Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
I'll be honest, thanks to Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin and the LSU-Alabama game, I did not watch a single football game that the tigers did not play in. I was busy either getting a major respiratory infection from all of the dust or watching the Game of the Century This Year.
Anyway, this means I have very little input on this week's BlogPoll. I turned in a ballot, but it's likely awful. Here's the final results.
15 Texas A&M at 1 Alabama
LSU gave teams the blueprint on how to beat Alabama. A&M has the offense to execute it, but probably not the defense. Still, it should be interesting to see if A&M can simply outscore the Tide, so long as Johnny Football doesn't turn the ball over. Alabama's schedule got real good, real quick.
3 Kansas St at TCU
This is one of K-State's most difficult games left, mainly due to the location. KSU's gotten some of the big games at home, so now they have to go on the road to Fort Worth to play a, frankly, overrated TCU team.
23 Mississippi St. at 9 LSU
State's slow slide out of the top 25 should continue, which not too coincidentally coincides with State playing teams with a pulse. LSU needs to get over the Bama hangover right quick.
13 Oregon St at 16 Stanford
This may be one of the best Pac-12 games of the year and Oregon's got to be rooting for their rival to win this game so they can get a potential marquee win in the Civil War.
Penn St at 17 Nebraska
The Nittany Lions have been surprisingly frisky this year, but they lack a really big time win. Nebraska is slowly asserting themselves in the Big Ten race and needs a win here for some legitimacy.
Iowa St at 20 Texas
Has Texas turned the corner? Iowa St has played lots of teams tough this year and are no pushover.
Arizona St at 21 USC
Well, at least we're spared the indignity of having to root for USC.
25 Northwestern at Michigan
I'll admit it. I'm openly rooting for the Cats to win the Big Ten. The odds are getting long though and this is literally a must win.