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2021 Mumme Poll, Week 10

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Looks like a few of y’all took the week off.

Was it something I said?  Anyway, hope you stragglers return to the fold next week.

Cutting to the chase, here’s how our top 25 looks for Week 10 (technically, it’s a top 26, because, tie):

In all, 52 teams received at least one vote.  Florida wasn’t one of those.

Compare our top 25 to last night’s CFP top 25.

We sure do love our UTSA Roadrunners.  And we’re certainly more impressed with Oklahoma than the selection committee is.  Overall, though, there’s a fair amount of correlation.  I suspect that in another couple of weeks, those lists are going to line up even more closely than they do now.

And our budget’s a helluva lot lower!  Plus, this:

With every weekly result, I believe more strongly that using approval voting with a larger number of voters is a superior way to skin the playoff field cat.

The conference breakdown shows we’re starting to shy away slightly from our previous Big Ten respect.

Voter geography remains consistent, with 64.7% of the voting pool hailing from the Peach State.

As far as the bonus question goes, the most common answer selected was “What Is Squid Game?”.  I’ve never been prouder of my readership.

Takeaways:

  • Georgia continues to earn the respect of the voters, with another 100% showing.
  • Georgia is also the only team to clear 90% approval.
  • There is a pretty tight bunch between two and six, all above 75% approval.
  • Below six, there’s a significant drop off to seven, so the plus-50% group continues to shrink.
  • With Ohio State above Oregon and Michigan above Michigan State, it appears we’re not that swayed by head-to-head results.

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My Week 10 Mumme Poll ballot

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The Big Ten giveth and the Big Ten taketh away.

Thanks to Purdue, my ballot shrunk by one from Week 9:

  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

As you can imagine, it didn’t take very long for me to put that together.

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Week 10 Mumme Poll ballot link

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You’ll find it here.  Get your vote in by tomorrow midnight.

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2021 Mumme Poll, Week 9

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This week 54 teams received votes from the 297 folks who cast ballots.  The average number of teams on a ballot was 8.3.  Here’s how our top 25 shapes up:

(I probably don’t need to mention this, but don’t waste your time looking for Florida there.  The Gators didn’t receive a single vote this week.  But I digress.)

This week’s relevant comparison is with the initial set of CFP rankings, of course.  Behold what the selection committee spawned:

You know what?  I like our list better than theirs.  (I bet Cinci does, too.)  Especially when you compare this ($$)

This week, for the first time in nearly a year, the committee will gather in a conference room upstairs at the Gaylord Texan, a massive resort just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

For around 16 hours across two days, the members of the committee will deliberate.

… with this.

16 hours at the Gaylord Texan, versus less than 15 minutes on a computer.  We can even leave our hats on!  (Admittedly, that’s not as funny as Oregon being fourth, but I work with the material I’ve got.)

Your conference breakdown:

The Big Ten might be losing a little of its luster with us, but it’s still showing credibly.  And before anyone accuses us of an SEC bias, note that the selection committee has seven SEC teams in its top 25, including numbers one and two.

Speaking of “us”, this week, Georgia voters made up 64% of the total casting ballots.

As for the burning question about Halloween candy…

I’m just gonna say that anyone who rates Kit Kat and Butterfinger above 100 Grand needs to seriously reevaluate their life choices.  Sad.

Random bits:

  • Georgia hits the legendary 100% mark!  Hell, the 2019 version of LSU only did that once.
  • The Dawgs are joined on Tier One (appearing on more than 90% of the ballots cast) by… Michigan State?  Interesting.
  • Only eight teams cracked the 50% threshold, with a big drop off at nine.
  • Did I mention that Florida didn’t receive a vote this week?  Just checking.

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My Week 9 Mumme Poll ballot

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As promised, this week’s ballot is last week’s, plus the winner of the Michigan-Michigan State game.

  • Cincinnati
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Wake Forest is a great story and they’re a blast to watch play offense, but have you seen their defense?  They’re currently 86th in defensive ypp.  Not gonna go there, although I’m rooting for them to play in the ACCCG.

As you can guess, assembling my ballot didn’t take long.  In fact, I spent more time on the Halloween candy question.

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Week 9 Mumme Poll ballot link

… is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexbaKQREoCx_1M8VjpIgPQnunV7GOx8gb3XpqmeYVYEbGz4g/viewform?usp=sf_link

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2021 Mumme Poll, Week 8

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As was the case last week, 60 teams received votes from y’all.  However, there were fewer of y’all casting votes this week.

Still, a very good turnout.  And we’re still putting our ballots together quickly, unlike a certain group of travelers I won’t mention.

Anyhoo, here’s how this week’s MP shapes up:

Compare that to the AP and Coaches Polls standings.

Boy, we’ve fallen in love with Pitt, haven’t we?  Wake Forest, too.

Here’s the breakdown of ballots by conference: We’re still giving the SEC and Big Ten equal love.

Somebody asked to see a geographic breakdown of the voters, so here you go.

That’s been very consistent through the first three weeks of voting.

Finally, here’s how y’all answered the bonus question:

Random observations:

  • If you do the math, you’ll see three voters left Georgia off their ballots entirely.
  • On the other hand, Georgia is the only team that was above the 90% threshold this week.  That’s a dominant showing.
  • Nine teams appeared on over half the ballots, which is one more than last week.

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My Week 8 Mumme Poll ballot

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Out with Okie State, in with Oregon.

  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Alabama
  • Georgia

It’s gotten to the point that if I’m including Ohio State, which looks to have the best offense in the country (OSU just overtook UGA in SP+ this week), it’s hard to ignore one-loss Oregon, which beat the Buckeyes in Columbus.

I left Oklahoma in and left Michigan/Michigan State out because I feel like the schedule is going to address both situations — in the case of the latter, this very week.  I’ll add the winner of the Michigan/Michigan State to my ballot next week.

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Week 8 Mumme Poll ballot post

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Another crazy week in the books, amirite?  Here’s the link to this week’s ballot.  Don’t forget to turn your picks in no later than midnight Monday.

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2021 Mumme Poll, Week 7

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As you can probably guess, we’re already starting to see some shrinkage in schools receiving votes, down this week to 60 from last week’s 74.  Here’s the top 25:

And here are the AP and Coaches Polls for this week:

Again, the level of correlation there is fairly high.  It’s just that we get there more quickly.

Voting was slightly more Georgia-centric this week, at 63.3%.

By conference,

We continue to give the Big Ten its fair share of credit.

Thoughts and observations:

  • This week, two voters did not include Georgia on their ballots. As you can see, that had little impact on Georgia’s standing in the MP.
  • Like Week 6, three teams cleared the Tier One threshold of being on at least 90% of the ballots cast, Georgia, Cincinnati and Oklahoma.  ‘Bama just missed.
  • Eight teams made it to at least half the ballots, one fewer than last week.

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