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Past Tom Bowl Fan Poll Results

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2012
 
  1. 1. Notre Dame 67 (9)
  2. 2. Ohio State 53 (6)
  3. 3. Alabama 42 (1)
  4. 4. Oregon 32 (2)
  5. 5. Penn State 20 (1)
  6. 6. Michigan State 14 (2)
  7. 7. Michigan 9 (1)
  8. 8. Byron Center High School 8 (1) %
  9. 9. Texas A&M 8
  10. 10. Georgia 6
  11. 11. LSU 5
  12. 12. Sam Houston State 5 (1)
  13. 13. Middle Tennessee 5 (1)
  14. 14. Detroit Lions 5 ]
  15. 15. Colgate 5 (1)
  16. 16. Temple 5 (1)
  17. 17. Bowling Green 5 (1)
  18. 18. Harbor Beach 5 (1)
  19. 19. Nicholls State 4 P
  20. 20. Florida State 4
  21. 21. Maryland 4
  22. 22. Boston College 4
  23. 23. Boise State 4
  24. 24. Appalachian State 4 Θ
  25. 25. Toledo 4

Also receiving votes: San Diego State 3; West Virginia 3; USC 3; Ludington Orioles 3; Riga Tech 3; Stanford 3; Kansas State 3; St. Norbert College 3 ; Wichita State 3; SMU 3; Wayne State University 2; Nebraska 2; Rutgers 2; Kent State 2; Oklahoma 2; Ohio Sate 2; Hawaii 1; Caltech 1; Texas Tech 1; Lansing Community College 1 F; Northern Illinois 1; Harvard 1

% Michigan High School. Nick name: Bulldogs

] "Professional" football team

P Colonels!

Θ Totally beat Michigan that one time

First multi-branched technical university in tsarist Russia  (Latvia)

College in Wisconsin. Nicknamed Green Knights

F Community College actually has a nickname. Stars!

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1. LSU 55 (14)
2. Michigan State 33 (7)
3. Alabama 19 (7)
4. Houston 19 (5)
5. Oklahoma state 22 (1)
6. Oregon 17 (6)
7. Stanford 11 (5)
8. Michigan 11 (4)
9. Boise State 9 (5)
10. Arkansas 8 (3)
11. College of Charleston 5 (1)
12. Toledo 5 (1)
13. Ohio State 5 (1)
14. Clare 5 (1)
%
15. Colgate 4 (1)
16. Wisconsin 4 (1)
17. TCU 4 (1)
18. USC 4 (1)
19. Top ranked BCS team (?) 4 (1)
P
20. Texas 4 (1)
21. Slippery Rock 4 (1)
22. Indiana 3 (2)
23. Loras College, Dubuque,IA 3 (1)
24. Virginia Tech 3 (1)
25. Bowling Green Falcons 3 (1)

Also receiving votes: Green Bay Packers 3 (1) ]; Penn State 3 (1); Detroit Lions 2 (1) ]; South Carolina 2 (1); Lansing Eastern High School 2 (1); Western Kentucky 2 (1); Maryland (funky uniforms) 2 (1) x ; Okey State 2 (1) ; Central Michigan 1 (1); Indianapolis Colts 1 (1) Θ; Georgia 1 (1); Middle Tennessee 1 (1); Miami Heat 1 (1); Navy 1 (1); Rutgers 1 (1)

% City in Mid-Michigan that has a welcome center

P  Details sketchy on this one

F Historically rich, academically challenging, faith-centered, socially stimulating thats Loras College. Nickname: Duhawks. Pronounced Due-Hawks not Duh-Awks.

x  Worst uniforms ever

Couldn't find this, suspect may mean OSU but can't be sure

] Professional football team

Θ Lousy professional football team

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1.       TCU 9

2.       Boise St 8

3.       Oregon 7

4.       Ohio State 6

5.       Auburn 5

6.       BYU 5

7.       Colgate 5

8.       Kansas Jayhawks 5

9.       Louisiana State 5

10.   Michigan 5

11.   Michigan State 5

12.   Rich Rodriquez 5 ]

13.   Akron Zips 4

14.   Dave Brandon 4 Θ

15.   MIT 4

16.   Mott Community College 4

17.   Alabama 3

18.   Florida 3

19.   Jim Harbaugh 3 %

20.   Jim Tressel 3 P

21.   Nevada 3

22.   Bill Martin 2 F

23.   Central Michigan 2

24.   Detroit Lions 2

25.   Middle Tennessee St. 2

 Also receiving votes: Ball State; Bubacar Cissoko x ; DeWitt High School; Oklahoma; Spain  

] Favorite Michigan Coach for Ohio State and Michigan State fans

Θ Michigan Athletic Director

Community college located in Flint, Michigan. Has nothing at all to do with apple sauce

% Head Coach San Francisco 49ers. Noted aggressive back slapper

P  Vice President of Strategic Engagement at University of Akron

F A stage name briefly adopted by Billy Joel in 1972

x  Former University of Michigan cornerback serving prison time for committing three thefts and an attempted robbery

Country located on the Iberian Peninsula. Used to have quite the armada.

 

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2009

 

1.       Ohio State 100 (15)

2.       Alabama 49 (6)

3.       Texas 32

4.       TCU 30 (2)

5.       Cincinnati 26

6.       Florida 23 (3)

7.       Central Michigan 23 (2)

8.       Penn State 23 (1)

9.       Boise State 22 (1)

10.   Middle Tennessee State 20

11.   Michigan State 18 (1)

12.   Notre Dame 18 (2)

13.   Grand Valley State 15

14.   Miami 15

15.   Michigan 11 (1)

16.   Yale 9 (1)

17.   Toledo 8

18.   Cal 8 (1)

19.   Madison Square Garden 8 ]

20.   Indiana 8 (1);

 Also receiving votes:  SMU 7 (1); Tennessee 7; North Carolina 5 (1); Miami Ohio 5 (1); Maryland 5 (1); Montana Tech 5 (1) Θ; Yo Yo Ma 5 (1)  ; Emory University 5 (1) % ; Eastern Michigan 5; East Carolina 5 (1); Columbus State 5 (1)  P; Case Western 5 (1)F ; Bucknell 5; Beal City 5 (1)  x; Illinois 4; Florida State 4; ITT; Technical Institute 4 ^; Cornell 4; Cornbread 4 ; Community College of Allegheny College 4  ; Cal State Fullerton 4; Finland 4  ; Purdue 4; Tony Grese 4 Θ; Texas A & M 4; North Allegheny High School 4 w ; Northwestern 4; UNLV 4; Vanderbilt 4; Milk Duds 4 X ; Slippery Rock 4; Oregon 4; Penn State-Behrend 4 L; Southern Miss 4; Cincinnatti (sp?) 3 ; Pewamo-Westphalia 3 ; Penn 3; Morehead State 3; Wisconsin 3; Wittenberg University 3 #; Mount Union 3 ; Ohio University 3; Montana 2; Colgate 2; Texas Tech 2; Alma College 2 J; Fresno State 2; De Anza Community College 2 ; Villanova 2; The Dan Bowl 2 ; St. Mary's of South Bend 2 җ; Washington State 1; College of Charleston 1; TCU & Boise State 1; St. John's University (MN) 1 +; San Jose State 1; Grand Rapids Community College 1 $; Omer, Michigan High School 1 @; John Joe Fudge Here 1 ; Ndamukong Suh 1 ; Duke 1

 

] Home of the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Also hosts New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Fourth arena to be called Madison Square Garden.

Θ For the past 108 years, has earned a reputation as one of the finest science, engineering, and technical colleges in the world. Nickname: Orediggers

Cello Master

 % Private research university in metropolitan Atlanta which is undefeated since 1853

 P Four year public university in Georgia Nickname: Cougars

  F Small Ohio college says its one of the nation's leading independent research universities

  x High school plays in same field as the Tom Bowl. Class D State Champs in Football. Nicknamed Aggies

 ^ Leading private college system focused on technology-oriented programs of study mostly in the quad-state area (Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

  Always sounds better than it really is
 makes quality education affordable and accessible to the community, provides leadership in workforce

Scandinavian Country. Part of Finnish-Ugric language group

Θ Pittsburgh Sports fan who is also a Buckeye

 w Suburban high school in Wexford, PA sometimes shortened to NASH. Nickname: Tigers

 X Chocolate covered caramel candy named for the fact that no matter how hard they tried they could not get them to be perfectly round. Not good if stale.

L Offers the resources of a major research institution in a distinguished collegiate setting. Nickname: Lions (no Nittany)

  Common misspelling of Cincinnati

  High School in Westphalia, MI. Nickname: Pirates. Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates is a lot to say.

 # Nationally ranked Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college located in Springfield, Ohio. Nickname: Tigers

  Liberal arts college in Alliance, Ohio founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn

 J There is only one Alma  Nationally recognized private liberal arts college that highlights personalized education, social responsibility and extraordinary achievements. Nicknamed: Scots

Two words"excellence" and "innovation"

College bowl game featuring the two teams that start the seaon ranked the highest but finish the season unranked. Named for Dan.

җ At Saint Marys College, you feel as if youre surrounded by sisters and friends

+ Not the one in New York

$ Founded in 1914 by the Grand Rapids Board of Education after a resolution was passed by the University of Michigans faculty

@ There ain't no high school in Omer

Member of the illustrious Fudge family

Nebraska DT. A very large man.

 

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 2008

  1. Florida 72 (4)
  2. Oklahoma 72 (5)
  3. Clare 65 (2) &
  4. Texas 64 (2)
  5. USC 46 (4)
  6. Penn State 42 (2)
  7. Utah 41 (7)
  8. Michigan 39 (4)
  9. Alabama 35 (1)
  10. Boise State 32 (4)
  11. Michigan State 29 (3)
  12. Arkansas 25
  13. Notre Dame 15
  14. Texas Tech 14
  15. Ball State 13 (1)
  16. Ohio State 11 (1)
  17. Grand Valley State 9
  18. Eastern Michigan 8 (1)
  19. Texas A&M 8 (1)
  20. Beal City Aggies 7 (1) x
  21.    21.  Missouri 7 (1)

Also receiving votes: Bowling Green 6, Georgia 6 (1), LA Lafayette 5 (1), Cal 5 (1), Q-dodgers 5 (1) Θ, LSU 5 (1), Iowa 5 (1), Winner of Alabama vs. Florida 5, Illinois 4, Central Michigan 4, Northern Michigan 4, Hawaii 4, Wofford 4 ], Detroit Lions 4 Џ, Alcorn St. 4, The Ques 4 Θ, Sienna Heights University 4 U, Alma 3 , Appalachian State 3, Boston College 3, University of Washington 3, Chattanooga 3 д, Chicago Blackhawks 3 z, Tulsa 3, Florida A&M 3, Peenn State 3 Z, SMU 3, Adrian College 3 , Que state 3 Θ, UNLV 2, Purdue 2, State of Que 2 Θ, Indiana 2, Virginia 2, USF 2, Tom Turkey 2 , Lenawee County VoTech 2, Furman 2 r, Stanford 2, SSU 2 , Wayne State Medics 2 , Plainwell 1 E , UUU 1 , Wisconsin 1, Wayne State 1, Minnesota State 1 f, Michigan "Roadkill" 1 l, Que University 1 Θ, College of Charleston 1 z, Mount Ida 1 b, Riga Tech 1 m, Santa 1 #, Humboldt St. 1 y, University of Buford, GA 1 c

 

& City in the North Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan. See how hard geography can be in Michigan?

x High school plays in same field as the Tom Bowl. Nicknamed Aggies

Θ My daughter was temporarily obsessed with the letter Q

] Founded 1854 Spartanburg, SC. Nicknamed Terriers

Џ Professional Football Team that didn't win a single game all season long

U Catholic university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters who I don't know. Nickname: Saints

There is only one Alma  Nationally recognized private liberal arts college that highlights personalized education, social responsibility and extraordinary achievements. Nicknamed: Scots

д Tennessee college. Nicknamed Mocs. Mascot is a bird named Scrappy

z Hockey team

Z Someone announcing Penn State.

Nothing to do at all with Rocky Balboa. Yo.

Turkey named Tom

Vocational School Adrian, MI

r South Carolina Liberal Arts College. Nicknamed: Paladins. Do you know what a paladin is? You do? Did you play Dungeons and Dragons? Thought so.

Speculating this is Sonoma State University which describes itself as being located in wine country north of San Francisco. However, it could be Shawnee State University which is located in Portsmouth Ohio or even Southern State University located near San Diego. Perhaps its Samar State University located in the Philippines or even Southampton Solent University in the UK.

Not to be confused with Wayne St. Warriors but still confusing

E Town in Western Michigan south of Grand Rapids west of Battle Creek. Spent a week there years ago. Lady got angry when I asked what there was to do in Plainwell and someone else said nothing. She said there's lots to do in Plainwell. I asked her what. She thought about it and said "Well, you can go to the lake" Distance from Plainwell to Lake Michigan: Approximately 130 miles.

Possibly the element Unununium but may also reference the very first edited page in the history of Wikipedia. Look it up!

f Turns out there really is a Minnesota State. See 2000 poll. Nickname: Mavericks

l Usually a deer. Sometimes raccoon or possum.

z Oldest, largest and most selective private institution in South Carolina. Founded in 1826

b Independent undergraduate and graduate college in Newton, Massachusetts. Nicknamed: Mustangs

m First multi-branched technical university in tsarist Russia  (Latvia)

# Jolly Old Elf

y Small California college located in Arcata which is north of Ukiah, which is north of Santa Rosa which is north of San Francisco. Are we there yet? Nickname: Lumberjacks

c There are a lot of things with the name University around Buford, Ga. But no University of Buford

 

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2007
 
  1. Ohio State 120 (15)

  2. LSU 80 (4)

  3. Hawaii 78 (5)

  4. Michigan State 62 (9)

  5. Kansas 43 (4)

  6. Appalachian State 38 (4)

  7. West Virginia 27

  8. Oklahoma 27 (1)

  9. Michigan 25 (2)

  10. Missouri 22 (1)

  11. Illinois 21 (1)

  12. USC 18

  13. Notre Dame 14 (1)

  14. Oregon 13 (1)

  15. Georgia 11

  16. Grand Valley State 10 (1)

  17. Florida 9

  18. Florida State 8

  19. University of Miami 7 (1)

  20. Virginia Tech 7

Also receiving votes:  Duke 6, Toledo 6, Muhlenberg 5 (1) z, Mullikan Kainers 5 (1)#, Rutgers 5 (1), Austin Peay State University Governors 5 (1), Fort Valley State University 5 (1) д, George Washington University 5 (1), South Florida 4, Arkansas 4, Indiana 4, Miami of Ohio 4, Ursinus 4 , St. Olaf College Choir 4 U, Sid and Marty Krofft 4 , Georgia Military College 4 , Northern Iowa 4, Princeton 4, Hope College 4 d, Illinois State 3, East Grand Rapids 3 , Rhein Main Rockets 3 @, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 3 W, Middle Georgia College 3 $, Wisconsin 3, Syracuse 3, Penn State 3, Kent State 3, Baylor 2, Cincinnati 2, Dublin Center for Advanced Knowledge 2, San Jose State 2, Midvale Schoole for the Gifted 2, Florida A&M 2, Orchard Lake St. Mary 2 , Mississippi State 2, Pitt 1, Oklahoma State 1, Nebraska 1, Minnesota 1, Air Force 1, Boise State 1, Beckham Institute for the Lucidly Literate 1 , Maryland 1, Vanderbilt 1, Western Michigan 1, Arizona State 1, Log 1 , Florida International Univ. 1

] Set record for most variations of name when entered including Appaltia State, Appilation State, Apple State, Appalacian State, Applachian State, Appalacian State

z Highly selective, private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania. Named for Melchior Muhlenberg

#Minor League Hockey Team

д Founded over 100 years ago in Georgia. Embraces a history that weaves together African American culture, a commitment to personal and intellectual growth, and a deep sense of community.

Founded in 1869, as a result of religious debate within the German Reformed Church located in Pennsylvania. Named for Zacharias Ursinus. Nicknamed: Bears

U The pioneer a cappella choir in the United States. There are all kinds of pioneers.
Creators of TV classics like H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and The Banana Splits Adventure Show. (One banana, two banana, three banana, four...)

  A co-educational, accredited, liberal arts, junior college that opens its doors to qualified and highly motivated high school graduates who are determined to earn a college degree. Also has grades 6-12.

d Distinctive four-year, liberal arts, undergraduate college

Region of Grand Rapids likely located to the east of the main city. Did not confirm.

@ Member of the United States Air Forces Europe Football League

W Residential, academically rigorous Christian liberal arts college

$ A publicly supported two year charter unit of the University System of Georgia that doesn't have a football team

z Actually the Dublin INSTITUTE of Advanced Knowledge. Everyone knows that.

School where gifted kids are unable to get into the school because they push on doors marked pull. Best part is that this was submitted as Midvale Schoole for the Gifted

 Used to be the Michigan Military Academy

I should like to go there one day

It's big, it's heavy, it's wood. Everyone wants one.

 

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2006

 

1. Ohio State  235 (56)

2. Michigan  185 (53)

3. USC  94 (33)

4. Florida  69 (28)

5. Boise State  59 (17)

6. Michigan State  50 (15)

7. Rutgers  34 (12)

8. Notre Dame  21 (9)

9. Central Michigan  20 (5)

10. Tennessee  19 (6)

11-t. Oklahoma  14 (5)

11-t. Duke  14 (3)

13. Arkansas  11 (8)

14. Penn State  10 (2)

15-t. LSU  9 (5)

15-t. Louisville  9 (5)

17. Hawaii  8 (4)

18-1. Alabama  6 (2)

18-2. Grand Valley State  6 (2)

20-t. Wake Forest  5 (2)

20-t. Kansas State  5 (1)

20-t. St.  Olaf  5 (1) U

20-t. Arizona  5 (1)

20-t. Ball State  5 (1)

20-t. Boston Celtics  5 (1) z

Also receiving votes: Illinois  5 (1)Wisconsin  4 (4)Navy  4 (2)Buffalo  4 (2)Virginia Tech  4 (2)New Canaan High School  4 (1) ^ Ohio  4 (1) California  4 (1) Vanderbilt  4 (1) Schavey Scabies  4 (1) Carleton  4 (1)v Miami (FL)  3 (1) Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada 3 (1)Minnesota  3 (1) WConcordia  3 (1)Beal City Aggies  3 (1)xAlaska State University  3 (1) University of Rochester  3 (1) zToledo  3 (1)University of Toyota  3 (1) Adrian College  3 (1) Penn  3 (1) ] Tallahassee Tubers  3 (1)d Oklahoma State  3 (1) Tigers  3 (1)Z Western Michigan  2 (1) Riga Tech  2 (1)> Texas A&M  2 (1) Kentucky  2 (1) University of Idaho Vandals  2 (1)County College of Morris  2 (1) Texas  2 (1) St Norbert College in Depere, WI  2 (1)Indianapolis Colts  2 (1)Џ Iowa State  2 (1) Tennessee  2 (1) Liberty College  2 (1) University of South Dakota  2 (1)Alma College  1 (1)rAsbury College  1 (1)$Temple  1 (1)Ashley Gophers  1 (1)@Aggies  1 (1)Rosemount Senior High  1 (1) Cal State Dominguez Hills  1 (1)+University of San Diego  1 (1) North Carolina  1 (1) Nebraska  1 (1) Mulliken Kainers  1 (1)# Jersey City College  1 (1) John L. Smith  1 (1)S Louisiana Monroe  1 (1) Oregon 1 (1)

U Liberal arts college of the Lutheran church in Northfield, Minnesota. Nicknamed 'Oles.

z Sub-par NBA team

^ High School football team played in Stanley P. Meade Field former home of the Tom Bowl. Nicknamed Rams

 A Midwestern state of the United States of America. Part of the Great Lakes region. Key election state. Tough on speeders

A disgusting skin ailment apparently found on a street in DeWitt, MI
v Independent and highly selective liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. Nicknamed Knights.

Navy Quarterback (pronounced Kai-Po Noah Ku-Hey-Ah-Koo-Inhada)

W A state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. The twelfth-largest state by area in the U.S. Elected a wrestler as Governor

University in Texas, Montreal, Moorehead and St. Paul Minnesota, Portland it never ends. Among many nicknames Stingers, Cobbers, Golden Bears and Falcons (Cobbers?)

 x High school plays in same field as the Tom Bowl. Nicknamed Aggies
There is no Alaska State

z One of the nation's leading private universities with just over 4,500 undergraduates. Nicknamed Yellowjackets.

  Ohio City that Michigan fought for, lost but got the UP in exchange. The more you know...

A university for those who need to learn to work on Toyota cars and trucks of all vintages

] Misspelling of pen

Private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to The United Methodist Church in Adrian, MI. Nicknamed Bulldogs

d Some kind of planty thing found in Florida city

Z A big cat. Carnivore.

> University based in Riga Latvia. A pioneer in the development of open and distance learning in Latvia.

A commonwealth in the United States commonly associated with the south but culturally close to the Midwest. (Or so they say)

Licensed by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in Randolph, NJ. Nicknamed Titans

College in Wisconsin. Nicknamed Green Knights

Џ Professional Football Team
r N
ationally recognized private liberal arts college that highlights personalized education, social responsibility and extraordinary achievements.

$ Four-year, multi-denominational institution. Couldn't find nickname but I didn't look too hard either.

@ Fantasy football team

Not a Pegasus

Minnesota High School. Nicknamed Irish

+ Alluring campus in the heart of the South Bay of Los Angeles. Nicknamed Toros

#Minor League Hockey Team

S Failed MSU football coach - recently fired.

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We have a new repeat for our first place team! For the second time in a row USC won the Tom Bowl Fan Poll. There were a record number of participants and the results bear out the Tom Bowl match up of USC, Texas and Penn State as those three schools took the top three positions in this year's poll.

Vote tally for top 25. First place votes in parenthesis.

  1. USC  206 (50)

  2. Texas  159 (40)

  3. Penn State  97 (34)

  4. Michigan State  57 (16)

  5. Miami  37 (14)

  6. Notre Dame  35 (15)

  7. Ohio State  27 (15)

  8. LSU  24 (12)

  9. Michigan  20 (7)

  10. Oregon  15 (8)

  11. Kansas State  15 (5)

  12. East Carolina  14 (4)

  13. Illinois  13 (4)

  14. Florida State  13 (3)

  15. Auburn  12 (5)

  16. Georgia  11 (5)

  17. Virginia Tech  10 (5)

  18. Rutgers  9 (2)

  19. Syracuse  8 (3)

  20. Toledo  8 (2)

  21. Temple  7 (3)

  22. New Mexico State  6 (2)

  23. Florida  6 (2)

  24. Massachusetts  5 (2), Mulliken Kainers  5 (1)#, Oklahoma  5 (1), Middle Georgia College Warriors  5 (1) $, Michigan State  Basketball Team  5 (1) ^, Mercer University  5 (1) , Kennesaw State  5 (1) , Hofstra  5 (1), Colorado  5 (1), California  5 (1), Anyone But Ohio State  5 (1) #, Your Mom  5 (1) v, Washington State  5 (1), Tom Bowl  5 (1) , UConn  5 (1), Slippery Rock  5 (1), University Of Buffalo Bulls  5 (1) , Whoever Finishes #1 In Basketball  5 (1)

  25. Hawaii 4, Army 4, Central Michigan 4, Duke 4, Whoever Finishes #2 In Basketball 4 , Lehigh 4, Wisconsin 4, Georgia Military College Bulldogs 4 , Hawaii Basketball Team 4, Panhandle State 4 +, Alex Smith And The 2004 University Of Utah Runnin' Utes 4 W, Ferris State 4, New Canaan Rams 4 ], Miami Of Ohio 4, Schavey Scabies 4 , Northern Illinois University 4, NY Football Giants 4 Џ, Scooter Libby 4 , Oberlin 4 , Springfield Atoms 4 Z

Also receiving votes: Boston College 3, Grand Valley State University 3, Bowling Green 3, Fort Valley State Wildcats 3 д, Hillsdale 3 0, Toyota Two Hand Touch Team 3 z, Iowa 3, Beal City 3 x, Kansas 3, Clemson 3, Penn 3, Team Rocket 3 , Johns Hopkins (National Champs) 3 ', UCLA 2, Eastern Michigan 2, Grove City 2 , Dublin, Ga University Irish 2 >, Chicago Bears 2 Џ, Fsm Pastafarians 2 U, Delaware 2, Quick Check DII Regional Runner Ups 2 , Miami (Not Of Ohio) 2, The Reggie Bushians' 2 , Marquette 2, Toledo Mud Hens 2 ^, Looter Scibby 2 G, South Carolina 2, Michigan (The State Not The School) 2, Juanita High 2 d, Hope College 2 \, Batman 2 @, Northwestern Iowa University 2 д, Whoever's playing Michigan 1 S, Anyone but Notre Dame 1 , Amherst College 1, Baylor 1, Brisby Burpers 1 , Middle Tennessee State 1, Texas Tech 1, Alabama 1, Maine 1, TCU 1, Toronto 1 , South Florida 1, Florida International 1, Georgia Southern 1, Detroit Lions 1 Џ, Garrett Wolfe 1 , My Puppy Puddles 1 , East Carolina Teacher's College (ECTC) 1, Western Michigan 1, Dr. David C. Waterson 1, Dewitt 1, Detroit Red Wings 1 , Matt Leinart's Team 1

#Minor League Hockey Team

$ A publicly supported two year charter unit of the University System of Georgia that doesn't have a football team

^ State has to be good at something, why not basketball

A church-related institution of higher learning that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge that doesn't have a football team. It's also in Georgia.

The third largest state university in the University System of Georgia

#  10-11 different teams every year but one of them is always Michigan

v How do you know my Mom?
The only major college bowl game not sanctioned by the NCAA
Not a type-o   
Don't know who this will be yet but it may be Duke. You want to see Duke in the Tom Bowl?

  A co-educational, accredited, liberal arts, junior college that opens its doors to qualified and highly motivated high school graduates who are determined to earn a college degree.
+ Turns out it's actually in Oklahoma.
An institutional member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Oklahoma System of Higher Education.

W Some much for those BCS busters.
A disgusting skin ailment apparently found on a street in DeWitt, MI
Џ Professional Football Team
Former VP chief of staff among other things. Currently serving as accused white collar criminal.
] High School football team played in Stanley P. Meade Field former home of the Tom Bowl

Curling is popular in Canada, Oberlin is in Ohio
Z Homer Simpson's favorite football team
д Founded over 100 years ago, embraces a history that weaves together African American culture, a commitment to personal and intellectual growth, and a deep sense of community. Guess where it is... Georgia!
0 Educating for liberty since 1864. New Jersey.
z They have a ringer on their team from Michigan State

x Home of the Tom Bowl
Prepare for trouble!... Make it double!... To protect the world from devastation!... To unite all peoples within our nation!... To denounce the evils of truth and love!... To extend our reach to the stars above!... Jessie! James!... Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!... Surrender now, or prepare to fight!... Meowth! That's right!
' Lacrosse is popular in Canada and John Hopkins won a championship in that sport
Committed to Christian principles since 1876
> It may be a school in Ireland, or a city in Georgia. Can't figure it out.
U
People who believe in Flying Spaghetti Monsterism
I think maybe the spell checker did this one in

Heisman? Maybe USC
^ Minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers
G Name someone post stuff as on the Internet
d Go Rebels!
\
Canada borders Greenland which is owned by Denmark which is near Holland. Hope is in Holland, MI.
@ The Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne's alter ego
д This actually exist. It's a whole education for your whole life
S Some people's second favorite football team 
Means .85 votes for all the other Division I schools
It takes certain skills to know what this is
Canadian City
Northern Illinois RB, 7th leading rusher yards per game in 2005
I have a cat
Dewitt Doctor
Home of the Tom Bowl Headquarters

Hockey is popular in Canada. Some Canadians play for the Red Wings

 

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2004

1. USC  274 (71)

2. Auburn  269 (70)

3. Oklahoma  248 (72)

4. Michigan State  94 (23)

5. Utah  87 (43)

6. California  73 (35)

7. Michigan  46 (14)

8. Texas  42 (24)

8. Boise State  42 (19)

10. Tennessee  32 (10)

11. Alabama  25 (7)

12. Louisville  23 (8)

13. Virgina Tech  18 (6)

14. Penn State  17 (4)

15. Califonia  16 (8)

15. Georgia  16 (8)

15. Ohio State  16 (4)

15. Central Michigan 16 (4)

19. Boston College  15 (5)

19. Akron  15 (5)

21. Bowling Green  14 (4)

21. Southern Miss  14 (4)

23. Wisconsin  13 (5)

23. Notre Dame  13 (5)

25. Nebraska  12 (3)

 

Troy (3)$, Georgia Tech(3); Duke(3); Central Red Army(2); Iowa(3); Grand Valley State(2); Florida(4); Missouri(3); Florida State(3); Mulliken Kainers(2)#; Minnesota(2); Toledo(3); Princeton(2); LSU(2); Georgia State(2); Northwestern(2); Yale(3); Baylor(2); Rutgers(2); Miami(2); Hawaii(2); Army(2); College of DuPage(2); Bowling Green State University (1); My Pop Warner Team (Junior Giants)(1); AU(1)d; Miami (FL)(1); Microsoft Corporation(1); DeWitt High School(1)д; Colorado(1); Kansas(1); Kool and the Gang(1)#; Ark Pine Bluff(1); Tom Bowl Winner(1)S; Western Michigan(1); Toledo Mud Hens(1); Riga Tech(1)^; Michigan Agricultural College(1)v; Oklahoma State(1); Texas A&M(1); Pittsburgh State (1); Wabash College Little Giants(1); The muddy mud skippers (1)W; Shavey Scabies (1); University of Science and Art of Oklahoma(1)]; Bjork(1); Temple(1); St. Ursula Arrows Volleyball(1)+; Stanford(1); Stony Brook(1)Z; Tom Bowl 2nd Place(1)S; Virginia(1); Arizona State(1); Anyone playing U of Texas(1); UAB(1).; Alpha Sigma Phi Curling(1) ; Cornhuskers(1) ; North Carolina State(1); Illinois(1); KC and the Sunshine Band(1)0; Northwestern University(1); Earth, Wind and Fire(1); Drew Stanton(1)'; Tom Bowl 3rd Place(1)S; Penn(1); Northwood University(1)>; William and Mary(1); NU(1)d; DeWitt Junior Varsity (1)W; Montcolm Mongors(1); Minneapolis Community and Technical College(1)z; Indiana(1); Pat Sajak(1)G; Any team with Big Ben Rothelisberger(1)p; University of Georgia(1); Vanderbilt(1); Urban Meyer(1)s; California College of Ayurveda(1)v; University of Connecticut(1); University of Alaska Fairbanks(1); Buggeaters(1)y; Cincinnati(1); Southern Florida(1); New Hampshire (1); Morehead State(1)m; Air Force(1); Miami of Ohio(1); Marquette University(1); Kansas State(1); Hollins University (1)^; Georgia Southern(1); The Beatles(1)C; Furman(1)E; Eastern Michigan(1); The Rolling Stones(1)H; Not USC(1)J; Navy(1); Myself(1)U; Ogemaw Heights High School(1); De La Salle High School Football(1)W; Cow's in a field(1)B; The Really Rottens(1)L; Randy Moss(1)+; Aurora University(1)/; Buffalo(1); Memphis(1); Georgetown(1); SMU(1); South Carolina or Clemson(1); Emory University(1)O; Ditka(1)u; Jamestown Thundercats(1); UC Santa Cruz Bannana Slugs(1); Chicago White Sox(1)x; Harvard(1); Carolina Panthers(1)Џ; Sydney Swans(1)r; UNLV(1)

$ Could be a guy, could be an ancient city, could be a city in Michigan
Defunct Communist hockey team
#Minor League Hockey Team
The Midwest's largest single campus community college
Team unidentified
d A letters in the alphabet
д Three time state champ runner ups from Michigan
# 70's funk rock
Apparently Arkansas has a university in some place called Pine Bluff
S Undetermined
^ University based in Riga Latvia. A pioneer in the development of open and distance learning in Latvia.
v Now knows at Michigan State University. Go Aggies!
Division II runner ups nickname: Gorillas (really)
This year they lost the Monon Bell Classic (DePauw 14 Wabash 7)
A disgusting skin ailment apparently found on a street in DeWitt, MI
W Intramural Intertube water polo team
] State's only public liberal arts college
Singer who likes to wear a dead goose
+ Toledo based high school won state title in volleyball, but lost soccer on controversial goal
Z New York university called by NY Times "one of the nation's most dramatic rising stars"
I guess that would be Michigan, but it'll change based on who they play
. I am not a bee. Ha ha. Get it?
Curling is popular in Canada
Someone's gotta do it
0 Fused R&B and Funk. They are walking on sunshine
Bridged musical and communal heritage (or elements I guess)
' MSU QB whose injury cost the Spartans a win at Michigan
> A private institution specializing in management and entrepreneurial education
W Not sure which team, maybe all of them.
Little red creature that comes with a variety of expressions
z If you don't chase your dream, who will?
G Wheel... of... Fortune!!!
p At this time, its the Pittsburgh Steelers
s Florida coach who snubbed Notre Dame
v Teaches people the traditional healing system of India which involves balancing the five elements in the body
\
You know they are out there
| Doesn't appear anywhere in the above results
m Kentucky's university of the mountains
^ Women who are going places start at Hollins
C Fab Four. Greatest Rock band ever
E South Carolina Liberal Arts College (Not Mark you fool)
H A really great rock band that wasn't quite as good as The Beatles
J Which is just about everything else. Could be toast. Toast isn't USC.
U
This game from someone referring to themselves as God. So he's entitled.
West Branch, MI high school. Couldn't find anything else
W Concord Ca. High School who may have played in the championship game but we can't be sure
B Popular Beal City attraction
L All-Star Laff-a-lympics team
+ Football Player
/ Nothing to do with Harry Potter
Evidently they couldn't decide
O Methodist college located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta
u Legendary coach of the Bears, pedestrian coach of the Saints (i.e. Ricky Williams)
I don't know what this is
Best nickname of any college ever
x Professional Baseball Team
Џ Professional Football Team
r Aussie Rules Football Team

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2003

First place votes in parenthesis. Point totals for top 10 included.

  1. Michigan (13)

  2. Michigan State (13)

  3. USC (6)

  4. Oklahoma (7)

  5. LSU (5)

  6. Mulliken Kainers (2) #

  7. Kansas State (2)

  8. Central Florida

  9. Ohio State

  10. Detroit Lions %

  11. Arizona Diamondbacks (1) S

  12. Central Michigan (1)

  13. Florida State

  14. Duke (2)

  15. California (1)

  16. Florida

  17. Wisconsin

  18. Grand Valley State

  19. Ferris State (1)

  20. Princess (1)

  21. Beal City

  22. Miami, Fla. (1)

  23. Detroit Red Wings #

  24. Georgia

  25. Tennessee

Also receiving votes:
Rutgers
; Texas; Navy; Notre Dame (1); Wabash College (1) ^; Central Red Army (1) ; NC State (1); Connecticut (1); Kentucky (1); Green Bay Packers (1) %; Penn State (1); Gray (1) ; Eastern Michigan; TCU; Lansing Community College; Illinois; Miami of Ohio; Baseball v; Tri-State University ; Nebraska; North Carolina; The Really Rottens L; Marshall University; Bowling Green; Arizona Cardinals; Aurora University W; Auburn; Southern University -- Baton Rouge; Case-Western Reserve ]; Colorado; Dansville ; Peralta Community Colleges +; PB&J ; RaidersZ; Ohio; Northern Illinois; Mumphel the Glump ; Albion College; Vanderbilt; Colgate; The letter Q d; Tom Bowl .; Washington; South Carolina; San Jose State; Grambling State University; Peoria Proctologists ; Western Connecticut State University; Johns Hopkins; Marquette Football Club; Alma College; Bikini Bottom Pirates ; Arkansas; Valentine Wolfe ; Central University of Iowa 0; Christmas Tree ; The Jabberwalky '; Mid Michigan Community College; Tecmo Bowl >; Sydney Swans ; Soccer ball W; Orix Blue Wave ; Jimmy Johnson z; Adrian College; Mount Union - Div III Powerhouse G; Dendrobates Pumilio N

#Minor League Hockey Team
High School
Demon cat (see Canth Clroy web page)
# Professional hockey team
Aussie Rules Football
Defunct Communist hockey team
Cat sometimes referred to as Fatty
S Baseball Team
d A letters in the alphabet
^ Winners of the Monon Bell game which were told is a big deal
v Not sure if this is the game itself, or just the ball
Little college in Indiana that went 0-10 in football
L All-Star Laff-a-lympics team
 Sandwich
W Little college in Illinois nicknamed Spartans
] Small Ohio college says its one of the nation's leading independent research universities
Not to be confused with the ones in New Orleans or Shreveport etc.
+ Consists of Alameda, Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland and Berkeleys Vista Community College
Z Not sure if its Oakland, Quantrills or Corporate
Friend of Spiggel the Glip (its hard to explain)
. Only major college bowl game not sanctioned by NCAA
Band teacher
Something to do with SpongeBob SquarePants
0 Amazingly this is in London
Symbol of Christmas
' Twas brillig and the slithy troves
> Nintendo football game
W This time we know it's the ball
Japanese League Baseball Team
z Former NFL coach, now commentator
G Guessing this is how they refer to themselves
N Strawberry poison dart frog

 

1998    1999    2000    2001     2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008    2009     2010     2011

2002

First place votes in parenthesis. Point totals for top 10 included.

  1. Michigan State (11) 92
  2. Miami-Fla. (7) 88
  3. Ohio State (5) 56
  4. Iowa (1) 39
  5. Michigan (4) 38
  6. Notre Dame (1) 35
  7. Grand Valley State (2) 21
  8. University of Southern California (1) 17
  9. Central Michigan (1)12
  10. Oklahoma 12
  11. California
  12. Duke (2)
  13. Illinois (1)
  14. Florida State
  15. Colorado (1)
  16. Beal City (1)
  17. Penn State
  18. Nebraska
  19. Georgia
  20. Penn
  21. Texas
  22. Detroit Red Wings (1) #
  23. Wabash College Little Giants (1)
  24. Greenville Yellow Jackets (1)

Also receiving votes:

Prince-stone U (1) , Rutgers (1), Central Red Army (1) , Tulane, Air Force, Wisconsin, Miami Dolphins %, Fuersteneau Crawlers w, Mulliken C, Stone-Ford , Dewitt Panthers, Northwestern, Bowling Green, Detroit Lions %,  College of DuPage j, Hartford Whalers $, Indiana, Central Michigan Univ. Men's Club "Futbol" team ?, Redskins E, Joey Harrington z, West-Rock University , UCLA, Toledo, Tennessee, Oreck Vacuums ^, Arizona Cardinals %, Aurora University @, Boston College, Cal-Rock , Seattle Seahawks f, Oakland Community College, Yale, Ferris State, LSU, Shavey Scabies L, Brig-stone Young University , Arizona DiamondbacksS, Army, AU d, Kyiv Mohylian Academy v, Weidman y, Virgina Tech, Brian Giese z, Detroit Rocker Socker D, Mount Vernon Nazarene University U, MSU Smokers Z, Sydney Swans , Kansas State, Eastern Illinois, Navy, Connecticut, Peoria Rivermen #, Minnesota North Stars $

High School
# Professional hockey team
Someone has a Flintstone's obsession
C Little city to the left of nowhere (that's what I'm led to believe)
Aussie Rules Football
w Even the person who put this on their ballot doesnt know what it is
@ Investigating whether they have a football team
$ No longer exist
Defunct Communist hockey team
% Professional football team
j Nation's largest single campus community college. Really. I looked it up
?Usually when we see "futbol" we think soccer.
E We prefer "Native Americans"
z NFL Quarterback
^According to Newsweek, it's an unsexy vacuum that is good on bare floors, bad on carpet
fHad trouble even finding this on Google
L A disgusting skin ailment apparently found on a street in DeWitt, MI
S Baseball Team
dTwo letters in the alphabet
v1600's Ukrainian Academy involved in medicinal research (I think)
y Suburb of Beal City
D Apparently a form of "futbol" played with rocking chairs in Detroit (best guess)
U Most universities focus only on the intellect. Apparently they go deeper.
Z Led to the firing of Bobby Williams
#Minor League Hockey Team

1998    1999    2000    2001     2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008    2009     2010     2011

2001
First place votes in parenthesis

1. Michigan State(8)
2. University of Miami (2)
3.  Michigan (1)
4.  Beal City Aggies (2)
5.  Ohio State
6. Indiana (1)
7.  Florida
8.  Detroit Lions (1) %
9.  Notre Dame Dame (1)
10.  Nebraska (1)
11.  Fresno State
12.  Central Michigan
13.  Wisconsin (1)
14.  Duke University (1)
15.  Penn State (1)
16.  Rutger
17. Go Lions (1)

18Mulliken Kainers (1) #
19.  BYU
20. Greenville Yellow Jackets
21. Minnesota North Stars
# $
22. Texas
23. Marshall
24. Lions Stink

25. Yale
 

Also Receiving Votes:
 Sydney Swans College ; Illinois; University of Connecticut; Barion College Nibblers w; tight butts and broad shoulders ; Colorado; The Wallabies ; Duke; Ferris; Manchester United +; Tennessee; Oakland University; Ohio State; Hartford Whalers # $; DeWitt; Newcastle Knights W; Western Michigan; Northwestern; Sandstone Creek Fleas
_; Oregon; Central Red Army ; Chicago Enforcers ; Cornell University; The Flying CircusM; OIM Absconders ; The Socceroos ]; Eastern Michigan; Liberty; New York City ; Go State; Grand Valley State University; Harvard;

# Professional hockey team
My daughter is working on her sports knowledge
Aussie Rules Football
w Even the person who put this on their ballot doesnt know what it is
 Really. Evidently Jamie Lee Curtis likes this team too
Rugby Union World Cup Champions
+  English "football" team (We call it soccer)
W National Rugby League Champions
@ Investigating whether they have a football team
$ No longer exist
_ Those little buggers are hard to kill
Defunct Communist hockey team
% Professional football team
eXtreme football. XFL what a great idea
* Doesn't make a lot of sense
M Assuming its Monty Python
  Not sure what this is at all
] Not making this one up - Australia's Soccer team
@ Investigating whether they have a football team
Lest we forget.

1998    1999    2000    2001     2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008    2009     2010     2011

 

2000
First place votes in parenthesis

1. Oklahoma (7)

2. Florida State

3. Michigan State (3)

4. Michigan (2)

5. Miami (1)

6. Nebraska

7. Northwestern

8. Duke (2)

9. Washington (1)

10. Florida

11. Virginia Tech (1)

12. Detroit Lions (1) %

13. Mulliken Kainers (1) #

14. Montcalm Community College (1) @

15. Detroit Red Wings (1) #

16. Iowa

17. Purdue

18. University of Chad (1) !

19. Wisconsin (1)

20. University of Toledo (1)

21. Electoral College ~

22. Montana State Bobcats

23. New Castle United +

24. San Diego State

25. New York ¿


Also receiving votes:
 Barcelona Dragons %, Beal City, Buffalo ¿, Butler Bulldogs, Canisius Golden Griffins ¥, Detroit Pistons £, Detroit Vipers #, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Rampage &, Hope college, Kansas State, K-zoo K-wings #, Manchester United +, Marshall, Minnesota North Stars $, Minnesota State ^, Nicholls State Colonels, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, St. Bonaventure @, Tampa Bay Lightning #, UCLA, University of Connecticut, Valparaiso, Washington University, Western Michigan, Yale
 

# Professional hockey team
& Arena Football team
@ Investigating whether they have a football team
^ Minnesota STATE!?!
$ No longer exist
~ Created by founding fathers
! Created by Al Gore
% Professional football team
* Doesn't make a lot of sense
Not sure what this is at all
Not sure if its a college or pro team
+ English "football" team (We call it soccer)
Professional Basketball Team

 

1998    1999    2000    2001     2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008    2009     2010     2011

 
1. Michigan State University
2. Michigan
3  Florida State University
4. Duke Blue Devils - Men's teams*
5. Wisconsin
6. Marshall
7. LSU
8. San Diego State
9. Rutgers
10. Bowling Green State University
11. Manchester United
12. Iowa
13. Illinois
14. Grand Valley State University
15. Duke Blue Devils - Women's teams*
16. Beal City High School
17. Arizona State University
18. Texas
19. Central Michigan University
20. Wabash College Little Giants
 
Also receiving votes (in order):
Pima County Community College (Tucson AZ), Notre Dame, Northwestern, Nebraska, Florida University, Duke Blue Devils - Coed Intramural sports*, Detroit Lions%, Alabama, South Carolina, New York Jets%, Eastern Michigan University, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Anaheim Mighty Ducks#, University of Santa Cruz, Sacred Heart Academy, New Jersey Red Dogs&, Georgetown@, Ferris State, Albion
 
* Doesn't make a lot of sense
+ English "football" team (We call it soccer)
% Professional football team
# Professional hockey team
& Arena Football team
@ Investigating whether they have a football team

 

1998    1999    2000    2001     2002     2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008    2009     2010     2011

 
1. Michigan State University
2. Florida State University
3. University of Nebraska
4. Duke University
5. Ferris State
6. Western Michigan
7. University of Miami
8. Riga Tech
9. Alma College
10. Oregon State University
11. Ohio State University
12. Colgate
13. Albion
14. Northwestern
15. Austin Peay
16. University of Colorado
17. Mid-Michigan Community College
18. University of Utah
19. University of Santa Clara
20. University of Tennessee
Also Receiving Votes (in order):
Miami of Ohio, Broward County Community College (Fla.), University of Connecticut, Saginaw Valley State University, Kansas State, Rutgers, Lansing School Of Photography, Delta, Greenville High School, Weidman High School*, Detroit Lions, Wyoming State, University of Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Florida A&M, K-Zoo Community College, MegaBytes Softball team, Chicago Fire+
 
* Doesn't exist
+ Soccer team