It finally happened.
For the first time this season, the Mumme Poll has a unanimous selection. Way to go, Tigers.
Obviously, we had 252 ballots cast; the average number of teams per ballot was 8.2. Both are pretty consistent with previous weeks, which means we aren’t seeing the drop in interest that kind of ruined the MP’s previous incarnation. That makes me happy.
Here’s the breakdown by conference:
Time spent on ballot selection also remains consistent.
I’m not going to reprint the “where we’re from” data this week, because it’s essentially unchanged. Suffice to say that Georgia residents continue to comprise about five-eighths of the voters, which, given the nature of this blog, makes sense.
Once again for comparison’s sake, here’s what last night’s top 25 from the CFP selection committee looks like:
The usual thoughts and observations:
- Obviously, the big story here is that we track what the selection committee did with Georgia, both placing the Dawgs in the top four — which means we also both found Alabama non-CFP worthy for the time being. No, it means little right now, other than as rudimentary confirmation that we may not be quite the homers it’s logical to accuse us of being.
- I do find it of interest, also, that we have more respect for Minnesota’s season than does the selection committee.
- Tier One (teams with at least 90% support from the voters) is down to three now. Duh.
- I don’t want to keep pounding my chest about this (okay, maybe I do, a little), but we’ve produced a credible top 25 without needing to fly voters in to some fancy resort, worry about who’s wearing what hat or spend way too much time coming up with a set of rankings. Approval voting works and maybe college football ought to take notice of the format.