2021 Mumme Poll, Week 7

Screenshot_2019-09-30 (1) Senator Blutarsky ( MummePoll) Twitter

As you can probably guess, we’re already starting to see some shrinkage in schools receiving votes, down this week to 60 from last week’s 74.  Here’s the top 25:

And here are the AP and Coaches Polls for this week:

Again, the level of correlation there is fairly high.  It’s just that we get there more quickly.

Voting was slightly more Georgia-centric this week, at 63.3%.

By conference,

We continue to give the Big Ten its fair share of credit.

Thoughts and observations:

  • This week, two voters did not include Georgia on their ballots. As you can see, that had little impact on Georgia’s standing in the MP.
  • Like Week 6, three teams cleared the Tier One threshold of being on at least 90% of the ballots cast, Georgia, Cincinnati and Oklahoma.  ‘Bama just missed.
  • Eight teams made it to at least half the ballots, one fewer than last week.

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23 responses to “2021 Mumme Poll, Week 7

  1. I’d be interested to hear the rationale of leaving Georgia off a ballot right now. Is it that troll at Roll Bama Roll who is voting?

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      I was wondering of somebody else puts the poll out there too.

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    • Biggen

      Either a troll or it’s possible they missed the conference entirely and didn’t select anyone from it.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        Two people didn’t vote for an SEC team? Unpossible! No, these 2 non votes were from people who think that if they voted for Georgia – not for #1, you understand, just worthy of consideration – that it would jinx us. It’s the only explanation. 😉

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  2. First, I’m encouraged that there’s not much drop off in particpation from last week to this – 324-319. Second, as The Senator alluded to, and despite The Mumme Poll being “born” from a UGA centric blog, the two ballots that don’t include the best team in CFB thus far don’t impact the outcome.

    Bonus: will Pitt pull the plug on Clempson’s poll life support?

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  3. originaluglydawg

    Questions for Dabo (or, if he doesn’t respond soon, anyone else that will answer).
    Wake Forest is the only undefeated ACC team now. If Clemson was undefeated, they would be ranked one or two…even in years past where they didn’t play Georgia this has held true.
    What’s the difference? Being undefeated halfway through the season is good enough to get ACC member Clemson ranked in the top two, but for ACC member WF, it’s only good for sixteenth?
    That doesn’t make any sense. You could make the argument that Cincinnati is also undefeated, but they’re the highest ranked team in their conference ever. The ACC is a conference with a history of highly ranked teams. So how is WF’s accomplishment inferior?

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    • Harold Miller

      Careful, applying logic to rankings is a dangerous game.

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    • Dawg93

      Some thoughts:

      Historically Clemson plays a pretty good non-conference team in the first half of their schedule – think back to games against Auburn, A&M, etc. Whereas 2 of Wake’s 6 wins this year are against Old Dominion & Norfolk State.
      Clemson also tends to blow out more of their ACC opponents, whereas Wake’s average margin of victory against their 4 ACC opponents is 11.75 points. Good but hardly great.
      The fallacy in the AP and Coaches’ polls is having preseason rankings, which sets a starting point for these teams in which they move up or down based on results. The last 4-5 years Clemson starts in the top 5, whereas Wake is rarely ever ranked in the top 25 in the preseason.
      Wake last 4 games are interesting, with 3 of 4 games on the road (one being Clemson) and a ranked opponent (NC State) at home. Wake looks like a good team but I’ll be surprised if they win out.

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      • originaluglydawg

        I agree. My q’s were mostly rhetorical..point being that Clemson gets more credit than any other team for playing in a girly league than they should. People want to criticize Dawgs schedule but wink at Clemson’s most years. Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Georgia could all win the ACC most years. Really, I just don’t like Clemmon and this was a handy place to take a shot at them.

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  4. Harold Miller

    Look at the Roadrunner love. Nice. Meep…. meep!

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    • PTC DAWG

      Coastal would ROLL them.

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      • TEXBaller

        Doubt it — UTSA stout.
        BTW, how the fuck do you peeps vote PennSt ahead of Iowa? And Ohio St ahead of Oregon? Regurgitating the polls are we?????

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        • PTC DAWG

          I voted for zero Big 10 teams, so it’s not my fault.

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        • PTC DAWG

          Also, Group of 5 should have a playoff….I think it would be interesting. Getting one on the Group of 6 BOWLS doesn’t do much for them, IMHO.

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        • I only voted for anOSU and the Michigan schools in the B1G. I also have Oregon on my ballot because I think it’s going to be difficult for the committee to keep a 1-loss Pac champion out.

          If you want the Dawgs in win or lose in Atlanta, people better wake up and hope Cincinnati gets beaten between now and December. Right now, I see the final 4 as the SEC champion, the B1G champion, the Big 12 or Pac-12 champion, and Cincinnati if they all have 1 loss (except UC which will have to be undefeated). Notice I don’t think a 1-loss SEC championship game loser gets in.

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  5. beatarmy92

    I voted for only five teams all undefeated: UGA, Cincy, OU, UM, MSU. I’m not voting for any 1 loss teams as long as there are at least four teams undefeated who would get in to the CFP.

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  6. PTC DAWG

    60 teams received votes? We got some real dumbasses voting, IMHO.

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  7. stoopnagle

    Y’all. Utah just beat Arizona State last weekend.

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  8. SoCalDawg

    @Senator & @Peyton – thanks again, always love participating and taking in the results. QQ: Is it possible to get the voter location break down in future ballots published? I felt like we used to see that, I could be mistaken.

    I know we are ~60% GA centric, but always nice/interesting to see state and country breakdowns for us displaced from home Dawgs that attend remote learning “GTPU” classes daily (and no worries if not). Cheers.

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