Sunday, November 22, 2009

This Week's BlogPoll Top 25 Ballot

I'm pretty comfortable with my BCS national-title pairing being TCU versus the Alabama-Florida winner, but I recognize that doesn't reflect the SEC Champ/Texas inevitability. More after the list.

2 Alabama
3 Florida
4 Texas
5 Cincinnati
6 Boise State
7 Georgia Tech
8 Oregon
9 Pittsburgh
10 Oregon State
11 Utah
12 Ohio State
13 Mississippi
14 LSU
15 California
16 Stanford
17 Virginia Tech
18 Clemson
19 Iowa
20 Penn State
21 Miami (Florida)
22 Houston
23 Brigham Young
24 Northwestern
25 Southern Cal

I'm very comfortable putting Oregon State into my Top 10, pending their game against Oregon -- certainly more comfortable than putting Ohio State in a Top 10 (which I don't).

The poll definitely needs help in the back half -- to the extent the intermingling between the low teens and the low 20s can even be distinguished amongst each other.

As usual, please let me know what you think -- I'll revise tomorrow and re-submit for the final BlogPoll edition of the week.

Revised Edition below. I recognize I left out Oklahoma State in the version above -- purely a mistake.

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

Dropped Out: Wisconsin (#18), Arizona (#24).


Biff said...


Thanks for being "real". TCU deserves a shot for the NC. It would be nice if somebody would make a nice case for them by comparing victories versus ranked teams, victories versus common opponents, etc.

Johnny b said...

Your blind hatred of the Big Ten and love of the SEC is really showing in this poll

Chaddogg said...

@Dan -- any reason why adding Oklahoma State to your blogpoll meant that Northwestern got dropped from #24 to out of the poll?

Oh, you needed to keep USC in there because they've been such a strong team all season....

(Freaking Benedict Arnold to the Wildcats....)

Matthew said...

Really - what I would like to see (not likely though):

Florida State upsets Florida
Florida beats Alabama in SEC Championship

Nebrasaka upets Texas in Big 12 Championship

Who then goes to the BCS? How are you going to let any of those 3 1 loss teams over TCU and Cincinatti? If you really want a College Football playoff - cheer for the results above. And how are Texas, Florida and Alabama going to lobby over 1 loss GA Tech?

Crazy to think we might have 5 undefeated teams going into the Bowl Games.