2021 Mumme Poll, Week 12

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With the Oregon and Cincinnati results, things appear to have snapped into shape with this week’s 289 Mumme Poll voters.  The average number of teams selected on a ballot was 6.7, the smallest number so far this season.  Only 45 teams received at least one vote, also the smallest amount of the year.  (Once again, that number doesn’t include Florida.)

Here’s our top 25:

And here’s what the selection committee, in its infinite wisdom, popped out last night:

The order may be a little different, but other than UTSA and Ole Miss, the top ten for both contain the same schools.  And we managed to accomplish that without death threats ($$) or awkward explanations from the committee chair.

We also managed it without having to spend an inordinate amount of time doing so.

97% in under five minutes.  There are commercial breaks on ESPN’s selection show that last that long.  There’s no reason approval voting couldn’t work in a credible way, at least that I can see.

The conference breakdown shows the gap between the SEC and Big Ten has widened again.

But that doesn’t appear to be due to a regional bias, as Georgia representation lessened a little this week, to 61.9%.

As for the bonus question, dressing/stuffing dominated, taking almost 70% of the vote.  (Sweet potato casserole narrowly beat out mac and cheese for second place, in case you’re wondering.)

Takeways from Week 12:

  • What really snapped into place was a playoff field, with four teams appearing on more than 90% of the ballots cast.  Those four teams also happen to be the same top four on the selection committee’s list.
  • Michigan and Oklahoma State are lurking, though, in the next two spots, although neither received votes on 75% of the ballots.
  • Georgia again scored a 100% mark.


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8 responses to “2021 Mumme Poll, Week 12


    Obviously, some vote full top 25…

    Add to that, some of y’all need to have some good corn casserole.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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  2. akascuba

    My first year to devote the time needed to complete the Mume poll sometimes almost two minutes per week.
    Not sure why I waited till this year it’s been fun following the results.

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  3. The Mumme Poll consistently shows that the committee is an absolute waste of time and effort.

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  4. originaluglydawg

    How does everyone feel about Georgia being a three point favorite over Bama? I think that’s the opening line.

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    • dawgman3000

      Only by 3? Should be at least 10 IMO.

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    • miltondawg

      I thought it was an interesting line. What I find more interesting is that the line is Georgia -3 with an O/U of 50.5. Low scoring (relatively) game in the 20s for both clubs. I am not sure that my nerves and anxiety could handle four hours of that.

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  5. This proves how really dumb the committee is…for meeting at a DFW convention hotel instead of a beach resort.

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  6. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    If UGA beats Bama and anOSU beats Michigan and wins out and Cincy also wins out look for ND to be in the playoff at #4. We’ll get to play them first.