AP Voter Roundup: Who voted for the Herd this week?

September 2, 2014 by Derek Redd

Marshall dropped from 41 points in the AP sportswriters preseason poll to 18 points after the first week of games. So on whose ballots did the Thundering Herd fall?

Here are the voters who picked the Herd in the preseason:

Chuck McGill, Charleston Daily Mail – 23rd

Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News – 15th

Chris Murray, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal – 23rd

Daniel Berk, Arizona Daily Star, Tuscon, Ariz. – 25th

Donald Heath, Savannah Morning News – 19th

Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press – 25th

Ed Johnson, Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal – 24th

Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth (Tex.) Star-Telegram – 24th

John Silver, Manchester (Conn.) Journal Inquirer – 21st

Scott Wolf, L.A. Daily News – 24th

Steve Sipple, Lincoln (Neb.) Journal – 22nd

And here are the voters who picked the Herd this week:

Wilner — 20th

Murray — 25th

Heath — 20th

Sharp — 25th

Silver — 23rd

Wolf — 25th

Only one voter, Sharp, didn’t drop the Herd lower on his ballot following the Miami (Ohio) win. McGill, Berk, Johnson, Burch and Sipple all dropped Marshall off their ballots. (By the way, the seven points West Virginia got in this week’s poll all came from Wilner, who ranked the Mountaineers 19th.)

So what say you, Herd fans? Was Marshall’s drop-off in the polls justified?

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