Heismanpundit.com, the most authoritative Heisman watch web site, has released its third straw poll for this football season.
This poll carries more water than the others, I think, because it polls actual Heisman voters instead of just media pundits who are spouting what they think about the award.
There’s good news in the poll for UK quarterback Andre Woodson and bad news for U of L quarterback Brian Brohm.
Prior to the UK-U of L game, Brohm was the No. 2 votegetter, behind Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, of the Heisman voters on the panel.
After, Brohm has dropped out of the top 10, and Andre Woodson has moved into the poll at No. 8.
The complete poll:
1. Darren McFadden, Arkansas, 44 (8)
2. Tim Tebow, Florida, 16
3. Colt Brennan, Hawaii, 14 (1)
4. Pat White, West Virginia, 12
5. John David Booty, USC, 10
6. Steve Slaton, West Virginia, 9
7. Ray Rice, Rutgers, 6
8. Andre Woodson, Kentucky, 5
Matt Ryan, Boston College, 5
10. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 3
Others receiving votes: Brian Brohm, Louisville; Graham Harrell, Texas Tech; Colt McCoy, Texas; Mike Hart, Michigan.
The Heismanpundit.com Straw Poll Heisman voters
Tom Dienhart (The Sporting News)
Austin Murphy (Sports Illustrated)
Stewart Mandel (Sports Illustrated)
B.J. Schecter (Sports Illustrated)
Olin Buchanan ( Rivals.com)
Neal McCready (Mobile Register Guard)
Ted Lewis (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Dick Weiss (New York Daily News)
J.B. Morris, ESPN.com