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Heisman Projection: 70 ballots

Posted on December 3, 2012.

Alrighty, we have our finalists. As we correctly projected Monday morning, they are A&M's Johnny Manziel, ND's Manti Te'o, and K-State's Collin Klein.

We're now up to 70 ballots counted, totaling 184 votes. And we've still got some late night work to do, because there's still more on-air tips and obscure tweets that have rolled in. But since people are going crazy for updates, I thought I'd pull the trigger right here.

There's a good long way to go, and things are narrowing between Manziel and Te'o. (And I'm concerned that we're undercounting support for Klein, since he's not a fun-to-talk-about freshman or defensive player.)

I'll be happy once we hit around 200 to 225 ballots. Stay tuned.


For the eleventh year in a row, we're going to attempt to project the outcome of the greatest individual award in sports, the Heisman Trophy. So far, we've been right ten out of ten years.

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Our latest projection

Last updated: 12/3/2012 11:45 p.m. Pacific. 70 ballots, 184 votes.

namefirstsecondthirdballotspointsProjectedProj%
J Manziel40121163155222379.8%
M Te'o2023649112144351.8%
C Klein414274567104337.5%


M Lee2158132458.8%
B Miller02357953.4%
J Lynch01123481.7%
J Jones00333411.5%
A McCarron00111371.3%
M Ball10013301.1%
B Jones01123281.0%
K Carey00111220.8%
S Taylor00111190.7%
B Rambo00111100.4%
T Austin0011190.3%
J Clowney0011190.3%

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