You forgot the set of teams with the lowest stdev. Seeing the confidence scores is one of my favorite parts of the poll; I hope it's retroactively added.
Blogpoll Week 6
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Very few changes from the draft. Mostly, I just moved Nebraska up, though I think maybe that causes me to slightly underrate Notre Dame.
LSU also moved down a couple more spots, though they still have a pretty strong resume. Theirs looks almost identical to Oregon's at this time.
Next week, I'll probably have to reconsider the positions of Oklahoma State and Houston, as I might be giving them a little too much credit for what they did at the very beginning of the year.
It's almost always the top few teams in the poll anyway - hard to be #1 if a lot of people think you shouldn't be. This week, for instance, the five lowest standard deviations are for teams #2, #1, #3, #4, and #6.
The opening screed should probably be changed, then, as it still reads:
Now on to the extracurriculars. First up are the teams which spur the most and least disagreement between voters as measured by standard deviation. Note that the standard deviation charts halt at #25 when looking for the lowest, otherwise teams that everyone agreed were terrible (say, Eastern Michigan) would all be at the top.
Interesting how Iowa had a bigger jump in the poll than OSU, after OSU dominated probably a better Wisconsin team at home, while Iowa just barely scraped past Michigan.
Dominated? Maybe. OSU was fortunate to have some "gifts" from the Wisconsin offense and special teams (2 pick 6's and 1 KO return TD). OSU's offense only scored 10 points against Wisconsin. I do understand that you have to be good enough on D to give yourself those opportunities, but that is a little lucky. There is a reason that they are 10th in the Big 10 in scoring offense.
I think Iowa is a more complete team and deserved to have the bigger jump, based on what I saw in both games.