There is a poll on the right side of WholeHogSports asking which of 5 SEC West schools you dislike the most (the one left out is MSU).
I was surprised a little by the results. Not so much the school with the most votes, but by the narrow range of the 5 schools from most votes to least.
With more than 1,000 votes cast, the top vote-getter (Ole Miss) had 24% of the votes, while the on with the least (Auburn, I believe) had 16%. The rest (LSU, Alabama, A&M) were in between.
I don’t know what I expected, but I thought it would be more skewed than that. Probably 30-35% for the most; 10-15% for the least, something like that.
I guess that shows how balanced and competitive the SEC really is. How unlike the SWC days when a vote of Arkansas fans would have shown probably 85-90% “Texas” in such a poll. Now, every week is “Texas week”.
I just looked, and I don’t see it any more either. Ironically, those things seem to be up forever (2-3 weeks) a lot of the time. I had just noticed this one, so figured it would be up for a while. And, I checked just before posting this thread to make sure it was still there - it was. Guess it went down right after I posted. Oh well . . .
As I mentioned, of the 5 teams listed (Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, A&M), Ole Miss led with 24%, Auburn (I think) had the least at 16%, and the others were somewhere in between.
I agree - Texas will always top my personal list of “least favorite” . . . but they are not in the SEC West, which is what this specific poll was asking about.
After I posted this last night, I called up the WHS story on Devwah Whaley and found the poll on the page with the story. Voting had been shut down though. I think their poll may be limited to five choices, thus the need to leave out Moo U.
LSU would be my pick.
Ole Miss would be number 2 only because they are cheating so much in recruiting that it is making them hard to beat.
Auburn would be next.
Then Alabama, even though they are the most important team to beat.
However, like the overall poll shows, there’s not much difference between them I dislike them all.