Stiff Arm Trophy

Week 6: Jones replaces Wilson in top two

Posted on October 14, 2011 in News.

A week after Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson found himself atop the Heisman standings alongside Stanford QB Andrew Luck, this time it's Oklahoma QB Landry Jones's turn. Luck, in fact, appeared in 100% of the top-12 watch lists of participating Heisman voters. Jones was on 98% of watch lists.

The rest of the top 7 remained the same, albeit a bit scrambled. Boist St QB Kellen Moore slipped ahead to the #3 spot - pushing Michigan QB Denard Robinson down to #4, followed by Wilson at #5, then Alabama RB Trent Richardson at #6, and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III at #7.

Big moves upward came from Houston QB Case Keenum (up three spots to #9) and USC WR Robert Woods (up three spots to #17). Clemson QB Tajh Boyd dropped three spots to #14, and Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd dropped five spots to #20.

Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles returned to the top 20 at #15 and Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower debuted this week at #16. West Virginia QB Geno Smith also returned to the top 20 at #20.

USC QB Matt Barkley, Wisconson RB Montee Ball, and Oregon QB Darron Thomas all dropped out of the Stiff Arm Trophy top 20.

56 actual Heisman voters from 29 states participated in this week's poll. The poll asked voters to share an unranked top-12 "watch list" for the Heisman Trophy.

1Stanford QB Andrew Luck100%561
2Oklahoma QB Landry Jones97%557
3Boise St QB Kellen Moore91%515
4Michigan QB Denard Robinson89%493
5Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson85%482
6Alabama RB Trent Richardson83%474
7Baylor QB Robert Griffin III76%466
8Oregon RB LaMichael James67%389
9Houston QB Case Keenum63%3212
10South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore55%308
11Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon54%3010
12Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden48%2913
13LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu38%2514
14Clemson QB Tajh Boyd30%1711
15Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles21%13--
16Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower18%8--
17USC WR Robert Woods18%820
18Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson16%1116
19West Virginia QB Geno Smith11%7--
20Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd10%815

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 Luck100%100%100%100%100%100%
2Oklahoma QB Landry Jones100%100%100%100%100%85%
3Boise St QB Kellen Moore100%90%100%85%100%71%
4Michigan QB Denard Robinson75%90%100%85%83%100%
5Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson87%100%75%64%100%85%
6Alabama RB Trent Richardson75%81%75%85%83%100%
7Baylor QB Robert Griffin III100%81%25%85%83%85%
8Oregon RB LaMichael James50%63%75%71%75%71%
9Houston QB Case Keenum62%54%100%42%50%71%
10South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore62%54%75%64%33%42%
11Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon50%45%50%35%75%71%
12Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden62%36%25%42%83%42%
13LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu25%27%25%78%58%14%
14Clemson QB Tajh Boyd62%18%25%21%41%14%
15Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles0%27%25%14%50%14%
16Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower25%9%50%7%8%14%
17USC WR Robert Woods25%9%25%7%0%42%
18Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson25%9%0%28%25%14%
19West Virginia QB Geno Smith25%9%0%21%0%14%
20Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd0%36%0%28%0%0%

Participating voters included:

Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Mike Casazza, Doug Doughty, Phil Kornblut, Chuck Landon, Dave Morrison, Matthew Osborne, Keith Sargeant

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

Northeast: Cory McCartney, Rick McGowan, Chuck Pollock, B.J. Schecter

South: Sean Baligian, Rick Bozich, Olin Buchanan, Pat Dooley, Joe Girvan, Tim Guidera, Chuck Hathcock, Cecil Hurt, Joey Johnston, Phillip Marshall, Joshua Parrott, Gene Phelps, Billy Reed, Bob Tompkins

Southwest: Kirk Bohls, Jimmy Burch, Sean Callahan, David Collier, Cedric Golden, Suzanne Halliburton, 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