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Miami's Dorsey climbs after carving up Penn State


Well, one week can sure change a lot.

Miami's Ken Dorsey picks apart Penn State and suddenly he is the runaway leader in ESPN.com's Heisman Poll. Dorsey, who threw for 344 yards and three TDs in Miami's win over the Nittany Lions, earned six of the nine first place vote and 38 points.

Oregon's Joey Harrington is second with 18 points, followed by Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler, who had 17 points, Northwestern's Damien Anderson, who earned one first place vote and 16 points, and UCLA's DeShaun Foster, who snagged 12 points.

Nebraska's Eric Crouch, last week's leader, dropped to sixth after receiving just one first place vote and 11 points. Texas' Chris Simms earned the last first place vote and six points. Fresno State's David Carr and Florida's Rex Grossman join the poll with four points each, followed by Oklahoma's Quentin Griffin (3 points), Tennessee's John Henderson (2 points) and Syracuse's Dwight Freeney, Oregon State's Ken Simonton, Wisconsin's Anthony Davis and Ole Miss' Eli Manning (1 point each).

The Heisman Poll features nine ESPN coaches, analysts and writers, and will appear weekly during the season. Panelists are asked to vote for their top five and players are awarded five points for a first-place vote, four for second and so on down the line.

Heisman Poll
Name School Pos. Yr. Pts.
Ken Dorsey (6) Miami QB Jr. 38
Joey Harrington Oregon QB Sr. 18
Woodrow Dantzler Clemson QB Sr. 17
Damien Anderson (1) Northwestern RB Sr. 16
DeShaun Foster UCLA RB Sr. 12
Eric Crouch (1) Nebraska QB Sr. 11
Chris Simms (1) Texas QB Jr. 6
David Carr Fresno St. QB Sr. 4
Rex Grossman Florida QB So. 4
Quentin Griffin Oklahoma RB Jr. 3
John Henderson Tennessee DT Sr. 2
Anthony Davis Wisconsin RB Fr. 1
Dwight Freeney Syracuse DE Sr. 1
Eli Manning Mississippi QB Fr. 1
Ken Simonton Oregon St. RB Sr. 1
Voters for the Heisman Poll are Lee Corso, Todd Christensen, Bill Curry, Rece Davis, Rod Gilmore, Mike Gottfried, Kirk Herbstreit, Mel Kiper, Jr. and Gene Wojciechowski.

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