2021 Mumme Poll, Week 11

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I was pleased to see that some of last week’s wayward flock returned to vote, as we had 293 folks cast ballots.

Cutting to the chase, here is this week’s Top 25:

In all, 54 teams received at least one vote.  Florida wasn’t one of those, despite its epic win last weekend.

Here’s what the selection committee hath wrought:

We’re not perfectly aligned, but there’s a pretty strong correlation between the two and none of us have had to say anything as stupid to defend our results as Gary Barta did.  The biggest variation I see is UTSA, who we love a lot more than the selection committee does.

As always, we continue to do our work more briskly than the committee does… of course, their quarters are probably nicer.

As far as conference selection goes, the Big Ten rallied this week.

There’s a big drop off after the top two.  Thanks to Cincinnati, the AAC winds up with a better showing on our ballots than the rest of the P5.  Embarrassing.  And also a good illustration of why we’ll soon be getting a 12-team playoff.

The geographic concentration of our voters has remained incredibly consistent over the season.  Georgia voters made up 64.7% of the total.

And to what should be nobody’s surprise, Kirby Smart was the runaway winner of this week’s bonus question, receiving just shy of 90% of the votes cast.

This week’s takeaways:

  • Georgia continues to keep their 100% showing rolling.
  • Alabama was the only other team to crack the 90% threshold.
  • Last week, there were six teams appearing on at least 75% of the ballots; this week, only five did.  I think that will continue to shrink, unless chaos really strikes at the top.


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9 responses to “2021 Mumme Poll, Week 11

  1. gastr1

    Gosh, I meant to put in that vote for Samford and totally spaced it. LOL

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  2. Russ

    If I can see a fairly logical (to me) path to the playoffs, I vote for that team. And I vote for UTSA because it’s UTSA and they’re undefeated. They deserve a moment in the sun.

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    • ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

      I also voted for UTSA because until they lose a game we can’t really tell their ceiling. For all we know the Roadrunners are actually better than Ohio State or Oregon. I know there are people who will pooh pooh that idea but who is to say that they can’t beat either of those teams if they got to play them. If the Roadrunners played in soft-ass PAC 12 they might be conference champion.


    • fisheriesdawg

      I take a different approach. If you’ve got a legitimate argument that you’re the best team in the nation, I vote for you. If you’ve got the potential to say that but have lost games the other contenders haven’t, you get punished and left off (looking at you, Bama and Ohio State).

      Hence, I’ve only had one team on my ballot for most of this season. I don’t think you deserve a vote if you’re arguing that you might be the fourth-best team out there regardless of how many teams get in the playoffs. The only way it doesn’t stay that way at this point is if Alabama beats Georgia in Atlanta. That happens and the field opens way up.


  3. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    Looks like from our results the AAC is really a P5 conference and the ACC is not. Just sayin.’


  4. I find it interesting that as a group we like both Ohio State and Michigan better than the teams that beat them head to head and share the same record.

    I didn’t have either Michigan or Michigan State on my ballot, but did have both OSU and Oregon on my ballot so I guess I treated the related pairs of teams equally. I would have MSU ahead of Michigan if I were ranking them because I think head-to-head has to matter when they have the same record. Why play the games if it doesn’t?

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    • miltondawg

      Watching Barta on TV last night talking about Michigan and Michigan State’s rankings was cringeworthy to say the least. I hope that the words that came out of his mouth were simply a gaff on his part.

      “Set aside watching the games, though that’s certainly a part of it. But statistically in just about every category, offensively and defensively, Michigan comes out on top over Michigan State.”

      Uhhhhh. What? It has to be a bit galling to the MSU folks that the game with Michigan State was just over two weeks ago. If he had said something like that about Oregon and Ohio State that played mid-September? Ok…maybe. But we’re talking about two freaking weeks ago. The first rankings came out on 11/2 when MSU was #3 and Michigan was #7 after their head-to-head game. Ten days after their H2H game and MSU had lost and they’re behind the Michigan team they beat? Come on.


  5. spur21

    “Epic Win” LOL


  6. siskey

    I vote for teams that have some kind of path to the playoff not including any two-loss teams at least to date. I think I omitted Wake this week because there is no way that they will get there having one loss. I have included all three Big 10 teams but will take either OSU or MSU off after this week. In the SEC I only have us and Bama.

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