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ESPN: Barkley tops Heisman Predictor

Ryan McCrystal is the developer of the Heisman Predictor, and his early take on the 2012 Heisman Trophy race for puts USC QB Matt Barkley squarely in the lead.

You know, not unlike Stanford QB Andrew Luck was last year.

Here's McCrystal's take on Barkley: While the results of the last few seasons have bucked this trend, historically, Heisman voters are drawn to players from traditional powers who enter the year as household names. If Barkley, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Heisman voting, simply matches his statistics from 2011 and leads USC to a BCS bowl game, ...

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