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Robinson out of Heisman top 10

Michigan, Oklahoma QBs drop from Predictor ranks; Bell, Thomas emerge

Updated: September 4, 2012, 10:19 AM ET
By Ryan McCrystal | ESPN Insider

We're only one week into the season and already two of our five preseason favorites have been knocked out of the top 10.

It may seem harsh, but one game -- even the season opener -- can destroy a Heisman campaign. And that's exactly what happened to Denard Robinson, as his Michigan Wolverines were exposed in front of a national audience Saturday night against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Robinson's 11-for-26 passing performance, and especially his two interceptions, left an impression on Heisman voters they won't soon forget.

As far as the Heisman Predictor is concerned, Robinson lost a total of 15 points on Saturday night (five for his two interceptions, and 10 for Michigan losing its undefeated record).

While his point total isn't listed among our top-10 candidates, he stands a whopping 37.5 points behind leader Matt Barkley. Even in early September, that's an insurmountable deficit.

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