(The percentage is based on the total number of votes cast, 3849.)
- Honestly, overall this came out almost exactly where I thought it would for the top teams. You can draw a line where you see fit separating the kings from the rest of Mandel’s feudal classes, but to me, it’s certainly fewer than the eleven he came up with.
- So, having said that, where would you draw the line in defining a national power? After the top three? After the four with more than 10% of the votes cast? After seven, which would include every team that got at least 100 votes? I’m thinking six, max.
- Are you surprised by any team’s finish?
- I’m not sure which amuses me more, that Georgia received more votes than Alabama (you homers know who you are) or that Georgia Tech received any votes at all. With regard to the latter, don’t assume those three votes were simply the result of mistaken votes for Georgia. The first ballot I saw that had a GT vote also had a Georgia vote.
- Looking at that list, which team would you be most strongly convinced will be in a much higher spot five years from now? Which team would you expect to see drop in five years? (And why is it USC and Oklahoma, respectively?) Or do you think little will change over the next half decade?
Thanks to all of you who took the time to participate. And, as always, thanks to my approval voting partner in crime, Peyton, without whom this never gets off the ground.