The Heisman Trophy winner will be announced tonight during a ceremony in New York City. This year they brought six players to the ceremony: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Auburn running back Tre Mason, Boston College running back Andre Williams and Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch.
According to early projections from StiffArmTrophy.com, the winner will be Winston with a dominating 85-89% of the maximum possible points.
With 119 ballots in, with 287 votes among them, it’s clear that FSU QB Jameis Winston will win the Heisman Trophy. He’ll finish among the top three all-time, with 85-89% of the maximum possible points. (When comparing across years, it’s important to use percentage-of-max-possible at all times, since the number of votes has varied wildly. Here’s the data you’re looking for.)
Of course these are unofficial projections and not the actual results. StiffArmTrophy.com is confident in their projection though.
For the twelfth year in a row, we’re going to attempt to project the outcome of the greatest individual award in sports, the Heisman Trophy. So far, we’ve been right eleven out of eleven years.
Winston’s been the favorite most of the season so it’d be more shocking if he didn’t win. The Heisman presentation is on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.