Sunday, September 19, 2010

blogpoll ballot: week 3

I didn't mean to go MIA for so long, but I got into a project that took a little longer than it should have. The fruits of those labors will be up tomorrow; meantime, here's the ballot for Week 3. Very heavy on resumé now; only a few vestiges of preseason biases remain, such as allowing Texas to float as high as #3 despite a win that's only somewhat resumé-boosting, or allowing Miami to stay on the poll at all. Plenty of shuffling this week as things fall into place, and plenty more next week. So comments are still highly, highly encouraged, but not so much of the "why did so and so fall so low/rise so high for what they did this week?" type. Actually, that's old-fashioned thinking no matter what the week. Without further ado:

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

From Old Virginia Ballot - Week 4

Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio St. Buckeyes --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide --
3 Texas Longhorns Arrow_up 6
4 Oklahoma Sooners --
5 Florida Gators --
6 Arizona Wildcats Arrow_up 13
7 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_up 3
8 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_down -2
9 Arkansas Razorbacks --
10 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_down -7
11 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 9
12 LSU Tigers Arrow_up 2
13 Oregon Ducks Arrow_down -1
14 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_down -3
15 Auburn Tigers Arrow_up 2
16 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_down -9
17 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_down -2
18 Iowa Hawkeyes Arrow_down -10
19 Nevada Wolf Pack --
20 Oklahoma St. Cowboys --
21 Michigan St. Spartans --
22 Utah Utes --
23 Penn St. Nittany Lions Arrow_up 1
24 Air Force Falcons Arrow_down -6
25 Miami Hurricanes Arrow_down -3
Dropouts: California Golden Bears, Clemson Tigers, Boston College Eagles, Georgia Bulldogs, USC Trojans

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings »


fridge said...

Don't get oklahoma state at all. They barely escaped from Troy, and gave up 28 to Tulsa, both of whom have lost another game to non-aq nonentities... and their power conference win is over the worst team that qualifies as such. Just like to see at least _one_ half-decent looking win at this point.

Only other team that jumps at me is Michigan, after a weekend that just felt like disaster all around for them. But they did at least escape their CAA scare, and everyone under them certainly has questions of their own to answer still.

Brendan said...

Honestly I wish I could rank 22 or 23 teams this week and leave it at that. I started yanking teams left and right from consideration that didn't look worthy like West Virginia and Boston College, and Okie State kind of got left behind. I wouldn't mind taking them out at all - what I would mind is replacing them with someone.