Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the strong leader in the Heisman race, according to a poll of Heisman voters released by USA Today on Monday.
The Ducks sophomore collected 17 of a possible 22 first-place votes to finish well ahead of Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston and Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Bryce Petty of Baylor and A.J. McCarron of Alabama rounded out the top five.
All eight of the players appearing on the ballots were quarterbacks, which shouldn’t be a shock considering 11 of the last 12 winners have been quarterbacks.
Breaking down the ballots (three points are awarded for a first-place votes, two for second and one for third):
1. QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon: 17 firsts-3 seconds-1 third=58 points
2. QB Jameis Winston, Florida State: 3-11-6=37
3. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: 1-7-9=26
4. QB Bryce Petty, Baylor: 1-0-1=4
5. QB AJ McCarron Alabama: 0-0-3=3
QB Derek Carr, Fresno State: 0-1-0=2
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville: 0-0-1=1
QB Sean Mannion, Oregon State: 0-0-1=1