Heisman Predictor has Mallett on top

September, 21, 2010
9/21/10
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For the second week in a row, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is the leader in the Heisman Predictor poll, which tracks the race weekly.

The surprising thing this week is that Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is no longer No. 2 behind Mallett. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez occupies that spot this week after accounting for four touchdowns last week in the win over Washington. Robinson is No. 3 this week.

Making the biggest jump was Alabama running back Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner. Ingram is No. 6 this week after playing for the first time this season last week against Duke and rushing for 151 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries.

Obviously, this is a big week for both Mallett and Ingram in the Heisman chase. In fact, the Heisman Predictor thinks Mallett could really make a statement:
Looking ahead to this weekend, all eyes should be on the Predictor's current leader, Ryan Mallett, as he takes on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. If Arkansas wins, Mallett could separate himself from the pack by adding up to 15 points (five for a win versus the No. 1 team, five for 300 yards, five for three touchdowns). Those points would truly put him in the driver's seat, making the Heisman his trophy to lose.

In this week's Heisman Watch as voted on by the ESPN experts, Mallett was No. 3 behind Robinson at No. 1 and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore at No. 2.

Here's the way I voted this week:

1. Ryan Mallett

2. Denard Robinson

3. Terrelle Pryor

4. Kellen Moore

5. Mark Ingram

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