Saturday, August 22, 2009

Shanoff BlogPoll Top 25 Preseason Ballot

Here is the BlogPoll Top 25 preseason ballot I submitted, with your input:

1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Penn State
4 Oklahoma
5 Southern Cal
6 Mississippi
7 Alabama
8 Georgia Tech
10 Boise State
11 Oklahoma State
12 Oregon
13 Ohio State
14 California
15 TCU
16 Kansas
17 Brigham Young
18 Utah
19 Georgia
20 Iowa
21 Virginia Tech
22 Oregon State
23 Florida State
24 Cincinnati
25 Central Michigan

The biggest change: Western Michigan is out; everyone behind them moved up; Central Michigan moved into No. 25 -- that's right: No Notre Dame. They will have to prove it, first. (Besides: I think if the best team in the MAC played Notre Dame, the MAC team would win by double-digits.) As always, expect the poll to change wildly, especially in the first few weeks.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Biff said...

Dan, I'm glad you don't have Utah *above* BYU... I'm pretty sure most of the pollsters are either clueless about the fact that the Yewts will be starting a true freshman at QB, or they submitted their polls before Whittingam made the announcement. Utah will stuggle a lot this year.

TCU is certainly the team to beat, but I think BYU has a good chance of putting together a pretty special season if they can avoid injuries to a few key people...