Thursday, August 16, 2012
Two from Big 12 on ESPN Heisman Watch
By David Ubben
Our ESPN college football team is talking Heisman all day today, including the debut of our weekly Heisman tracker, the Heisman Watch.
We have 15 voters who turn in a Heisman top 5 each week following the games, including yours truly.
We released our first version today, and two Big 12 quarterbacks are on the list.
West Virginia's Geno Smith is No. 3, and even received a first-place vote. He cashed in two votes for second, third, fourth and fifth. Way to spread the love. He appeared on 11 of 15 ballots.
Oklahoma's Landry Jones is No. 5. He also appeared on 11 of 15 ballots, but had three third-place votes, and four votes in fourth and fifth place.
You can see the full standings here.
I'll be releasing my ballot here on the blog every week, but here's how I voted to start the season:
- Matt Barkley, QB, USC
- Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
- Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
- Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma