About The Poll

The /r/CFB Poll is the weekly top 25 NCAA college football poll build by and for members of /r/CFB, the home of college football on reddit. Each week a representative sample of users from the "subreddit" submit ballots that collectively are meant to take a pulse on the opinions of /r/CFB's userbase.

Poll voters have been selected from an annual application process and are required to participate in the poll for as long as they are a voting member. Each season new members are selected based upon the quality of their contributions on /r/CFB as well as the balance needs of the poll to make sure that the sample of voters is representative of the fanbases that are most active.

Each year the poll has steadily grown both in terms of number of voters, the number of fanbases represented, and the amount of effort expended upon voting and the analysis done to highlight the votes. Each week, in addition to the results being made available on this site, a weekly thread is posted to /r/CFB (example) to give voters and non-voters the opportunity to discuss the votes and the rationale they used in selecting their entries. The /r/CFB Poll is committed to openness in the voting procedures and in the votes and releases every ballot to the public each week so that the results are as transparent as possible.

John (/u/sirgippy)

FAQ

Q: What's the process for becoming a poll voter?

A: Voters are invited through an application process meant to reward those who've been long time participants, to encourage variety in terms of the outcome of the votes, and in order to maintain a representative balance of sub users so that the poll is representative of the overall body. The application is typically posted in late July or early August and is active for at least a week.

Q: How do you determine who gets selected?

A: The qualities we're looking for are as follows:

  • How long a user has been participating on /r/CFB (usually the minimum required here is 1+ years, but there are rare exceptions).
  • How much a user contributes to /r/CFB and the quality of those contributions
  • Participation in poll threads
  • Evaluation of application responses
  • Poll balance needs in terms of conference and teams, proportional to the /r/CFB userbase

The following are not directly considered:

  • The applicant's status as a current or former player, coach, or member of the press
  • Whether the user intends to submit results from a computer algorithm or not
  • How much football an applicant professes to watch
  • How many times an applicant has applied

Q: I missed the poll application and/or wasn't selected for an invite. What can I do to participate in the poll?

A: Please feel free to join the conversation in the weekly poll results. As poll thread participation is one of the criteria used to select new voters, this will improve your application should you apply again next year.

Additionally, all users in good standing may participate in the poll as provisional voters, whether they were selected or not. To participate as a provisional voter, login to the site, go to "My Ballots" and apply.

Q: How many people normally get selected? How many apply?

A: The number of people selected is a function of how many current participants there are and the quality of the applications received. Number of applications has ranged between 200 and 1,200 over the last seven years. The number selected varies, but is usually in the ballpark of 50-60.

Q: How many voters are there?

A: There are a little over 400 voters in the total pool. Notionally the goal is for at least 300 ballots to be submitted each week, but current participation rates mean we usually get more than that.

Q: Do returning voters need to reapply each year?

A: As long as they meet the participation requirement, no.

Q: What is the participation requirement to remain a voter?

A: Starting with Week 4 of each season, voters are asked to miss no more than three weeks per season in order to maintain their vote. The first three weeks are optional, with no penalty to activity records.

Q: Are post-season ineligible teams able to receive votes?

A: Currently, yes. Voters are under no obligation to vote for such teams, however, and no guidance is provided in how to consider them.

Q: Are FCS and other lower division teams eligible to receive votes?

A: Yes, by request. Voters are under no obligation to vote for such teams, however, and no guidance is provided in how to consider them.

How To Contribute

Become A Provisional Voter And Vote In The Poll

Starting with the 2022-23 season, any users in good standing on the sub are welcome to sign up and vote on the site as provisional voters. Simply login, go to "My Ballots", and click apply.

Submit feedback on GitHub ... Or Even Fix It Yourself

Spot a bug? Have an idea for a killer new feature? Submit it for review on the issue board for future development consideration.

Feeling extra helpful? Build the feature yourself and submit a pull request. The poll site is open source under the MIT license, so feel free to fork the code yourself and go wild.

https://github.com/redditCFB/rcfbpoll3

Buy Me A Coffee

Setting aside the time invested, maintaining the poll requires some modest hosting and development costs. I have run the poll site for years on my own dime and am happy to do so, but any tips are much appreciated.

https://ko-fi.com/sirgippy

Voter Hall of Fame

12 Years

Corporal_Hicks
sirgippy

11 Years

dabul-master
digdat0
grjohnst
jeedf
LiptonCB
mellolizard
RagingWombats
spsellers
ThaCarter

10 Years

Acm0028
Apep86
boxbeat
Branzilla91
BUSean
cfbguy
ChickenTaco
DarthYoda2594
DisraeliEers
ExternalTangents
fshi
huskerfan4life520
jlh2b
kflinderman
KommanderKeen-a42
laminak
myghtymouse
njm1314
PalmettoFace
pascha
plannedsickdays
Polarbear1914
Red261
scronko
SCsprinter13
SPRX97
studio_sally
tallg8tor
Techwid
Texasagsman
TossedRightOut
ttsci
turkishguy
UNC_Samurai
Wescat
Xtremeloco

9 Years

0wlbear
bernkastel87
boonamobile
buckeyegold
Buckeyes2010
ChemicalOle
cmdrcaboose2
Daigotsu
esoterik
FellKnight
gbuntin
HarbingerOfFun
IAmAChemicalEngineer
Laschoni
LeinadSpoon
nemoran
owl_man
ProbablyRickSantorum
qacha
r0sco
ryumast3r
SantiagoRamon
srs_house
strikersteve60
vanburen1845
WeenisWrinkle

8 Years

bties
buckeyes75
CambodianDrywall
Cars-and-Coffee
Cecil_Hardboner
CFSparta92
d_mcc_x
deadtofall12
DonnieNarco
Frognosticator
galacticdude7
HelioOne
hythloday1
icklebush
LEGEN--wait_for_it
MammothMan34
Mario_Speedwagon
MrTheSpork
nin478
noodlethebear
RobertNeyland
ryseing
T-Thugs
topher3003
TopheryG8er
trumpet_23

7 Years

52hoova
BabyBladder
bakonydraco
BallSoHerd
BorisNumber1
brobroma
DafoeFoSho
djowen68
Dropbackandpunt
dybuell
eclectic_tastes
emueagles
G-Aardvark
GilBrandt
gms212
Harry_B_C_Dresden
ItsZizk
JonesUCF34
jrichardh
nolez
OskeewowwowIL
puffadda
RiffRamBahZoo
scotsworth
SCRx
seaotter2
Sophocles5
spasm01
taloncarde
TDenverFan
TheCid
TheReformedBadger
TimeBroken
ToLongDR
ucieaters33
uwbjb
WarEagle9

6 Years

3RDnKING
A-Stu-Ute
admiraltarkin
alextoyalex
AllHawkeyesGoToHell
Balrog_of_Morgoth
BlueFalcon89
BosskOnASegway
bread_buddy
BugsSuck
captain_sasquatch
chweris
cliffhanger407
CockADoodleBOOM
Colton3690
corundum9
CountryRoads8
Darth_Sensitive
DavoinShower-handle
Disregardskarma
djmoody90
dupreesdiamond
fadingthought
flipadelphia17
flyingcrayons
G-manP
GeneralGBO
goblue10
halldaylong
hawkspur1
HUSKEROYAL
JCiLee
kdcoltred
Keener1899
kelctex
kelling928
key_lime_pie
Khavanon
marcellnation
monkeymatt1836
nuxenolith
orangeslash
Pikachu1989
pmartin0079
polydorr
Rapsca
ReallyCreative
remwin
retnuh101
runujhkj
ruwisc
Saxasaurus
seanosaur
slntkilla
Smidgens
smills79
SmokingCricket
snwidget
steinman17
tabelz
thatwasntveryraven
The_DHC
theb52
THECrew42
TheFlyingBoat
wazoheat
WhoaABlueCar
Wurst_Law
Zerosa

5 Years

03040905
aguyfromthewest
atchemey
aubieismyhomie
BamaPride95
Bill3ffinMurray
blahblehblahwhoru
Chris-P-Creme
cinciforthewin
conchobor
coreyfra
CSU_Mike
dan4223
dannylandulf
DarkLegend64
DelphicLike
dicky_________seamus
Extra_Excrement
Fifth_Down
Foxmcbowser42
frumious88
funtubs
Grimbo_Reaper
indexspartan
JeromesNiece
jmac_21
justsaynotoreddit
keytide22
Knightro2011
KobeOrNotKobe
Lex_Ludorum
luckroy
MarlinsGuy
mildlypeeved
mjacksongt
MrDoctorSmartyPants
NatecUDF
Nathanael-Greene
neovenator250
No_Way_Pablo
noahthearc
olmsted
orboth
pbjork
pileatedloon
redbenn
RegulatorRWF
relax_on_the_mat
saladbar
ScarletFever333
SearonTrejorek
soonerfreak
stripes361
surreptitioussloth
TaylorLeprechaun
theCANCERbat
TheZachster
Ticklebump
tmart12
ToxicSteve13
turtle_flu
typicaliconoclast
WaffleIron278
wesman212

4 Years

113milesprower
311polo
Arronwy
Arsenal7X
beerslingerjay
bgr308
Blooblod
bluegrassborn
BlueSCar
boxman151515
BunnySelfDestruct
bwburke94
cajunaggie08
CantHousewifeaHo
Cassiyus
Charlemagne42
chrisb19
confirmd_am_engineer
DFWTooThrowed
DoctorWhosOnFirst
e8odie
FatWhiteGuy49
Feral_Squirrel
Fmeson
GenialGiant
GoBlueScrewOSU7
Greflingorax
Hackasizlak
Harmbert_
hascogrande
Helifino
Hobbes_121
Hummer77x
I_am_bot_beep_boop
Jakegarr
JaxofAllTrades13
jnoobs13
joebob431
Johnnycockseed
KingKliffsbury
lk6
moistats_
mynameisjona
ndhuskerpower
niperwiper
Officer_Warr
OKgolfer
Our-Gardian-Angel
PHubbs
Plneapple
pufan321
Rakarei
RomanCandle332
roneman815
royrules22
sasmith2015
senorthunder
ShogunAshoka
sideoutpar
Sproded
SSJRoshi
T-nawtical
TanzaniaMagic
tdeff19
teddythe3rd
The-Gothic-Castle
thegreendalegelf
TheJeemTeam
TheTeamCubed
toocleverbyhalf
TotalEconomist
VerySeriousBanana
wackywiener
woakley
yarrine11
YellowSkarmory

3 Years

152515
AaronRodgers16
ACCBiggz
AGSattack
Andaldo
andhelostthem
andrewthestudent
ApplejackOfMyEye
BigBoutros
blackeagle613
Blazeth
BobDeLaSponge
bobsled_time
BrutonGaster77
ClintFuckingEastwood
cms186
CollegeGolf69
Conglossian
CraftyConsumer
crimsonlaw
crownebeach
darkra01
dasani3x
DeceptiveSpeed
DeKaF
demeteloaf
diastereomer
DrKennethJNoisewater
Emperor_of_Orange
f0gax
FataOne
felatiodeltoro
fireinvestigator113
fo13
GatorAndrew
GiveMeSomeRaptorNews
groggydog
hokies220
hypercube42342
ilovecfb
ItzATarp
Jakesnake42
jputna
JustAManAndHisLaptop
jv27071
Longvols
Luriker
malowry0124
Miami_da_U
milesgmsu
mnmmatt
MoneyManeVick
nbingham196
nburt13
neverdonebefore
nickknx865
No11223456
november5th
Omegaus492
orbania
Papalew32
PaulWall31
peachios
Pollaski
PumpSmash
PureCFR
RatherBeYachting
RMathis13
roaddogg
scootmcgroot
ShamusJohnson13
SometimesY
soonersthebetter
SpeedxKills
Spiral-Pilot
ssnider23
Striker743
sunburn_on_the_brain
SurpriseSalami
sychosomat
tflordmalakt
theReluctantHipster
thexraptor
tjstanley
tks231
tmothy07
toastercookie
ToeInDigDeep
TopGoose
twosheepforanore
tylerbc
vtgorilla
XSavageWalrusX
zacheiny
Zloggt

2 Years

_fastball
abdalfarn
acquiescing
adamfalkofske
Aeschylus_
ajd3886
AlphaH4wk
alsonamedbort87
anti_gravity88
antiherowes
Antonton
arrow_dynamics
arrowfan624
Atoodope
Austinperroux
beardown1983
bfizzledizzle
bharmon
billybobskcor
BoboIsDead
bobosaurs
bobwoodshed
bothra
Brostradamus_
brtucker
Bukowskified
burgler
buttforaface
calidoc
Californie_cramoisie
captainBlackUGA
CarbonCamaroZL1
cblaines
CertifiedSheep
CFBHurts
Ch-i-ef
chceman
Chucky1539
ClemsonPoker
coogs35
CoopertheFluffy
cquinnc
DampFrijoles
dances_with_ibprofen
DanNeverDie
darth_turtle
Dasboot123
davoinshower-handle
DEP61
DisgruntledElf
DoctorAlzheimers
dogwoodmaple
domderek
DoomCrew
doormatt26
DoveFood
drewbudd
dsligh15
EastPowdermilk
efilon
epmatsw
Ersatzself
Everythingpossible
Fcc4life
FinancialAdvisorKid
fitzmauricet
freebirdcrowe
g_mo821
GeauxAllDay
geauxtothetop
Ghost_of_Dude
GNicholson25
gohuskies
Grownmannaked
Gryfer
HAWG
Hestkuk
holliniv
igloo27
iliketoupvotepuns
Imregular
imsoupercereal
iSlacker
itsabearcannon
ItsAesthus
itstractor
iusethistosavelinks
JamesBCrazy
jayhawx19
jeffcrab
jeffgoodt
Jeric_B
jerry8135
jjjoebox
jklharris
Jmbond
jormson
Jpkun
jshokie1
K_U
kama_river
kamikazeguy
kamiller2020
kamkazemoose
kdbvols
khalorei
King-Clover
krosber04
ksigcowboy
kylethemachine
laltrouomo
lebaronslebaron
littleson912
lkeg56demn
martel_the_hammer
MC_Grandesize
meristematic
mickeyquicknumbers
mikejarrell
monotonemr
moose512
mpejkrm
Mr_Brews
Mr_Metagross
Mr_Storm
MrHobo
MustangDude69
MxMj
Mythic514
namelessbanana
nicknam4
nikolajz1
notyogrannysgrandkid
NyquillusDillwad20
OhGad
one98d
OnlyHalfRacist
OU405
pash1k
Patrick324
patsyanks06
peterrabbit2010
piccolo1228
Pieisgood186
pitchesandthrows
plurge
Pope_Jake
practicallybert
profhoogs
Provid3nce
Quentanamo_Bay
rabid_communicator
Rainbow_Beefcake
rebelnutt18
redmachined
RLLRRR
rmp0005
RollWarTideEagle
ronpaul012
rossbk
ryker888
santablazer
schaftenheimen
sep86
Shitrus
shwilson24
solo_22
Spalliston
Staind075
steelcitygator
stephenbawesome
stesser
StickerBrush
StinsonBeach
Stockz
stormstopper
super-rad
swanky-k
tcurox112
TehAlpacalypse
ThatBeardedCarGuy
thatguy2014
thatonepianoguy
the5thpixel
the_chandler
theaustinkid
theeguy
thegoldenavatar
TheOrangeKush81
ThePUNisher96
TheTurner
thrav
tme001
TriStarBear
trolledbytech
TrueMaroon14
Tvwatcherr
ucfskuba
W_Is_For_Will
warm_warmer_disco
was_saying_boo_urns
watchpigsfly
WharFalcon
why_so_sirius
wild9
Wiremonkey
Wiskie
xavierwest
xelphin
yt1300

1 Year

12panther
1darkadonis
1ncognito
4thPlumlee
70stang
87broseidon
_Brazenhead_
a_haar
aaaangiemarie
abcruz52
ac1colossus
ack30297
Ad_Vance
Addyct
Admiral_Sarcasm
aewilliam
ahincks
AlexFromOmaha
Alpha_Orange
alphamazing
ALStark69
Alwaysahawk
amazedandconfused
Ambitiousdreamer
Anaharat
andewz111
andre1rt
AndrewFreeman
andthatswhyyoudont
Andtheyrustledsoftly
AnthonyCrispino
apfpilot
ArtificialBadger
asullivanmusic
aubgrad11
autumnklnss
awesomedave680
azwethinkweizm
B0yWonder
bacchusthedrunk
badgers4194
BaldEagle88
Bank_Gothic
bearsonsays
beatdigger
beatlemaniac
Beechman
benopp
bigbays
Bilibond
bissimo
Blindward
Bobtheweedbunny
bofa-on-the-sofa
brayzers
bretticus33
BrotzYUNOmakeFG
buckeyewx
bugsy33
bulldawghomer
Bum_bacon
burn_all_the_things
buttlordZ
Caedus
cataphoresis
CC440
chaaarles
chasingamy99
Cheeseish
ChicagoKoolAid
chrismoore8
cited
Cobainism
Colinreturn
COLU_BUS
cometparty
cons
corndog
cougar618
cowme
CowOfSteel
Cozyheartache
cozzyd
creative_penguin
criminolelawyer
cromulentc
ctblues24
cubedG
D1amondDude
dacracot
dahvdahv
dannypkeeper
darkknight4686
Darth_Ra
DASBOOTnDASPOO
DataDrivenPirate
Dawgclaw
dean_peterson
delsol5117
Derek2k3
DHerpster
DirtySouthRower
discobreakin
DkS_FIJI
Dmtry
doggo816
doihavemakeanewword
donvito7335
Doonesbury
dothemath
doublething1
drewzybby
Drexlore
drgnlis
dsampson92
DuckDuckMooose
Dukes1320
dvdov
EagleBurn
Edgar_Allan_Vogon
edinatlanta
effyourcouch
eHawleywood
ehlu15
eightsofclubs
elduderino01
elgambino
ElMatadorBorracho
Emit_Remmus_
epicschwinn
eSpiritCorpse
FAderp91
falconlover79
famouslastwords
FASX
fatmaninalittlesuit
finallycreatedaname
flying-banana
foretopsail
fourpinz8
fredcai6
gangsterunicorn
GatorRich
gaybachelor
Geaux12
GeauxTri
GeneralissimoFranco
Gfoley4
GHDUDE17
GhostdadUC
GiovanniElliston
girtalert
gmnitsua
GoBeaversOSU
GoDawgs34
GoldenHawk07
goodnames679
gordogg24p
greatestwhiteshark
greekactor1
gsuhooligan
GTUD
Hack0201
hardaysknight
Hawkdagon
hehateme29
heretostartshit
HeWhoLurksALot
hobozombie
Hoflax24
HoHoNOPE
hondaaccord
HonProfDrEsqCPA
hulashakes
hurgh55
hyp3rfastrxn
I_Want_to_Film_This
IAMAVelociraptorAMA
IAmLyingRightNow
ikariwarrior
ikm296
incandescence14
infinitempg
Inkblot9
inshallah13
iPhoneGerudo
IrishCoffeeAlchemy
ixcuincle
jacketit
jallen3
jam3p
james_wightman
jatorres
jbolling
jcbeam
jchall3
jchurch8073
jcornelius84
jdchambo
jdhall010
jdoublee5000
JewishAllah
jkeena88
jland445
jmbourn45
jmpsu23
joejoe1717
Joester09
JoshDaws
jpthehp
jrhaberman
jtmalone
jva12696
jwstark
jzorbino
kamikazemoose
keeleyaurora
kennylovesyou
kermic_the_frog
kevinonthemoon
kgriffin44
KHartos
Kickit2Peterson7
kip256
KittiesHavingSex
Kiwirish
kllian
kohltrain917
kojak2091
kooterade8
kturner24
Kunt_Vonnegut
lardmannont
Leap_Day_William
LeWoofle
life_is_okay
like9orphanz
lillipup03
Lkr721993
longhorn2015
lsm23
luis1972
m1a2c2kali
madviking
Man1ak
mandalayx
mango_lion
Marvolo_Mescudi
mcclapyourhands
mcraft07
meatfrappe
megamanxzero35
meressy
mgmfa
mhermher
Mhurley187
MidwestDrummer
mikelj
MisterTito
mjurkiewicz
mmmtoastmmm
mnyquist
modestcuntdestroyer
monkberrymoondelight
MonkeyPunch
motbob
MrSukacz
mthompson720
Munger88
muscle_hamster
mynilla11
nakedkpax
Nano4473
nataliieportman
ndbroski
NeauxRegrets
NeededLogic
Needhamizer
nejaahalcyon
Nelson_Mandela_Jr
night4runner
nilhaus
Nixon_Corral
noobicon
Nostroloppoccus
not_folie
notagadget
NotSoSuperNerd
novalsi
Noy_Telinu
NYPD-BLUE
nyr14
nyrfan317
oest
OffspringOfTheMaize
OhGeorgia
ohnosono
OhSoMexicellent
OldTimeyPugilist
ondarwey
One_Quick_Question
Orikfricai
outthawazoo
overscore_
owlalwaysloveyew
Ozymandias_13
PaineThomas
panhead
PapaMauMau
Papytendo
parttimerobot
patlanips11
PedroTheNoun
Penny_Henny
peteisneat
Phantom_Absolute
PhillyGreg
physedka
pianobadger
piontek15
pl02pl
platetectonics3
pointer1vb
pollo_bueno
popmurtha
posterofagirl
pramirez184
prof1le
PromoPimp
Race_banyon
ranch3ro
RavenclawWiz816
Rawk02
Razzrax
RealMikeDiesel
Rebel-Yell
red_firetruck
Reedfrost
ribread3
rojojoftw
rooge77
RSR390
RudolphRed
Rynyl
s0nopritch
sahilamin
SailorBexar
scoote
ScorpionsSpear
Scrantonbornboy
scrotes_magotes
SenorPuff
sev09
ShillinTheVillain
shoopderp
Shrektastic28
shryne
simpletrouserbeacon
sinurgy
Sir_Auron
sir_bradford
skankedout
Skylink
SlaminSammons
snappyj
SnrNC
Sometimeswelose
SouthlandScion
SpecialAgentScrotes
spiff24
Squishy33
ss33o23
Sstewa2
standrew5998
stat-quo
Steamster
StevvieV
stewyg27
Stoneador
strungoutonsix
superdeej
swodaem2005
tauzeta
tayloraugustus
tdoger
tehjarvis
TexasBreaux
The_Thane_Of_Cawdor
theaccidentof85
TheBigMcD
TheBrocean
thecolemanation
thedrowsyowl
THEgrape
thenotoriousjwb
theonetheonly55
TheRammaJamma
therealdudditz
TheSilverSky
TheUrbanRenewal
thomasosu
tightspandex
tomBARCIK
toocoofoschool
TouchdownHeroes
TrailerTrashBandit
transferStudent2018
trauma_alert
trav17
treein303
trickdiesel
Trogdor42069
trzk
TwoAngryFigs
Typicalseminole
UhOhOreo2012
uncomfortablyhigh
Upgrayedd08
upsguy
UpsideButNotDown
UrbtoOSU
VaughnTrue
velociraptorfarmer
vincemalumbono
voltron818
wafflesnsyrup
walterwizzight
wambotron
wameron
warox13
wcalvert
Weagle
wellski
WhiteBaseCoat
whjofan93
wick36
Witlesslamb
WrreckEmTech
WuTangConnor
wvucoop2134
wyschnei
yracuse_
zdc
Zeitskeet
zomglolreddit