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BlogPoll Ballot Week 8... Official
Comments welcomed, as always.
Something I will defend to the death is my omission of Cal. Wins over I-AA Sac State, awful awful NMSU, UW, Arizona, and Illinois, losses to the only two half competent teams they've played. They trailed Illinois in the fourth. I hated putting them and their no-QB having, no-defense having asses in at all, and now I don't have to. Like Texas Tech with two losses.
Also Texas Tech and Auburn get no love because of the level of competition they've defeated. Sorry, TT, I don't think Nebraska is any good.
|1||Southern Cal||Their margin over the rest of the field is now very thin, but a margin it is.|
|2||Texas||Texas Tech appears to be the last serious hurdle... but who knows how serious they are anyway?|
|3||Georgia||As discussed earlier, VT and UGA are very similar teams. Georgia's played better competition.|
|4||Virginia Tech||Um... yeah. Schedule is about to ramp up.|
|5||UCLA||Giant jump based on everyone else eating it, but they didn't exactly cover themselves in glory either. Past this point... it's a mess.|
|6||Alabama||A last second field goal to beat Ole Miss? Er... that Florida win doesn't look so hot any more, does it.|
|7||Florida State||Yeah, they lost. So did basically everyone else.|
|8||Miami||Functional DNP vs. Temple.|
|9||Penn State||Loss of Williams will hurt very badly.|
|10||LSU||Arizona State close call keeps looking worse. Florida win doesn't really impress much given the offense's failing to exist. Not going anywhere.|
|11||Boston College||Thrilling last second victory! What a game!|
|13||Oregon||I dunno. I think they're pretty decent, but I'm really uncomfortable with them here.|
|14||Ohio State||Won via gift. (Ok, ok, you gifted them five fumbles as well.)|
|15||Wisconsin||Won via gift.|
|16||Michigan State||Maybe you do hate winning.|
|17||Minnesota||You hate winning too.|
|18||Auburn||Why is this team behind the Big Ten clusterintercourse? Wins over WKU, Ball State, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Miss State. Loss to the one non awful team they played.|
|19||Texas Tech||Opportunity to prove it Saturday.|
|20||Florida||Not to go all Sports Guy, but how do you think Orson felt watching Urban cry in the postgame? That's never, ever a good sign. It's like having a quarterback named "Joey."|
|22||Georgia Tech||Functional DNP vs. Duke before Miami showdown.|
|23||Fresno State||Last best hope against USC?|
|24||West Virginia||Um... I guess?|
Dropped Out: Cal(#15, ITYS),Louisville(#21), Colorado (#24)
Games I Saw: Michigan-PSU, UVA-FSU (half), MSU-OSU(half), Minnesota-Purdue(bits of the first half); Iowa-IU (yes, I taped it... help me); LSU-UF.
Help Requested: Anything you've got. This is a disaster.
Update: Dropped Michigan for UVA at #25, dropped Iowa for WVU at #24.