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2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:44 pm
 



Posted by Adam Jacobi

On Saturday night, the Heisman Trophy was awarded to Baylor junior quarterback Robert Griffin III. RG3, as he's known to Baylor faithful and now the rest of the nation, collected 405 first-place votes to finish with 1,687 total voting points, well ahead of the runner-up, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck had 247 first-place votes and 1,407 total voting points.

The key to Griffin's victory in the voting was his performance in the South region -- Alabama RB Trent Richardson's home territory -- where RG3 led all contenders with 303 voting points. Richardson was second with 256 points there, and Luck was third with 182 points. That region alone accounted for nearly half of Griffin's margin of victory over Luck, and it helped stave Richardson off as a serious threat to winning the Heisman. Of course, Griffin also cleaned up in his home Southwest region, but it was his ability to win regions that he wasn't the home favorite of that landed RG3 the coveted Heisman.

Here's the final national vote ranking:

  1. Robert Griffin III, Baylor QB: 405 first-place votes, 1,687 total points
  2. Andrew Luck, Stanford QB: 247 first-place votes, 1,407 total points
  3. Trent Richardson, Alabama RB: 138 first-place votes, 978 total points
  4. Montee Ball, Wisconsin RB: 22 first-place votes, 348 total points
  5. Tyrann Mathieu, LSU DB: 34 first-place votes, 327 total points
  6. Matt Barkley, USC QB: 11 first-place votes, 153 total points
  7. Case Keenum, Houston QB: 10 first-place votes, 123 total points
  8. Kellen Moore, Boise State QB: 6 first-place votes, 90 total points
  9. Russell Wilson, Wisconsin QB: 4 first-place votes, 52 total points
  10. LaMichael James, Oregon RB: 5 first-place votes, 48 total points

And here are the regional breakdowns:

FAR WEST (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

  1. Luck: 315 points
  2. Griffin: 220 points
  3. Richardson: 137 points

MID-ATLANTIC (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)

  1. Griffin: 254 points
  2. Luck: 248 points
  3. Richardson: 168 points

MIDWEST (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

  1. Griffin: 272 points
  2. Luck: 220 points
  3. Richardson: 125 points

NORTHEAST (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont)

  1. Griffin: 257 points
  2. Luck: 254 points
  3. Richardson: 160 points 

SOUTH (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee) 

  1. Griffin: 303 points
  2. Richardson: 256 points
  3. Luck: 182 points

SOUTHWEST (Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

  1. Griffin: 381 points
  2. Luck: 188 points
  3. Richardson: 132 points
Comments

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 1:12 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

Huge Luck fan...but this RG3 cat is a pretty cool guy.  I don't think you'll find two better, more down to earth characters than Luck and Griffin. 



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:59 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

Easiest way to deal with the snub of Luck, who will be the #1 draft pick regardless of what position ANY team would be drafting for, which should be rather telling here, is to limit this award to seniors.


Then the best, deserving players would rarely win it considering a great many players leave when they can, after their junior year because they are ready to step it up to next level. And Luck isnt a senior. Hes a redshirt junior. He could have left last year as a redshirt sophmore. Bush wouldnt have won it when it was the nastiest college player seen in a long long time



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:53 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

Does RG3 have one year of eligibility left? I know he was a frosh in 2008 but only played 3 games in 09 and didnt know if they gave him a medical redshirt



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:37 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

Lucky was lucky to finish as high as 2nd

Makes no difference that the pros like Luck and that he'll likely be the No. 1 pick.  He wasn't the best college player this year or even the best QB.  Half a dozen QBs, including Luck and Ball's teammate Russelll Wilson, had better seasons than luck.  The only reason he finished as high as he did was because he came in as the consensus pre-season pick and was way ahead in the PR game.  He'll be a good pro and will make his millions as the No. 1 pick--but this was the Heisman, not the Best-Potential-Pro trophy.

Hes not being the num 1 pick this year. Itd shock me if he was the 3rd QB taken




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:24 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

He'll be a good pro and will make his millions as the No. 1 pick--but this was the Heisman, not the Best-Potential-Pro trophy. ..

...agree 100%...




Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:19 am
 

Actually, it IS bragging, even if it's true

Which was why Griffin's arrogant speech and behavior was so disappointing.  Sure he's good--and he may have deserved to win--even if his team got its ass kicked three times.  But his of-course-I-knew-I-was-gonna-win attitude was still bragging and obnoxious, whether true or not.  In any event he'll make a fine DB or receiver in the pros.



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:14 am
 

Lucky was lucky to finish as high as 2nd

Makes no difference that the pros like Luck and that he'll likely be the No. 1 pick.  He wasn't the best college player this year or even the best QB.  Half a dozen QBs, including Luck and Ball's teammate Russelll Wilson, had better seasons than luck.  The only reason he finished as high as he did was because he came in as the consensus pre-season pick and was way ahead in the PR game.  He'll be a good pro and will make his millions as the No. 1 pick--but this was the Heisman, not the Best-Potential-Pro trophy. 



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:11 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

 I don't. The blacks have bitched all my life about prejudice. They have NOTHING to bitch about....

...just like it ain't bragging when its true, and you can back up what you say....it aint bitching because its true, and you and I both know it.....and it sounds like you're doing the bitching tonite...the BEST man won the award....Luck had a better season last year than this year...RG3 was better this year than last year, and he was better than Luck this year...its that simple...and it wasn't that close...so stop bitching...




Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:02 am
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

You are pushing on that one...   Richardson was where he should have been.. third.   Hard to argue with the top two.. I kind of thought Luck should have gotten it.. he is such an outstanding QB... but the Baylor guy was right good too.  



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:42 pm
 

2011 Heisman Trophy voting numbers breakdown

Easiest way to deal with the snub of Luck, who will be the #1 draft pick regardless of what position ANY team would be drafting for, which should be rather telling here, is to limit this award to seniors.


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