My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 13

TOP FIVE

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern California
  • Texas

BEST OF THE REST

  • Georgia
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma State
  • Penn State
  • Texas Tech
  • Utah

COMMENTS:

  • Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but given the fact that I already had Southern Cal ranked ahead of Oklahoma in last week’s ballot, it wasn’t too hard to construct this vote.  Texas Tech clearly doesn’t deserve to be ranked ahead of Oklahoma at this point.  I don’t have a problem ranking the Red Raiders behind Texas, either, given that the Longhorns’ strength of schedule is superior to TT’s and given how close the game in Lubbock between the two wound up being.
  • As for the Texas-Oklahoma debate, you really can’t beat this format, can you?
  • If I feel guilty about anything, it’s where I’m ranking Penn State.  One narrow loss on the road, yet the Nittany Lions aren’t worthy of top five consideration?  What’s up with that?
  • I know it’s fashionable to give Boise State a lot of love right now, but when you struggle down to the last play of the game to put away a 6-5 Nevada squad, that doesn’t raise my level of confidence.  Utah, on the other hand, looked very good going away against a ranked BYU team.
  • On the fringe, I’m watching Oregon State and (I can’t believe I’m typing this) Florida State.  I don’t think FSU has enough offense to keep up with the Gators, but if it pulls off the upset…
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One response to “My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 13

  1. Munson's_call

    I dropped Boise State from my ballot this week and replaced them with Missouri. The Broncos aren’t winning convincingly enough for me any longer. Plus, I think Missouri would beat BSU head to head fairly handily.

    My big struggle this week was the last spot in the Top 5. I was deciding between USC and Texas Tech to join Bama, Florida, Texas & Oklahoma. I finally went with Texas Tech over USC because TT has better/more quality wins. I like wins over Texas (Top 5) and Oklahoma State better than a single win over Ohio State.

    Texas Tech did get thrashed in its one loss but it was to a Top 5 team on the road versus USC’s loss to an unranked Oregon State on the road. I don’t think that loss is as bad as it seemed when it happened though. Oregon State is a pretty good team as it turns out.

    It was a tough decision and I went back and forth all day Sunday on it. It really is a coin flip for me between those two teams but that is a lot easier to deal with than ranking every team in a specific order for sure. So I might be wrong on the lower half of the Top 10. So what? That is better than the alternative that is today’s poll system.