A week after Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson found himself atop the Heisman standings alongside Stanford QB Andrew Luck, this time it's Oklahoma QB Landry Jones's turn. Luck, in fact, appeared in 100% of the top-12 watch lists of participating Heisman voters. Jones was on 98% of watch lists.
The rest of the top 7 remained the same, albeit a bit scrambled. Boist St QB Kellen Moore slipped ahead to the #3 spot - pushing Michigan QB Denard Robinson down to #4, followed by Wilson at #5, then Alabama RB Trent Richardson at #6, and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III at #7.
Big moves upward came from Houston QB Case Keenum (up three spots to #9) and USC WR Robert Woods (up three spots to #17). Clemson QB Tajh Boyd dropped three spots to #14, and Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd dropped five spots to #20.
Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles returned to the top 20 at #15 and Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower debuted this week at #16. West Virginia QB Geno Smith also returned to the top 20 at #20.
USC QB Matt Barkley, Wisconson RB Montee Ball, and Oregon QB Darron Thomas all dropped out of the Stiff Arm Trophy top 20.
56 actual Heisman voters from 29 states participated in this week's StiffArmTrophy.com poll. The poll asked voters to share an unranked top-12 "watch list" for the Heisman Trophy.
The 2011 StiffArmTrophy.com Week 6 Heisman Poll
rank player weighted% votes prev
1 Stanford QB Andrew Luck 100% 56 1
2 Oklahoma QB Landry Jones 97% 55 7
3 Boise St QB Kellen Moore 91% 51 5
4 Michigan QB Denard Robinson 89% 49 3
5 Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson 85% 48 2
6 Alabama RB Trent Richardson 83% 47 4
7 Baylor QB Robert Griffin III 76% 46 6
8 Oregon RB LaMichael James 67% 38 9
9 Houston QB Case Keenum 63% 32 12
10 South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore 55% 30 8
11 Oklahoma St WR Justin Blackmon 54% 30 10
12 Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden 48% 29 13
13 LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu 38% 25 14
14 Clemson QB Tajh Boyd 30% 17 11
15 Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles 21% 13 --
16 Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower 18% 8 --
17 USC WR Robert Woods 18% 8 20
18 Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson 16% 11 16
19 West Virginia QB Geno Smith 11% 7 --
20 Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd 10% 8 15
With votes coming from multiple states, players are ranked based on a weighted percentage that adjusts for the number of participating voters in each region. Additional data on this pre-season poll, including regional breakdowns and participating voters, is available at StiffArmTrophy.com.
Stiff Arm Trophy poll, Week 6
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