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Heisman Calculator

The Heisman Calculator is a one-of-a-kind regression model that processes simulated 2017 Heisman votes. By using player and voter data from years past, we can identify statistical influencers that drive Heisman votes.
In Data We Trust

There was no second guessing who was going to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Calculator was clear; Baker Mayfield wins by +1,073 points. Turned out to be a near bullseye prediction; Mayfield ended up winning by a margin of 1,098. The calculated marginal difference between placeholders, was a mere flush. Further validation the Heisman Calculator’s regression analysis is closely simulating the conditional expectation for the average value of the dependent variable when the independent variables are fixed. In other words, it’s getting easier and easier with each passing year to predict who wins the Heisman and by how many points/votes. The Heisman Calculator is a one-of-a-kind regression model that processes simulated Heisman votes. By using player and voter data from years past, we can identify statistical influencers that drive Heisman votes. For the third consecutive year, HeismanWatch.com foretells the Heisman Trophy outcome with greater accuracy than ESPN’s panel of experts and USATODAY’s Gannett Heisman [voter] survey.

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Heisman Watch calls out the weekend’s polarizing performances and how they impact the Heisman Trophy race

Three Heisman experts breakdown the weekend's top performers and how they impact the 2017 Heisman Trophy race.

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