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Expert Poll: Week 5 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

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The Results:

 

Player

Team

Pts

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

1.

Marcus Mariota

62

11

1

1

-

-

2.

Todd Gurley

49

2

8

2

-

1

3.

Amari Cooper

26

-

1

5

3

1

4.

Ameer Abdullah

24

-

2

2

4

2

5.

Kenny Hill

13

-

1

1

2

2

6.

Taysom Hill

6

-

-

-

2

2

7t.

Everett Golson

4

-

-

1

-

1

7t.

Dak Prescott

4

-

-

1

-

1

7t.

Brett Hundley

4

-

-

-

1

2

10.

Bryce Petty

2

-

-

-

1

-

11.

Shaq Thompson

1

-

-

-

-

1

Dropped out: Shane Carden, James Conner, Melvin Gordon, Jameis Winston, Nick Marshall

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The Top 3:

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Mariota and the Ducks were off this weekend but will host a revenge game against Arizona on Thursday night. Mariota was still nursing a knee injury when Oregon lost to the Wildcats in the desert last year, costing Mark Helfrich the Pac-12 North title in the process. This one could get ugly very quickly.

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2. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

Gurley had a career day in a critical home win over Tennessee. In a game that saw quarterback Hutson Mason struggle mightily, Gurley was needed to carry his offense to victory. And he did just that by rushing 28 times for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns in the three-point win.

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3. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Cooper and the Tide were on bye in Week 4, giving Nick Saban two weeks to prepare for the daunting trip to Oxford this Saturday. ESPN's
"College Gameday" will be at The Grove for the first time and the moment couldn't be bigger for Ole Miss. A huge game from Cooper could launch Alabama into the top slot in the polls and Cooper to the top of many Heisman ballots.