this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
BlogPoll Ballot Week 14... Official
|1||Texas||Yes, struggled against A&M, but...|
|2||Southern Cal||Fresno's loss and ND's close call at Stanford are more damaging in my mind.|
|5||Virginia Tech||Returned to the throttling thing after the Miami loss; one Vick meltdown away from OMG BCS controversy.|
|6||LSU||Lingering suspicions about this team are more linger-y after that Arkansas stuff.|
|8||Georgia||Leap up a few spots after a resume review and beating a still top-25 GT team.|
|9||Notre Dame||Now John Walters can start trying to justify Notre Dame's upcoming BCS bid in earnest... what's that, he already has? And he directly stated that the only people who can name a single Auburn player live "within 10 miles of a Waffle House"? A salute to you, John, for exemplifying everything the nation loves about Notre Dame.|
|10||Miami||Put the finishing flourish on another Ian-crushing Virginia season.|
|11||Oregon||You beat Fresno State, here's a cookie, enjoy the Holiday Bowl.|
|13||West Virginia||Squashed Pitt. That got them past UCLA.|
|15||Florida||At the very least an intimidating defense.|
|17||TCU||Stupid SMU loss.|
|19||Michigan||DNP. The 7-4 parade starts.|
|21||Georgia Tech||Still have two impressive wins over Auburn and Miami.|
|23||Fresno State||Er. Yes, I think that loss counts.|
|24||Florida State||DNP... er, figuratively, as Texas Blue points out in the comments.|
|25||Northwestern||Obvious bias, sure. Does it matter? Is there someone else out there who demands admission?|
Games I Saw: UT-A&M, final few minutes of ND-Stanford, enough of UF-FSU, parts of LSU-ARK, UVA-Miami
Dropped Out: #22 Iowa State.
Help requested: Eh. Anything you have. Nothing leaps out as especially uncomfortable. I'm always looking for deserving teams at the bottom of the poll.
Update: No changes. Sorry.