Sunday, November 08, 2009

This Week's BlogPoll Top 25: Oreg-ugh

UPDATE: I totally forgot to add in USC. No subliminal loathing there, or anything. Anyway, sorry Navy: You're out. USC is in -- below Oregon and above Ohio State... where they belong.

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

Dropped Out: Penn State (#12), Oklahoma (#20), California (#23), Auburn (#24), Notre Dame (#25).


For the first time in a long time, I have Florida-Texas as 1-2 in my BlogPoll ballot. Even with Florida's struggles offensively, the defense is the best in college football in a decade.

I still love TCU. TCU is this year's Utah: It will go undefeated this season, including a BCS-level bowl win over a "name" team (Alabama? Oh, the irony!), but finish the season at No. 2.

I still love Cincy -- although giving up 40+ to UConn doesn't say much about Cincy's D. Alabama has the opposite problem, although Bama's offense DID look better yesterday.

And we can all now stop worrying about the Boise-Oregon ranking situation (however, Boise fans should be concerned that TCU has the edge for the non-BCS BCS at-large bowl slot).

But, honestly, after the Top 10... I'm at a loss. I fully 'fess up it could be a mess. Check it out, with more comments below:

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

Dropped Out: Penn State (#12), Southern Cal (#14), Oklahoma (#20), California (#23), Auburn (#24), Notre Dame (#25).


I dropped Penn State out entirely, even though their losses were to ranked Ohio State and ranked Iowa (I usually give a lot of credit for "good" losses). But both were at home, and the rest of PSU's resume makes Boise's schedule look good.

4 comments:

the bankrupt museum said...

Utah too high at #8 - I'll give them that if they beat TCU & BYU, but they lost to their only decent opponent this year (Oregon) & squeaked by too many others (AF, Wyo). LSU should probably be higher. (> Ga Tech). USC from 14 to OUT is a headscratcher - they still won. (Style points don't count remember - and I agree!). ((Separately - how good is the Pac 10 this year? There are almost no easy road games)) Pitt deserves more respect. and...Arkansas? they're 5-4 (2-4), y'know. I mean, Georgia is 5-4 and beat them. Agree re: my alma mater Penn St - terrible. I've personally lost all respect for Houston, too -- they should be permanently ranked at #24 just to make sure everyone they play gets up for playing a "ranked" team.

PSP8009 said...

professed alabama homer here...

are there any teams in your top five or top ten that are as good as or equal to 4-0 versus your CURRENT top 25???

just wondering.

Arnold said...

Why exactly did you drop USC out of the top 25 after a road win? They beat Ohio St and Oregon St (both of whom you have ranked) and they have equal or better records than those two teams.

Randvek said...

Kind of tough to figure out the Pac-10. We've known all season that Oregon was weak against a power running team, which is why a lot of people thought USC could take out Oregon. But Oregon completely shut USC down, then faces another big, strong RB who runs all over them.

Makes USC look even worse, really.

Tough to say that Arizona is the tops in the Pac-10 right now. They did manage to come back against Stanford after racking up a big deficit like Oregon, and did ok against Iowa, but the real meat of their schedule is coming up now, with Cal, Oregon, and USC still to play.