It was close, but America is throwing its weight behind Geno Smith.
The West Virginia quarterback won SI.com's Halfway Heisman poll, receiving 38 percent of the 11,668 votes to edge out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, who came in second with 35 percent.
Smith and Te'o were the only players to hit double figures in the voting -- you can
As for the Watchman's picks: This week brings another shakeup, as preseason favorite Matt Barkley bows out, Wisconsin's Monteé Ball returns and two fresh faces debut.
But before we get to the rankings, a personal note: This is my final Heisman Watch before leaving SI.com. I'd like to offer a heartfelt thank you to those who have read this piece over the past three seasons. You've been a vocal and greatly appreciated audience.
Now, on to this week's standings. As a refresher,