Stiff Arm Trophy

Week 9: Luck stays on top as Keenum & Barkley move up

Posted on November 3, 2011 in News.

Stanford QB Andrew Luck continues to lead the Stiff Arm Trophy poll of Heisman voters, as he has each week since the third week of the season.

Also appearing on more than 90% of voters' top-nine watch lists were #2 Boise State QB Kellen Moore, #3 Alabama RB Trent Richardson, and #4 Houston QB Case Keenum. Keenum's fourth-place ranking is four spots higher than he was last week, and his highest ranking all season.

The second tier of Heisman candidates are #5 Oklahoma QB Landry Jones, #6 Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, #7 Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden, #8 Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson, and #10 Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon. Griffin and Wilson each dropped three spots from last week.

The top-twelve ranking finishes out with #10 USC QB Matt Barkley, who moved up four spots this week, despite a close loss to Stanford; #11 Clemson QB Tajh Boyd, dropping four spots; and #12 Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles, who returns to the ranking after a one-week absence.

Dropping out of the Stiff Arm Trophy ranking this week ar Michigan QB Denard Robinson, Oregon RB LaMichael James, Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins, and LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu.

50 actual Heisman voters from 28 states participated in this week's poll. The poll asked voters to share an unranked top-9 "watch list" for the Heisman Trophy.

1Stanford QB Andrew Luck100%501
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore92%464
3Alabama RB Trent Richardson92%472
4Houston QB Case Keenum89%448
5Oklahoma QB Landry Jones73%356
6Baylor QB Robert Griffin III63%313
7Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden55%279
8Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson53%285
9Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon50%2510
10USC QB Matt Barkley29%1314
11Clemson QB Tajh Boyd28%147
12Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles27%13--

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%
2Boise St QB Kellen Moore83%90%100%92%91%100%
3Alabama RB Trent Richardson100%80%75%100%100%100%
4Houston QB Case Keenum83%70%100%84%100%100%
5Oklahoma QB Landry Jones66%70%75%46%83%100%
6Baylor QB Robert Griffin III100%50%50%61%58%60%
7Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden33%60%75%46%58%60%
8Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson66%60%25%53%58%60%
9Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon66%50%50%38%58%40%
10USC QB Matt Barkley50%30%25%23%8%40%
11Clemson QB Tajh Boyd66%20%25%23%33%0%
12Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles0%20%50%7%50%40%

Participating voters included:

Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Chuck Landon, Bob Molinaro, Keith Morehouse, Matthew Osborne, Dave Weekley

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

Northeast: Cory McCartney, Rick McGowan, Chuck Pollock, Lenn Robbins

South: Brady Ackerman, Rick Bozich, Olin Buchanan, Rick Cleveland, John Crist, Pat Dooley, Joe Girvan, Joey Johnston, Phillip Marshall, Joshua Parrott, Billy Reed, Bob Tompkins, Adam Van Brimmer

Southwest: Kirk Bohls, Jimmy Burch, Sean Callahan, David Collier, Suzanne Halliburton, John Helsley, Gary Ivins, Josh Kinder, Harry King, Reid Laymance, Bob Lutz, Dave Matter

West: Mark Anderson, Roxy Bernstein, Steve Bisheff, Mike Lewis, Eric Schmoldt