Blogpoll Week 6

Submitted by Brian on October 14th, 2009 at 11:51 AM
Alabama remains #1, but the margin is vanishingly small:
 
Rank Team PPB StdDev Delta
1 Alabama (56) 24.4 0.7 --
2 Florida (40) 24.4 0.6 --
3 Texas (2) 22.6 1.8 --
4 Virginia Tech 21.2 1.8 1
5 Boise State 19.6 3.1 1
6 Southern Cal 18.9 2.5 2
7 Cincinnati 18.8 2.6 --
8 Miami (Florida) 16.4 2.7 1
9 Iowa 16.4 3.3 3
10 Ohio State 16.2 2.8 1

The rest of the poll can be found at CBS Sports. After the jump, Tim's final ballot for the week.

 
 
Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama
2 Florida 4
3 Virginia Tech 1
4 Texas
5 Cincinnati 2
6 Boise State 1
7 Iowa 1
8 Miami (Florida) 2
9 Southern Cal
10 TCU 2
11 LSU 4
12 Oregon 4
13 Ohio State 2
14 Penn State 1
15 Auburn 1
16 Houston 1
17 Oklahoma State
18 Brigham Young
19 Nebraska
20 Georgia Tech 1
21 Notre Dame 1
22 South Carolina 1
23 Kansas
24 Missouri 4
25 Wisconsin 1
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Georgia (#21), Stanford (#25).

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.

Comments

erik_t

October 14th, 2009 at 12:24 PM ^

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.

SpartanDan

October 14th, 2009 at 12:47 PM ^

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.

erik_t

October 14th, 2009 at 1:13 PM ^

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.

goblue1327

October 14th, 2009 at 1:50 PM ^

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.

U of M in TX

October 14th, 2009 at 2:13 PM ^

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.