Blogpoll Draft: The Top Looks Pretty Good Anyway

19:03 Cholis Back 0 Comments

I hate this week's ballot and will be promptly taking a sledgehammer, chainsaw and blowtorch to this sucker next week. Boise State is as high as I could possibly ever place them, expect a steady fall from here on out as the resume bottoms out. Florida, Texas, Alabama and a bunch of I don't know follows. Throw in your 2 cents. Corrections, suggestions and objections are always welcome.

Games Watched: Hawaii/Louisiana Tech, Colorado/West Virginia, Pitt/Louisville, Michigan/Michigan State, South Florida/Syracuse, Purdue/Northwestern, Oklahoma/Miami, Auburn/Tennessee and Arkansas/Texas A&M. Real life only allowed me to watch the first, listen to the second quarter in the car and miss the entire second half of Penn State/Illinois.

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

Dropped Out: Houston (#16), Georgia (#18), California (#25).


Moving Up:
Auburn - Lighting it up under Malzahn, until he gets wise and skips town after this year before he's run off with torches.

Wisconsin - Survived their bout with the flu bug, now see how they handle Ohio State. Everything nose dived about this time last year.

Moving Down:
Michigan - Fortunate to even force OT against Michigan State, still looking like a work in progress.

Cal - Watch video for how this season turned.


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 41-7 (495/179)

10/10 – at LSU

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 64-7 (639/53)

10/10 – Colorado

3. 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 35-7 (425/254)
10/3 – at Kentucky 38-20 (352/301)

10/10 – at Ole Miss

4. 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 49-14 (529/282)
10/3 – UC Davis 34-16 (386/234)

10/14 – at Tulsa


5. 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. 21-10 (298/307)
10/3 – Arkansas St. 24-21 (420/296)

10/10 – Michigan

6. 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 31-7 (370/209)
10/3 – at Duke 34-26 (477/397)

10/10 – Boston College

7. 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 42-3 (524/207)
10/3 – Washington St. 52-6 (514/158)

10/10 – at UCLA

8. 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. 30-26 (263/374)
10/3 – at Georgia 20-13 (368/274)

10/10 - Florida

9. 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. 27-6 (403/229)
10/3 – at Cal 30-3 (457/285)

10/17 – at Notre Dame

10. 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 30-0 (318/170)
10/3 – at Indiana 33-14 (378/228)

10/10 – Wisconsin

11. TCU
9/12 – at Virginia 30-14 (380/177)
9/19 – Texas St. 56-21 (508/249)
9/26 – at Clemson 14-10 (388/309)
10/3 – at SMU 39-14 (418/224)

10/10 – at Air Force

12. 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. 28-20 (357/443)
10/3 – at Miami(OH) 37-13 (434/316)

10/15 – at South Florida

13. 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 35-28 (433/395)

10/10 – Iowa St.

14. 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 31-21 (492/364)

10/8 - Nebraska

15. Miami
9/7 – at Florida St. 38-34 (476/404)
9/17 – Georgia Tech 33-17 (454/228)
9/26 – at Virginia Tech 7-31 (209/370)
10/3 – Oklahoma 21-20 (342/341)

10/10 – Florida A&M

16. 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 24-7 (406/154)
10/3 – at Mississippi St. 42-31 (479/487)

10/10 – at Florida St.

17. 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 10-21 (307/298)
10/3 – at Illinois 35-17 (513/393)

10/10 – Eastern Illinois

18. Auburn
9/5 – Louisiana Tech 37-13 (556/245)
9/12 – Mississippi St. 49-24 (589/297)
9/19 – West Virginia 41-30 (400/509)
9/26 – Ball St. 54-30 (560/260)
10/3 – at Tennessee 26-22 (449/410)

10/10 – at Arkansas

19. 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. 56-6 (587/260)

10/10 – at Texas A&M

20. South Carolina
9/3 – at NC State 7-3 (256/133)
9/12 – at Georgia 37-41 (427/308)
9/19 – Florida Atlantic 38-16 (516/307)
9/24 – Ole Miss 16-10 (285/248)
10/3 – South Carolina St. 38-14 (377/326)

10/10 – Kentucky

21. Ole Miss
9/6 – at Memphis 45-14 (349/284)
9/19 – Southeastern Louisiana 52-6 (500/302)
9/24 – at South Carolina 10-16 (248/285)
10/3 – at Vanderbilt 23-7 (397/240)

10/10 – Alabama

22. Wisconsin
9/5 – Northern Illinois 28-20 (433/274)
9/12 – Fresno St. 34-31 OT (413/468)
9/19 – Wofford 44-14 (430/259)
9/26 – Michigan St. 38-30 (436/486)
10/3 – at Minnesota 31-28 (454/328)

10/10 – at Ohio St.

23. 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. 42-23 (373/438)
10/2 – Utah St. 35-17 (431/322)

10/10 – at UNLV

24. 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 36-33 (372/467)
10/3 – Michigan St. 20-26 (251/417)

10/10 – at Iowa

25. 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 20-21 (341/342)

10/10 – Baylor

Dropped Out:
16. Houston
9/5 – Northwestern St. 55-7 (538/263)
9/12 – at Oklahoma St. 45-35 (512/434)
9/26 – Texas Tech 29-28 (579/484)
10/3 – at UTEP 41-58 (664/581)

10/10 – at Mississippi St.

18. 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. 20-17 (334/204)

10/3 – LSU 13-20 (274/368)
10/10 – at Tennessee

25. 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 3-42 (207/524)
10/3 – USC 3-30 (285/457)

10/17 – at UCLA