Blogpoll Ballot, Week #5

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

Dropped Out: Arizona State (#18), Boston College (#21), Michigan State (#22), Penn State (#25).

Games we watched (all or in part):
OSU/Penn St.
Wisconsin/UM
ND/MSU
West Va./ECU
Purdue/Minnesota

Thoughts:

We still can’t settle on USC or West Virginia for #3 and #4, but neither exactly blew us away with their victories over sub-par teams. Everyone else moved a little here and there, but nothing major.

According to our poll, #1 OSU will meet up with #9 Iowa, their second matchup with a top ten team. They will finish with Michigan, who, if all goes according to plan, could be as high as #3. That would be three top ten teams OSU will have played (and hopefully defeated).

Purdue has quietly managed to go unbeaten, so we think they deserve to be ranked. Their upcoming matchup with Notre Dame could end up being the most exciting game of the week. Of Weis’s four losses, three have been to Big T(elev)en teams – and he barely escaped another one last Saturday. We seem to have his number. Purdue and ND are ranked 10th and 55th, respectively, in overall offense; and 105th and 80th, respectively, in overall defense; so I expect NBC will be happy to broadcast a very high-scoring game. – sportsMonkey

We have until Wednesday to edit our entry, so if you see anything you think is amiss, let us know.

Comments

  1. Sylvester-Yon Rambo says:

    Why does TCU drop 3 spots……it cant be based on thier opponet from last week…..cause it isnt like tenn or oklahoma played a powerhouse team and they both have losses……I just think that is wierd……I also feel like after this week the whole motsag should start taking into acct being undefeated is bteer than having a loss…..just my opinion

  2. SYR:

    This is just the way I do it, but I use the blogpoll’s suggestion of “who will beat who” when ranking teams. That means that if you feel one team could beat another on a neutral field, then the “loser” gets ranked lower. Sometimes that means an unbeaten team gets ranked below a one loss team.

    In my own personal input to elKaiser, TCU ended up dropping two spots because I felt that Oregon and Tennessee could both beat TCU, especially considering they only put up 12 points in their last game and then had a week off.

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