Monday, September 05, 2011

This Week's BlogPoll Top 25 Ballot: LSU!

With just one game to go off of (mostly), LSU is on top. Boise State is No. 2. Baylor should probably be higher, given the preseason projections for TCU -- if TCU turns out to be much better than they looked on Friday night, Baylor will benefit. Like most of the teams that won on the road against non-cupcake opponents, South Florida deserved its bump. Count Houston -- a team I had already ranked pretty high in the preseason -- and Northwestern in that group. BYU probably deserved to lose at Ole Miss, but the point is that they didn't, and winning in Oxford sure is a better qualifier than beating a creampuff at home. But, yes, after No. 1 and 2, the rest of the poll is a bit of a hot mess of "Well, why are THEY ahead of THEM?"

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings Ballot - Week 2

Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers Arrow_up 12
2 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_up 1
3 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_down -2
4 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 2
5 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_down -3
6 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_down -1
7 Stanford Cardinal --
8 Baylor Bears --
9 Virginia Tech Hokies --
10 South Florida Bulls --
11 Houston Cougars Arrow_up 1
12 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_down -1
13 Texas A&M Aggies Arrow_up 3
14 Mississippi St. Bulldogs Arrow_up 8
15 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_up 2
16 Florida Gators Arrow_up 4
17 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_down -13
18 Oregon Ducks Arrow_down -10
19 Ohio St. Buckeyes --
20 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_up 3
21 BYU Cougars Arrow_down -6
22 Texas Longhorns Arrow_down -3
23 Northwestern Wildcats --
24 Utah Utes Arrow_down -6
25 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_down -15
Dropouts: Arkansas Razorbacks, Air Force Falcons, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Penn St. Nittany Lions

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings »

1 comment:

Biff said...


As a BYU fan, I'd love to hear your reasoning behind why BYU probably "deserved" to lose. :)

Look at the box score:

BYU dominated in almost every category. Although they were down 13-0 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, that was not because they weren't moving the ball. Ole Miss' pick-six was after BYU marched down the field and was poised to score. Throw in a missed field goal, and the score could have been 24-6 BYU. Ole Miss only scored 6 offensive points and had 64 yards of rushing.

Looking at the numbers I would say BYU deserved to win, and overcame a few mistakes to secure that victory. :)