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

13 Years

Corporal_Hicks
sirgippy

12 Years

dabul-master
digdat0
grjohnst
jeedf
LiptonCB
mellolizard
spsellers
ThaCarter

11 Years

RagingWombats

10 Years

0wlbear
Acm0028
Apep86
bernkastel87
boonamobile
boxbeat
Branzilla91
buckeyegold
Buckeyes2010
BUSean
cfbguy
ChemicalOle
ChickenTaco
cmdrcaboose2
Daigotsu
DarthYoda2594
DisraeliEers
esoterik
ExternalTangents
fshi
HarbingerOfFun
huskerfan4life520
IAmAChemicalEngineer
jlh2b
kflinderman
KommanderKeen-a42
laminak
Laschoni
myghtymouse
nemoran
njm1314
owl_man
PalmettoFace
pascha
plannedsickdays
Polarbear1914
ProbablyRickSantorum
r0sco
Red261
ryumast3r
scronko
SCsprinter13
SPRX97
srs_house
strikersteve60
studio_sally
tallg8tor
Techwid
Texasagsman
TossedRightOut
ttsci
turkishguy
UNC_Samurai
vanburen1845
Wescat
Xtremeloco

9 Years

bties
buckeyes75
CambodianDrywall
Cars-and-Coffee
Cecil_Hardboner
d_mcc_x
deadtofall12
FellKnight
Frognosticator
galacticdude7
gbuntin
HelioOne
hythloday1
icklebush
LEGEN--wait_for_it
LeinadSpoon
MrTheSpork
nin478
noodlethebear
qacha
RobertNeyland
ryseing
SantiagoRamon
T-Thugs
TopheryG8er
trumpet_23
WeenisWrinkle

8 Years

52hoova
BabyBladder
bakonydraco
BallSoHerd
BorisNumber1
CFSparta92
DafoeFoSho
djowen68
DonnieNarco
Dropbackandpunt
eclectic_tastes
G-Aardvark
GilBrandt
ItsZizk
JonesUCF34
jrichardh
MammothMan34
Mario_Speedwagon
puffadda
RiffRamBahZoo
SCRx
seaotter2
Sophocles5
spasm01
TDenverFan
TheReformedBadger
TimeBroken
ToLongDR
topher3003
ucieaters33
WarEagle9

7 Years

brobroma
dybuell
emueagles
gms212
Harry_B_C_Dresden
nolez
OskeewowwowIL
scotsworth
taloncarde
TheCid
uwbjb

6 Years

3RDnKING
A-Stu-Ute
admiraltarkin
alextoyalex
AllHawkeyesGoToHell
Balrog_of_Morgoth
BamaPride95
Bill3ffinMurray
blahblehblahwhoru
BlueFalcon89
BosskOnASegway
bread_buddy
BugsSuck
captain_sasquatch
Chris-P-Creme
chweris
cinciforthewin
cliffhanger407
CockADoodleBOOM
Colton3690
conchobor
corundum9
CountryRoads8
dan4223
DarkLegend64
Darth_Sensitive
DavoinShower-handle
dicky_________seamus
Disregardskarma
djmoody90
dupreesdiamond
Extra_Excrement
fadingthought
flipadelphia17
flyingcrayons
Foxmcbowser42
frumious88
G-manP
GeneralGBO
goblue10
halldaylong
hawkspur1
HUSKEROYAL
JCiLee
JeromesNiece
jmac_21
justsaynotoreddit
kdcoltred
Keener1899
kelctex
kelling928
key_lime_pie
Khavanon
Knightro2011
Lex_Ludorum
luckroy
marcellnation
MarlinsGuy
mjacksongt
monkeymatt1836
Nathanael-Greene
noahthearc
nuxenolith
olmsted
orangeslash
Pikachu1989
pileatedloon
pmartin0079
polydorr
Rapsca
ReallyCreative
RegulatorRWF
relax_on_the_mat
remwin
retnuh101
runujhkj
ruwisc
Saxasaurus
ScarletFever333
seanosaur
SearonTrejorek
slntkilla
Smidgens
smills79
SmokingCricket
snwidget
soonerfreak
steinman17
stripes361
surreptitioussloth
tabelz
TaylorLeprechaun
thatwasntveryraven
The_DHC
theb52
THECrew42
TheFlyingBoat
TheZachster
Ticklebump
typicaliconoclast
wazoheat
wesman212
WhoaABlueCar
Wurst_Law
Zerosa

5 Years

03040905
113milesprower
311polo
aguyfromthewest
atchemey
aubieismyhomie
bgr308
Blooblod
BlueSCar
boxman151515
bwburke94
cajunaggie08
Cassiyus
Charlemagne42
chrisb19
confirmd_am_engineer
coreyfra
CSU_Mike
dannylandulf
DelphicLike
e8odie
Feral_Squirrel
Fifth_Down
Fmeson
funtubs
GenialGiant
GoBlueScrewOSU7
Grimbo_Reaper
Hackasizlak
Harmbert_
hascogrande
Helifino
Hobbes_121
I_am_bot_beep_boop
indexspartan
JaxofAllTrades13
jnoobs13
joebob431
Johnnycockseed
keytide22
KobeOrNotKobe
mildlypeeved
moistats_
MrDoctorSmartyPants
NatecUDF
ndhuskerpower
neovenator250
No_Way_Pablo
Officer_Warr
OKgolfer
orboth
pbjork
PHubbs
Rakarei
redbenn
royrules22
saladbar
sasmith2015
ShogunAshoka
Sproded
T-nawtical
tdeff19
teddythe3rd
The-Gothic-Castle
theCANCERbat
thegreendalegelf
TheJeemTeam
tmart12
ToxicSteve13
turtle_flu
VerySeriousBanana
WaffleIron278
woakley
ya111101
YellowSkarmory

4 Years

ACCBiggz
andrewthestudent
Arronwy
Arsenal7X
beerslingerjay
BigBoutros
Blazeth
bluegrassborn
bobsled_time
BunnySelfDestruct
CantHousewifeaHo
cms186
CollegeGolf69
Conglossian
crimsonlaw
crownebeach
darkra01
dasani3x
DFWTooThrowed
DoctorWhosOnFirst
DrKennethJNoisewater
FatWhiteGuy49
fireinvestigator113
fo13
Greflingorax
Hummer77x
hypercube42342
Jakegarr
Jakesnake42
JustAManAndHisLaptop
KingKliffsbury
lk6
Longvols
malowry0124
mnmmatt
MoneyManeVick
mynameisjona
nbingham196
nburt13
niperwiper
No11223456
Omegaus492
orbania
Our-Gardian-Angel
peachios
Plneapple
Pollaski
pufan321
PumpSmash
roaddogg
RomanCandle332
roneman815
senorthunder
ShamusJohnson13
sideoutpar
soonersthebetter
SSJRoshi
Striker743
TanzaniaMagic
TheTeamCubed
thexraptor
tjstanley
tks231
tmothy07
ToeInDigDeep
toocleverbyhalf
TopGoose
TotalEconomist
wackywiener
zacheiny
Zloggt

3 Years

152515
AaronRodgers16
AGSattack
Andaldo
andhelostthem
ApplejackOfMyEye
blackeagle613
BobDeLaSponge
BrutonGaster77
ClintFuckingEastwood
CraftyConsumer
DeceptiveSpeed
DeKaF
demeteloaf
diastereomer
Emperor_of_Orange
f0gax
FataOne
felatiodeltoro
GatorAndrew
GiveMeSomeRaptorNews
groggydog
hokies220
ilovecfb
ItzATarp
jputna
jv27071
Luriker
Miami_da_U
milesgmsu
neverdonebefore
nickknx865
november5th
Papalew32
PaulWall31
PureCFR
RatherBeYachting
RMathis13
scootmcgroot
SometimesY
SpeedxKills
Spiral-Pilot
ssnider23
sunburn_on_the_brain
SurpriseSalami
sychosomat
tflordmalakt
theReluctantHipster
toastercookie
twosheepforanore
tylerbc
vtgorilla
XSavageWalrusX

2 Years

12panther
_fastball
abdalfarn
acquiescing
adamfalkofske
Aeschylus_
ajd3886
AlphaH4wk
alsonamedbort87
ALStark69
anti_gravity88
antiherowes
Antonton
arrow_dynamics
arrowfan624
Atoodope
Austinperroux
badgers4194
Bank_Gothic
beardown1983
bfizzledizzle
bharmon
billybobskcor
BoboIsDead
bobosaurs
bobwoodshed
bothra
bretticus33
Brostradamus_
brtucker
Bukowskified
burgler
buttforaface
calidoc
Californie_cramoisie
captainBlackUGA
CarbonCamaroZL1
cblaines
CertifiedSheep
CFBHurts
Ch-i-ef
chceman
Chucky1539
ClemsonPoker
COLU_BUS
coogs35
CoopertheFluffy
cquinnc
creative_penguin
DampFrijoles
dances_with_ibprofen
DanNeverDie
Darth_Ra
darth_turtle
Dasboot123
DataDrivenPirate
davoinshower-handle
DEP61
DisgruntledElf
DoctorAlzheimers
doggo816
dogwoodmaple
domderek
DoomCrew
doormatt26
DoveFood
drewbudd
Drexlore
drgnlis
dsligh15
EastPowdermilk
efilon
epmatsw
Ersatzself
eSpiritCorpse
Everythingpossible
falconlover79
Fcc4life
FinancialAdvisorKid
fitzmauricet
fourpinz8
freebirdcrowe
g_mo821
GatorRich
GeauxAllDay
geauxtothetop
GeauxTri
Ghost_of_Dude
GNicholson25
GoBeaversOSU
gohuskies
Grownmannaked
Gryfer
HAWG
Hestkuk
holliniv
igloo27
iliketoupvotepuns
Imregular
imsoupercereal
infinitempg
Inkblot9
iSlacker
itsabearcannon
ItsAesthus
itstractor
iusethistosavelinks
JamesBCrazy
jayhawx19
jeffcrab
jeffgoodt
Jeric_B
jerry8135
jjjoebox
jklharris
Jmbond
Joester09
jormson
Jpkun
jshokie1
K_U
kama_river
kamikazeguy
kamiller2020
kamkazemoose
kdbvols
khalorei
King-Clover
krosber04
ksigcowboy
kylethemachine
laltrouomo
lebaronslebaron
LeWoofle
lillipup03
littleson912
lkeg56demn
martel_the_hammer
MC_Grandesize
meristematic
mickeyquicknumbers
mikejarrell
monotonemr
moose512
mpejkrm
Mr_Brews
Mr_Metagross
Mr_Storm
MrHobo
MustangDude69
MxMj
Mythic514
namelessbanana
ndbroski
nicknam4
nikolajz1
not_folie
NotSoSuperNerd
notyogrannysgrandkid
Noy_Telinu
NyquillusDillwad20
OhGad
one98d
OnlyHalfRacist
OU405
outthawazoo
owlalwaysloveyew
pash1k
Patrick324
patsyanks06
peterrabbit2010
physedka
piccolo1228
Pieisgood186
pitchesandthrows
platetectonics3
plurge
Pope_Jake
practicallybert
profhoogs
Provid3nce
Quentanamo_Bay
rabid_communicator
Rainbow_Beefcake
RavenclawWiz816
rebelnutt18
redmachined
RLLRRR
rmp0005
RollWarTideEagle
ronpaul012
rossbk
ryker888
santablazer
schaftenheimen
scrotes_magotes
sep86
Shitrus
Shrektastic28
shwilson24
SlaminSammons
solo_22
Sometimeswelose
Spalliston
Staind075
steelcitygator
stephenbawesome
stesser
StevvieV
StickerBrush
StinsonBeach
Stockz
Stoneador
stormstopper
super-rad
swanky-k
tauzeta
tcurox112
tdoger
TehAlpacalypse
ThatBeardedCarGuy
thatguy2014
thatonepianoguy
the5thpixel
the_chandler
theaustinkid
theeguy
thegoldenavatar
TheOrangeKush81
ThePUNisher96
TheTurner
thomasosu
thrav
tme001
TouchdownHeroes
TriStarBear
trolledbytech
TrueMaroon14
Tvwatcherr
ucfskuba
velociraptorfarmer
W_Is_For_Will
wameron
warm_warmer_disco
was_saying_boo_urns
watchpigsfly
WharFalcon
why_so_sirius
wild9
Wiremonkey
Wiskie
xavierwest
xelphin
yt1300

1 Year

1darkadonis
1ncognito
4thPlumlee
70stang
87broseidon
_Brazenhead_
a_haar
aaaangiemarie
abcruz52
ac1colossus
ack30297
Ad_Vance
Addyct
Admiral_Sarcasm
aewilliam
ahincks
AlexFromOmaha
Alpha_Orange
alphamazing
Alwaysahawk
amazedandconfused
Ambitiousdreamer
Anaharat
andewz111
andre1rt
AndrewFreeman
andthatswhyyoudont
Andtheyrustledsoftly
AnthonyCrispino
apfpilot
ArtificialBadger
asullivanmusic
aubgrad11
autumnklnss
awesomedave680
azwethinkweizm
B0yWonder
bacchusthedrunk
BaldEagle88
bearsonsays
beatdigger
beatlemaniac
Beechman
benopp
bigbays
Bilibond
bissimo
Blindward
Bobtheweedbunny
bofa-on-the-sofa
brayzers
BrotzYUNOmakeFG
buckeyewx
bugsy33
bulldawghomer
Bum_bacon
burn_all_the_things
buttlordZ
Caedus
cataphoresis
CC440
chaaarles
chasingamy99
Cheeseish
ChicagoKoolAid
chrismoore8
cited
Cobainism
Colinreturn
cometparty
cons
corndog
cougar618
cowme
CowOfSteel
Cozyheartache
cozzyd
criminolelawyer
cromulentc
ctblues24
cubedG
D1amondDude
dacracot
dahvdahv
dannypkeeper
darkknight4686
DASBOOTnDASPOO
Dawgclaw
dean_peterson
delsol5117
Derek2k3
DHerpster
DirtySouthRower
discobreakin
DkS_FIJI
Dmtry
doihavemakeanewword
donvito7335
Doonesbury
dothemath
doublething1
drewzybby
dsampson92
DuckDuckMooose
Dukes1320
dvdov
EagleBurn
Edgar_Allan_Vogon
edinatlanta
effyourcouch
eHawleywood
ehlu15
eightsofclubs
elduderino01
elgambino
ElMatadorBorracho
Emit_Remmus_
epicschwinn
FAderp91
famouslastwords
FASX
fatmaninalittlesuit
finallycreatedaname
flying-banana
foretopsail
fredcai6
gangsterunicorn
gaybachelor
Geaux12
GeneralissimoFranco
Gfoley4
GHDUDE17
GhostdadUC
GiovanniElliston
girtalert
gmnitsua
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
inshallah13
iPhoneGerudo
IrishCoffeeAlchemy
ixcuincle
jacketit
jallen3
jam3p
james_wightman
jatorres
jbolling
jcbeam
jchall3
jchurch8073
jcornelius84
jdchambo
jdhall010
jdoublee5000
JewishAllah
jkeena88
jland445
jmbourn45
jmpsu23
joejoe1717
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
life_is_okay
like9orphanz
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
NeauxRegrets
NeededLogic
Needhamizer
nejaahalcyon
Nelson_Mandela_Jr
night4runner
nilhaus
Nixon_Corral
noobicon
Nostroloppoccus
notagadget
novalsi
NYPD-BLUE
nyr14
nyrfan317
oest
OffspringOfTheMaize
OhGeorgia
ohnosono
OhSoMexicellent
OldTimeyPugilist
ondarwey
One_Quick_Question
Orikfricai
overscore_
Ozymandias_13
PaineThomas
panhead
PapaMauMau
Papytendo
parttimerobot
patlanips11
PedroTheNoun
Penny_Henny
peteisneat
Phantom_Absolute
PhillyGreg
pianobadger
piontek15
pl02pl
pointer1vb
pollo_bueno
popmurtha
posterofagirl
pramirez184
prof1le
PromoPimp
Race_banyon
ranch3ro
Rawk02
Razzrax
RealMikeDiesel
Rebel-Yell
red_firetruck
Reedfrost
ribread3
rojojoftw
rooge77
RSR390
RudolphRed
Rynyl
s0nopritch
sahilamin
SailorBexar
scoote
ScorpionsSpear
Scrantonbornboy
SenorPuff
sev09
ShillinTheVillain
shoopderp
shryne
simpletrouserbeacon
sinurgy
Sir_Auron
sir_bradford
skankedout
Skylink
snappyj
SnrNC
SouthlandScion
SpecialAgentScrotes
spiff24
Squishy33
ss33o23
Sstewa2
standrew5998
stat-quo
Steamster
stewyg27
strungoutonsix
superdeej
swodaem2005
tayloraugustus
tehjarvis
TexasBreaux
The_Thane_Of_Cawdor
theaccidentof85
TheBigMcD
TheBrocean
thecolemanation
thedrowsyowl
THEgrape
thenotoriousjwb
theonetheonly55
TheRammaJamma
therealdudditz
TheSilverSky
TheUrbanRenewal
tightspandex
tomBARCIK
toocoofoschool
TrailerTrashBandit
transferStudent2018
trauma_alert
trav17
treein303
trickdiesel
Trogdor42069
trzk
TwoAngryFigs
Typicalseminole
UhOhOreo2012
uncomfortablyhigh
Upgrayedd08
upsguy
UpsideButNotDown
UrbtoOSU
VaughnTrue
vincemalumbono
voltron818
wafflesnsyrup
walterwizzight
wambotron
warox13
wcalvert
Weagle
wellski
WhiteBaseCoat
whjofan93
wick36
Witlesslamb
WrreckEmTech
WuTangConnor
wvucoop2134
wyschnei
yracuse_
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