The BlogPoll descends and look who sneaks in at #25! Bobcat Power!
Results for Week 2
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!