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Who’s going to be the Heisman runner up?

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With Jameis Winston’s Heisman coronation a fait accompli, the big question now among Heisman observers is: Who will finish second?

Jordan Lynch, Tre Mason, Johnny Manziel, Andre Williams and A.J. McCarron are all in the mix. But the presence of six finalists for the first time since 1994 definitely muddles the picture.

The most likely runner up will be the player who does the best in his home region. Winston is likely to sweep all six of the Heisman regions, so it leaves the other five finalists scrambling for votes further down the ballot.

The two finalists who might have the best advantage in this regard could be Lynch, Manziel and Williams. Lynch’s home region is the Midwest while Manziel’s is the Southwest and Williams’ is the Northeast. All three should finish second in their regions while crowding out the other contenders.

Whichever finalist has the strongest second-place finish while appearing on the second-most number of ballots is likely to take the runner up spot.

Our bet is on Lynch, who should finish very strong in the Midwest while showing up on a good amount of ballots in the Far West and Southwest. But it wouldn’t be surprising if any of the other four get there either.

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7 Responses to “Who’s going to be the Heisman runner up?”
  1. vikingapologist says: Dec 14, 2013 6:45 PM

    “The two finalists who might have the best advantage in this regard could be Lynch, Manziel and Williams.”

    I am no genius , but, if I add Lynch, Manziel & Williams ,it adds up to (3)…… I don’t know,maybe I am being picky here! But, I would say, Manziel finishes 2nd

  2. be4bama says: Dec 14, 2013 6:57 PM


  3. Deb says: Dec 14, 2013 7:09 PM

    Don’t know that it matters, but hope it’s McCarron.

  4. bobsnygiants says: Dec 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    Winston should not win

  5. Deb says: Dec 14, 2013 9:05 PM

    AJ was second!!!!

  6. ozarkannie74 says: Dec 15, 2013 7:39 AM

    Yea!! A J came in second – Manziel 5th – AJ should have won it, but 2nd place is good.
    Now let’s see is Winston upholds the moral and integrity and stats that AJ did for 5 years, and then declare a real winner.

  7. dhardy8207 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:09 AM

    CONGRATS AJ!!!!!!!!!!

    Winner of the Unitas Golden Arm award
    Winner of the Maxwell Award and now
    Runner up for the Heisman!

    Not bad for a young man who by all accounts should have never survived a boating accident at a very young age. Also he’s come along way since that widely publicized pop on the buttocks he got from his head coach his first year as a starter…

    Roll Tide…..

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