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Welcome OTP to Respectability

blogpoll logoIf you’ve followed OTP for the last year or so, you know we posted our weekly Top 25 poll as if it mattered to the rest of the college football world. Beginning this fall, it actually will. Gone will be the disclaimer up top that “We’re not an official voting member of the MGoBlog/CBS Sports Blogpoll” since today, we were invited and have accepted a spot in the national Blogpoll.

Landing in the Blogpoll for a college football blog is akin to a movie being invited to Cannes. Only the best, year in and year out, are invited to be a part of this. It’s hosted by MGoBlog and CBS Sports, and relies on the people that actually watch college football rather than the folks who coach it or cover it to pick the teams worthy of inclusion in a poll. You can read about the poll and the changes right here.

For the readers, it also means a significant increase in participation and chit chat, as frankly, this poll, and our ballots, will be a hybrid of site leadership and the site readership. Drafts go up by Monday for conversation and (dis)agreement, and the final draft goes live Wednesdays. It’s definitely a great way to have something representative of Ball State fans since we had to choose our “favorite” team for bias tracking purposes.


Never one to shy away from our Kentucky fandom either, OTP has been offered and accepted a spot in the SEC Power Poll hosted by Garnet and Black Attack. It’s the blogosphere equivalent of the adult Thanksgiving table and quite the honor for us as well.

It’s composed of representation of the best and brightest stars in the SEC landscape, and frankly, we’re proud as can be to included with the blogs and sites who we sort of looked to as beacons when we started this thing.

So, readers, get yourselves ready for a fall of calling out our poll votes and watching RV lobby for Notre Dame. It’s going to be legendary.

One Response

  1. Congrats on the addition to the both lists.

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