Blogpoll – Week 3

So week 3 what can we say there were big upsets and big blowouts. The week also saw old school good teams make major waves to getting back to prominence. Some schools squeaked by much lessor opponents. Others tried their best to make a case to enter the top 25 and some who fell out are doing some major work to get back in. This week we will see our first team with a loss in the top 25 that will provide hope to others that fell out. With each passing week teams identities are starting to shine through. Without further delay here comes week 3 blogpoll.

Where should I start?

How about the B1G which is just a horrible league this year. Our “best team” Mich St. lost a home game at night in prime time on Natl. TV to Notre Dame. Ohio St. barely beat a middle of the road Pac 12 team at home. Northwestern and Minnesota are the only other 2 undefeated teams left other then the Buckeyes and are on the cusp of being top 25 if they ever played a good team to show us how good they are. Michigan and MSU are good teams but both lost big games in front of America badly. Wisconsin is a dreadful team that should be 1-2 if not for a missed FG by Utah St. so they are 2-1 but are really really bad. For right now only Ohio St. deserves to be ranked for the B1G and they are dropping in the polls each of the last 2 weeks.

Next lets discuss the SEC. Bama and LSU are for real as normal. Florida is proving that Urban Meyer didnt leave the cupboard empty as some people think. Georgia and South Carolina are on the cusp of greatness but will stay in the background behind the top 2 until they beat them. The rest of the SEC is blah to say the least. 2 teams from the SEC have lost to Sun Belt opponents in the last 2 weeks and Auburn almost made it 3 teams. The SEC bottom half of the league is just as bad as everyone else if not worse.

The PAC 12 and Big 12 are pretty stacked top to bottom with decent to great teams and are probably the top 2 conferences as a whole right now. The top teams in both leagues can play with BAMA and LSU.

Notre Dame is better then anyone thought and everyone knows it now. They are bigger and faster on defense and capable on offense. The question is can they sustain it for the whole year with a very difficult schedule?

The ACC and Big East are just who they are and the B1G is doing their best to join them in underachieving and disastrous play. None of them deserve more then 2-3 ranked teams and eventually all will be down to one ranked team each if they don’t improve leaps and bounds.

Blogpoll- Week 2

This CFB season is 2 weeks old and already we have chaos in the rankings. The top 5 teams are probably going to remain the top 5 all season long but within that top 5 you will see some movement every week as teams play well and not so well. Outside the top 5 is where the chaos seems to exist. Traditionally good teams are not so good and traditionally bad teams are pretty good. You will see a lot of movement this week in the teams outside the top 5. So here goes this weeks version of the blogpoll.

So this week we saw four teams fall out of the top 25. Arkansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma St. All 4 teams were thoroughly embarrassed by teams thought to be much less talented. We learned Wisconsin is not very good at all they can’t even run the ball well right now. Nebraska missed Rex Burkhead but their defense is horrific. Ok St. is, well, Ok St. Arkansas though is mind boggling until you realize they are coached now by John L Smith and then it makes perfect sense. In going with our theme that teams that lose wont be ranked until they earn it all dropped out of the top 25 but will have plenty of time to earn their spot back. Also of note I just realized the Big Ten only has 2 ranked teams left right now lets hope the B1G can turn things around with 2 OOC games left to prove the B1G doesnt’t suck because right now they SUCK really badly. Until next week this is where we stand.

2012 BlogPoll – Week One

No one really likes these early season polls but we will do our best to put it out for all to criticize. Having said that though here is our best (completely unbiased) attempt to write one up.

What a great first weekend of football. Bama proved they belong at the top with a dominating performance. Michigan proved they shouldn’t have sold a home game against a MAC team to go get embarrassed on National TV in Dallas ever again. Boise St. lost to a BCS school taking them out of the BCS talk already. Ohio State showed they can run Urban’s offense with a high powered defense. It is so difficult to rank teams early in the year because almost all of them play cupcakes. Teams who lose will fall out but will be able to play themselves back into the rankings over the coming weeks. Can’t wait to see how the poll will look after this weeks games.

BlogPoll Ballot Week #12

This week I completely scrapped last week’s ranking. I discussed this heavily with SYR and this is what we’ve come up with. There will be questions. Please don’t hesitate to ask.

BlogPoll Ballot Week #11

Blogpoll Ballot, Week #10

Blogpoll Ballot, Week #9

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Men of the Scarlet and Gray Ballot – Week 9

Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers
2 Alabama Crimson Tide
3 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_up 3
4 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_up 3
5 Oklahoma St. Cowboys
6 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 3
7 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_up 3
8 Oregon Ducks
9 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_down -5
10 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_up 3
11 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_up 3
12 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_down -9
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_down -1
14 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 1
15 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_down -4
16 Houston Cougars
17 Texas A&M Aggies Arrow_up 6
18 Texas Tech Red Raiders
19 Penn St. Nittany Lions Arrow_up 5
20 Cincinnati Bearcats
21 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_down -1
22 USC Trojans
23 Arizona St. Sun Devils
24 Texas Longhorns
25 Georgia Bulldogs
Dropouts: West Virginia Mountaineers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Auburn Tigers, TCU Horned Frogs

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings »

Blogpoll Ballot, Week #7 (draft)

How weird is it that there are three B1G teams in the Top 11 (my top 11, at least) and not one of them is Ohio State, Nebraska or Penn State.

2011 Blogpoll Ballot, Week #1 (draft)

Here’s my preseason (but I’m calling it week 1, to stay consistent with the BlogPoll numbering) ballot for the 2011 Blogpoll, which is under new management this year.

There won’t be time for feedback this week but I would still love to hear any questions you might have as to why I ranked who and where I ranked them. Some of this was obviously based on previous performance, the way the schedules layout for certain teams and hopefully some blind luck.

So have at ’em!

Final 2010 Blogpoll Ballot

For posterity’s sake:

I hadn’t heard anything from the Blogpoll on High directing us on when this was supposed to be submitted and it’s basically old news at this point, but here you go. This was a collaboration between myself and Sylvester-Yon Rambo. I would say this could be a jumping off point for an early look at how 2011 might shape up but it’s the belief here at MotSaG HQ that 2011 will be the beginning of the end of the dominance of the SEC.