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Week 4: Griffin joins top 5, as Robinson slips

Posted on September 30, 2011 in News.

Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Boise St QB Kellen Moore, Oklahoma QB Landry Jones, and South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore continue to lead the pack in the Heisman race - and have been joined this week by Baylor QB Robert Griffin III. Michigan QB Denard Robinson slid slightly back to #6, followed closely behind by Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson at #7.

New to the Heisman race are Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, who debuts at #15, and LSU QB Jarrett Lee, who debuts at #17. LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu made the biggest jump of any candidate this week, rocketing up nine spots from #23 to #14.

This week, as the field narrows, participating Heisman voters were asked to provide their top 12 watch lists (down from 15). Consequently, the poll is a top 20 (down from 25.)

Dropping out of the Heisman rankings were Florida Intl WR T.Y. Hilton, Florida RB Chris Rainey, Nebraska DT Jared Crick, Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, USC QB Matt Barkley, USC WR Robert Woods, and West Virginia QB Geno Smith.

50 actual Heisman voters from 31 states participated in this week's poll.

1Stanford QB Andrew Luck94%471
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore91%462
3Baylor QB Robert Griffin III89%466
4Oklahoma QB Landry Jones88%443
5South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore87%445
6Michigan QB Denard Robinson81%394
7Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson80%407
8Alabama RB Trent Richardson75%379
9Oregon RB LaMichael James72%3710
10Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon69%338
11Houston QB Case Keenum38%2011
12Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden37%2314
13Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez25%1313
14LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu23%1323
15Clemson QB Tajh Boyd21%12--
16Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles21%1219
17LSU QB Jarrett Lee16%7--
18Oregon QB Darron Thomas14%725
19Florida QB John Brantley13%524
20Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd13%616

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

With votes coming from multiple 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 Luck87%100%100%90%92%100%
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore100%100%66%90%92%100%
3Baylor QB Robert Griffin III87%100%66%100%100%80%
4Oklahoma QB Landry Jones87%87%83%80%92%100%
5South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore87%75%100%90%92%80%
6Michigan QB Denard Robinson75%100%100%70%61%80%
7Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson87%87%66%50%92%100%
8Alabama RB Trent Richardson75%62%83%100%53%80%
9Oregon RB LaMichael James75%75%50%70%84%80%
10Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon37%75%83%50%69%100%
11Houston QB Case Keenum62%50%50%40%30%0%
12Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden25%37%0%60%84%20%
13Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez25%50%16%20%23%20%
14LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu12%12%16%40%38%20%
15Clemson QB Tajh Boyd25%25%16%30%30%0%
16Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles12%25%33%10%46%0%
17LSU QB Jarrett Lee25%12%33%10%0%20%
18Oregon QB Darron Thomas25%12%0%20%7%20%
19Florida QB John Brantley0%12%50%0%0%20%
20Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd0%25%16%20%0%20%

Participating voters included:

Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Doug Doughty, Phil Kornblut, Chuck Landon, Keith Morehouse, Matthew Osborne, Keith Sargeant, Dave Weekley

Midwest: Andy Baggot, Randy Beard, Mike Carmin, Todd Hefferman, Jeff Rapp, Mark Rea, Drew Sharp, Jon Spencer

Northeast: C.J. McCarthy, Cory McCartney, Rick McGowan, Chuck Pollock, Lenn Robbins, B.J. Schecter

South: Brady Ackerman, Sean Baligian, Rick Bozich, Olin Buchanan, Joe Girvan, Tim Guidera, Chuck Hathcock, Phillip Marshall, Joshua Parrott, Bob Tompkins

Southwest: Kirk Bohls, Jimmy Burch, Sean Callahan, David Collier, Suzanne Halliburton, John Hoover, Gary Ivins, Harry King, Reid Laymance, Bob Lutz, Dave Matter, David McCollum, Mike'l Severe

West: Mark Anderson, Steve Bisheff, Mike Lewis, Eric Schmoldt, Kevin Schnepf