Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Week Six BlogPoll

Unless there are any objections, here's my ballot for week six:

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

Dropped Out: TCU (#21), Arizona State (#23), Boise State (#24).

Games Watched: All of OSU-Iowa and Auburn-South Carolina, parts of Michigan-Minnesota, USC-Washington State, Notre Dame-Purdue, and Michigan State-Illinois

  • Michigan moves up to #2, because I don't see any of the teams ranked below them beating them. They have all kinds of talent, and they aren't screwing it up like they have in previous years. They still have PSU and Iowa to play, but the only team with a real chance to beat them before November 18th is themselves. Granted, that usually happens, but still.
  • West Virginia drops because of continuing doubts about their ability. Who have they beaten? Why have they not destroyed all competition thus far? Plus, you stop Steve Slaton, you stop West Virginia, and I think a lot of the teams in the top 10 can do that.
  • Clemson continues to shoot up the poll behind a killer rushing attack. They won't have any more big jumps in my poll, I don't think, but they could continue to climb.
  • Georgia drops because their offense sucks. Win this weekend, Bulldogs, and I'll take it all back.
  • Iowa falls so far only because I feel they belong behind Penn State. Penn State was competitive on the road against the Buckeyes, while Iowa was not at home in a night game.
  • Va. Tech drops on account of losing to Ga. Tech, who should then probably be ranked above them. Since the Ramblin' Wreck's only loss was a close one to Notre Dame, I don't have a problem with ranking them that high.
  • UCLA drops to make up for me not moving them down after last week's lost. Makeup call.
  • Sorry, Boise State, nothing personal. You'll probably be ranked again next week.

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