Yes, it’s natural that readers of a blog would favor the hometown team in a poll. However, Varsity blog readers still deserve credit for picking the winner — Cathedral Prep — in Friday’s PIAA Class AAA semifinal game.
But even Varsity blog readers didn’t expect the 38-3 rout that the Ramblers turned in against previously unbeaten Bishop McDevitt Friday.
A total of 295 readers voted in a poll conducted Thursday and Friday on the Varsity blog, and 216 picked Prep to beat the nationally ranked McDevitt. However, 41 percent (121 votes) expected Prep to win by 7 points or less. Another 24 percent (70 voters) predicted that Prep would win by 8 to 14 points. Only 8 percent (24 voters) — the fourth most popular answer — picked the Ramblers to pull away by 15 points or more.
The results are listed below:
Which team will win the PIAA Class AAA football semifinal showdown between Cathedral Prep and Bishop McDevitt Friday?
- Prep by 7 points or less (41%, 121 Votes)
- Prep by 8 to 14 (24%, 70 Votes)
- McDevitt by 8 to 14 (12%, 35 Votes)
- Prep by 15 or more (8%, 25 Votes)
- McDevitt by 15 or more (8%, 25 Votes)
- McDevitt by 7 or less (7%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 295