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Mumme Poll, Week 12

Well, well, well… looky here. We’ve got a tie at number one.

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 28 (13)
1 Florida State 28 (13)
3 Baylor 28 (2)
4 Ohio State 27 (0)
5 Clemson 26 (0)
5 Missouri 26 (0)
7 Oregon 24 (0)
8 Auburn 23 (0)
9 Michigan State 18 (0)
10 Oklahoma State 15 (0)
11 Wisconsin 8 (0)
12 South Carolina 7 (0)
12 Texas A&M 7 (0)
14 Arizona State 4 (0)
14 Stanford 4 (0)
16 Fresno State 3 (0)
17 LSU 2 (0)
17 Northern Illinois 2 (0)

COMMENTS

  • Can’t say there’s anything particularly shocking in the results – Baylor flips with Ohio State in the polls from what we’ve got and we like Michigan State more than the pollsters do, but that’s about it.
  • Conference make up:  SEC – 6; Pac-12 – 3; Big Ten – 3; Big 12 – 2; ACC – 2; MAC – 1; MWC – 1.
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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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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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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 11

Another week of the more things change, the more they stay the same. (*tiebreaker)

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

Also considered:  Arizona State, Auburn

This week was the easiest one I’ve had this season.  Even my “also considered” list shortened.  Less than fifteen minutes to put the ballot together.

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Mumme Poll, Week 10

Here you go:

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 32 (18)
2 Florida State 32 (9)
3 Oregon 32 (3)
4 Baylor 32 (2)
5 Ohio State 31
6 Stanford 30
7 Missouri 27
8 Clemson 26
9 Auburn 18
10 LSU 14
11 Oklahoma 12
12 Michigan State 7
12 Oklahoma State 7
14 Wisconsin 5
15 South Carolina 4
16 Texas A&M 3
16 Fresno State 3
18 Georgia 1
18 Arizona State 1
18 Miami 1
18 UCF 1
18 Northern Illinois 1

COMMENTS:

  • Can I just say it’s impressive that Georgia will wind up facing five teams on that list in the regular season?
  • Ohio State has played one.  And won’t likely see any more.
  • No Notre Dame bias here.
  • Obviously, some of y’all disagree with my assessment of Auburn and LSU.
  • UCF gets more votes (okay, vote) than Louisville?  Interesting.
  • By conference affiliation:  SEC – 7; Big 12 – 3; Pac 12 – 3; ACC – 3; Big Ten – 3; MWC – 1; AAC – 1; MAC – 1.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 10

Miami was exposed as badly as I expected and as each week goes by I find myself less convinced about Auburn’s greatness, so there are a couple of new faces on this week’s ballot.  (* tie breaker)

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

Also considered:  Arizona State, Auburn, LSU

Oklahoma State was a pretty easy move for me, but the last slot took a while to fill.  I went with Wisconsin over Arizona State even though Wisky lost their head to head, partly because the Badgers got screwed by the refs and partly because ASU’s losses look worse than Wisconsin’s.  But I admit it’s a damned close call.

LSU stayed out because I felt like if one set of Tigers went in, another – Auburn – would have to go in as well, and I don’t think both are better than Oklahoma State.  So there.

Took almost 30 minutes to decide this, with about all but five or so going to figure out who got the last spot.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 9

As they say, here goes nothing (*tiebreaker):

  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU*
  • Miami
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford

Also considered:  Arizona State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

Yes, my ballot didn’t change from last week’s.  And I continue to struggle with a Miami team that struggled with an inferior opponent for the second straight game before winning.  But the ‘Canes are still 7-0.  We’ll see if they show up against FSU.

It didn’t take thirty minutes to compile this week’s picks.  Yay for that!

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