Another season, another Mumme Poll

Yeah, GTP’s and 3SiB’s baby will be back for its fourth season.  (Background on the Mumme Poll is here.)  As Week Five approaches, Tide Fan is putting the finishing technical touches on the site.  We’ve also carefully reviewed your feedback from this July post about the poll.

I’ll save the technical details for a post closer to registration time, but here are a few general changes/improvements being installed for this season:

  • The voting period will be extended, to allow for more time for consideration and comment.  Results will be posted on Wednesday of the week after the latest games.
  • We intend to have an e-mail reminder for voting.
  • There should be an analytical tool in place to allow for better tracking of voters, to help us avoid some of the manipulation problems that vexed us last season.
  • To encourage more discussion at the poll site, we’re going to promote a question of the week.  Whether that will come from us or from reader suggestions (or maybe a combination of the two), I’m not sure about yet.

Anyway, spread the word, particularly to friends outside the Georgia fan base and outside the Southeast.  Diversity is good; the more the merrier.

Watch this space in the next week or so for more to come.  Registration should take place at the same time as it has for the past three years, so that we can use the results after the fifth week as a test run to make sure everything is working properly for when things begin in earnest.


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4 responses to “Another season, another Mumme Poll

  1. Go Dawgs!

    For years, I’ve been hoping someone else would ask, since I never could find the exact reason myself. So, I’ll just be “that guy” and ask. Why is this poll called the “Mumme Poll”? I remember the glorious tenure of Hal Mumme at Kentucky, but it was in my late teens and early 20’s, so I was busy drinking when I could have been reading about football programs not named Georgia. Did he have a voting problem?


  2. Sanford222View


    The inspiration for the Mumme Poll came from the final 2007 regular season Coaches Poll and Tony Barnhart’s post breaking down some of the more curious ballots cast. (You can read that post here.) The poll is named in honor of perhaps the most questionable vote of that Coaches Poll – Hal Mumme’s ballot listing Hawaii as the number one team in the country.

    In response, the initial Mumme Poll ran at Get The Picture for the 2008 season. (Florida finished first at season’s end.) With the 2009 season, the poll moved to a new home at this site. The move allowed for a web interface that made the voting process much more user friendly. For 2010, the site has been tweaked in order to allow for greater feedback from voters.”

    Source: GTP


  3. JasonC

    Care to take a swing at Wetzel’s latest tripe?