Surveys and polls seem to get football fans riled up almost as much as the games themselves.
It’s interesting to see what people around the nation think. The Big Lead posted a survey ahead of the season, getting a feel for what 26 media members thought about a variety of topics.
Not surprisingly, the Big Ten featured into the discussion. Here’s what The Big Lead found:
College Football Playoff
Though Clemson (18 votes) and Alabama (17) were the most popular playoff picks, Ohio State (9) and Michigan (7) combined for all of the Big Ten’s votes. Sorry, Michigan State.
More apologies to Michigan State supporters — Ohio State (17) and Michigan (9) picked up all the Big Ten votes. Not surprisingly, this year’s Ohio State-Michigan game received the second most votes for the biggest game of season (7). Alabama-LSU got eight.
At 6-30, Purdue’s Darrell Hazell was the clear “winner” for the first Power 5 coach most likely to be fired. The hot seat angle stayed in the Big Ten, too: Penn State’s James Franklin led the pack with eight votes.
Nebraska’s hospitality won the vote with seven, though Ohio State tied Florida State with the most annoying fans (4 apiece).
Be sure to check out the entire results of the survey. Some of the results aren’t too surprising, but they definitely shine a light on how media members throughout the country view college football.