2008 Blogpoll Ballot, Week #8

Rank Team Delta
1 Texas
2 Penn State 1
3 Alabama 1
4 Oklahoma
5 Oklahoma State 2
6 Florida 1
7 Southern Cal 1
8 Texas Tech
9 Georgia
10 Ohio State 3
11 LSU 1
12 Utah 3
13 Boise State 6
14 South Florida 8
15 Pittsburgh 5
16 TCU 10
17 Brigham Young 7
18 Ball State 6
19 Missouri 8
20 Georgia Tech 6
21 Florida State 5
22 Tulsa 4
23 Northwestern 3
24 Minnesota 2
25 Boston College 1

Dropped Out: Michigan State (#14), North Carolina (#16), Kansas (#17), Virginia Tech (#18), California (#21), Wake Forest (#23), Vanderbilt (#25).

I only got votes from Zeke this week, so I’m treating this as our “preliminary” ballot, and if the rest of our lazy bloggers are able to get their votes in before Wednesday, then maybe I’ll adjust this. For now, it stands as-is.

I’m still uncomfortable with BYU so high, after the bare-bottom spanking they received from TCU. I think Oklahoma State deserves to be ranked higher than Oklahoma, Zeke does not. Oklahoma always seems to lay an egg against OkieState when it’s important and I’m predicting that to happen again this year. I also think Penn State’s whomping of lowly Michigan was more impressive than Alabama’s squeaker against lowly Ole Miss. But that’s just me. Past Utah, I’m still not sure. Is Missouri ranked too high? (Yes). Does Ball State deserve it’s ranking? (Maybe? I haven’t seen them play, save an occasional highlight).

Confusion reigns supreme. Show us how smart you are in the comments.


  1. If you’re still willing to put Northwestern in the Top 25, you should be willing to keep Sparty in there too, considering Michigan State played lights out against the Wildcats. Just a thought!

  2. “Does Ball State deserve it’s ranking? (Maybe? I haven’t seen them play, save an occasional highlight).”

    I’ll start out by saying I may be biased, being a Ball State grad… but they do deserve the ranking.

    Granted, their wins aren’t over ranked teams (Biggest wins are Navy and IU), but they’ve looked dominant in all of them (Their average margin of victory is just over 20 points).

    I know stats are sometimes misleading, but they’re in the top 25 in every offensive stat category.

    They’re fun to watch.

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