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Newton on top of Heisman polls

10/19/2010

Seven weeks into the season, it looks like Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is pretty much a universal favorite in all of the Heisman Trophy polls.

He's first this week in the ESPN experts' poll, although Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore isn't too far behind. In this week's Heisman Predictor poll, Newton is also No. 1 for the second week in a row. Oregon running back LaMichael James is No. 2 and Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray No. 3.

Surprisingly, Alabama running back Mark Ingram is No. 4 in the Heisman Predictor poll, even though Ingram has had three straight games where he hasn't put up big numbers. He's been held to 60 rushing yards or fewer in the Crimson Tide's past three outings. But as explosive as Ingram is, he's capable of going for 150 yards or more in each of his next three games. So you never completely count him out, even though a repeat is highly unlikely.

Here's what my ballot looked like this week:

  • 1. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton

  • 2. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore

  • 3. Oregon running back LaMichael James

  • 4. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor

  • 5. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson