Dec 21, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Grading the Columbus Blue Jackets Poll Results: December 2013

Last week we ran a fan poll asking our readers to assign a letter grade for the Columbus Blue Jackets performance in the month of December. Columbus went 7-5-1 in the month of December, after going 4-1-0 through the first five games in the month. Despite performing better (when compared to November) the Jackets position in the division standings did not improve. Columbus started the month in 7th in the Metropolitan Division with 23 points. They remained in 7th at the end of December with 38 points.

The Results:

A+: 0%

B: 41%

C: 54%

D: 5%

F: 0%

As you can see, the majority of those who responded to the poll gave the Jackets a C average. 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 December is 74%; what most professors would consider a C average. This is a 12% increase from November, and puts the Jackets back to where they were at the end of October. So much like the Jackets actual performance, the results are better than November, but they didn’t really soar to new heights either.

You can see the monthly trend for the Grading the Jackets Poll Results below:

Image courtesy of Mike Majeski

Image courtesy of Mike Majeski

It will be interesting to see if the Jackets can turn things around this month and how it affects the poll results. We will plot the results each month so we can see how the feelings of the fan base change throughout the season. If you voted in the December poll, we thank you for participating. If you did not, we certainly hope you take part in January’s poll at the end of the month!

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