Actual Votes 2003

An important note: The Scripps-Howard poll of ten official voters is included in these results. Because all ten voted for White, we included those hard votes here. Another eight voted Fitzgerald #2, and so we arbitrarily included those votes on 8 of the 10 voters. If we get specific info on specific voters, we'll continue to refine these arbitrary placements. Those voters are marked with (SHNS).

Also, some votes aren't listed in the chart below. Those votes:

  • Christine Brennan gave a first-place vote to Miami of Ohio quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
  • Nick Horvath gave a second-place vote to Michigan State quarterback Jeff Smoker
  • Nick Canepa gave a third-place vote to UCLA defensive end Dave Ball
  • Dean Juipe gave a third-place vote to Oregon State tailback Steven Jackson
  • Dave Newhouse gave a third-place vote to Colorado State quarterback Bradlee Van Pelt
  • Mike Griffith gave a third-place vote to Auburn tailback Carnell Williams
  • Pat Dooley gave a third-place vote to Florida cornerback Keiwan Ratliff
  • Don Doxsie gave a third-place vote to Northern Illinois tailback Michael Turner
  • Clay Henry gave a third-place vote to Arkansas offensive tackle Shawn Andrews
  • Jeffrey Parson gave a third-place vote to Miami of Ohio quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
  • Bob Snyder gave a third-place vote to Miami of Ohio quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
  • Steve Wieberg gave a third-place vote to Miami of Ohio quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
  • Steve Batterson gave a third-place vote to Iowa lineman Robert Gallery
  • Bob Barry gave a third-place vote to Virginia Tech tailback Kevin Jones
  • Guerin Emig gave a third-place vote to Texas Tech quarterback BJ Symons

Some miscellaneous notes:

  • While we had a vote for ABC's Craig James based on what he said on an 11/29 broadcast, it appears that he changed his vote - but won't say what it is. So, we've taken his votes off the board (along with the only #3 vote for Oklahoma receiver Mark Clayton.)
  • We're getting a lot of reports about Artie Gigantino at WWLS saying that he voted for Manning #3, and a lot of reports that he voted for Perry #3. So far, we've been unable to verify either way. So, for now, it's blank.
  • We had been getting conflicting reports about Mel Kiper - but it turns that he is not (and has never been) a voter.
  • has learned that Ty Detmer did not vote this year. (ESPN Radio)
  • Former winner Gary Beban disclosed on ESPN Radio that he voted for a quarterback, but wouldn't say which one.

voterpublicationregionWhiteFitzgeraldManningPerryRiversLeinartSprolesM Williams
Ballot #922 (fan vote) FAN123
Andre Ware PAST1
Archie Griffin PAST12
Billy Sims PAST1
Carson Palmer PAST1
Charles Woodson PAST1
Chris Weinke PAST1
Desmond Howard PAST132
George Rogers PAST123
Herschel Walker PAST1
Mike Garrett PAST21
Paul Hornung PAST1
Steve Owens PAST1
Tim Brown PAST1
Tony Dorsett PAST312
Beano Cook*espn.comatl213
Bob FloundersHarrisburg Patriot-Newsatl12
Bob MolinaroVirginian-Pilotatl132
Bob SmizikPittsburgh Post-Gazetteatl123
Caulton Tudor Raleigh News Observeratl231
Chip Alexander Raleigh News Observeratl321
Dave HickmanCharleston Gazetteatl1
Dick Jerardiphillynews.comatl213
Eduardo EncinaYork Daily Recordatl213
Erick SmithUSA Todayatl1
Frank DascenzoDurham Herald-Sunatl231
John BrasierAndersonSC.comatl132
John Lindsay (SHNS)Scripps Howard News Serviceatl123
John Markon Richmond Times Dispatchatl123
Mike BiresBeaver County Times/Allegheny Timesatl1
Neil RudelAltoona Mirroratl12
Nick HorvathHarrisburg Patriot-Newsatl13
Richard CirminielloCollegeFootballNews.comatl231
Ron BrackenCentre Daily Timesatl21
Ron Cookpost-gazette.comatl12
Sammy Battenfayettevillenc.comatl312
Shelly AndersonPittsburgh Post-Gazetteatl213
Tom LuicciNewark Star-Ledgeratl213
Angelique ChengelisDetriot Newsmidw132
Dave DyeDetriot Newsmidw231
David MayoGrand Rapids Pressmidw123
Don Doxsieqctimes.commidw12
Drew SharpDetriot Free Pressmidw132
Earle RobinsonWKARmidw1
George LehnerWTVN-AMmidw132
Jason KellySouth Bend Tribunemidw213
Jim CartyAnn Arbor Newsmidw213
John NiyoDetriot Newsmidw123
John O'MalleyTimes of Northwest Indianamidw213
Keith Langlois Mich. Pressmidw231
Lindsay WillhiteChicago Daily Heraldmidw132
Malcolm MoranUSA Todaymidw312
Peter Brownradio.sportingnews.commidw123
Randy Kindredpantagraph.commidw132
Ron Rapoportsuntimes.commidw321
Steve BattersonQuad City (Iowa) Timesmidw12
Tim CroninChicago Daily Southtownmidw312
Bob Snydersyracuse.comne12
Dick WeissNew York Daily Newsne12
John TuckerNew Hampshire Union-Leaderne132
Mark Blaudschun (SHNS)Boston Globene123
Patrick GarrityBurlington Free Pressne213
Tim LaydenSports Illustratedne312
Billy HarperAthens Banner-Heraldsouth132
Blake FultonNashville SportsNightsouth213
Bruce BrownLafeyette Advertisersouth213
Gene Phelpsdjournal.comsouth132
Geoff CalkinsMemphis Commercial Appealsouth321
Joe BiddleNashville Tennesseansouth132
John ClayLexington Herald-Leadersouth132
John DwyerNashville Newschannel 2south123
John HathcockDaily Star (Grenada, Miss.)south213
Kelly WhitesideUSA Todaysouth213
Mark EdwardsDecatur Dailysouth231
Mark HowardNashville City Papersouth123
Mike BianchiOrlando Sentinelsouth213
Mike Griffith (SHNS)Knoxville News-Sentinelsouth12
Mike OrganNashville Tennesseansouth213
Neal McCreadyMobile (Ala.) Registersouth312
Pat DooleyGatorSports.comsouth12
Pat FordeThe Courier-Journalsouth312
Paul FinebaumMobile (Ala.) Registersouth213
Ray Melick Post-Heraldsouth123
Rick ClevelandClarion Ledger (MS)south321
Ron Blisstimesnews.netsouth123
Ron HigginsCommercial Appealsouth1
Rusty Hampton Clarion Ledger (MS)south321
Scott RabalaisThe Advocatesouth231
Stan TorgersonWTOKsouth1
Tony BarnhartAtlanta Journal-Constitutionsouth213
Will KollmeyerWCBIsouth1
Al EschbachWWLSsw123
Al JerkinsKJRHsw132
BG Brooksrockymountainnews.comsw132
Bill HaistenTulsa (Okla.) Worldsw123
Bob BarryKFORsw13
Bob HersomnewsOK.comsw123
Bob Lutzkansas.comsw1
Clay Henryarkansas.theinsiders.comsw12
Clay HorningNorman Transcriptsw132
Dave Kriegerinsidedenver.comsw321
Dave SittlerTulsa (Okla.) Worldsw1
Dean BlevinsKWTV/NewsOK.comsw132
Dennis Doddsportsline.comsw123
George SchroederDaily Oklahomansw123
Greg ArchuletaAlbuquerque (N.M.) Journalsw132
Guerin EmigNorman Transcriptsw12
Jeffrey ParsonWichita Eaglesw12
Jenni CarlsonDaily Oklahomansw132
John HelsleyDaily Oklahomansw123
John HolcombKWTV/NewsOK.comsw123
John KleinTulsa (Okla.) Worldsw132
John Rohde (SHNS) Oklahomansw132
Kevin SherringtonDallas Morning Newssw231
Kirk Bohls (SHNS)Austin American-Statesmansw123
Lee Barfknecht (SHNS)Omaha World-Heraldsw1
Mark Janssensw321
Mark RosnerAustin American-Statesmansw123
Mike BaldwinDaily Oklahomansw123
Mike Irwin1190 The Fan - Fayetteville, ARsw213
Mike ZiegenhornKTULsw132
Olin BuchananAustin American-Statesmansw213
Pete Goeringcjonline.comsw123
Randy Holtz (SHNS)insidedenver.comsw12
Randy RiggsAustin American-Statesmansw123
Robert Allengopokes.comsw132
Roger MooreStillwater News Presssw123
Scott Cain (SHNS)ardemgaz.comsw12
Scott FaldonSouthwest Times Recordsw123
Steve RichardsonDallas Morning Newssw123
Terry WoodNorthwest Arkansas Timessw231
Tim GriffinSan Antonio Express-Newssw123
Tom ShatelOmaha World-Herald sw123
Vahe Gregorian (SHNS)St. Louis Post-Dispatchsw12
Art WilsonPasadena Star-Newswest231
Bill DwyreLA Timeswest123
Chris Dufresne (SHNS)LA Timeswest12
Dave AlbeeMarin Independent Journalwest123
Dave NewhouseAlameda Times-Starwest21
Dean JuipeLas Vegas Sunwest12
Mark AsherXTRA 910west123
Mark WhickerOrange County Register west123
Mike LewisThe Salt Lake (Utah) Tribunewest213
Mike PraterThe Idaho Statesmanwest321
Mike Ventre msnbc.comwest123
Mike Waldnerdailybreeze.comwest231
Monte PooleAlameda Times-Starwest213
Nick CanepaSignOnSanDiego.comwest12
Paul Arnettstarbulletin.comwest132
Paul CoroArizona Republicwest123
Paul Oberjuergesbsun.comwest132
Robert GagliardiWyoming Tribune-Eaglewest312
Steve Bisheff Orange County Register west231
Steve Guiremandlasvegassun.comwest321
Ted MillerSeattle PIwest123
Tim BrandoCBS Sportswest312
Artie GigantinoFox Sports Netunknown12
B.J. SchecterSports Illustratedunknown1
Christine BrennanUSA Todayunknown23
Darryl Richardsfoxsports.comunknown213
Gary DanielsonABC Sportsunknown312
Gene WojciechowskiESPN.comunknown123
Ivan MaiselESPN.comunknown132
Jim LampleyHBOunknown123
Jim WelchUSA Todayunknown312
John SaundersESPNunknown213
Kirk HerbstreitESPNunknown132
Lee CorsoESPNunknown231
Matt HayesThe Sporting Newsunknown132
Michael BradleyThe Sporting Newsunknown1
Steve WiebergUSA Todayunknown21
Terry BowdenABC-TVunknown321
Todd BlackledgeABC Sportsunknown213
Tom Dienhartsportingnews.comunknown1
Trev AlbertsESPNunknown213

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