Six finalists! Latest projection: 78 ballots
Six finalists. That's really something. Apparently it happened back in 1994, but it's definitely a rare thing -- usually the Heisman lands at 3 to 5 finalists. Congratulations to NIU QB Jordan Lynch, A&M QB Johnny Manziel, Auburn RB Tre Mason, Alabama QB AJ McCarron, BC RB Andre Williams, and FSU QB Jameis Winston.
We've now tracked down 78 ballots, featuring a total of 182 votes. So far, we're on track compared to previous years.
Once we hit 100 ballots, we'll be fairly certain about the winner (especially as it's shaping up this year), but we'll need at least 200 (and maybe more) to know the order of the finalists, and to zero in on the actual vote totals. On that point: we're seeing Fresno St QB Derek Carr slightly outperform Johnny Manziel in our count so far, but we know that's not right - since Manziel is a finalist, and Carr isn't.
So, keep those tips rolling in.
For the twelfth 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 eleven out of eleven years.
But to do this, we need your help. If you read/see/hear someone identify themselves as an official voter (with or without their vote), post a comment on our voter tips line or send us a note on Twitter (@stiffarmtrophy). If possible, provide a link (or at least tell us where you saw/heard/read it.)
Our latest projection
Last updated: 12/10/2013 5:34 a.m. Pacific. 78 ballots, 182 votes.
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