Monday, September 07, 2009 BlogPoll Week 1 Draft

This week is a little off, since Miami and Florida State play tonight yet I need to post a draft ballot this morning. So I'm winging it, and will update things later this week.
1 Southern Cal 3
2 Florida 1
3 Texas 1
4 Alabama 3
5 Boise State 3
6 Brigham Young 7
7 California 1
8 Oklahoma State 2
9 Oklahoma 6
10 LSU 5
11 Mississippi 5
12 Virginia Tech 3
13 TCU 1
14 Georgia 2
15 Penn State
16 Missouri
17 Florida State 4
18 Miami (Florida) 6
19 Nebraska 3
20 Kansas 1
21 Utah 3
22 Notre Dame
23 Baylor
24 Ohio State 13
25 Georgia Tech 5
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Oregon (#17), Oregon State (#23), Texas Tech (#25).

I moved USC up to the top spot grudgingly, mostly on the case that they played the better team of the top three. I worry I dropped Oklahoma too far down the list; we'll see. The Big Ten suckage over the weekend made me skeptical to consider many Big Ten teams, especially when their victory was over a fellow MAC school. Michigan was the last team on my board; they may move in depending on what happens tonight. New teams on the ballot include Missouri, who resoundingly answered their questions about whether Chase Daniels and Jeremy Maclin could be easily replaced. Notre Dame finally showed something, so into the top 25 they go. Ohio State nearly lost to the Navy at home, so down they go for now. If they somehow can keep it respectable against USC, they could be moved up. The Huskers pass up Kansas because beating a Sun Belt team is better than beating a division 1-AA team.

Big XII PowerPoll
  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Missouri
  5. Nebraska
  6. Kansas
  7. Baylor
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Iowa State
  10. Texas Tech
  11. Colorado
  12. Kansas State
A&M gets a bump for a relatively impressive performance against New Mexico. Two years ago, North Dakota State beat Minnesota while North Dakota was playing UNO. So I'm going to bump Iowa State over Tech on the basis of the strength of their 1-AA opponents. Has Dan Hawkins resigned at Colorado yet? And woe be Kansas State...


Husker Mike said...

After last night, I think I should move Miami up to #16, Florida State down just below Kansas, and replace Georgia Tech with Cincinnati.

AJ said...

Cincinnati looked filthy beating a decent Rutgers team.