Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Week 1 Power Poll

Last year, I decided to post my own version of college football rankings based on two things that I think are fundamentally wrong with the existing poll system. First, the rankings are based on what each team has actually done, not based on preseason hype. Secondly, each week is a distinct and separate entity from the previous. If you are playing like crap, you'll fall if someone else plays better. None of this "#1 until you lose" garbage here.

Here's the Top Ten after week one:

1. Southern Cal (Went on the road and took Virginia behind their own woodshed.)
2. Oklahoma (I'll forgive them the second half due to the weather and the ridiculous halftime score.)
3. Florida
4. LSU
5. Missouri
6. Georgia
7. Auburn
8. Oregon
9. Alabama
10. Wisconsin

Big XII Power Standings
1. Oklahoma
2. Missouri
3. Oklahoma State (Taking Washington State to the woodshed in Seattle counts)
4. Texas
5. Colorado
6. Kansas
7. Nebraska
8. Texas Tech (Too many penalties and points given up to 1-AA Eastern Washington)
9. Kansas State
10. Iowa State
11. Baylor
12. Texas A&M (Where else could you rank a team that lost to Arkansas State?)

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