2015 Heisman Trophy Straw Poll: SI writers and editors weigh in on race

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Friday December 11th, 2015

The 2015 Heisman Trophy race should be one of the closest in the award's storied history. To settle on the winner, we polled 14 of Sports Illustrated's college football writers and editors to see who they thought was the most deserving. The vote was expanded beyond three players: Players received five points for a first-place vote, four points for a second-place vote, down to one point for a fifth-place nod.

So, who emerged victorious? Ten players received votes, and SI's top three matched the three Heisman finalists: Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Alabama's Derrick Henry. Also receiving votes: Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Florida State's Dalvin Cook, LSU's Leonard Fournette, Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott, Baylor's Corey Coleman, Navy's Keenan Reynolds and Houston's Greg Ward Jr.

RANK

NAME

SCHOOL

POINTS

1

McCaffrey

Stanford

54

2

Watson

Clemson

50

3

Henry

Alabama

45

4

Mayfield

Oklahoma

24

5

Cook

Florida State

21

6

Fournette

LSU

9

7

Elliott

Ohio State

4

8

Coleman

Baylor

1

8

Reynolds

Navy

1

8

Ward

Houston

1

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