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The 2013 Heisman: Breaking down the votes

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This was a very interesting Heisman vote, particularly the 2nd thru 6th spots. Here is the breakdown by region:

Northeast Pos. Total Points
Jameis Winston 1 339
Andre Williams 2 132
AJ McCarron 3 130
Jordan Lynch 4 88
Johnny Manziel 5 56
Tre Mason 6 44
Mid-Atlantic Pos. Total Points
Jameis Winston 1 366
AJ McCarron 2 112
Andre Williams 3 89
Jordan Lynch 4 80
Tre Mason 5 71
Johnny Manziel 6 63
South Pos. Total Points
Jameis Winston 1 390
AJ McCarron 2 128
Tre Mason 3 106
Johnny Manziel 4 93
Jordan Lynch 5 69
Andre Williams 6 65
Southwest Pos. Total Points
Jameis Winston 1 395
Johnny Manziel 2 105
AJ McCarron 3 104
Jordan Lynch 4 93
Tre Mason 5 91
Andre Williams 6 56
Midwest Pos. Total Points
Jameis Winston 1 353
Jordan Lynch 2 116
AJ McCarron 3 102
Andre Williams 4 72
Tre Mason 5 57
Johnny Manziel 6 50
Far West Pos. Total Points
Jameis Winston 1 362
AJ McCarron 2 128
Jordan Lynch 3 112
Andre Williams 4 56
Johnny Manziel 5 54
Tre Mason 8 35

Note: Ka’Deem Carey of Arizona finished sixth in the Far West.

Percentage of tabulated ballots on which the top 6 were named:

Winston — 87%

McCarron — 43%

Lynch — 37%

Williams — 32%

Manziel — 29%

Mason — 25%

Percentage of ballots received by week:

Week 1 — 1%

Week 2 — 18%*

Week 3 — 81%

* — represents all ballots received before games started on Dec. 7, 2013.

Number of ballots received and tabulated — 900 of 928 (97%)

Number of players receiving votes, by place:

First — 15 players

Second — 24

Third — 41

Total players receiving votes — 47

(39 received votes in 2012)

  • Winston is the second freshman to win the Heisman
  • He is the 14th Heisman winner to exceed 2,000 total points
  • He received 668 first place votes, which is 9th all time.
  • Winston had the 7th largest margin of victory at 1,501 points.
  • He received 82% of the total possible points based on ballots received.
  • He is the 19th winner from an undefeated team (regular season).
  • At 19 years, 342 days, he is the youngest player to win the Heisman.

Photo courtesy HeismanPundit.com

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19 Responses to “The 2013 Heisman: Breaking down the votes”
  1. 1historian says: Dec 14, 2013 10:44 PM

    In October of 1915 Georgia Tech played against Cumberland College. At the end of the 1st quarter it was 63-0 Tech. At the half it was 126-0, after 3 it was 180-0 and at the end it was 222-0 – the most lopsided score in college football history. Coaching Georgia Tech that day was John Heisman, the man after whom this Trophy is named.

    Just a bit of perspective.

  2. bender4700 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:12 PM

    PFT article about them bringing 6, just so Manziel isn’t the lowest vote getter….

    I have to agree with that theory.

  3. longtallsam says: Dec 14, 2013 11:51 PM

    Your theory is wrong. They look at the votes and cut if off where there is a break. Some years that is four, some five, and this year, six. There was only a few votes difference between 5 and 6, but a big gap between 6 and 7, so if you look at the totals, it made sense to bring six.

  4. youcantmakemepickausername says: Dec 15, 2013 12:21 AM

    @1historian,

    Thanks for your 15th post about a game from 98 years ago.

  5. jburns9999 says: Dec 15, 2013 12:46 AM

    1historian says:
    Dec 14, 2013 10:44 PM
    In October of 1915 Georgia Tech played against Cumberland College. At the end of the 1st quarter it was 63-0 Tech. At the half it was 126-0, after 3 it was 180-0 and at the end it was 222-0 – the most lopsided score in college football history. Coaching Georgia Tech that day was John Heisman, the man after whom this Trophy is named.

    Just a bit of perspective.
    _____________________________

    Here’s a fact from that game that you might not know. Neither team had a first down.

  6. imacdane says: Dec 15, 2013 1:39 AM

    I’m not sure that Lynch would have even made it on 3 ballots if he were to swap places with any of the other three QBs.

  7. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Dec 15, 2013 2:34 AM

    jburns9999 says:
    “Here’s a fact from that game that you might not know. Neither team had a first down.”

    FYI! A touchdown counts as a first down so obviously Georgia Tech had a lot of them.

  8. bigthyme93 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:19 AM

    FYI. No team earned a first down. The initial first down is given not earned

  9. 1969l78 says: Dec 15, 2013 8:23 AM

    Wonder how he celebrated…..BJ’s in front if teammates!

  10. tngilmer says: Dec 15, 2013 9:36 AM

    Rapist Wins! Rapist Wins! Rapist Wins!

  11. florida727 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:13 AM

    #tngilmer, you’re an idiot. If he was a rapist, why wasn’t he at least tried for the crime? Forget a conviction, why was he not even CHARGED? Your ignorance is impressive. You should be proud.

  12. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 15, 2013 11:23 AM

    @florida727

    You posted it. The “victim” gave the greatest testimony for the accused in her statements to her friends and fellow students in the time nearest the event. DNA was in her underwear which came from her “boyfriend” and she admitted she was intimate with other men during that time period. She established she was far from a victim.

  13. oldforester says: Dec 15, 2013 1:07 PM

    To the members of the Heisman Trust:

    Understand ballots for the Heisman ask voters to select the best college football player, however, your mission statement says that the Heisman is to be awarded to the player exhibiting excellence in football with integrity.

    You need to change your ballot or your mission statement to clarify what the Heisman represents.

  14. sburns20 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:31 PM

    I agree imacdan had lynch had one of those other schools names behind him he’d on not made the top 3 but the top 1.

  15. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Dec 15, 2013 8:26 PM

    @bigthyme93
    FYI! An official first down is credited AFTER a TD. It has nothing to do with the initial first down when you obtain possession of the ball.

  16. 1historian says: Dec 16, 2013 12:26 PM

    youcantmakemepickausername;

    Re: Your 12:21 a.m.

    I’ve been doing it for a few years about 10 or 12 times per season as the Heisman hype heats up and I do it to provide some perspective. If someone else spoke up about it or if there were a sportswriter who did it (there’s a laugh!) I would probably not do it any more.

    As of now – I’ll do it again next season.

    You’re welcome.

  17. keeponlivin2 says: Dec 16, 2013 9:14 PM

    EXCELLENCE IN FOOTBALL WITH INTEGRITY
    Someone suggested that the Heisman people should clarify what the award represents, in lieu of Mr Winston’s, well documented, on-field performance,(excellence), vs, questionable, (at best), off-field allegations of sexual abuse, (personal integrity). Reading on, I find that John Heisman, whom the award is named after, back in 1915, commanded his football team, Georgia Tech, to a 222-0 win, over Cumberland College, (excellence), AND, a complete slaughter, a brutalizing demoralization of a group of young men, of a football program, of an institution of higher learning, of His football community, (personal integrity???). Think about it, and lets, just for a moment, split hairs……

  18. joefla47 says: Dec 16, 2013 9:45 PM

    Stay tuned till next weekend~~When they invited ONE to New York, To receive The bronze award For getting away with the MOST rapes for being a star QB, The trophy of a women in bronze laying on bronze base, with her clothes ripped open !!!! Voting wasn’t even close, Jamies Winston won it by a land slide to !!! The TPD and the DA in Tallahassee should be very proud !!!….Funny read an article where a 6 year old lil boy got suspended for kissing a girl on her hand. BUT yet a college guy, accused of RAPE can still play, be rewarded and honored !!! Had my doubts when I first heard of this rape accusation against Winston, BUT WHEN they reported this was actually the second time he was accused , the other one in High School, but was covered up, swept under the rug because he was the schools starting QB a star !!! AND this time the GREAT TPD~~Totally covered for Winston, and butchered this case !!! Twice now hes walked for RAPED !!! WHOS HIS NEXT VICTUM or does it matter at all because hes a star, and winning is far more important then RAPE !!!

  19. longtallsam says: Dec 17, 2013 2:15 PM

    I don’t know what your problem is, but Winston was ACCUSED of rape, not convicted, not even charged! Only he and the accuser will ever know the actual truth, and maybe even she doesn’t, since she apparently had trouble recalling the events of that night for the investigators.
    Apparently, you have never been accused of anything you did not do, but, trust me, it does happen. Anyone can accuse anybody of anything.

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