Heisman Projection: 123 ballots. Luck gains on RG3. Ball moves up to 4th.
Good morning, Heisman fans. In this first overnight update, we're up to 122 ballots - with 303 first-second-third votes on those ballots.
Last night's projection, with 103 ballots, had Robert Griffin III at a projected 2476 points beating Andrew Luck's 1030 points - a margin of 1446 points. Now, with just 19 more ballots added, that lead has shrunk to 1255 points. That's still a nice big margin, but the narrowing suggests that our early returns were loaded with lots of excited RG3 supporters.
In addition, Montee Ball has moved into fourth place, slightly edging Tyrann Mathieu.
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Our latest projection
Last updated: 12/6/2011, 5:57 a.m. Pacific. 122 ballots, 303 votes.
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