Dec 8, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A detailed view of the Heisman Trophy during a press conference before the announcement of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at the Marriott Marquis in downtown New York City. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Heisman Watch 2013: Johnny Manziel returns to top of list


Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was started to see his place in the Heisman Watch slip, but after a phenomenal performance against No. 1-ranked Alabama last weekend has allowed him to return to the top of the latest poll released on Tuesday.

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was sitting in the top spot just a week ago, but now he has fallen down to fifth-place after a lackluster performance against Kentucky.

Ten Heisman vote getters release their updated current rankings and sent them in to HeismanPundit.com, so we can have a small sample of how the vote could play out.

Here is the updated straw poll from the HeismanPundit.com, with first-place votes in parenthesis:

1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 20 (6)

2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 16 (2)

3. (tie) AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama — 5 (1)

Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson — 5

5. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville — 4

6. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA — 3 (1)

7. (tie) Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia — 2

Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado — 2

9. (tie) Duke Johnson, RB, Miami — 1

Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 1

Chuckie Keeton, QB, Utah State — 1

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