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Hokies Don’t Show on the Poll, But Have Opinions: FanPulse Week 4

It’s that time of the week again, the SB Nation FanPulse Polls are out and they added a question to the mix. Hokie Nation is feeling a bit better about the team, and the Blog Nation is having a chance to sound off on the “overratedness” of a few teams.

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John Schneider - SB Nation

It’s the Monday of Week 4. We didn’t play Saturday. In fact we heard nary a peep of much of much out of the Hokie Football program, except that Coach Fuente made an important school visit. Things are all quiet and pensive leading up to the Friday (How dumb are Friday evening games for recruiting? - smelling an opinion piece coming... ) contest against Duke. We’ll talk about that tomorrow, since we are pushed up one day on publishing. For now, let’s look at the latest FanPulse results for SB Nation’s poll.

The National Poll

The National top didn’t change all that much, but #5-#25 might have churned a bit more than some Big Blue fans would have liked. Notre Dame got slapped hard by Georgia, and other upsets created an interesting situation where Georgia and Alabama are competing for playoff level votes, and with LSU at 4, that makes this poll an SEC vote fest.

Notre Dame really doesn’t deserve to be ranked 11th. But Michigan is hovering at a much more appropriate 18th. The SEC as is usual heavily populates the remainder of the positions with Auburn, Flordia, and Texas A&M checking in. The PAC 12 And B1G are also well represented. The ACC just provides the bookends... and UVA can’t even get that one right, by inching in at 24, instead of 25th.

Well how did the Gobbler Country Votes go?

Gobbler Country’s Top 25 Vote Totals

Ranking Team
Ranking Team
1 Clemson
2 Georgia
4 Alabama
5 Oklahoma
6 Ohio State
7 Wisconsin
8 Auburn
9 Florida
10 Texas
11 Notre Dame
12 Penn State
13 Oregon
14 Utah
15 Iowa
16 Michigan
17 Texas A&M
18 Michigan State
19 Boise State
20 USC
21 Washington
22 Virginia
23 Washington State
24 Cal
25 UCF
Hokies Say SB Nation NCAA FanPulse Poll Week 4

Funny, we rated the Hoos at #22. Guess the rest of the voters weren’t so inclined.

A Bit More Confidence

As to the other two questions, we had the usual weekly Confidence Poll.

And look like we have snuck back up above or right at 50%. Maybe the addition of Jerry Kill, and word that the HC is out doing some hard recruiting has given a few more folks a bit more hope. Or, we saw how the Hoos struggled with beating ODU, and noticed that maybe they’re better than we thought. Perhaps the win in game 2 should have been better evaluated.

Who’s Overrated

The secret question was a choice of teams that SB Nation College Football Fans considered to be overrated.

Seems like Big Blue got a major razz, and then some. Fully 2/3rds of the voters thought that the Wolverines are more image than performance.

Well, the cycle starts again on Thursday evening, and now the television contracts are dictating a collegiate impingement on Friday Night Lights.