Mumme Poll update

As of this morning, we’ve got more than 450 folks signed up as voters at the new site.  Given that we limped across the finish line last season with about 30, you could say I’m pleased.  In fact, you could say I’m semi-stunned (apologies to Dan Jenkins).

I’m not a statistician, but my experience from last year tells me that increase should result in two plusses:  less ties this season and a full listing of a top 25.

The Georgia contingent is still the single largest (woof!), but comprises less than half the total, which, if you can remember last year’s breakdown, means that we’ve got a much better balance of voters in 2009.  We’ve got excellent representation from SEC schools and from the Big Ten, some ACC interest and a smattering from elsewhere.  In fact, if you know any Pac-10 or Big XII fans, tell ‘em to drop by and sign up.

Don’t forget it’s not too late to register.  And the ballot section will be unlocked tomorrow morning so you can cast your dry run vote.  If you wouldn’t mind, please leave us a comment or two, either with your ballot or at the comments section, about what you think of the mechanics of the voting, particularly if you were a voter last season.  Of course, any other thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed, as we’re still feeling our way around what we can do with our project.

Oh yeah… have fun with it.

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  1. Frank

    SilverDawg1948 is #451, Sir.

  2. Umich

    Something I’ve been wondering – Do you think that since the poll is heavily supported by this site that it’ll be very dawg-biased?

    • If by that you mean that a large number of participants are affiliated with UGA, I think that’s true.

      If by that you mean that it may skew the results, I’m more skeptical. I saw little evidence of that last year, except possibly in the post-bowl ballot, where I thought the Dawgs wound up ranked a tad higher than was justified. But in any event, the level of involvement is much lower this year, which would lessen the possibility of undue bias.

      Besides, that can cut both ways. Do you think after yesterday’s game that there are a lot of Georgia fans ready to vote the Dawgs into the top twelve any time soon? ;)

  3. Joe B.

    Just curious what it will take to get these icompetent, scumbag, cheating SEC refs fired, demoted or fined.

    To whom does a letter need to be written?

    Did anyone else have a terrible, terrible feeling that this game would be stolen from us when Verne said that Al Ford was the replay official?

    How does Al Ford have a job officiating?

    When will this madness stop? This is a HUGE business, and to watch this level of either incompetence or criminal activity persist is absolutely maddening.

  4. jgwill

    I was excited to cast my first ballot this morning, but there was no confirmation page that said I submitted it correctly, that it actually registered my ballot, etc.

    I don’t want to get kicked out because my ballot wasn’t accepted & I didn’t know it.