Monday, September 13, 2010

BlogPoll Monday: 1 Bama, 2 TCU

If one substantial point of the college football poll is to figure out the top 2 teams in the country for the purpose of pairing them to play for the national title, then I'd qualify this week's poll as a huge shake-up: After loving Boise for 2 weeks -- preseason and Week 1 -- I bumped them from the No. 1 spot on my ballot... after a bye week. They didn't even play.

But Virginia Tech did, and lost to 1-AA James Madison -- a fine team, but more importantly, proving VT isn't nearly as good as we gave Boise credit for a week ago. I'm fine with the whiplash; the point of every subsequent week of the season is to introduce more evidence into the poll. For example: Alabama made Penn State -- a solid if not elite team -- look like a Division II team.

This week's poll, pending your comments:

1. Alabama
2. TCU
3. Ohio State
4. Boise St
5. Oregon
6. Utah
7. Oklahoma
8. Iowa
9. Auburn
10. Texas

11. Florida
12. Houston
13. Nebraska
14. South Carolina
15. Air Force
16. Stanford
17. Miami
18. Arkansas
19. Oregon St
20. Arizona

21. LSU
22. Denard Robinson
23. Fresno St
24. Wisconsin
25. Baylor

Next week's big games: Baylor at TCU, Air Force at Oklahoma, Iowa at Arizona, Florida at Tennessee, Arkansas at Georgia, Wake Forest at Stanford, Houston at UCLA.


MizzouHoops said...

Reiterating my comment from Saturday's post, if Ohio State can manhandle Miami and Marshall (who was 12 seconds away from beating WVU), then their resume is better than TCU’s thumping of Tennessee Tech. Good thing this poll doesn’t mean anything.

SF said...

This is ABSURD. Your entire theory is basing the rankings on the THIS YEAR's games. Under that criteria, how can you have michigan ranked #22. They have beaten two solid and respected d-1 teams. Miami ahead of michigan? based on this year's performance? what a joke.

i can't take your biased nonsense seriously until you stick to your guns, DS.