Blogpoll Ballot, Week 9

Submitted by Brian on October 29th, 2012 at 2:06 PM


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Rank Team Delta
1 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_up 2
2 Alabama Crimson Tide --
3 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 1
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Arrow_up 1
5 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_up 3
6 Florida Gators Arrow_down -5
7 LSU Tigers --
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes Arrow_up 2
9 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 5
10 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 1
11 Georgia Bulldogs Arrow_up 9
12 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_down -3
13 Texas A&M Aggies Arrow_up 4
14 Oregon St. Beavers Arrow_down -8
15 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_up 1
16 UCLA Bruins new
17 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 1
18 USC Trojans Arrow_down -6
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders --
20 Oklahoma St. Cowboys new
21 Arizona Wildcats new
22 Louisville Cardinals Arrow_down -9
23 Northwestern Wildcats new
24 Duke Blue Devils new
25 Mississippi St. Bulldogs Arrow_down -10
Dropouts: Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers, Ohio Bobcats, Penn St. Nittany Lions, Arizona St. Sun Devils

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K-State? Admittedly somewhat for the novelty of ranking K-State first and a desire to see the poll at large reflect the closeness of the top two teams, but schedules are comparable with Alabama. Blew Texas Tech about how Alabama blew out Mississippi State.

Untying the Georgia-Florida-South Carolina-LSU mess. Georgia actually still loses this. They are 1-1 in this group of teams with one blowout loss and no other quality wins. Florida is 2-1 and beat A&M. LSU is 1-1 and beat A&M. South Carolina is 1-2, has no other quality wins, and beat Georgia raw. Ranking them behind Georgia is punishing them for losing to LSU by two points while Georgia doesn't play them.

UCLA? Nebraska win gains quality—I guess, I mean—and they beat Arizona State narrowly as the end of the poll crapped on themselves.

Duke? Hey, they've had more good wins than Mississippi State.

Why you hate Mississippi State? The Bulldogs' nonconference schedule features Jackson State, South Alabama, Middle Tennessee, and Troy. Their conference wins are over Auburn, Kentucky, and Tennessee, who are collectively 0-17 in the SEC. They just got hammered by Alabama. So… yeah, they edge Boise because Boise lost to a 5-4 MSU team instead of Alabama but they are essentially a mid-major right now. That they were 11th before the Alabama game is probably the dumbest thing polls have done this year. I'm part of that since I had them 15th last week. Derp.

Similarly, I had Louisville way too high last week. Best win: UNC, maybe Cincinnati. Projected fate against USC: not good.



October 29th, 2012 at 2:27 PM ^

UCLA got absolutely destroyed by Cal. Put them on the list of you want, but 16? Come on.

EDIT: additionally, I'd put Arizona ahead of UCLA. Arizona has only lost to Oregon, Oregon St and Stanford, the last two by 3 and in OT. They've now beaten USC, OK St and Washington, the last two by huge margins. That's far more impressive than UCLA's resume.


October 29th, 2012 at 2:29 PM ^

Although I agree that Louisville is probably one of the most overrated teams out there, what's with the nine spot drop after beating Cinci to remain undefeated?


October 29th, 2012 at 5:02 PM ^

Was that supposed to be sarcasm or are you new here? Brian was a pretty hard core RR supporter until the very end of the 2010 season.

RE: Mississippi State and Louisville...I am glad you have seen the light on them, Brian. Those two teams have played horrible schedules this season. I honestly believe that there are probably 30 FBS teams who would have been undefeated had they played MSU's schedule (up until the Bama game, obviously). MSU's signature win this season: a 10 point victory at home over 3-5 Tennessee.


October 29th, 2012 at 3:01 PM ^

If this is based on resumes then how could you possibly have ND lower than Oregon.  ND has now beaten #'s 12 and 15 where Oregon has only beaten Arizona.  And their non-conference wins are Arkansas St, Fresno St, and Tennessee Tech.