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Blogpoll Preliminary Ballot: Week 10

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

Dropped Out: South Florida (#22), Iowa (#25).

Games Watched: Michigan-Purdue :(, Texas-Texas Tech, Florida-Georgia, Pitt-ND, and a bunch more I'll be watching over the next couple days.

Things I'm not quite sure about: The comparison between Oklahoma and OK State, now that Oklahoma has a really impressive win. Moving down USC after a big win, though I think Florida deserved to move up. Moving Boise State up that much after beating a really ho-hum opponent. Georgia only dropping to #12, though I can't think of anyone that really deserves to move up over them. Cal skyrocketing up after a close win. Moving Georgia Tech up 5 after a really close win over a team that barely makes the poll. Tulsa not dropping completely out after losing to a really bad Arkansas team, when they have few impressive wins. The bottom few teams in general, though I can't really think of anyone else to go there.

This is probably the best I've felt about a draft ballot since the first couple weeks of the year. If I'm forgetting/missing out on anything, leave it in the comments for appropreiate tweaks before the final is due Wednesday morning.

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“Blogpoll Preliminary Ballot: Week 10”

  1. Blogger kowisja Says:

    I think Minnesota is a little high. It seems strange they stayed despite losing to NW this week. The only good win they have is @Illinois? I'm not sure the rest of the schedule matches up as strong as anyone below them. CAL at least beat MSU.

    Also, I understand Maryland lost to Middle Tennessee State, but they did beat CAL. Is it safe to assume their losses are what drag them down, because that makes it much easier to sort out the bottom.

    I'd also argue GT should be heading the group from Maryland to WVU. They've lost to "better teams" in VT and Virginia than Pitt (bowling green/rutgers) or Maryland(mtsu/@virginia).