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Matt Barkley for the Heisman?

October 20, 2009 | 12:06 pm

Matt Matt Barkley, USC's freshman quarterback, got some votes in the latest edition of the 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