Mumme Poll, Week 9

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 LSU 96 (78)
2 Alabama 96 (14)
3 Oklahoma State 96 (3)
4 Stanford 94 (1)
5 Oregon 92 (0)
6 Boise State 90 (0)
6 Oklahoma 90 (0)
8 Arkansas 76 (0)
9 Nebraska 62 (0)
10 Clemson 41 (0)
11 South Carolina 32 (0)
12 Houston 31 (0)
13 Penn State 22 (0)
14 Virginia Tech 16 (0)
15 Michigan 11 (0)
16 Georgia 7 (0)
17 Wisconsin 3 (0)
18 Georgia Tech 2 (0)
18 Kansas State 2 (0)
20 Texas  1 (0)


  • It looks like the big winner from Clemson and Kansas State dropping in the poll is South Carolina, which rocketed up to 11th.
  • And one-loss Oregon has passed undefeated Boise State.  Interesting.
  • Representation by conference:  SEC – 5; Big 12 – 4; Big Ten – 4; ACC – 3; Pac-12 – 2; MWC – 1; CUSA – 1.
  • It will, of course, be interesting to see what kind of hit the loser of the Alabama-LSU game takes in next week’s poll.  But there are a bunch of other ranked teams that face off against each other this Saturday, too.


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16 responses to “Mumme Poll, Week 9

  1. watcher16

    Looks like a big drop in participation as well. In the future, maybe you could consider doing a +/- column each week to show the change in rankings?

  2. Sanford222View

    Maybe the drop in participation was due to the email reminder to vote not going out? I voted but did not get a reminder this week.

    • Socrates

      I dId not get my reminder either, and remembered yesterday to do it. Hard to believe to me on another note that Clemson is still in the top 10. They were much lower on my ballet.

      • Sanford222View

        I still have Clemson in my Top 10. I still think they are better than Nebraska, K State, Wisc, PSU, etc.

        • Macallanlover

          I could not put Clemson in my Top 10 after watching GT run all over them. Theyt had everything to play for, and could not get pumped up for a team that had been drilled 2 games in a row….and one of them was Miami. I would do the same if it were UGA. I just couldn’t find a way to seperate the teams after the Top 7, they all have flaws. So I think many put them in for lack of choices. I can’t argue it either way.

  3. stoopnagle

    Win or lose both Bama and LSU are top ten teams, so the only change I’ll be making (potentially) is at #1.

  4. Nate Dawg

    Yeah bammer and lsu stay top 10 next week and I can see Oregon passing Boise, not sure it’s totally right but I can see it justified.
    I can’t understand the sakerlina thing. I haven’t put them in my top 10 all year (or UGA) and people bang on UGA for “getting better against weak competition”. Well take us out of the equation (for fairness and b/c we gave them the game) and they’ve done the same as us, only lossing what appears to be their toughest game so far.

  5. AusDawg85

    I’m not sure I will drop the Bama/LSU winner out of the top 2 or certainly 3. Stanford does not impress, BSU needs a better resume with only TCU in the future. Okie St. is legit, but we’ll see how legit after Bedlam.

  6. Dawgaholic

    I’d like to see the justifications for any team other than the top 12. I’m assuming that everyone that voted for UGA also put USCe in the top ten since they have the same record and UGA lost to them head to head at home – regardless of who you think the better team is now.

    • Wolfman

      I put Wisconsin in, considering the two losses have been last-minute, conference road games which, in the stats, they’ve dominated. Plus, they obliterated Nebraska earlier this year. I believed that they would beat anyone else who I’d put in there otherwise, honestly.

      • Macallanlover

        Have to admit, I was on that Wisky train earlier, thought they could play anybody. After the two losses I realized they were like a lot of the old Big10/11/12 teams, lot of glitter but nothing when tested. Very disappointing collapse, and very surprising based on their start.

  7. Siskey

    My Mumme poll was
    LSU (1)
    Boise State
    Oklahoma State
    Virginia Tech
    I just listed them alphabetically after LSU. I would put Alabama at two but after that I am not sure. I think that OSU or Oklahoma would beat the rest of the teams with Boise and Oregon being able to beat any team listed except LSU and Alabama.
    I think that Oregon will beat Stanford and that Virginia Tech will win the rest of their games until their bowl.
    Go Dawgs!

  8. NRBQ

    Two poles ago, who’d’ve ever thunk UGA would be two spots over Wisconsin?

  9. Cojones

    I’ve picked Bama every week as #1 and this week at least Vegas agreed with me. Don’t understand the love for LSU over Bama. Realize that we give different players differing rankings, but thought by now Bama’s QBs and RBs strenths outranked LSU’s. Mathieu is one player in a group that can be slighted as to # of plays going that way. Just saying.

    • Siskey

      Bama may kill LSU. I just think that LSU has played better teams and in the games against common opponents I have been more impressed. Also as an aside I may be a little biased because I want to see LSU crush Bama in a game similar to our “blackout” in 2008.

      • Cojones

        I’m with you on the blackout game. Saban knew what he was doing by running points up in the first half and hanging on to the lead during the second half. To exact that revenge motivation, we need Bama in the SECCG. Yes, the LSU schedule shows higher ranked teams, but PAC12 for one has never impressed me as to their strengths of schedule within the PAC12. Now compare SEC teams that took their off-week before playing Bama and you get a few who could put Oregon down, not just LSU. Bama has taken the best that can be prepared against them with healthy teams abounding and defeated them. Everyone in the West (and East) didn’t take two weeks to prepare vs LSU and some were weakened by Bama before playing LSU. The fire has been hotter vs Bama and that gives stronger mettle (excuse the pun) in gametime S&C to Bama. Hope they beat LSU to give us a shot at them. It also adds more motivation to our team to win out and hopefully show them a good Bulldog team lookin’ for some of that overdue crimson ass.