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SI.com People's Heisman Trophy Results: Andrew Luck Places Third With American Public

Editor's Note: Check out the full results of Robert Griffin III's Heisman victory. Andrew Luck finished second and Trent Richardson third.

The official Heisman Trophy voting for the 2011 has yet to be revealed, but thanks to Sports Illustrated, we have something of an idea what the public at large has to say about this year's candidates.

SI.com conducts a yearly poll called the People's Heisman Trophy. Over 34,000 people took the time to vote. Here's how the polls were set up, according to SI.com.

  • Ballots were tabulated using the traditional Heisman voting formula, which awards three points to first place, two to second and one to third.
  • It should be stated that LSU's Tyrann Mathieu was egregiously omitted from the poll, which was posted on the Monday before the SEC Championship Game. But readers still made the Honey Badger's presence felt, pushing the "other" option to seventh-place overall, one spot behind Houston's Case Keenum and one ahead of Boise State's Kellen Moore.
  • When all was said and done, Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III was the runaway winner, garnering 34 percent of all first-place votes. 

    Stanford Cardinal quarterback, who opened the season as the odds-on Heisman favorite, took third place overall in the People's Heisman, although SI.com noted that if voting is condensed to reflect the actual amount of available Heisman points for projection purposes, Luck would have finished in a tie with Alabama's Trent Richardson.

    Most are expecting Robert Griffin III to walk away with the real Heisman Trophy on Saturday night.

    For more on the Stanford Cardinal and Andrew Luck's quest for football immortality, check out Rule Of Tree.