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Week 9 Blogpoll Draft Ballot

As has been the case in  recent weeks, this week’s poll primarily is more about the teams that have sucked the least as opposed to squads who demand their ranking and then justify it with their on field results. Over the last several weeks, the top spot has been more musical chairs than potential champions, but someone has to be ranked there. Off we go…

Rank Team Delta
1 Texas
2 Florida 1
3 Alabama 1
4 TCU 1
5 Cincinnati 1
6 Oregon 7
7 Iowa 1
8 Boise State
9 Georgia Tech
10 LSU 2
11 Penn State 3
12 Pittsburgh 3
13 Houston 3
14 Oklahoma 4
15 Miami (Florida) 2
16 Utah 4
17 Arizona 4
18 Southern Cal 11
19 Ohio State 5
20 California 5
21 Notre Dame 5
22 South Florida 4
23 Brigham Young 3
24 Wisconsin 2
25 Texas Tech 1
Last week’s ballot

Dropped Out this week: Oklahoma State (#10), Virginia Tech (#11), Central Michigan (#19), West Virginia (#22), Mississippi (#23). Oklahoma State has played virtually no one this season and their only two notable games (Houston & Texas) were losses, the last one in embarrassing fashion. Virginia Tech loses two straight, and out they go as well. CMU, WVU, and Ole Miss all were borderline entrants to begin with, took the L, and were subsequently ushered on out the door. For those that stayed in:

Texas
Florida
Alabama
TCU
Cincinnati

Texas beat an overranked Oklahoma State squad, but it was a victory over a Top 10 school in fairly convincing fashion that allows the Longhorns to hang on to our #1. Florida jumps Alabama because of the Gators’ dominance over Georgia and Bama staying home for the week, along with the lasting taste of the less than awesome Tennessee game. TCU and Cincy continue to roll along, and are quickly distinguishing themselves as the clear-cut next level after the top 3.

Oregon
Iowa
Boise State
Georgia Tech
LSU

No hotter team right now than Oregon. A stomping of USC basically clinches the PAC 10 title for the Ducks. Iowa struggles again against Indiana… yes… that Indiana. Boise State, Georgia Tech, and LSU beat teams they should have.

Penn State
Pittsburgh
Houston
Oklahoma
Miami (FL)

More of the same from those above, as Penn State and Oklahoma beat teams they should have in Northwestern and Kansas State respectively. Pitt was idle while Houston and Miami struggled. All these teams are sort of difficult to judge. Based solely on the fact they’ve won the games they have, they are deserving of being ranked higher. Then you look at their losses and how they won, and they probably should be ranked lower, if at all. For now, they sit here with hopeful optimism we don’t look like idiots in a few weeks.

Utah
Arizona
Southern Cal
Ohio State
Cal

Utah beats a Wyoming team that they should have, Arizona stays idle. Leaving Southern Cal in was sort of up in the air, but their victories this season have been impressive at times, and losing to a team like Oregon, at Oregon, considering how on fire the Ducks have been is certainly respectable. Ohio State blows out an overmatched New Mexico squad and Cal beats Arizona State, moving them up more on the heels of who lost ahead of them as opposed to their individual merits.

Notre Dame
South Florida
BYU
Wisconsin
Texas Tech

The revolving door of the bottom 5 positions continues. All of these teams have found themselves here before and proceeded to shat in their cereals once they were. Bet against these teams. Heavily.

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  1. Go Irish.

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