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Heisman Predictor: Method explanation

Breaking down the formula that predicted the past six Heisman winners

Originally Published: August 12, 2009
By Ryan McCrystal | ESPN Stats & Information

At first glance, predicting the Heisman Trophy winner is no easy task. With over 800 voters spread evenly across the country, the opinion as to what defines a Heisman Trophy winner varies greatly. There are voters who strongly favor the conference they cover. There are voters who favor the hometown players. There are voters who strategically leave off candidates to increase the chance of "their guy" winning the award. However, when taken as a whole, the Heisman voters are a predictable bunch.

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