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Mumme Poll, Week 10

Here you go:

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 32 (18)
2 Florida State 32 (9)
3 Oregon 32 (3)
4 Baylor 32 (2)
5 Ohio State 31
6 Stanford 30
7 Missouri 27
8 Clemson 26
9 Auburn 18
10 LSU 14
11 Oklahoma 12
12 Michigan State 7
12 Oklahoma State 7
14 Wisconsin 5
15 South Carolina 4
16 Texas A&M 3
16 Fresno State 3
18 Georgia 1
18 Arizona State 1
18 Miami 1
18 UCF 1
18 Northern Illinois 1

COMMENTS:

  • Can I just say it’s impressive that Georgia will wind up facing five teams on that list in the regular season?
  • Ohio State has played one.  And won’t likely see any more.
  • No Notre Dame bias here.
  • Obviously, some of y’all disagree with my assessment of Auburn and LSU.
  • UCF gets more votes (okay, vote) than Louisville?  Interesting.
  • By conference affiliation:  SEC – 7; Big 12 – 3; Pac 12 – 3; ACC – 3; Big Ten – 3; MWC – 1; AAC – 1; MAC – 1.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 10

Miami was exposed as badly as I expected and as each week goes by I find myself less convinced about Auburn’s greatness, so there are a couple of new faces on this week’s ballot.  (* tie breaker)

  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU*
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford
  • Wisconsin

Also considered:  Arizona State, Auburn, LSU

Oklahoma State was a pretty easy move for me, but the last slot took a while to fill.  I went with Wisconsin over Arizona State even though Wisky lost their head to head, partly because the Badgers got screwed by the refs and partly because ASU’s losses look worse than Wisconsin’s.  But I admit it’s a damned close call.

LSU stayed out because I felt like if one set of Tigers went in, another – Auburn – would have to go in as well, and I don’t think both are better than Oklahoma State.  So there.

Took almost 30 minutes to decide this, with about all but five or so going to figure out who got the last spot.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 9

As they say, here goes nothing (*tiebreaker):

  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU*
  • Miami
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford

Also considered:  Arizona State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

Yes, my ballot didn’t change from last week’s.  And I continue to struggle with a Miami team that struggled with an inferior opponent for the second straight game before winning.  But the ‘Canes are still 7-0.  We’ll see if they show up against FSU.

It didn’t take thirty minutes to compile this week’s picks.  Yay for that!

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Mumme Poll rankings, Week 8

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 43 (28)
2 Oregon 43 (3)
3 Baylor 43 (2)
4 Florida State 42 (10)
5 Missouri 41 (0)
6 Stanford 40 (0)
6 Ohio State 40 (0)
8 Miami 34 (0)
9 Texas Tech 21 (0)
9 Clemson 21 (0)
11 Auburn 19 (0)
12 UCLA 13 (0)
13 LSU 9 (0)
14 Fresno State 6 (0)
15 Virginia Tech 4 (0)
16 Wisconsin 3 (0)
17 Louisville 2 (0)
17 Texas A&M 2 (0)
17 Oklahoma 2 (0)
20 Florida 1 (0)
20 Michigan 1 (0)
  • Yeah, I’m a little surprised somebody left FSU off a ballot this week.  I’m almost as surprised somebody put Florida on a ballot this week.  Which makes me wonder if the same somebody screwed up clicking on the drop down menu.
  • Hard not to miss the rapid ascent of both Baylor and Missouri.
  • I’m not feeling the Texas Tech love.  Yes, they’re undefeated, but they’ve played a weak schedule so far.  That being said, they’ve got both Oklahoma schools and Baylor coming up, so they’ll have the opportunity to justify a place in the top ten.
  • Going back to FSU, it looks like the ‘Noles are cannibalizing some of the “anybody but Alabama at the top” support that Oregon was getting.  Is that a harbinger of things to come in the last season of the BCS?
  • Ohio State abides.

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Mumme Poll ballot, Week 8

This isn’t getting any easier. But here goes (*tiebreaker):

  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU*
  • Miami
  • Missouri
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford

Also considered:  Arizona State, LSU, Texas A&M, UCLA

I really struggled with the last two slots this week.  I’m not completely sold on Miami, but the ‘Canes are undefeated against a schedule that doesn’t completely suck.  And I admit there may be some SEC bias in slipping Auburn in there.  But Arizona State’s got that loss to Notre Dame and UCLA’s resume isn’t as strong, either.

It took me thirty minutes – again – to come up with this.  By now, I’m usually knocking a ballot out in half that time, so, yeah, this season’s been a challenge.

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Mumme Poll rankings, Week 7

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 46 (30)
2 Oregon 46 (15)
3 Clemson 46 (0)
4 Florida State 45 (0)
5 Ohio State 42 (0)
6 LSU 41 (0)
7 Baylor 37 (0)
8 Texas A&M 34 (0)
8 UCLA 34 (0)
10 South Carolina 23 (0)
11 Miami 21 (1)
12 Missouri 13 (0)
12 Stanford 13 (0)
14 Louisville 12 (0)
15 Texas Tech 4 (0)
16 Fresno State 1 (0)
16 Virginia Tech 1 (0)
16 Washington 1 (0)

Wow, talk about your bias – Georgia loses, a third of the voters drop out this week and the Dawgs don’t get a single vote in the poll.  I’m glad we’re not taking it personally.  Other than that, can’t find too much to fault.  We’re more skeptical of Louisville than the national folks are, but we’re giving Baylor more credit.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 7

Welp, that was an interesting weekend.  This week’s ballot looks like this (*tiebreaker):

  • Alabama*
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU
  • LSU
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon
  • Stanford
  • Texas A&M
  • UCLA

Also considered:  Georgia, Miami, Missouri, South Carolina, Washington

This was tough.  I really struggled with Stanford in the last slot, but Miami still hasn’t sold me on itself and I felt that if I let one of the three SEC teams on the ballot, it was hard to leave the other two off.  All told, it took me thirty minutes again, which is longer than usual after the first vote.

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Mumme Poll standings, Week 6

Rank Team Votes (Top pick)
1 Alabama 75 (50)
2 Oregon 75 (22)
3 Florida State 75 (1)
4 Clemson 75 (0)
5 Georgia 74
5 Stanford 74
7 LSU 67
8 Ohio State 57
9 Texas A&M 45
10 Baylor 41
11 Oklahoma 39
12 UCLA 15
13 Miami 13
14 Louisville 12
15 South Carolina 5
16 Florida 3
16 Washington 3
18 Oklahoma State 1
18 Missouri 1

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COMMENTS:

  • Conference breakdown:  SEC 7, Pac-12 4, ACC 3, Big-12 3, Big Ten 1, AAC 1.  Regional bias or reality?
  • I’m a little surprised 5-0 Texas Tech, which has a win over a ranked opponent, didn’t get a sniff this week.  Also, that somebody left Stanford off his/her ballot.
  • Not exactly sure what happened, but three ballots accidentally were counted towards week seven.  I’ve made the corrections here.  Fixed.
  • Missouri pops up, just like it did on the AP.
  • I’d say there’s a pretty solid consensus around a top eleven.

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My Mumme Poll ballot, Week 6

Ah, feels good to be back in the swing of things again.  Here’s my top ten (* tiebreaker):

  • Alabama*
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • FSU
  • Georgia
  • LSU
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Stanford
  • Texas A&M

Others considered:  Ohio State, UCLA, Washington

Only tough call was at number ten, where I went with TAMU.  I know the Aggies’ defense is nothing to write home about, but that offense is good enough to beat the other three teams I considered there.

This was my first ballot of the season, and I tend to be very deliberate with my research.  Still, I had ‘er done in thirty minutes.  Approval voting, for the win!

If you haven’t voted yet, get over to the site and do it.

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Mumme Poll adminstrative note

We were a day late in opening up the ballots, so voting will be extended until Tuesday at 11PM for the test run.

If you’ve got questions, hit us up in the comments.

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