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2011 Heisman Trophy: Stiff Army Trophy Projects Robert Griffin As Winner

It is starting to look more and more that  Baylor's Robert Griffin III is going to win this years Heisman trophy award. Griffin is the heavy betting favorite and won the Heisman Pundit's straw poll; now add Stiff Arm Trophy as the latest to project Griffin as the winner.

Stiff Army Trophy has correctly predicted each of the last winners since 2002 and their method to predicting the winner comes from actual Heisman voters. The website finds out how actual Heisman voters cast their vote, then tabulate those results and then form a projection of the final numbers. Of the 213 ballots that Stiff Arm Trophy has come across, 77 percent of the first-place votes are for Griffin. The 213 ballots represents approximately 23 percent of the total. 

Here is their projected top-five:

name first second third ballots points Projected Proj%
R Griffin 133 33 17 183 482 2157 77.6%
A Luck 41 62 35 138 282 1354 48.7%
T Richardson 22 31 36 89 164 736 26.5%
M Ball 6 24 41 71 107 424 15.2%
T Mathieu 3 23 30 56 85 341 12.3%

For more insights and analysis on the Baylor Bears, be sure to check out the SB Nation blog Our Daily Bears.

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