My Week 9 Mumme Poll ballot

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

As promised, this week’s ballot is last week’s, plus the winner of the Michigan-Michigan State game.

  • Cincinnati
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Wake Forest is a great story and they’re a blast to watch play offense, but have you seen their defense?  They’re currently 86th in defensive ypp.  Not gonna go there, although I’m rooting for them to play in the ACCCG.

As you can guess, assembling my ballot didn’t take long.  In fact, I spent more time on the Halloween candy question.


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17 responses to “My Week 9 Mumme Poll ballot

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Mich State


  2. gotthepicture

    While you can make a point I was wrong and certainly argue your point, I left off Bama, OSU and Oregon and went with the other 4 which are undefeated deep into the season. Yes, that’s a slippery slope, but I figure by the end of the month some of the questions we have will get answered. And if there are still people leaving Georgia off their ballot, then I know my ballot isn’t as flawed as theirs.

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  3. I have your teams plus Wake and Oklahoma State. When Wake loses, they are out. When Oklahoma and/or OSU get their 2nd loss, they are out. I took ND off my ballot because I don’t think they are going to be rated ahead of Cincinnati even if the Bearcats lose.

    It’s going to be very interesting to see what the hats in Grapevine come up with from 2-7.


  4. pdawg30577

    Serious question: If Wake Forest runs the table and wins the ACC, are they automatically in it? I haven’t even looked to see who they have left on their schedule nor who’d they play on the other side of the ACC, but regardless, an undefeated ACC Champion Wake team isn’t an impossibility by any means.

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    • David K

      There’s no way a P5 team goes that goes undefeated shouldn’t be in. If Wake runs the table and is left out then call it the Power 4 because then the ACC carries no more value than Conference USA.


    • I would think a Power 5 team that is 13-0 will be in. That’s the only reason I have Wake on my ballot. I just looked at their schedule (@UNC, NCSt, @Clem, BC) – all are winnable at this point, but I would think Clemson is going to get them due to the talent disparity. They would likely play Pitt in the World’s Smallest Outdoor Cocktail Party. At 12-1, they won’t have the resume of the other Power 5 1-loss conference champions.

      Honestly, we should be rooting for Wake the rest of the year. We would likely be matched up with them in a semifinal game in Miami.

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      • David K

        Agreed, I’d love Wake and/or Cincinnati run the table and get in. Let Oklahoma and Ohio State duke it out in the 2/3 seed game.


        • I don’t think Oklahoma will win out. They do not impress me at all and I think the BIG XII is left out of the playoff. OU has struggled to win against some very weak and some very meddling teams. Single score victories over the likes of Tulane, Nebraska, WVU, K State, Texas, and Kansas. K State at 5-3 is has the best record of that bunch.

          Talk about a team that “ain’t played nobody!”


  5. dawgtired7

    Agree on WF. Their toughest stretch is about to begin. I don’t believe they make it unscathed, but I too like these stories of teams like WF and UK climbing out of the cellar.

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  6. rigger92

    I don’t remember who exactly I voted for, but, it was around 8 teams. I voted for teams that I think could win their conference (SEC, B1G, PAC) leaving out the ACC altogether. Getting close to widdling down.


  7. akascuba

    Thanks for keeping the Mumme poll going.
    Question for the voters Oregon beats tOSU at their house. Does the eye test trump head to head play now?
    I voted them over Oregon because I feel today they would easily beat them. In doing so I’m devaluing head to head play which seems very wrong. Is it OK to just blow off an early season loss like what if Georgia would have lost to Clemson. Today I think Georgia beats them by four touchdowns. Head to head play did matter more before the current four team playoff what happens to the regular season when we go to twelve teams.


    • I have them both on my ballot. The question is what will the committee do if there’s only 1 spot left on championship weekend with Oregon and Ohio State vying for it as 1-loss conference champions. I personally would give it to Oregon (winning on the field has to mean something). This will be very interesting to watch tonight as well because it’s going to be an uphill climb for the one ranked lower.

      Who am I kidding? The WWL wants anOSU in.


    • gotthepicture

      I was listening to the Cover 3 Podcast today and they mentioned that in the past, the committee has valued a head-to-head with similar records, meaning if both OSU and Oregon finish with 1 loss, they expected Oregon to get the nod over OSU (assuming the other 3 teams are undefeated P5 teams).


  8. I had the same ballot as the Senator except I left Oklahoma off again due to how many weak teams they have struggled to beat.

    I too took more time on the candy ballot than the football version!


  9. Why weren’t Necco wafers and styrofoam circus peanuts on your list?

    I keed, I keed.


  10. stoopnagle

    Raise your paw if you’ve been watching Wake Forest at all this year.


  11. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Spencer Hall on Thinking Out Loud last night was looking at Wake and asking ‘what if they don’t lose? I continue to vote for any undefeated P5 school. That Army game was an embarrassment for Wake defensively, but it’s not like Army isn’t a little competitive. I prefer to let it sort itself out by playing the games. The only vote that really counts is the last one.

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