My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 12

One big upset in last week’s top ten, so there’s change this week. (*tiebreaker)

  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU*
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma State
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin

Also considered:  Arizona State, Stanford, Texas A&M

By the narrowest of margins, I went with Auburn.  Arizona State’s played well and was a close call, but the Sun Devils lost to Stanford.  It’s certainly possible that I may be treating a Stanford squad that’s notched a bunch of impressive wins over ranked teams unfairly.  But Auburn’s starting to get that team of destiny smell around it and I had a hard time ignoring that.

I struggled with that last pick, no question, and wound up spending about twenty-five minutes putting this week’s ballot together.

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2 responses to “My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 12

  1. James

    Probably the least important part, but I’m curious why Wisconsin is in your ballot each week, but MSU isn’t listed as an also ran. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but you have basically a great rushing attack in Winconsin that looks like it has for 10 years (racking up mega-yards against middle of the pack Big Ten teams, but is mostly standard against very good teams) and a MSU team with probably the best defense in the conference since PSU’s 2005 group, with, however, a typical Big Ten offense (not good).

    • I understand your point. MSU’s defense is quite good, but the schedule makes it hard to give the Spartans much credit. They’ve only played two ranked teams, both mediocre, and they lost to one of those. Wisky’s played three – the Badgers got screwed against ASU, played Ohio State tough and crushed Northwestern. They also handled a pretty decent BYU team. UW’s also looked better against common opponents, for the most part.