Wow, the Ohio State loss really changed voters’ minds. It also seemed to have coaxed more folks back to the voting room, as this week, 315 ballots were cast. The average number of teams on a ballot shrunk to 6.2, which is by far the lowest of the season. Minds were made up, in other words.
Here’s out top 25 as we head to Championship Saturday:
And here’s the selection committee’s top 25:
We bucked the trend from recent weeks of correlating more closely. We’ve got ‘Bama out and Okie State in, unlike the selection committee. We’ve also got Cinci two spots higher.
As far as time spent, we’re still getting ‘er done quickly.
Surprisingly, the conference gap between the SEC and Big Ten grew pretty significantly.
Takeaways from Week 13:
- One voter left Georgia off their ballot, ending the 100% streak.
- For the first time in a while, there are three teams in Tier One (appearing on over 90% of the ballots cast).
- With Oklahoma State being the only other team over the 75% threshold, we’ve pretty much selected a playoff field going into the conference championships.
- Note that only five teams made it to at least half the ballots cast, although Notre Dame was close. After the Irish, there’s a huge drop off.
We’ll have one more vote next week and that should wrap things up for the season. Thanks for the continued support in voting. (Although I suspect Georgia’s excellence has been a good motivator in that regard.)