Week 9: Luck stays on top as Keenum & Barkley move up
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 StiffArmTrophy.com poll. The poll asked voters to share an unranked top-9 "watch list" for the Heisman Trophy.
|1||Stanford QB Andrew Luck||100%||50||1|
|2||Boise St QB Kellen Moore||92%||46||4|
|3||Alabama RB Trent Richardson||92%||47||2|
|4||Houston QB Case Keenum||89%||44||8|
|5||Oklahoma QB Landry Jones||73%||35||6|
|6||Baylor QB Robert Griffin III||63%||31||3|
|7||Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden||55%||27||9|
|8||Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson||53%||28||5|
|9||Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon||50%||25||10|
|10||USC QB Matt Barkley||29%||13||14|
|11||Clemson QB Tajh Boyd||28%||14||7|
|12||Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles||27%||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:
|1||Stanford QB Andrew Luck||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|2||Boise St QB Kellen Moore||83%||90%||100%||92%||91%||100%|
|3||Alabama RB Trent Richardson||100%||80%||75%||100%||100%||100%|
|4||Houston QB Case Keenum||83%||70%||100%||84%||100%||100%|
|5||Oklahoma QB Landry Jones||66%||70%||75%||46%||83%||100%|
|6||Baylor QB Robert Griffin III||100%||50%||50%||61%||58%||60%|
|7||Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden||33%||60%||75%||46%||58%||60%|
|8||Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson||66%||60%||25%||53%||58%||60%|
|9||Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon||66%||50%||50%||38%||58%||40%|
|10||USC QB Matt Barkley||50%||30%||25%||23%||8%||40%|
|11||Clemson QB Tajh Boyd||66%||20%||25%||23%||33%||0%|
|12||Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles||0%||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