Last Thursday we ran a fan poll asking our readers to assign a letter grade for the Blue Jackets performance in the month of October. In the article that accompanied the grading the Jackets poll, I stated that I believed the Blue Jackets were average and somewhere in the middle of good and bad for the month. As you will find out in a bit, the poll results show that the majority of our readers agree with that sentiment.
These poll results were gathered before the current losing streak, so the recent performance of the CBJ has not affected the results. The data gathered from the poll provides a snap shot of the CBJs performance for the month of October alone. If you would like to make your opinion known about the Blue Jackets performance in the month of November, we will have another Grade the Jackets poll at the end of the month.
As you can see, the majority of those responding to the poll (42 total votes) put the Jackets somewhere in the B or C range. Another small percentage felt that the Jackets did slightly less than average and gave the CBJ a D. Then there is the 1 person who was completely satisfied with the Jackets performance and gave them an A+, as well as the 1 person who is ready to give up on the team and them an F.
When you average all of the letter grades up, where an A+ = 90, B = 80, C=70, D=60, and F=50, the average letter grade for the month of October is 74%, what most professors would consider a C- average.
It will be interesting to see how the Jackets performance affects the poll results. We will plot the results each month so we can see how the feelings of the fan base changes throughout the season. If you voted in the October poll, we thank you for participating. If you did not, we certainly hope you take part in November’s poll at the end of the month!