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So, The Oklahoman sports staff did an exit poll of Heisman Trophy voters last week.

We solicited the ballots of 100 voters and determined that Sam Bradford would win the award, Colt McCoy would finish second and Tim Tebow would finish third.

Nailed it.

Yes, our exit poll was right on the money with how the voting actually broke down when all was revealed Saturday night in New York City. The Oklahoma quarterback won the Heisman, followed by the Texas and Florida quarterbacks.

Our exit poll numbers even suggested that something interesting might happen with the first-place votes, since Tebow finished with more of them than McCoy. Sure enough, Tebow actually finished with the most first-place votes in the balloting, even though he finished third overall.

We even had the right guys in the top six.

Here’s a look at our exit poll:

1. Bradford, 226 points (47 first-place votes)

2. McCoy, 172 (20)

3. Tebow, 164 (31)

4. Shonn Greene, 15 (2)

5. Graham Harrell, 12

6. Michael Crabtree, 3

And here’s a look at the actual top six

1. Bradford, 1,726

2. McCoy, 1,604

3. Tebow, 1,575

4. Harrell, 213

5. Crabtree, 116

6. Greene, 65

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Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›