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FanPulse: Michigan rises in rankings, but optimism dips again

The votes are in and while Michigan moved up in the rankings, fans are still not as confident as they’d like to be.

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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. Ohio State (up two spots from last week)
  3. Clemson (down one spot)
  4. Georgia (down one spot)
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Wisconsin (up one spot)
  8. Florida (up two spots)
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Penn State (up one spot)
  11. Texas (up one spot)
  12. Auburn (down five spots)
  13. Oregon
  14. Michigan (up three spots)
  15. Boise State
  16. Washington
  17. Utah (up one spot)
  18. Iowa (down four spots)
  19. Arizona State (not ranked last week)
  20. Wake Forest (not ranked last week)
  21. Virginia (down one spot)
  22. SMU (not ranked last week)
  23. Oklahoma State (not ranked last week)
  24. UCF (down three spots)
  25. Texas A&M (down two spots)

As far as confidence rating goes, the fans who voted feel even less confident after a win over a top-15 team than they did last week in a blowout win over Rutgers. After the confidence rating last week was at 46.7 percent, the numbers dipped back down again to 36.1 percent.

This week’s ballot also featured a question as to which game fans were most excited for nationally.

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.