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Fan Pulse: Week 12

LSU retains the #1 spot in the college football internet’s vote.

LSU v Mississippi Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Before the season, we kindly asked you to participate in SB Nation’s FanPulse weekly rankings. This is basically a poll voted on by you, the fans, instead of stuffy old sportswriters, which allows for more insight into how the common fan feels about the current season.

Football Confidence

LSU is 10-0, but there is a noticeable dip in confidence following the defensive meltdown in the second half against Ole Miss. After it peaked 100% following the win against Alabama, it falls all the way to 94.6%. Which is completely fair given how that was the worst defensive performance in the Orgeron era.

Top 25
  • #ANDSTILL.
  • Baylor and Minnesota both lost, and both are promptly yeeted out of the Top 10 after they peaked and 6 and 7, respectively.
  • Georgia slips past Alabama for the coveted fourth spot, likely a reaction to the Tua Tagovailoa hip injury rather than the Bulldogs victory over Auburn.
  • I don’t think anybody really knows what to do with Utah and Oregon, evidenced by the fact they check in and 7th and 8th. Those two remain on a collision course for the PAC-12 Championship and both teams need to get there unscathed for that game to impact the playoff four.
  • Oklahoma’s dramatic comeback combined with Baylor and Minnesota moves them up, but not enough to crack the top four.
  • The highest G5 representation is Memphis as 12.
  • Blogs not voting LSU #1: Iowa and Ohio State.

Here is how you voted on your top 25:

  1. LSU (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (10-0)
  3. Clemson (11-0)
  4. Georgia (9-1)
  5. Alabama (9-1)
  6. Oklahoma (9-1)
  7. Penn State (9-1)
  8. Oregon (9-1)
  9. Utah (9-1)
  10. Florida (9-2)
  11. Baylor (9-1)
  12. Memphis (9-1)
  13. Minnesota (9-1)
  14. Auburn (7-3)
  15. Notre Dame (8-2)
  16. Cincinnati (9-1)
  17. Wisconsin (8-2)
  18. SMU (9-1)
  19. Michigan (8-2)
  20. App State (9-1)
  21. Boise State (9-1)
  22. Iowa (7-3)
  23. Air Force (8-2)
  24. Virginia Tech (7-3)
  25. Oklahoma State (7-3)
Lagniappe

With Tua out, all of a sudden the race for the #4 seed opens up. Georgia and Oregon are in a dead heat while Oklahoma and Alabama are behind. I think the only way Georgia makes it is if Alabama loses to Auburn (possible) and if the Dawgs beat LSU in Atlanta (also possible), so I think it’s safe to say LSU fans would prefer Oregon in the Peach.

Basketball Confidence

Despite the loss on the road to VCU where LSU committed what feels like 35 turnovers, confidence in Will Wade remains high, 94.6%. This continues the slightest of slides dating back to the season-opening 97.1%. But it’s still early yet.