Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Week Seven BlogPoll

RankTeamDelta
1 Ohio State --
2 Michigan --
3 Florida 2
4 Southern Cal 1
5 Texas 1
6 Tennessee 7
7 Notre Dame 1
8 California 8
9 West Virginia --
10 Clemson 4
11 Louisville --
12 Nebraska 5
13 LSU 6
14 Arkansas 12
15 Auburn 11
16 Oregon 6
17 Oklahoma 5
18 Iowa 1
19 Georgia Tech 1
20 Virginia Tech 1
21 Missouri 1
22 Georgia 7
23 Wisconsin 3
24 Penn State 6
25 Boise State 1

Dropped Out: UCLA (#23), Florida State (#24), Rutgers (#25).


Games Watched: All of OSU-BG, parts of Michigan-MSU, Arkansas-Auburn, Penn State-Minnesota, and Nebraska-Iowa State

Notes:
  • Based on what they've actually done, the top three are pretty close to interchangeable, depending on your personal bias. Mine is reflected above.
  • Southern Cal has possibly been the least impressive of the unbeatens, including Missouri, Boise State, and Rutgers. But I, like most everyone else, believe that eventually they will play like the team composed of top recruits that they are.
  • Tennessee's looking like the most complete team in the SEC, but you have to give credit to Florida for getting it done, even if they're low on style points sometimes.
  • The Vols' resurgence makes Cal's loss to them not look so bad anymore, which is good. Something has to make them look good, and those yellow uniforms they broke out sure didn't (har dee har har).
  • Clemson in the top ten seems sketchy, but who else should go there? I'm still not sold on Louisville (or West Virginia, for that matter).
  • I was tempted to keep Arkansas below Auburn, but then I said to myself, "Self, you have two one-loss teams. One beat the other. Therefore, the one should be ranked above the other." It made sense to me
  • I was certain Georgia was going to lose a low-scoring game. I thought we'd all agreed: the Bulldogs have a good defense, but no offense. Then they go and score 30+ and give up 50+, and now I'm confused. What's the deal down in Athens?
  • I may have shown some irrational exuberance on PSU. None of the Penn State bloggers have them ranked, and an overtime win against Minnesota that required a little luck isn't too impressive. Of course, now the Nittany Lions will come out and beat Michigan, and I'll look like a fool for ever doubting them. But I'd be okay with that, if it makes Michigan fans unhappy.

3 comments:

POJO_Risin said...

Irrational is good. I'd have Michigan and OSU 1 and 2 as well, although it would be a bias wish for 37 days from today. Florida is probably the right choice for #2. Check out my blog for my recent thoughts as well.

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Andy said...

I don't know if it's bias or not having OSU as number one. I disagree with you that they are interchangeable (especially including UM in the group with OSU and Florida). The Buckeyes defeated the number two Texas team on the road and made Iowa look pitiful. Clearly they should be number one. Florida has Tennessee and LSU wins (their resume is improving). What does Michigan have exactly? Is it a nationally televised game against an overrated ND team which OSU ripped apart at the very end of last season? They were impressive, yes, but I will wait two weeks before moving them to number two (I had them there in my mind until I say Florida earn it). I like it OSU, Florida, UM right now, but you have it correct keeping them ahead of WVU. I believe teams should be punished for not scheduling anyone worth watching in their independent games (sorry Auburn). If Michigan didn't play Notre Dame every year, they would probably schedule the other Eastern/Western/Central Michigan team not already on their schedule (just ask Lloyd). Cheers to the OSU ADs who schedule someone fun for the fans to watch every year. That is why when you win that early game, you earn the higher rankings and it shouldn't be a controversy.