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FanPulse Week 12: LSU Stays on Top, Georgia Moves into the Top Four

Five Big Ten teams remain in the SB Nation fan poll

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Georgia at Auburn Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We are nearly at the end of the 2019 college football season and while our beloved Cornhuskers need to win out in order to be bowl eligible, there are still intriguing storylines elsewhere in college football.

The LSU Tigers kept a hold on the top spot in the poll. If our team can’t be there, it is great to see a player with significant Nebraska/Husker ties playing well and doing his part to prevent yet another year of Bama-Clemson for a natty.

The Buckeyes stayed at the #2 spot with Clemson and Georgia rounding out the teams that SBNation readers would put in the football playoff if the season ended today.

As far as Big Ten teams, Penn State holds steady at the #9 spot. Minnesota’s loss to Iowa dropped them from #7 to #13 while the win by the Hawkeyes moved them back into the poll at #22 after being in the “receiving votes” category for a few weeks.

Wisconsin’s win vs Nebraska didn’t move the needle much for the Badgers as they stayed at the #17 spot. Michigan checks in at #19. This weekend, the Wolverines play a feisty Indiana team that sits in the ‘receiving votes’ group.

Also receiving votes:

  • Texas A&M
  • Indiana
  • UCF San Diego State (I can’t bring myself to write them as SDSU)
  • Navy
  • Virginia

Fan Confidence

Husker fans liked what they saw from the Huskers despite losing to the Badgers. Fan confidence rebounded to 88% after dropping to 70.8% last week. It could also be a reaction to the knowledge that Scott Frost is locked up through the 2026 season after the two-year extension announced on Saturday.

Which Team on the Bubble is Most Likely to Make the Playoff?

SB Nation fans are evenly divided on whether the SEC will get a second team in to the playoff in Georgia or if the PAC12 will end their drought with Oregon making a return appearance.

  • Georgia - 30.4%
  • Oregon - 29.7%
  • Oklahoma - 17.5%
  • Alabama - 15.5%
  • Utah - 6.9%

What did the poll get right? What did it get wrong? Let us know!