First off, again, let me say how much I appreciate everyone’s interest in this. I wound up with 59 ballots being cast, which looks like it’s enough to generate a respectable number of schools receiving votes.
I don’t want to read too much into the dry run votes, because it’s impossible to say if everyone was completely serious with the ballots, although I must say that I didn’t see a single vote cast that I thought was truly off the wall. So while I didn’t tally the voting, I did note that twenty two schools received votes from you.
Including me, there are sixty voters in the Mumme Poll. Some of us have more than one school affiliation. Here’s how that broke down:
- Georgia (55)
- Virginia (3)
- Alabama (2)
- Clemson (1)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- Tennessee (1)
- UCLA (1)
- West Georgia (1)
And, yes, to answer the obvious question, judging from the ballots cast, there is going to be an issue with Georgia bias. Let’s just say there’s a little disconnect between the negative comments about the ‘Bama game that I’ve seen here and on other sites and people’s votes for Georgia as a top twelve team. I suspect that no other team that got owned the way Georgia did Saturday night would show up on every voter’s ballot. I hope that this is something that will wash out over the course of the season, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.
Anyway, now that your votes will be for real, I’m looking forward to watching this play out. There are no Sunday games this week, so ballots should be turned in between 9:00 AM Sunday and 9:00 PM Monday. I’ll post the results on Tuesday.