Mumme Poll, Week 11

No change at the top.  But it’s closer.

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 29 (16)
2 Florida State 29 (12)
3 Stanford 29 (0)
3 Oregon 29 (0)
5 Missouri 28
6 Baylor 27
7 Ohio State 27
8 Auburn 23
8 Clemson 23
10 Michigan State 10
11 Oklahoma State 8
12 Texas A&M 7
12 South Carolina 7
14 Wisconsin 5
15 Fresno State 3
16 Arizona State 2
17 LSU 1
17 UCLA 1
17 Georgia 1
17 Northern Illinois 1

COMMENTS:

  • We like Michigan State a lot more than the pollsters do.
  • We like Ohio State a lot less than the pollsters do.
  • Conference breakdown:  SEC – 7; Pac-12 – 4; Big Ten – 3; ACC – 2; Big 12 – 2; MAC – 1; MWC – 1
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5 responses to “Mumme Poll, Week 11

  1. Mayor of Dawgtown

    That’s because Michigan State is better than Ohio State.

    • Dawgaholic

      Neither of them should be in the top ten. They’ve had middling performances against awful schedules. ND is the best team either has played – and ND won.

  2. JasonC

    UGA? Really?

    • Macallanlover

      Considering this is a predominantly UGA site, I am pretty impressed that less than 4% of the voters, one, voted UGA as a Top 10. Shows how solid the majority of folks here are, despite the passion involved with CFB. There are a lot of questionable votes for Top 10 on that list can could be challenged, imo, why would you choose that one for the bigger surprise?

      • Dawgaholic

        I voted UGA in the top ten. The reason is that UGA, with Gurley playing, is easily a top ten team. Gurley is playing now.

        I also put a lot more emphasis on strength of schedule. For example, LSU lost no ground in my book because they lost to Alabama. My thought is a team should not move down because they lost to a higher ranked team unless they look so badly in losing that it appears they were overrated – ala Miami v. FSU. Additionally, if a team plays tough competition and has some wins and losses, they should be ranked ahead of a team that is undefeated but would likely have fared worse against the same schedule. I think difficult schedules should be rewarded comparative to weak schedules. In case of doubt, I go with the team with the more difficult schedule.