Heisman Vote Breakdown by Region

by Mo Johnson
(SEC Country)

Congrats again to Mark Ingram on taking home Alabama's first Heisman.

It's interesting to look at the breakdown of voting by region. It looks like it was Toby Gerhart's 4th place finish in the Southwest (so Ndamukong Suh's strong performance there in Big 12 country) that lost it for Gerhart.

We were worried that Tebow might be the spoiler and lose it for Ingram. Turned out that Ndamukong Suh was the bigger factor as Tebow came in last in a distant last place in every region.

So, maybe we can say that Suh was the spoiler in the 2009 Heisman Trophy race. Either way, Ingram was the right winner. He took 1st place in 4 of the 6 regions of the country.

Here are the results by region.

1. Mark Ingram, 238.
2. Toby Gerhart, 219.
3. Colt McCoy, 179.
4. Ndamukong Suh, 104.
5. Tim Tebow, 83.

1. Mark Ingram, 222.
2. Toby Gerhart, 187.
2. Colt McCoy, 187.
4. Ndamukong Suh, 105.
5. Tim Tebow, 57.

1. Mark Ingram, 254.
2. Toby Gerhart, 176.
3. Colt McCoy, 165.
4. Ndamukong Suh, 113.
5. Tim Tebow, 106.

1. Ndamukong Suh, 254.
2. Colt McCoy, 216.
3. Mark Ingram, 214.
4. Toby Gerhart, 180.
5. Tim Tebow, 33.

1. Mark Ingram, 214.
2. Toby Gerhart, 206.
3. Colt McCoy, 173.
4. Ndamukong Suh, 146.
5. Tim Tebow, 45.

1. Toby Gerhart, 319.
2. Colt McCoy, 214.
3. Mark Ingram, 153.
4. Ndamukong Suh, 93.
5. Tim Tebow, 66.

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Dec 14, 2009
2009 Heisman Vote Totals
by: Mo

Sorry, overall summary of 2009 Heisman Trophy Votes is as follows:

1st place votes Total

Mark Ingram 227 1,304
Toby Gerhart 222 1,276
Colt McCoy 203 1,145
Ndamukong Suh 161 815
Tim Tebow 43 390

Dec 16, 2009
by: Anonymous

Is there any debate that there is a serious west coast bias which is out of touch with the rest of the football nation?

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