With the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, CFB Reddit decided to have some fun and ask, “Which college football team would make the best U.S. President?” Or in other words, the president of Reddit College Football.
To keep with the process of the general election, Reddit is breaking this election down to two stages: the primaries and the general election. Each Power 5 conference will have its own primary, while all of the other teams will have a sixth primary. Each of the six primary winners will move on to the general election.
To vote in your conference’s primary, you must “register to vote” by having a primary flair from that conference. The votes will be published once a day between now and Friday. The teams with the fewest votes in each primary will be eliminated.
Should the SEC go with the the winning-machine of Alabama? Or the “smarts” of Vanderbilt? Or can a dark-horse like Kentucky come out of nowhere and steal the spotlight?
The general election will take place Nov. 6-8, in which Reddit will pick a winner based off the Electoral College. Just like the U.S. Electoral College, each state (and the District of Columbia) was given 3 votes as a baseline, with the remaining votes assigned proportionally.
In each state, the team among the six primary winners that receives the plurality of votes will receive all of the electoral votes for that state. Once a team reaches at least 270 electoral votes, it will be elected president.
Campaigning is encouraged.
So, which SEC team should represent the conference in the general election? Will it have enough votes from the SEC fan base to become president? Can SEC rivals set aside their differences to win the general election?
It’s all up to the voters. You can vote here.
Remember: Your. Vote. Matters.