And while I am all about "and-oh" for Florida, you can't ignore that Alabama destroyed Mississippi State in Starkville, where Florida had some problems.
Cincy's close call notwithstanding, you cannot rank Boise ahead of Cincy when you compare who they have played. And Cincy still has Pitt. Boise has...?
I left USC out of the Top 25 entirely -- you can't suffer your worst loss in modern program history and not suffer for it.
I doubled down by putting Stanford in my Top 10; yeah, USC might not be great, but Stanford didn't just win at USC -- no easy feat under any conditions -- but they destroyed USC like no team in the Carroll Era. This, after thumping Oregon. That's more impressive of a pair of wins that any team in college football has produced this season: Not just who, but how.
Anyway, here's my first crack at the BlogPoll ballot. Take a look, give me your feedback, and I'll fix it per your arguments tomorrow morning. I will say this: After about No. 10 or so, I was so underwhelmed by the options -- how many teams crapped the bed this weekend?
|Last week's ballot|
Dropped Out: Southern Cal (#12), South Florida (#22), Arkansas (#24).