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Mariota leads latest USA Today Heisman poll

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota continued to lead the USA Today’s weekly Heisman poll released on Monday.

The sophomore used his team’s win over No. 12 UCLA to forge a 15-point lead over second-place Jameis Winston of Florida State. The weekly poll surveys 22 Heisman voters in the Gannett organization.

Defending Heisman winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M was a distant third, followed by Bryce Petty of Baylor and A.J. McCarron of Alabama.

We could see some separation from the pack in the next 12 days as Mariota takes on Stanford on Nov. 7, Winston takes on Miami on Nov. 2, Petty takes on Oklahoma on Nov. 7 and McCarron takes on LSU on Nov. 9.

The Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Dec. 14.

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: 15-8-0=61.

2. QB Jameis Winston, Florida State: 6-11-6=46

3. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: 2-3-11=23

4. QB Bryce Petty, Baylor: 1-1-1=6

5. QB AJ McCarron Alabama: 0-0-4=4

QB Derek Carr, Fresno State: 0-1-0=2

QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois: 0-0-1=1

QB Connor Shaw, South Carolina: 0-0-1=1 

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6 Responses to “Mariota leads latest USA Today Heisman poll”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 28, 2013 11:29 PM

    Seems about right to me.

    I think that Winston and Mariota are closer than that though with Manziel in a distant 3rd.

    Again, Manziel will get the invite to NYC but not companion trophy…

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Oct 28, 2013 11:39 PM

    Manziel’s numbers are better this year than last year. Didn’t beat Alabama though.

  3. jimbo75025 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:49 PM

    goodfieldnohit says:
    Oct 28, 2013 11:39 PM
    Manziel’s numbers are better this year than last year. Didn’t beat Alabama though.
    True, but last year he was the media darling. As soon as he was allowed to open his mouth, it became readily apparent that he was a DB of the highest order. Now, votes will be a lot harder to come by.

  4. bowens3181 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:56 PM

    The article says that the poll consists of 22 people, yet both Mariota and Winston had 23 people vote for them. There’s a mistake here somewhere.

  5. longborer69 says: Oct 29, 2013 4:39 AM

    There were 24 first place votes, too. 22 voters, 24 1sts, and Manziel got two 1sts.

    Someone will now cite this discrepancy as phantom votes for Manziel and evidence of SEC bias. Guaranteed.

  6. steincj36 says: Oct 29, 2013 9:25 AM

    But this isn’t a QB award at all…

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