- Boise State
- Oklahoma State
- Picking a top seven was a pretty effortless exercise. My last three (OSU, Wisky and ‘Bama) took some work, though. I can’t imagine sitting around trying to figure out which is the twenty-third best team in the country at this moment.
- Not that it matters here, but I don’t see Auburn as the second best team in the country.
- Do they still play quality football in the Big East and ACC? I can’t remember.
- Just missing the cut: Arizona, Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State.
- Time spent drafting ballot: seventeen minutes.
5 responses to “My Week Ten Mumme Poll ballot”
Do you have TCU #2? What they did on Saturday was mighty impressive but is getting little attention.
I thought it was funny to see the scroll on ESPN during one of the night games. It said “TCU topples Utah by 40.”
Just a strange verb choice to me. Destroyed, crushed, bludgeoned, eviscerated, boat-raced, seal-clubbed, hammered or annihilated maybe, but toppled? Kind of makes it sound like they just snuck by, and for those of us back east who were only able to see the results as a box score and a scroll, kind of makes you wonder why they would choose that word, no?
Well, technically I don’t rank outside of the tiebreaker, but, yeah, I see TCU as the #2 team right now.
I thought Utah was overrated, but still a top-15 team. That was an impressive beat down TCU administered.
What is up with the Mumme Poll webpage? It seems is resets the voting every 16 minutes. Last week we never did get a poll finalized from what I saw. I voted yesterday but it seemed it was still using votes from last week in the tally.
We had a server crash last week that messed up things. I’ll get a status report on this week shortly.
I agree it was tough to select the bottom teams, just difficult to distinguish many of them from each other. One reason is Alabama, and automatic qualifier of sorts, fell to the middle of that log jam. I didn’t put them in my Top 10 for the first time, their inconsistent offense and questionable secondary makes me think they would not have been rated so high without the “afterglow” of last year’s team. The media has successfully led us to that way of thinking. Example: the PAC10 is not down because USC has fallen to average, but the SEC is down because Bama and Florida have lost multiple games. Could it be the conference is better because MSU, Arky, SC, etc., have stepped it up a bit?