We’re back. Tidefan and I have a new Mumme Poll for you. We’ve outlasted the relevancy of the Coaches Poll. Now we’re going toe-to-toe with the playoff selection committee. We’re taking your votes to compile a four-team playoff pool.
The new ballot process is even simpler than the old one. All you have to do is pick the eight best college football teams in America. No rankings. No tiebreakers. That’s it.
Besides that, there are only the three same old rules to live by:
- Registration. To cast a ballot, you’ll need to register at the Mumme Poll site. Registration for the 2014 season will be open until midnight, October 10th.
- Voting period. In most weeks, balloting takes place at any time between 9:00 A.M. on the Sunday after the games and 9:00 P.M. on the following Monday. On those rare weeks when a Sunday game is played, the voting will be pushed back 24 hours.
- The one commandment. Don’t try to game the system. Don’t subvert the vote by submitting a ballot with your favorite school and the seven worst teams in D-1, for example. The ballots are monitored and if something questionable comes up, a voter will be given a chance to explain. If we’re convinced there’s a deliberate effort to muck things up, we’ll toss the ballot and the voter.
To make life even easier, Tidefan preserved all previous users, so if a voter had an account before, he/she can use it again. There is a “Forgot my Password” function if anyone needs to re-up.
We’re mid-week, so we’ll use Week Six voting as a test run, to make sure there aren’t any kinks on our end or yours. Please sign up and take part. Tell your college football fan friends about it. The more, the merrier.
If you have any questions, let us know in the comments.