Coaches Poll Ballot Analysis – Eastern Bias?


  • #83825
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    tarheelute
    Ute Fan
    @tarheelute

    USA Today reported the individual ballots of Coaches Poll (Interactive Database).

    I looked at the ballot averages overall for UW, WSU and Utah, by P5/Non-P5 and Time Zone (E,C,M&P). It’s hard to see the bias the East Coast supposedly has against the PAC-12 Schools, or any P5/Non-P5 bias. I looked at only the PAC-12 Schools UW, WSU and Utah. There was a slight bias from western coaches towards UW, WSU and Utah, however considering there or so few west coaches voting, no statistical significance.

    Average Ranking (rounded up)

    Group———-Count—–Averages
    All——–64—————UW-10—–WSU-13—–Utah-19
    High———————-UW-07—–WSU-06—–Utah-12
    Low———————–UW-14—–WSU-19—–Utah-NR (4)

    P5——-34—————–UW-10—–WSU-12 Utah-19
    Non-P5—30————-UW-10—–WSU-13—–Utah-19
    East——-21—————UW-10—–WSU-13—–Utah-18
    Cent——-30—————UW-10—–WSU-13—–Utah-20
    West/Pac—13———–UW-09—–WSU-12—–Utah-19

    Pac-12 Coach Rankings:
    Edwards (ASU):————-UW-13—–WSU-14—–Utah-25
    Helton (USC):—————UW-09—–WSU-12—–Utah-20
    Peterson (UW):————-UW-09—–WSU-10—–Utah-15
    Leach (USC):—————-UW-09—–WSU-06—–Utah-17
    Whittingham (UofU):——–UW-07—–WSU-09—–Utah-16
    MacIntyre (CO):————-UW-09—–WSU-10—–Utah-19

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    mfaulk80
    Ute Fan
    @mfaulk80

    This is beside the point, but Kyle ranked WSU 9, not 7.  You had both WSU and UW written as 7, so I looked it up. 

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