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Rank Team Delta
1 Texas Tech 25
2 Alabama 24
3 Florida 23
4 Texas 22
5 Oklahoma 21
6 Southern Cal 20
7 Utah 19
8 Penn State 18
9 Boise State 17
10 Ohio State 16
11 TCU 15
12 Michigan State 14
13 Oklahoma State 13
14 Georgia 12
15 Missouri 11
16 Cincinnati 10
17 Maryland 9
18 North Carolina 8
19 Boston College 7
20 Georgia Tech 6
21 Florida State 5
22 Miami (Florida) 4
23 Ball State 3
24 Pittsburgh 2
25 LSU 1


Dropped Out:

I was admittedly depressed last week and didn't submit a blogpoll.  That was my bad, people. I just couldn't bring myself to talk about football after the Bama game.  I did, however, get this poll in on time, I'm just posting it late because I was more interested in talking about our fan meltdown.  So let's break this thing down.

The top two.  I'm choosing Texas Tech over Bama because I am more impressed by their wins.  I had been selling Tech short all season and was very reluctant to put them in the top ten due to their truly awful OOC schedule.  But now that they have beaten Texas and blown out Okie State, i'm a believer.  Even if they lose to OU, Tech is legit. 

The lurking powers.  Florida is playing better than anyone in the country, but they did lose to Ole Miss.  UT gets ahead of OU by virtue of the head to head win and the fact UT played a brutal four-week stretch and went 3-1.  USC looks good not great, but they get the 6 slot.

The mid-majors and Big Ten.  I think there are some legit teams here.  Utah has proven themselves, and I'm still a huge believer in TCU.  Boise St has earned the benefit of the doubt.  There's the trio of Big Ten teams which are yet to completely sort out: PSU, OSU, and MSU. 

The flawed.  Oklahoma St is a good team who has proven that they aren't as good as the monster teams in the Big 12 South.  Mizzou and Georgia have beaten the teams beneath them and lost to the teams haead of them.  And I love Cincinnati and the way they are fighting through injuries.

The ACC.  Throw a dart to rank the top six ACC teams.  I honestly have no clue.  It's guesswork.

Lucky to be ranked.  Ball St is undefeated but has played a joke of a schedule.  Pitt has finally lived down an embarrassing opening loss.  And LSU could very easily not be ranked.  I thought long and hard about BYU or Oregon St.  The difference is that I still think LSU hasn't lost to a poor team and they d have some good wins.  I'm anti-BYU, as no good team should need a miracle to beat Washington.  And OSU?  i'm running out of excuses not to rank them.  I probably should have.  I'm a shameless homer, I guess.