Alabama's Mark Ingram still leads Heisman Trophy poll
Alabama's Mark Ingram held on to a healthy lead in the latest edition of the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll.
The sophomore running back collected six of 13 first-place votes by the panel, comprised of Heisman voters from around the country. His 48 total points put him comfortably ahead of Florida's Tim Tebow (27 points, three first-place votes).
Three other quarterbacks were bunched closely together behind Tebow: Colt McCoy of Texas (26 points), Case Keenum of Houston (26 points, one first-place vote) and Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame (25 points, one first-place vote).
“I think Clausen has had a Heisman-type season for Notre Dame and that’s why he’s No. 1 on my ballot right now," said one voter. "His stats are excellent and, more importantly, the Irish would be a mess without him. With him, they might make a BCS bowl. I think Jacquizz Rodgers is the best all-purpose back in the nation, while Keenum has been consistently dominant for Houston.”
The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll is made up of 13 Heisman voters from across the country. They vote for five players each week. Tabulations are made on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis, with five points awarded for a first-place vote, four points for a second-place vote and so on. Last year's final Heismanpundit poll was the most accurate in the country, picking five of the top six finishers in the Heisman vote, including the winner.
Members of the panel include: Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Teddy Greenstein and Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune, Olin Buchanan and Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com, Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman, Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com, J.B. Morris of ESPN the Magazine, Austin Murphy, B.J. Schecter and Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated, plus Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News.
Chris Huston of HeismanPundit.com coordinates and also votes in the poll.
HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll, 11/4
Total Points with first place votes in parentheses
1. Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama--48 (6)
2. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida--27 (3)
3. Case Keenum, QB, Houston--26 (1)
Colt McCoy, QB, Texas--26
5. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame--25 (1)
6. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State--14
7. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame--8 (1)
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska--8 (1)
9. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State--6
10. Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee--3
Jeremiah Masoli, QB, Oregon--3
12. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon--1
Photo: Mark Ingram. Credit: Paul Jasienski / US Presswire.