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Week 12 Blogpoll Draft Ballot

Hey… look at us! Getting the Blogpoll ballot in on time, which we missed last week by about 30 minutes, hence no deltas for change. The ballot…

This week’s logic goes as follows for some key points above…

  • Auburn has our top spot, more for what they did. Is Georgia a topnotch sort of team? No. But the fact that Auburn had their way with the Dawgs despite the controversy and problems around that program was impressive enough to warrant a top ranking in your humble Ball State blogger’s eyes.
  • Boise State/Oregon/TCU are basically interchangeable at 2, 3, and 4. Boise State rises because of their dismantling of Idaho and TCU and Oregon drop because of their performance against SDSU and Cal respectively. Oregon came one penalty away from dropping out of the top 10.
  • Spots 5-10 are basically interchangeable as well, so we ranked Wiscy ahead of them all. Sure, 83 points is staggering in a conference game, but we’ve been high on Wiscy for weeks now.
  • The rest of it is mostly a jumbled mess of two-loss (or more) teams that have moments of brilliance and moments of extreme frustration. Your guess is as good as ours, but feel free to make your case in the comments.
  • We had to give some love to our fellow MAC brethren NIU. Operating on the same principle as Wisconsin, dominating from pillar to post a conference opponent the way NIU did is worthy of at least a little love. Or perhaps we just want them to be ranked when we beat them. OOOOO…. reverse psychology trickery.

Comments in the comment section about what we’ve overvalued or undervalued. Make your case by Tuesday and we’ll switch up our ballot accordingly. The blogpoll is only as good as we make it together.

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