BlogPoll Ballot Week 2... Official

Submitted by Brian on September 7th, 2005 at 12:30 AM

I am accepting feedback on this thing before I submit it towards the end of the day. I'm open for your input on just about everybody. Suggest away.

Rank Team Snark
1 Southern Cal They did give up a ton of yards to the Fightin' Rainbows.
2 Texas Held serve.
3 Georgia Partially thanks for a really, really fun weekend in the blogosphere, but if UGA gets the Shocker to play like that on a weekly basis, look out.
4 LSU Lost to Katrina.
5 Ohio State This polling thing isn't fun anymore.
6 Purdue DNP.
7 Virginia Tech I'm not much of a Vick believer; NC State way outgained them in total offense.
8 Michigan Offense is a machine. Defense is very concerning.
9 Tennesee 7 points over UAB? At least you're not Oklahoma.
10 Iowa Starters out 20 minutes in.
11 Florida Meyer finds out that Leak isn't much of a runner despite being really tan.
12 Notre Dame Most impressive performance of anyone outside of UGA.
13 Arizona State Waxed Temple, as per the contract.
14 Louisville Not impressive against UK.
15 NC State Outplayed VT and offense looks much, much better already with Trestman.
16 Boston College ACC prospects looking up?
17 Florida State Yeah, they won... I guess.
18 Miami I think they'll have a better year despite the FSU loss because Wright alternated great plays with terrible ones instead of just the terrible ones.
19 Minnesota Maroney still good, though Cupito did not look improved at all.
20 Georgia Tech I don't really believe in them but they've got a more impressive scalp than just about anyone not named TCU so far.
21 Clemson Whitehurst for real this time... naw.
22 Texas A&M Dude, go for two.
23 Texas Tech DNP.
24 Alabama No comment.
25 TCU Commenters point out that my poll lacked internal consistency given the vicious Cal-beating if I had OU up here and not the Horned Frogs. Guilty.

Dropped Out: Cal, Auburn, Bowling Green, Oklahoma

Games I Saw: Michigan-NIU, Miami-FSU, NC State-VT, Houston-Oregon (about half), UW-BGSU(about a third), Boise-Georgia (lingering slow-mo DVR over and over again), Minnesota-Tulsa (about a third, not paying huge attention), ND-Pitt (first half), Arizona-Utah, GT-Auburn (second half), UK-UL(second half).

(thank God for DVR... literally halves the time a game takes, maybe even more if you FF between plays.)

Please fire away in the comments with objections and suggestions.

Update: Commenters point out a lack of consistency in my logic, so I bumped GT up to #20, dropped OU entirely, and TCU enjoys #25.

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