QUIZZ FOR HEISMAN: Early 2010 lists

EVEN THOUGH THE calendar says May, there's no shortage of those putting out their early lists of 2010 Heisman hopefuls. Where does Jacquizz Rodgers rate among the pundits?

Click here for BeaverFootball.com's Quizz For Hesiman page.

Here are some of the early Hesiman lists from in and around cyberspace.

The Orange County Register: Click here

foxsports.com: Click here

heismanpundit.com: Click here

theheismanwinners.com: Click here

The Sporting News: Click here

collegesportsfeed.com: Click here

collegefootballnews.com: Top 10 - Click here Top 21 - Click here

about.com: Click here

Bruce Feldman, ESPN: Click here

bleacherreport.com: Click here

How the Hesiman voting works:
Last year on the official Heisman site, the process was described as: The Heisman Trophy Trust governs the policies and procedures by which the balloting process is conducted. Specifically, six persons are chosen as Sectional Representatives.

The Sectional Representatives are responsible for the appointment of the State Representatives. State Representatives are given the responsibility of selecting the voters within their particular state. The amount of votes that a particular state is allotted depends on the size of the state and the amount of media outlets within that state. Larger states such as California and Texas will naturally have more votes than smaller states such as Vermont and Delaware.

The states are divided into the six sections accordingly:
Far West: AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
Mid Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, VA, WV
Mid West: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
North East: CT, MA, ME, NH, NYC, NY, RI, VT
South: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN
Southwest: AR, CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, TX

Each Section within the United States has 145 media votes, totaling 870 media votes across the country. Additionally every former Heisman winner, 55 presently, has a vote as well. In 1999, The Heisman Trophy agreed to develop a special program to allow the public at large to become part of the balloting process by permitting one (1) fan vote eligible in the overall tabulation. This program once again continues this year through a partnership with Nissan North America, bringing the total number of voters for the 2009 Heisman race to 926.

The actual ballots include a space for electors to designate three individuals for the Heisman Trophy. The first choice on an elector's ballot receives three points in the overall voting tabulation, the second choice receives two points and the third choice receives one point.

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