Monday, September 10, 2012

BlogPoll Ballot: Huskers Disappear Like Blackshirts

Not much change at the top of the ballot, but the second half of the ballot is almost completely new.  I dropped the teams that suffered bad losses over the weekend -- removing them completely.  That includes Nebraska as well; obviously I misread the whole situation with the defense.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Husker Mike's Blasphemy Ballot - Week 2

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide --
2 USC Trojans --
3 LSU Tigers --
4 Oregon Ducks --
5 South Carolina Gamecocks --
6 Georgia Bulldogs --
7 Florida St. Seminoles --
8 Oklahoma Sooners --
9 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_up 9
10 Clemson Tigers --
11 West Virginia Mountaineers --
12 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_up 3
13 Michigan St. Spartans --
14 Florida Gators Arrow_up 6
15 Baylor Bears Arrow_up 10
16 Ohio Bobcats --
17 UCLA Bruins --
18 Virginia Tech Hokies --
19 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_down -7
20 Louisville Cardinals Arrow_up 2
21 Stanford Cardinal --
22 BYU Cougars --
23 Arizona St. Sun Devils --
24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish --
25 Texas Longhorns --
Dropouts: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Arkansas Razorbacks, Wisconsin Badgers, Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Washington Huskies, Utah Utes, North Carolina Tar Heels
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings »

Baylor rides the wave of teams coming in.  Kansas State gets a huge promotion for doing what Nebraska fans only dream of: blowing out Miami (Florida) in your home stadium.  Michigan State finally gets ranked for showing an offense outside of Le'Veon Bell.  Michigan gets penalized a little for looking a little too pedestrian against a Mountain West service academy at home.

UCLA gets on the ballot with their huge performance against the Huskers.  Other new teams are Virginia Tech, Stanford, Arizona State, and most grudgingly, Texas and Notre Dame. I needed teams to insert into the mix, and those were the best available.  Arkansas struggled against a 1-AA team and lost to a Sun Belt team; they don't look like a top 50 team anymore.  Wisconsin has a better case; they lost to a lower-tier Pac-12 team....but they're gone.  Nebraska might have still warranted a vote, but not after this past week's stinker.

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