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Expert Poll: Week 10 Heisman Trophy Voting

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Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point.

The Panel:

Stewart Mandel, FOX Sports

Dave Revsine, Big Ten Network 

Adam Zucker, CBS Sports

Steven Godfrey, SBNation

Zac Ellis, Sports Illustrated

Bryan Fischer, NFL.com

Tom Dienhart, Big Ten Network

Barrett Sallee, Bleacher Report, B/R Radio

Josh Ward, MrSEC.com

Mitch Light, Athlon Sports

David Fox, Athlon Sports

Steven Lassan, Athlon Sports

Braden Gall, Athlon Sports, SiriusXM

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The Results:

 

Player

Team

Pts

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

1.

Marcus Mariota

64

12

1

-

-

-

2.

Dak Prescott

52

1

11

1

-

-

3.

Melvin Gordon

23

-

-

6

2

1

4.

Trevone Boykin

12

-

1

1

2

1

5.

Amari Cooper

11

-

-

2

2

1

6.

Everett Golson

9

-

-

1

2

2

7t.

Ameer Abdullah

6

-

-

1

1

1

7t.

Nick Marshall

6

-

-

1

1

1

8.

Jameis Winston

5

-

-

-

1

3

9.

Shaq Thompson

4

-

-

-

1

2

10.

Duke Johnson

2

-

-

-

1

-

11.

Tevin Coleman

1

-

-

-

-

1

Dropped out: None

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The Top 3:

1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

The Oregon quarterback exorcized some demons against archrival Stanford and landed all but one first-place vote this week because of it. He completed 19-of-30 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns, one interception in the air while rushing nine times for 85 yards and two more scores in the blowout win over the Cardinal. He’s 10th nationally at 327.9 yards per game and is tops nationally with a 187.21 rating.

Season Stats: 2,541 yards, 68.1%, 26 TDs, 2 INTs, 410 rush yards, 7 TDs

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2. Dak Prescott, Mississippi St

Prescott threw for a career-high 331 yards while running for 61 yards in Week 10. However, he also threw two interceptions and barely defeated Arkansas at home. This gave Mariota a slight edge entering Week 11 over the Bulldogs quarterback. With Tennessee-Martin on the slate this week, Prescott can only hurt his Heisman case before visiting Alabama in two weeks.

Season Stats: 2,025 yards, 61.1%, 16 TDs, 7 INTs, 725 rush yards, 10 TDs

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3. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

The Badgers' star tailback rolled up his sixth consecutive game with at least 122 yards rushing by carrying 19 times for 128 yards and two more touchdowns in the easy win over Maryland. He is second nationally at 162.0 yards per game (just 0.5 yards per game behind Tevin Coleman) and is second nationally with 18 rushing touchdowns. Among the top 17 players in terms of rushing attempts, his 7.5 yards per carry is the best.

Season Stats: 173 att., 1,296 yards, 7.5 ypc, 18 TDs, 8 rec., 39 yards, 1 TD