Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has moved to the top of a straw poll by HeismanPundit.com after his week one performance against Georgia. Boyd threw for three touchdowns and ran for another two in the Tigers 38-35 win over then 5th ranked Georgia. USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney finished tied eighth in the straw poll conducted by nine anonymous Heisman voters from around the country.
Ed note: Kornblut and I have Heisman votes but are not participating in the HeismanPundit.com poll.
Again, here is the formula:
This year’s poll is made up of 9 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country. Each week during the season they will pick three players. Tabulations for the preseason poll are tabulated like a real Heisman ballot, with three points awarded for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.
Each week’s poll is released on Tuesdays throughout the season at HeismanPundit.com.
And here are the results:
The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 9/3/2013
Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)
1. Tajh Boyd, Sr., QB, Clemson — 16 (3)
2. Teddy Bridgewater, Jr., QB, Louisville — 10 (2)
3. Marcus Mariota, So., QB, Oregon — 8 (2)
4. (tie) Todd Gurley, So., RB, Georgia — 3 (1)
Johnny Manziel, So., QB, Texas A&M — 3 (1)
Braxton Miller, Jr., QB, Ohio State — 3
Derek Carr, Sr., QB, Fresno State — 3
8. (tie) Jadeveon Clowney, Jr., DE, South Carolina — 2
Jameis Winston, Fr., QB, Florida State — 2
Christion Jones, Jr., WR, Alabama — 2
11. (tie) Paul Richardson, Jr., WR, Colorado — 1
Vernon Adams, So., QB, Eastern Washington — 1