This week's BlogPoll Top 25 ballot:
4. Boise State
5. Ohio State
12. South Carolina
17. Michigan State
20. Air Force
23. Florida State
24. Oklahoma State
First, it's a rare moment when I can legitimately rank Northwestern ahead of Texas and USC.
Next: It's getting complicated to be a pollster who ranks (mostly) based on resume -- but it's certainly better than ranking on preseason inertia. I'm not quite sure how pollsters can keep Ohio State ahead of Oregon.
Then again, you might ask how I could keep Florida in the Top 15 after they way they were destroyed by Alabama. Partly, it's a function of Alabama being simply so juggernautly awesome; partly, it's a function that I think despite some truly awful play-calling on offense, Florida isn't as bad as that. (After all, I do rank Arkansas ahead of them for giving Bama a tougher game -- at least for a half.)
I'm not sold on Oklahoma yet -- expect an adjustment when we have the Nebraska-Texas result to compare it to in two weeks. If there's one team I think I should rank higher -- perhaps a lot higher -- it's Air Force, whose only loss is by 3 to Oklahoma at OU.
Comments, complaints, suggestions are welcome.