Blogpoll Ballot Week 1... Official!
This is thoroughly strange. Okay. I've come to terms with Texas #2 after Duh at #1. Then... I run out of top ten teams at about five. Seriously. I don't want to rank anyone sixth. I had severe issues ranking someone #2. So you can look at this like #1 USC. 2-5: Some teams. 6-10: Some more teams.
I am accepting feedback on this thing before I submit it towards the end of the week. I'm open for your input on just about everybody. Suggest away.
|1||Southern Cal||Sophisticated as hail.|
|2||Texas||I am contractually bound to fear Vince Young as if he was Satan incarnate after the Rose Bowl.|
|3||Michigan||Homer pick? I dunno. This is where I think they go now.|
|4||LSU||One quarterback away from Zow! No, not that Zow.|
|5||Tennessee||Ainge sort of shaky end of last year, plus major secondary issues.|
|6||Miami (Florida)||Also contractually obligated to have one Florida team in the top ten.|
|7||Purdue||Snakebitten last year, now have a healthy kicker and the whole defense back. Everybody.|
|8||Virginia Tech||Sorry, Ian.|
|9||Oklahoma||No one except Adrian Peterson is back. That's still pretty good.|
|10||Florida||Seriously, who names their kid "Urban"?|
|11||Ohio State||Troy Smith sucks; a lot of other parts don't.|
|12||Louisville||Probably going to annihilate everyone they play. Have scads of talent relative to rest of Big East... how exactly did this happen? Louisville is in Kentucky.|
|13||Texas A&M||Franchione liftoff year, also many people back from last season... last season when they lost to Baylor!|
|14||Iowa||I fear Kirk Ferentz. I do not fear 255 pound redshirt freshman defensive tackles.|
|15||Arizona State||Hi Sam Keller. You probably did the right thing.|
|16||Georgia||Tee Martin hypothesis tested this year. Everyone forgot about that Ware kid, but he's pretty good himself.|
|17||Cal||Expect a lot of tasteless headlines featuring Marshawn Lynch.|
|19||Boston College||Stupid Pat Eaves.|
|20||Bowling Green||The best quarterback in college football. Shi'ite defense.|
|21||Florida State||No quarterback, no Cromartie, Jeff Bowden, real teams to oppose. Dadgummit.|
|22||Minnesota||Half of a really, really good team. Half of a violent illness.|
|23||North Carolina State||Section Six convinced me. I also have a soft spot for losers of tight games.|
|24||Texas Tech||OMG OMG OMG OMG THROW|
Update: After consideration and some input, I flipped Texas A&M and Arizona State. Ditto for Bowling Green and Auburn. This one's in the system, baby.