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Blogpoll Final Ballot: Week 9

1 Texas --
2 Penn State --
3 Alabama --
4 Oklahoma 3
5 Oklahoma State 1
6 Southern Cal 2
7 Texas Tech 1
8 Florida 2
9 Georgia 4
10 Utah 1
11 Ohio State 2
12 Missouri 3
13 TCU --
14 Boise State 5
15 Brigham Young 6
16 Michigan State 10
17 Minnesota 3
18 Tulsa 8
19 Maryland 5
20 Florida State 3
21 Pittsburgh 2
22 South Florida 10
23 LSU 9
24 California 2
25 Iowa 1

Dropped Out: Ball State (#16), Georgia Tech (#18), Northwestern (#22), Wake Forest (#25).
Changes from draft: PSU and Alabama swapped. Alabama has the best win (over Georiga) between the two of them. However, other than that, they've played nearly nobody, and have struggled with a lot of crappy teams.

Oklahoma bumped back into the top 5, after seeing how good their schedule actually has been this year (and they've taken care of everyone except Texas).

Georgia moves up a bit, because dropping them as low as I did in the preliminary ballot was something of an accident. However, their inclusion in the top 10 should end this week against Florida, unless the Gators lose and make the downward move.

Michigan State moved up ahead of Minnesota, because Minnesota's resume has been pretty weak so far, aside from their win over Illinois. Also, I don't think their current level of success is sustainable.

If there's anything else you want explained, let me know. Some of the movements are due to the results on the field this past weekend, and some of them are because I did a much stricter job ranking on resume (i.e. Oklahoma moving up). If you have any specific gripes, let me know in the comments and I'll take them into account in next weeks ballot.

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“Blogpoll Final Ballot: Week 9”

  1. Blogger Jeff Says:

    I meant to ask you about Ball State on your Monday ballot. Why did they drop out of the poll?

  2. Anonymous I know nothing Says:

    Pitt and Ball State. BSU wins, Pitt loses, bad, and Bsu goes out and Pitt moves up. I understand the last 5-8 spots are getting difficult to even fill, just not enough worthy teams, but that had to be an oversight, or am I wrong and Pitt won?

    Next week, for spots 18 and down, just write in 'Nobody'. At this rate, CF is going to have to go back to a Top 10.

  3. Blogger Tim Says:

    Ball State was a victim of re-ranking by resume. They have played exactly NOBODY. I'd take a couple teams with losses over a team whose best win (by a huge margin) is... Indiana?

    I made a conscious decision not to include them, but maybe they did deserve to be in the last couple spots.

    I guess that's what I get for not having a viable draft ballot, and having to completely fuck with everything for Wednesday, so there isn't an opportunity for commenters to call me out when I've done something stupid.