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Football FanPulse Week 10: A Big Showdown at the Top of the Poll

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This Saturday will feature a high-stakes game between #1 LSU and #2 Alabama for the top spot in fans’ hearts and minds

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of the week again where we get to admire shiny things we aren’t allowed to touch.

I predict significant movement in the top two spots after this coming weekend. #InsightfulAnalysis LSU and Alabama will meet for all the marbles as the winner will have the inside track for the SEC West and a stranglehold on a playoff spot. The last time these two teams were at the top of college football was the glorious year of our Lord 2007 in which chaos and mayhem reigned supreme.

Coincidentally, the Huskers were also bad in 2007, just like 2019. That should be our cue to light the candles on the Osborne shrine (yes, we know you have one somewhere in your house) and begin rooting for maximum upsets the rest of the season. If we can’t have shiny things, it is as least fun to watch other teams get their shiny things momentarily snatched away from them. Undefeated Minnesota and a two-loss Kansas State #Big12Champ is now my ultimate national championship game.

Also receiving votes:

  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Navy
  • UCF
  • Texas A&M

Confidence Numbers

The graphics aren’t done yet but here’s your confidence numbers.

Husker fans confidence in the direction of the program has predictably slid, but only to the third lowest number of the season. 73.9% of Husker fans are still keeping the glass half full (which is the only way to watch Husker football right now), down from 82.8% after the loss to Indiana. The lowest point of the season was after the Colorado loss when only 70.3% of fans were still optimistic.

Which Game Are You Most Excited For?

No surprises here as games between undefeated teams headline the ones people are most excited to watch this weekend.

  • LSU at Alabama - 69.2%
  • Penn State at Minnesota - 19%
  • Iowa State at Oklahoma - 4%
  • Iowa at Wisconsin - 3.7%
  • Tuesday night MACtion - 2.8%
  • Clemson at NC State - 1.4%

Whomever voted Iowa at Wisconsin is a terrible football fan and you should feel bad. No one is excited to watch Iowa football.

Here’s to chaos and mayhem during Husker bye week!