Jan 23, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) celebrates a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Grading the Columbus Blue Jackets Poll Results: January 2014

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 January. Columbus went 10-4-0 in the month of January, including a franchise record 8 game winning streak. Columbus started January ranked 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They ended the month in third with 58 points and if the season ended, they would hold one of the Wild Card spots in the playoffs.

The month of January saw the Jackets perforing their best so far this season and the poll results reflect that.

The Results:

A+: 34%

B: 64%

C: 2%

D: 0%

F: 0%

As you can see, the majority of those who responded to the poll gave the Jackets a B 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 83%; what most professors would consider a B- average. In October, the result was a 74% (C), in November things dipped to a 62% (D-), and in December the Jackets were back up to 74% again. This month shows a 9% increase and a new season high for the Jackets!

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

Graph showing the results of the Grading The Jackets monthly polls.

Graph showing the results of the Grading The Jackets monthly polls.

We will continue to plot the results each month so we can see how the feelings of the fan base change throughout the season. February is going to be a shorter month due to the Olympic break, so we may decide to lump February and March together.

If you voted in the January poll, we thank you for participating. If you did not, we certainly hope you take part in February’s poll at the end of the month!

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