Tebow maintains lead in Scripps Heisman Poll
Tim Tebow remained his first place standing in the weekly Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy poll, but the other contenders are hot on his heels, including Arkansas running back Darren McFadden who gained on Tebow after his big-time performance in the Razorbacks' win over then-No. 1 LSU.
After leading Florida to a 45-12 win over Florida State, Tebow earned six of 10 first-place votes. But his lead over McFadden is njust eight points. Last week, Tebow led Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel by 13 points. Interestingly, Daniel dropped to third this week despite leading his team to a 36-28 win over Kansas.
Compiled by The Rocky Mountain News, the Scripps poll is comprised of 10 voters, all college football writers. It is in its 21st year, the longest of any poll in the nation.
Next week’s final poll has correctly has predicted the Heisman winner 17 of the previous 20 seasons.
Here is this week's poll, with stats from last week's games. First place votes are in parentheses.
Name, Position, School, Last Week, Points
1. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida, 19-of-28, 262 yards passing, 3 TDs, 89 rushing yards, 2 TD runs, 44 (6).
2. Darren McFadden, RB,
Arkansas, 206 yards rushing, 3 TDs, TD pass, 36 (2).
3. Chase Daniel, QB,
Missouri, 40-of-49, 361 yards, 3 TDs, 32 (1).
4. Pat White, QB,
West Virginia, 9-of-13, 107 yards passing, TD, 26 (1), 186 yards rushing, 2 TDs.
Others receiving votes: Colt Brennan (QB,
Hawaii) 5; Michael Crabtree (WR, Texas Tech) 3; Matt Ryan (QB,