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Mumme Poll results, Week 9

LSU continues to rule the roost after this week’s games.

Rank Team Votes
1 LSU 25
2 Clemson 24
3 Ohio State 23
3 TCU 23
4 Alabama 22
6 Baylor 21
7 Michigan State 20
8 Stanford 15
9 Oklahoma State 14
10 Memphis 11
11 Iowa 10
12 Notre Dame 9
13 Oklahoma 7
14 Houston 5
15 Utah 3
16 Toledo 2
16 Florida State 2
16 Florida 2
19 North Carolina 1
19 Navy 1
19 Appalachian State 1
19 Florida International 1
19 Michigan 1

Looks like there’s a consensus that the Pac-12 is the odd man out on the playoffs right now.  Of course, we’ll see where things stand after LSU-Alabama and Baylor-TCU play out.

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My Week 9 Mumme Poll ballot

Well, hayul.  I thought things were supposed to get easier as the season wears on.  Instead, it seems I’ve expanded my ballot this week.

  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • LSU
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • Stanford
  • TCU

Is there a more inexplicable loss this year than Oklahoma losing to Texas?

Even with the changes, it still took me only about 10 minutes to put that together.

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Mumme Poll results, Week 8

Another week in the books, and a new number one.

Rank Team Votes
1 LSU 34
2 Ohio State 32
2 Clemson 32
4 Baylor 29
4 Alabama 29
4 TCU 29
7 Michigan State 19
8 Stanford 17
9 Memphis 13
10 Oklahoma State 11
10 Iowa 11
12 Notre Dame 7
13 Florida 3
13 Houston 3
13 Utah 3
13 Oklahoma 3
17 Temple 2
17 Duke 2
17 Toledo 2
20 Appalachian State 1
20 Pittsburgh 1
20 Mississippi State 1
20 Mississippi 1
20 Navy 1
20 Florida State 1
20 Southern Cal 1
  • Plenty of ties this week, which I suspect is due to the relatively few number of ballots cast.  Get on the stick, peeps!
  • One of the ties is at the number four spot.  That would be a lot of fun for the selection committee to unravel.
  • Is Baylor’s drop due to the injury at quarterback?
  • And check out the love Memphis is getting.  (Especially in comparison to Florida, which hammered Ole Miss worse than the Tigers did.)

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My Week 8 Mumme Poll ballot

Honestly, with the FSU and Utah losses, this was an easy one. I spent less than five minutes putting it together.

  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • LSU
  • Ohio State
  • Stanford
  • TCU

I’m sure there are those who think Michigan State should be in the mix.  My problem with including the Spartans is that once I go down that road, it’s hard to justify keeping teams like Iowa, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame out of the mix.  I’m not inclined to do so at the moment.  I’ll see how I feel about that in a couple of weeks.

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UPDATE:  Also, this.

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Mumme Poll results, Week 7

Without any further ado, here’s the first MP of the season:

Rank Team Votes
1 Baylor 54
2 LSU 52
3 Alabama 51
4 Clemson 47
5 Ohio State 46
6 Utah 45
7 TCU 43
8 Michigan State 41
9 Stanford 24
10 Florida State 22
11 Iowa 14
12 Memphis 13
13 Notre Dame 10
14 Oklahoma State 6
14 Florida 6
16 Toledo 5
17 Temple 4
17 Houston 4
17 Oklahoma 4
17 Michigan 4
21 Texas A&M 2
22 California 1
22 Duke 1
22 Western Kentucky 1
22 Texas Tech 1
22 Mississippi 1
22 Navy 1

And a few initial observations:

  • Approval voting seems to work just fine. There are no ties until you get pretty far down the list and it’s hard to see any particular spot where the final results have gone off the rails.
  • It took me less than ten minutes to assemble my ballot.  I’d be curious to hear from you about your experience, especially if you’re a returning voter.
  • Interestingly, the top ten teams are neatly divided into two from each of the P5 conferences.
  • Overall, here’s the conference breakdown:  Big 12 – 5; SEC – 5; AAC – 4; Big Ten – 4; ACC – 3; Pac-12 – 3; CUSA – 1; Ind. – 1; MAC – 1.  If our voters tend to be from this neck of the woods, that doesn’t indicate there’s much regional bias at play in the ballots.
  • If the season ended today, how much grief do you think a semi-finals composed of Baylor, LSU, Alabama and Clemson would get?

All in all, a nice start.  It would be even nicer to see more participants, though.  Your thoughts?

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My Week 7 Mumme Poll ballot

Right now, I see eight teams as worthy of being included in a discussion about a national title.

  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • LSU
  • Ohio State
  • Stanford
  • TCU
  • Utah

I’m not ready to include Florida State or Michigan State in the picture, but I’m keeping an eye on ’em.

By the way, if you haven’t voted yet, don’t forget to do so.  You’ve got until 9PM tonight to get your ballot in.

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Friendly reminder: the Mumme Poll is open for business

Operators are standing by to take your ballot.

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