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Should osufan22 be an official pollster?
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Yes 100%  100%  [ 9 ]
No 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:53 pm 
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I was an official pollster here from 2007-2009, when the constraints of school (I was a senior in college and being swamped) and a minor medical problem made it difficult to find the time to properly evaluate and rank teams, and then again for a short time in 2010. I realized I hadn't been watching near as much college football the last couple of years and I wanted to get back into it closely again, and I remembered that back in the day thinking about my poll always kept me interested in random games. So now I'm back!

I have 3 weeks of polls instead of the usual 2 with the Brandon Rule, in part because of the preseason and in part because I simply forgot about the rule.

Vote yes or no above. If you vote no, you should post why below.

A little about me and my ranking methods: I'm from small town NW Ohio and I've been a lifelong Ohio State fan. I consider myself a fan of the MAC if I had to pick a favorite conference, just something about random Tuesday night #MACtion gets me all pumped up. Doesn't hurt that I live within an hour drive of the campuses of both Bowling Green and Toledo. When I rank teams, I go simply by a combination of the eye test and what they've done on the field. I don't take the future into consideration(except obviously in the preseason), and I'm not afraid to shuffle teams around a lot, especially in the early part of the season. Just because I have a team 1st doesn't mean they stay til they win....if they look bad and number 2 is impressive I won't hesitate to make the switch.

Quick note to clear up one potential question I know I could be asked early: I didn't drop Minnesota week 1 after their loss to TCU because I feel like #22 having a shot to beat #2 in the final minutes is just as and maybe MORE impressive than a similarly ranked team thumping an FCS or Sun Belt team. I DID drop them this week, because while Colorado State isn't terrible, there's no reason they should have gone to overtime with them. Similarly, I kept Mississippi State ranked this week despite their loss because I feel like a 2 point loss to a (then) top 10 team doesn't justify a big drop. Also, none of the teams I had between 26 and 40 really stood out to me as being deserving of jumping in at this stage of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:28 am 
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Of course we can take you back. I see you managed to avoid the curveball we threw at you in the voting booth. Congratulations.

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 Post subject: Re: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:51 pm 
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Easy 'yes' - great to have you back! I look forward to my team [hopefully] being competitive with yours again by the end of this decade. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
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Yes from me. No-brainer. Welcome back!

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 Post subject: Re: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:04 pm 
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PollMastaJ wrote:
Easy 'yes' - great to have you back! I look forward to my team [hopefully] being competitive with yours again by the end of this decade. :P


Looking forward to that too honestly. I mean, Ill take the wins obviously, but Im as big of a fan of the rivalry in general as I am anything else in sports. Some of my greatest CFB memories involve that game. I think Harbaugh will get ya'll back and its going to be tons of fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Brandon Rule Application: osufan22
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:03 pm 
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At 9:0, osufan22 is once again an official pollster. Welcome back.

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