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FanPulse results: Fanbase divided after loss at Penn State, though optimism rises

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The data has been collected and a few more people are on board after Penn State, but the majority is still in the negative.

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The latest batch of SB Nation FanPulse results are in after counting up your ballots from over the weekend on both this week’s top 25 and also your confidence in where the program is heading. It’s as easy as signing up here, and bang, the survey will come to you each week and you get to represent Maize n Brew and the Michigan community in the only weekly college football poll that now matters (editorializing here, admittedly).

Here’s your updated top 25 after compiling the votes and ballots from SB Nation’s college team sites.

Ours, of course, is always a little bit different based on your responses. Here is the ballot that was sent in representing Maize n Brew from your feedback to the survey.

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Ohio State (up one spot)
  4. Clemson (down one spot)
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Penn State (up one spot)
  7. Georgia (up three spots)
  8. Auburn (up one spot)
  9. Notre Dame (down one spot)
  10. Florida (up one spot)
  11. Oregon (up one spot)
  12. Wisconsin (down six spots)
  13. Texas (up one spot)
  14. SMU (up three spots)
  15. Minnesota
  16. Cincinnati (up five spots)
  17. Utah (up one spot)
  18. Baylor (up four spots)
  19. Appalachian State (up five spots)
  20. Arizona State
  21. Wake Forest (up two spots)
  22. Boise State (down nine spots)
  23. Michigan (down seven spots)
  24. Virginia (up one spot)
  25. San Diego State (not ranked last week)

Those of you confident about the direction of Michigan football are still in the minority with 44 percent of fans still positive in where the Jim Harbaugh era is going. This number is up from 32.8 percent after the Illinois game.

Here’s a recap of how it has gone each week this season.

Week 1: 92.4 percent

Week 2: 51.4 percent

Week 3: 58.9 percent

Week 4: 12.7 percent

Week 5: 46.7 percent

Week 6: 36.1 percent

Week 7: 32.8 percent

Week 8: 44 percent

These are how the votes for the game you were most excited for were tallied this week:

Auburn at LSU - 38.9%

Wisconsin at Ohio State - 34%

Notre Dame at Michigan - 13.7%

North Dakota State at South Dakota State - 5.5%

Washington State at Oregon - 4.5%

Penn State at Michigan State - 3.5%

For those of you not familiar with this initiative and want to get involved, and please do, you can signup for the SB Nation FanPulse poll here. The surveys will go out once all of the games have concluded and the ballot is ready to roll.