Blogpoll Draft: Ugly Up and Down

20:47 Cholis Back 0 Comments

Boy, that escalated quickly. I've got myself painted into a corner for the time being. USC should probably drop more but I can't drop them below Ohio State at this point.BYU got throttled and should also drop more, but still need to stay in Oklahoma's neighborhood for now. Florida State needed to reenter the Top 25, but I couldn't just drop Georgia or Oklahoma State to fit them in, thus both exit and Houston joins FSU. Does Houston deserve to be ranked right now, I don't really think so, but who else would I bring in? UCLA? Pitt? Washington? Meh. This poll is ugly as sin, I can only take the make-up shotgun to it. Corrections, suggestions and objections are always welcome and, in this case, needed.

Yay! Poor quality Simpsons clips are always more amusing in German.

Games watched: Georgia Tech/Miami, Boise St./Fresno St., Temple/Penn St., USC/Washington, Utah/Oregon, Michigan St./Notre Dame, Tennessee/Florida, Georgia/Arkansas, Texas Tech/Texas, West Virginia/Auburn and Kansas St./UCLA.

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

Dropped Out: Utah (#16), Oklahoma State (#24), Georgia (#25).


Moving Up:
Miami - If the Hurricanes win the next 2 weeks, they'll be leap frogging a lot more teams.

Cincinnati - Standing as the Big East's lone hope, big win out on the west coast.

Moving Down:
USC - Should be penalized more, starting to become numb to these letdowns year after year.

BYU - Dropping them below Oklahoma for two reasons. 1.) BYU got absolutely drubbed in their loss at home and 2.) Oklahoma shut out Tulsa's offense and Landry Jones seems to be finding his groove replacing Bradford.


The Breakdown:
1. Florida
9/5 – Charleston Southern 62-3 (624/323)
9/12 – Troy 56-6 (663/139)
9/19 – Tennessee 23-13 (323/210)
9/26 – at Kentucky


2. Texas
9/5 – Louisiana-Monroe 59-20 (562/298)
9/12- at Wyoming 41-10 (544/273)
9/19 – Texas Tech 34-24 (340/414)
9/26 – UTEP


3. Cal
9/5 – Maryland 52-13 (542/303)
9/12 – Eastern Washington 59-7 (507/235)
9/19 – at Minnesota 35-21 (415/270)
9/26 – at Oregon


4. Ole Miss
9/6 – at Memphis 45-14 (349/284)
9/19 – Southeastern Louisiana 52-6 (500/302)
9/24 – at South Carolina


5. Alabama
9/5 – Virginia Tech (in Atlanta, GA) 34-24 (498/155)
9/12 – Florida International 40-14 (516/214)
9/19 – North Texas 53-7 (523/126)
9/26 – Arkansas


6. Penn St.
9/5 – Akron 31-7 (515/186)
9/12 – Syracuse 28-7 (318/200)
9/19 – Temple 31-6 (359/251)
9/26 – Iowa


7. Boise St.
9/3 – Oregon 19-8 (361/152)
9/12 – Miami(OH) 48-0 (441/194)
9/18 – at Fresno St. 51-34 (480/507)
9/26 – at Bowling Green


8. USC
9/5 – San Jose St. 56-3 (620/121)
9/12 – at Ohio St. 18-15 (313/265)
9/19 – at Washington 13-16 (360/293)
9/29 – Washington St.


9. Ohio St.
9/5 – Navy 31-27 (363/342)
9/12 – USC 15-18 (265/313)
9/19 – at Toledo 38-0 (522/210)
9/26 – Illinois


10. LSU
9/5 – at Washington 31-23 (321/478)
9/12 – Vanderbilt 23-9 (326/210)
9/19 – Louisiana-Lafayette 31-3 (330/272)
9/26 – at Mississippi St.


11. Oklahoma
9/5 – BYU (in Arlington, TX) 13-14 (265/357)
9/12 – Idaho St. 64-0 (564/44)
9/19 – Tulsa 45-0 (529/269)
10/3 – at Miami


12. Miami
9/7 – at Florida St. 38-34 (476/404)
9/17 – Georgia Tech 33-17 (454/228)
9/26 – at Virginia Tech


13. BYU
9/5 – Oklahoma (in Arlington, TX) 14-13 (357/265)
9/12 – at Tulane 54-3 (527/162)
9/19 – Florida St. 28-54 (473/512)
9/26 – Colorado St.


14. TCU
9/12 – at Virginia 30-14 (380/177)
9/19 – Texas St. 56-21 (508/249)
9/26 – at Clemson


15. UNC
9/5 – Citadel 40-6 (375/153)
9/12 – at UConn 12-10 (268/196)
9/19 – East Carolina 31-17 (433/247)
9/26 – at Georgia Tech


16. Cincinnati
9/7 – at Rutgers 47-15 (564/293)
9/12 – Southeast Missouri St. 70-3 (578/176)
9/19 – at Oregon St. 28-18 (408/344)
9/26 – Fresno St.


17. Georgia Tech
9/5 – Jacksonville St. 37-17 (497/291)
9/10 – Clemson 30-27 (418/386)
917 – at Miami 17-33 (228/454)
9/26 – North Carolina

18. Kansas

9/5 – North Colorado 49-3 (547/246)
9/12 – at UTEP 34-7 (576/208)
9/19 – Duke 44-16 (490/394)
9/26 – Southern Miss


19. Missouri
9/5 – Illinois (in St. Louis, MO) 37-9 (442/325)
9/12 – Bowling Green 27-20 (353/320)
9/19 – Furman 52-12 (525/398)
9/25 – at Nevada


20. Michigan
9/5 – Western Michigan 31-7 (439/301)
9/12 – Notre Dame 38-34 (430/490)
9/19 – Eastern Michigan 45-17 (448/285)
9/26 - Indiana


21. Virginia Tech
9/5 – Alabama (in Atlanta, GA) 24-34 (155/498)
9/12 – Marshall 52-10 (605/252)
9/19 – Nebraska 16-15 (278/343)
9/26 - Miami


22. Oregon
9/3 – at Boise St. 8-19 (152/361)
9/12 – Purdue 38-36 (356/451)
9/19 – Utah 31-24 (312/297)
9/26 – Cal


23. Iowa
9/5 – Northern Iowa 17-16 (329/354)
9/12 – at Iowa St. 35-3 (426/303)
9/19- Arizona 27-17 (338/253)
9/26 – at Penn St.


24. Florida St.
9/7 – Miami 34-38 (404/476)
9/12 – Jacksonville St. 19-9 (402/310)
9/19 – at BYU 54-28 (512/473)
9/26 – South Florida


25. Houston
9/5 – Northwestern St. 55-7 (538/263)
9/12 – at Oklahoma St. 45-35 (512/434)
9/26 – Texas Tech


Dropped Out:
16. Utah
9/3 – Utah St. 35-17 (519/342)
9/12 – at San Jose St. 24-14 (499/264)
9/19 – at Oregon 24-31 (297/312)
9/26 – Louisville


24. Oklahoma State
9/5 – Georgia 24-10 (307/257)
9/12 – Houston 35-45 (434/512)
9/19 – Rice 41-24 (351/377)
9/26 – Grambling St.


25. Georgia
9/5 – at Oklahoma St. 10-24 (257/307)
9/12 – South Carolina 41-37 (308/427)
9/19 – at Arkansas 52-41 (530/485)
9/26 – Arizona St.