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Matt Barkley for the Heisman?

Matt Matt Barkley, USC's freshman quarterback, got some votes in the latest edition of the HeismanPundit.com Heisman poll, which was released today.

The poll also has a new leader. Alabama running back Mark Ingram, who rushed for 246 yards and a touchdown against South Carolina Saturday, surged past Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, the leader in the first eight weeks of the poll.

The poll is a weekly survey of 13 Heisman voters from around the country, who vote on a 5-4-3-2-1 points basis.

Tebow had the most first-place votes, with six. Ingram had four first-place votes but 48 overall points compared to 45 for Tebow. Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen was a distant third with one first-place vote and 19 points.

Barkley, who out-produced Clausen on Saturday in USC's victory over the Irish, got three points in his first appearance in the standings.

-- Mike Hiserman

Photo: Matt Barkley. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire

 
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