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Expert Poll: Week 7 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.

Dak Prescott

62

10

3

-

-

-

2.

Marcus Mariota

52

3

8

1

1

-

3.

Melvin Gordon

29

-

1

7

1

2

4.

Bryce Petty

18

-

1

2

3

2

5.

Everett Golson

12

-

-

2

2

2

6.

Shaq Thompson

7

-

-

-

2

3

7.

Tevin Coleman

6

-

-

-

3

-

8.

Ameer Abdullah

5

-

-

1

1

-

9t.

Todd Gurley

1

-

-

-

-

1

9t.

Bo Wallace

1

-

-

-

-

1

9t.

Jameis Winston

1

-

-

-

-

1

9t.

Amari Cooper

1

-

-

-

-

1

Dropped out: Nick Marshall, Shane Carden, Jared Goff

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The Top 3:

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1. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi St

Prescott takes over the top slot after his third consecutive win over a top 10 team. Against Auburn, Prescott sparked an early 21-0 lead and never looked back. He completed 18-of-34 passes for 246 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while carrying 21 times for 121 yards and two scores on the ground.

Season Stats: 1,478 yards, 61.5%, 14 TDs, 4 INTs, 576 rush yards, 8 TDs

2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Mariota has been brilliant despite a bad offensive line. In a blowout win on the road over UCLA, the Ducks quarterback completed 17-of-27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns to go with 75 yards rushing and two more scores on the ground. He now has wins over Michigan State and UCLA and has yet to throw an interception.

Season Stats: 1,621 yards, 69.7%, 17 TDs, 0 INTs, 290 rush yards, 5 TDs

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3. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns in the blowout win over Illinois last weekend. It’s his fourth consecutive game rushing for at least 175 yards and he has scored 12 times over that span. He’s second in the nation in rushing behind only Tevin Coleman.

Season Stats: 132 att., 1,046 yards, 7.9 ypc, 13 TDs, 6 rec., 27 yards, TD