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Shifting out of neutral and into full-throttle for FanPulse

This week, and weeks ahead, will transition SBNation’s FanPulse into the basketball season.

Texas Tech Media via @TexasTechMBB

Let’s not back up over the dead horse, again. Texas Tech has a bye week ahead and all signs point towards depressing sports fandom for Red Raiders - but wait! hark! other words that mean hold up! SBNation’s FanPulse ballot from this week through the rest of the regular season of college football will also include a confidence question for college basketball. We’re entering the best stage for Red Raider fans to get engaged because Texas Tech is going to be on everybody’s minds this basketball season.

If you are already a part of the Texas Tech FanPulse community, great! If not then you have nothing to worry about. We’re opening a super simple registration that will include you on a weekly questionnaire gauging the rankings from the best fan-bases of college basketball. To sign up for SBNation’s FanPulse: CLICK THIS LINK!

On with college football’s FanPulse:

LSU moves ahead of Alabama after a strong showing against Auburn, and Oklahoma starts to tumble in wake of it’s loss to Kansas State. Speaking of, the surprise question of last week was “What win surprised you most?” and the results show that Kansas State upsetting Oklahoma was the overwhelming majority at 57.8% of the vote. The end of the Texas Tech - Kansas game barely corralled 6% of the vote. I guess that’s where we are now.

biggest winners:

• Michigan, jumping from No. 25 to No. 18 after demolishing Notre Dame, 45-14.

• Utah, jumping from No. 16 to No. 9 (!!!) after taking Cal to the woodshed, 35-0

biggest losers:

• Texas, falling out of the Top 25 from No. 15 after being upset by TCU, 37-27

• Wisconsin, dropping from No. 12 to No. 19 after losing 38-7 to Ohio State.

Texas Tech fan confidence:

Things like these just kind of speak for themselves. After a strengthening of our confidence, Iowa State and Kansas have started a nose-dive that Wells needs to consider heading into West Virginia. I heard on local radio here in Lubbock that Kirby Hocutt, as well as the fans, are looking for fight over results in Wells’ first year. I couldn’t agree more. As was discussed in the bye-week podcast the nature of Wells first season at the helm of Texas Tech is teeming with fans’ desire for effort from this football team. As most demonstrated following the Baylor game (per this confidence graphic), a loss still inspired confidence because of how the team and coaches handled that game. Going forward we have West Virginia, TCU, Kansas State, and Texas. All opportunities for Wells to hunker down and fight like a street dog - earn this fanbase’s enthusiasm.

Again, the link to sign up for SBNation’s FanPulse is here: JOIN TEXAS TECH FANS IN VOTING FOR THE BEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAM IN 2019