Blog Poll Week 2 and Week 3 Look Ahead

The BlogPoll descends and look who sneaks in at #25! Bobcat Power!

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (88) 24.90 0.46 --
2 LSU Tigers (2) 22.93 2.33 Arrow_up 1
3 USC Trojans (3) 21.93 4.41 Arrow_down -1
4 Oregon Ducks 20.89 4.16 --
5 Georgia Bulldogs 19.16 2.38 Arrow_up 3
6 Florida St. Seminoles 17.45 6.06 Arrow_down -1
7 Oklahoma Sooners 17.00 5.38 --
8 Michigan St. Spartans 16.99 2.84 Arrow_up 1
9 West Virginia Mountaineers 16.33 4.98 Arrow_down -3
10 Clemson Tigers 15.49 3.49 --
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.80 4.78 Arrow_up 1
12 Kansas St. Wildcats 12.56 4.05 Arrow_up 8
13 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 12.48 5.44 Arrow_up 1
14 Virginia Tech Hokies 11.99 3.84 Arrow_up 2
15 Texas Longhorns 11.01 4.25 Arrow_up 3
16 TCU Horned Frogs 7.94 4.78 Arrow_up 6
17 Florida Gators 6.77 4.55 Arrow_up 10
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6.66 4.71 Arrow_up 3
19 Louisville Cardinals 5.98 3.80 Arrow_up 4
20 UCLA Bruins 5.90 4.74 Arrow_up 21
21 Michigan Wolverines 5.34 4.44 Arrow_down -2
22 Stanford Cardinal 5.07 4.85 Arrow_up 3
23 Arizona Wildcats 4.90 4.99 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 3.97 4.49 --
25 Ohio Bobcats 1.61 3.22 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: BYU Cougars | Oregon St. Beavers | Baylor Bears | ULM Warhawks | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Boise St. Broncos | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Northwestern Wildcats | Utah State Aggies | Arkansas Razorbacks | Iowa St. Cyclones | Wisconsin Badgers | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Cincinnati Bearcats | Air Force Falcons | South Florida Bulls | Central Florida Knights | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Wake Forest Demon Deacons | Duke Blue Devils | Rice Owls | Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Miami Hurricanes | North Carolina Tar Heels | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 9:00 AM CDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

Read all about it the poll here. Week 3 preview after the jump.

All right, some games that are actually worth previewing!

#1 Alabama at Arkansas

Think CBS wants a do-over on picking up games? Tennessee-Florida looks like the far better matchup right now. Bama should absolutely pummel a Tyler Wilson-less Arkansas teams but stranger things have happened. Who else believes in bounce back games? Yeah, me neither.

#3 USC at #22 Stanford

I'm not a huge believer in USC this year, but I do think they are better than Stanford, who is living off of last year and an ass kicking of Duke, like that matters. It's Duke, people. SC's lack of depth on the lines will be exposed, but not by the Cardinal.

Wake at #6 Florida St.

Every year, we go into this game thinking that there's no possible way that Wake Forest can beat FSU and seemingly every year, Wake either wins or makes it a good game. I'm leaning more toward "make it a good game" than actually winning, but I know better than to dismiss Jim Grobe out of hand.

#18 Notre Dame at #8 Michigan St.

OK, now we find out how good the Irish really are. Michigan St. is the only Big Ten team which has looked even moderately competent, so this is a huge game for the conference. The Big Ten an't afford for its flag bearer to lose to Notre Dame at home. Also, this is a big resume builder for Sparty. If they win.

Cal at #13 Ohio St.

Cal's one of the few Pac-12 teams which has not looked very impressive, but I'm always a big fan of cross-regional games. Ohio St. has adopted a sluggish start and transition into blowout strategy in its first two games and I doubt we'll see anything different.

#15 Texas at Ole Miss

This will be Texas' toughest test of the season so far. Yeah, I know. But Ole Miss is undefeated for another few days.

#16 TCU at Kansas

TCU will play its first FBS team of the season and won't find a real jump in the competition level. Kansas is a terrible football team, but at least TCU will earn its first FBS win of the year. Welcome to 2012, Frogs.

#17 Florida at #24 Tennessee

Holy crap! Both of these teams are ranked! I'm on record as being a big believer in Tennessee this year, so it's now up to them to prove that my faith is not misplaced. If Florida wins this game, they will clearly have the best resume in the country.

#25 Ohio at Marshall

The Bobcats take their ranking out for a spin. Team of destiny!

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