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Winston edges Mariota in QB poll

Florida State's Jameis Winston edged out Oregon's Marcus Mariota as the nation's top quarterback according to the FBS coaches who voted in ESPN's weekly college football poll #1QFor128.

Winston was the choice of 41 percent of the FBS coaches, followed closely by Mariota (35 percent). UCLA's Brett Hundley (9 percent), Baylor's Bryce Petty (6 percent) and Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (2 percent) rounded out the top five in the poll conducted by ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Others receiving votes: East Carolina's Shane Carden, Marshall's Rakeem Cato, Notre Dame's Everett Golson, Texas A&M's Kenny Hill, Utah State's Chuckie Keeton, Arizona State's Taylor Kelly and Oregon State's Sean Mannion,

Of the Power 5 coaches (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12), 50 percent picked Winston, compared to only 26 percent for Mariota, 12 percent for Hundley and Hackenberg at 5 percent.

However, the Group of 5 coaches (American, C-USA, MAC, MWC and Sun Belt), chose Mariota over Winston by a 42 to 34 percent margin. Hundley and Petty tied for third at 6 percent each among the Group of 5 coaches.

Of the 128 FBS coaches, 102 participated in ESPN's weekly confidential poll. Coaches could not vote for their own team. Last week, 51 percent of the coaches predicted Florida State would win the national title, followed by Alabama (18 percent), Oklahoma (11 percent) and Ohio State (7 percent).

BREAKDOWN

Overall

Jameis Winston, FSU 41 percent

Marcus Mariota, Oregon 35 percent

Brett Hundley, UCLA 9 percent

Bryce Petty, Baylor 6 percent

Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 2 percent

Shane Carden, East Carolina 1 percent

Rakeem Cato, Marshall 1 percent

Everett Golson, Notre Dame 1 percent

Kenny Hill, Texas A&M 1 percent

Chuckie Keaton, Utah State 1 percent

Todd Kelly, Arizona State 1 percent

Sean Mannion, Oregon State 1 percent

Power 5 coaches

Jameis Winston, FSU 50 percent

Marcus Mariota, Oregon 26 percent

Brett Hundley, UCLA 12 percent

Bryce Petty, Baylor 5 percent

Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 2 percent

Chuckie Keaton, Utah State 2 percent

Todd Kelly, Arizona State 2 percent

Group of 5 coaches

Marcus Mariota, Oregon 42 percent

Jameis Winston, FSU 34 percent

Brett Hundley, UCLA 6 percent

Bryce Petty, Baylor 6 percent

Shane Carden, East Carolina 2 percent

Rakeem Cato, Marshall 2 percent

Everett Golson, Notre Dame 2 percent

Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 2 percent

Kenny Hill, Texas A&M 2 percent

Sean Mannion, Oregon State 2 percent

Note: 102 of 128 FBS coaches participated