Week 11: Andrew Luck stays on top; LaMichael James surges
Last weekend, the top two candidates in the Stiff Arm Trophy poll of Heisman voters both lost. The big question: would it affect the rankings?
The answer for Stanford QB Andrew Luck: No. Luck was on 97% of Heisman voters' watch lists (top seven) and kept his top spot in our poll. The answer for Boise State QB Kellen Moore: Yes. Moore dropped three spots from #2 to #5, and now only appears on 64% of top-seven watch lists.
The rest of the top four, each on 79-81% of top-seven lists, are Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Houston QB Case Keenum, and Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden. It's fair to call that a virtual dead heat for second place behind Luck.
Oregon RB LaMichael James is the second big mover this week, jumping up four spots from #10 to #6. James now appears on 59% of top-seven Heisman watch lists.
The rest of the top 12 is a bit scrambled, but with the same faces as last week: #7 Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, #8 Oklahoma QB Landry Jones, #9 Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon, #8 Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson, #11 USC QB Matt Barkley, and #12 LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu.
48 actual Heisman voters from 26 states participated in this week's StiffArmTrophy.com poll. The poll asked voters to share an unranked top-7 "watch list" for the Heisman Trophy.
|1||Stanford QB Andrew Luck||97%||46||1|
|2||Alabama RB Trent Richardson||80%||39||3|
|3||Houston QB Case Keenum||79%||38||4|
|4||Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden||78%||39||5|
|5||Boise St QB Kellen Moore||64%||28||2|
|6||Oregon RB LaMichael James||59%||30||10|
|7||Baylor QB Robert Griffin III||42%||22||7|
|8||Oklahoma QB Landry Jones||38%||19||6|
|9||Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon||37%||19||9|
|10||Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson||23%||11||8|
|11||USC QB Matt Barkley||16%||7||11|
|12||LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu||15%||7||12|
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%||84%||100%|
|2||Alabama RB Trent Richardson||71%||87%||60%||88%||76%||100%|
|3||Houston QB Case Keenum||85%||62%||100%||77%||84%||66%|
|4||Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden||85%||75%||60%||100%||84%||66%|
|5||Boise St QB Kellen Moore||71%||75%||100%||33%||38%||66%|
|6||Oregon RB LaMichael James||71%||62%||20%||88%||61%||50%|
|7||Baylor QB Robert Griffin III||57%||25%||20%||55%||61%||33%|
|8||Oklahoma QB Landry Jones||28%||37%||40%||22%||53%||50%|
|9||Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon||71%||25%||20%||11%||61%||33%|
|10||Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson||14%||50%||20%||22%||15%||16%|
|11||USC QB Matt Barkley||14%||0%||20%||22%||7%||33%|
|12||LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu||14%||12%||20%||0%||15%||33%|
Participating voters included:
Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Josh Kendall, Chuck Landon, Bob Molinaro, Keith Morehouse, Matthew Osborne, Doug Smock
Midwest: Andy Baggot, Randy Beard, Mike Carmin, Doug Clarke, Pete DiPrimio, Todd Hefferman, Jeff Rapp, Jon Spencer
Northeast: Cory McCartney, Rick McGowan, Chuck Pollock, Lenn Robbins, B.J. Schecter
South: Brady Ackerman, Rick Bozich, Olin Buchanan, John Crist, Joe Girvan, Cecil Hurt, Joey Johnston, Phillip Marshall, Billy Reed
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, David McCollum
West: Mark Anderson, Steve Bisheff, Mike Lewis, Eric Schmoldt, Kevin Schnepf, Scott Wolf