2019 Mumme Poll, Week 10

Screenshot_2019-09-30 (1) Senator Blutarsky ( MummePoll) TwitterWithout any further ado, here you go.

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Total ballots cast:  253.  Average number of teams per ballot:  8.2.

Time spent:

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Conference breakdown:

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Where we come from (bias indicator):

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Finally, just for shits and giggles, here’s what the selection committee’s first top 25 looks like:

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As always, some bullet points:

  • Another week with no unanimous selection.
  • First tier of 90+% still at four, but Penn State’s closed the gap.
  • We’re giving the AAC as much love as the selection committee is.  P5 +1?
  • We think more highly of Minnesota than does the selection committee.  We’ll see who’s right after this week’s game with Penn State.
  • We are spending less time on ballot selection as time goes by, which makes sense.
  • The MP is sponsored at a Georgia-centric blog, but it’s nice to see that the Dawgs rank similarly in both our poll and the selection committee’s top 25.

Just curious:  do you find either set of rankings more credible than the other?  If so, why?


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13 responses to “2019 Mumme Poll, Week 10

  1. Aladawg

    The CFP screwed Minnesota but that will work out this weekend. I suspect the eyeball test is more important than schedule strength.


  2. Holiday Inn Bagman

    Well the CFP committee is small group made up of primarily athletic directors who’s collective defense of amateurism and abysmal personnel decisions (hiring, firing, contacts) suggests to me that they have no more credibility than the wisdom of the crowd which weeds out most of the bs.


  3. The howling yesterday over having UGA as the top 1-loss team was fun to listen to. I think the committee went with the eyeball test and said none of the 1-loss teams can play with Georgia at our best.


    • Sanford222view

      Are you referring to online howling or the national pundits? Just curious because everything I heard leading up to the release of the rankings from the talking heads on ESPN was UGA would be the highest ranked one loss team.


    • 69Dawg

      I heard them say it was UGAs defense that made the difference with no rush tds allowed. I guess against the high powered offensive teams the committee still like defense.


  4. Macallanlover

    And they may be right. UGA will have a right to earn that before the season is over. No other team ranked below them would have a better 12-1 record, if UGA were to win out. All much ado about nothing, imo. I have a feeling Dawgs will not be the highest 1 loss team ob Saturday night, unless there is a blowout.


  5. Reverend Whitewall

    I think it’s a matter of perspective. My ballot matches the top 11 in the poll (and apparently a lot of other people’s too, as the drop off from 11 to 12 is significant). I think a lot of us at this point are voting based on who still has a chance at the playoffs, rather than who we think the better teams are. If you asked me to rank the teams from 1-25, I probably would have UF and AU above Minnesota, tho in this week’s poll I did vote for Minnesota but not the other 2, because at this point I feel Minnesota still has a path to the playoffs. As we get closer to the end of the season I’ll be factoring in more who I think the actual best teams are.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I take a pretty simple approach: If you are a P5 team that is undefeated, you get a vote. If you are a P5 team with one loss that still has a path to the playoffs, you get a vote. This polling system makes more sense to me because trying to fairly assess ranks when schedules are so disparate is a fool’s errand.


  6. CB

    The fact that this is a Georgia blog with Georgia in a clear 6th place is pretty impressive imo.


  7. aucarson

    Auburn over Florida? That’s some hard Barnin’…


  8. Hobnail_Boot

    This is more credible.

    You’re not asking us to pretend we can differentiate between the 18th and 27th teams.