QB Tyler Bray, Virginia Tech RB David Wilson, Florida St QB E.J. Manuel, and Arizona St QB Brock Osweiler (all 6-foot-8 of him, as ESPN would say.)

52 actual Heisman voters from 29 states participated in this week's poll.

1Stanford QB Andrew Luck98%512
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore95%501
3Oklahoma QB Landry Jones93%483
4Michigan QB Denard Robinson85%455
5South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore83%438
6Baylor QB Robert Griffin III82%447
7Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson79%416
8Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon78%4110
9Alabama RB Trent Richardson74%394
10Oregon RB LaMichael James70%3711
11Houston QB Case Keenum68%369
12USC QB Matt Barkley51%2519
13Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez36%1914
14Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden36%2012
15Florida RB Chris Rainey30%15--
16Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd30%1720
17West Virginia QB Geno Smith27%13--
18Florida Intl WR T.Y. Hilton27%1324
19Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles22%1218
20Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill21%11--
21Nebraska DT Jared Crick18%11--
22USC WR Robert Woods17%921
23LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu16%10--
24Florida QB John Brantley15%7--
25Oregon QB Darron Thomas15%817

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

With votes coming from 29 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:

1Stanford QB Andrew Luck100%100%100%100%91%100%
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore83%90%100%100%100%100%
3Oklahoma QB Landry Jones100%90%100%80%91%100%
4Michigan QB Denard Robinson66%100%100%70%91%85%
5South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore100%54%100%90%100%57%
6Baylor QB Robert Griffin III83%81%66%80%100%85%
7Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson100%72%66%70%83%85%
8Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon83%81%83%60%91%71%
9Alabama RB Trent Richardson83%72%50%90%66%85%
10Oregon RB LaMichael James50%72%66%80%66%85%
11Houston QB Case Keenum66%54%83%80%83%42%
12USC QB Matt Barkley33%45%66%50%25%85%
13Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez33%54%33%20%33%42%
14Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden16%18%33%30%75%42%
15Florida RB Chris Rainey50%9%33%50%25%14%
16Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd33%54%0%40%25%28%
17West Virginia QB Geno Smith50%18%16%20%16%42%
18Florida Intl WR T.Y. Hilton66%0%0%60%8%28%
19Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles33%18%16%10%41%14%
20Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill16%36%33%20%8%14%
21Nebraska DT Jared Crick0%54%16%10%16%14%
22USC WR Robert Woods16%9%16%20%16%28%
23LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu0%27%0%40%16%14%
24Florida QB John Brantley0%18%50%10%0%14%
25Oregon QB Darron Thomas33%18%0%10%16%14%

Participating voters included:

Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Mike Casazza, Phil Kornblut, Matthew Osborne, Keith Sargeant, Dave Weekley

Midwest: Andy Baggot, Randy Beard, Mike Carmin, Doug Clarke, Pete DiPrimio, Todd Hefferman, Tony Krausz, Jeff Rapp, Mark Rea, Drew Sharp, Jon Spencer

Northeast: Albert Chen, C.J. McCarthy, Cory McCartney, Rick McGowan, Chuck Pollock, B.J. Schecter

South: Brady Ackerman, Sean Baligian, Rick Bozich, Olin Buchanan, Pat Dooley, Chuck Hathcock, Cecil Hurt, Joshua Parrott, Billy Reed, Bob Tompkins

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

West: Mark Anderson, Roxy Bernstein, Steve Bisheff, Mike Lewis, Eric Schmoldt, Kevin Schnepf, Scott Wolf