Blogpoll final, week 9.

Kevin C. Cox

The nation's take on the top 25.

The final blogpoll is out for this week. Here is the poll, with discussion below:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 9

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (60) 25.04 2.79 --
2 Kansas St. Wildcats (11) 23.75 2.55 Arrow_up 2
3 Oregon Ducks (2) 23.43 2.44 --
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3) 22.86 2.45 Arrow_up 1
5 LSU Tigers 19.71 0.59 Arrow_up 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs 18.58 0.85 Arrow_up 9
7 Florida Gators 18.54 0.82 Arrow_down -5
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 18.09 4.93 Arrow_up 1
9 Florida St. Seminoles 17.79 1.45 Arrow_up 2
10 Clemson Tigers 14.53 3.09 Arrow_up 4
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.11 1.71 Arrow_up 6
12 Louisville Cardinals 13.83 3.67 Arrow_up 4
13 Oregon St. Beavers 12.67 3.45 Arrow_down -6
14 Oklahoma Sooners 12.63 3.44 Arrow_down -6
15 Stanford Cardinal 10.26 3.46 Arrow_up 4
16 Texas A&M Aggies 10.12 3.31 Arrow_up 5
17 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 8.24 3.72 Arrow_down -5
18 USC Trojans 7.29 3.32 Arrow_down -8
19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 6.79 3.83 Arrow_down -6
20 Boise St. Broncos 5.75 4.17 Arrow_up 3
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 4.87 3.17 Arrow_up 8
22 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 3.86 3.40 Arrow_up 2
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 2.37 2.58 Arrow_up 2
24 Arizona Wildcats 2.33 3.03 Arrow_up 15
25 UCLA Bruins 2.05 2.96 Arrow_up 15
Others Receiving Votes: Toledo Rockets | Oklahoma St. Cowboys | Kent St. Golden Flashes | Texas Longhorns | Northern Illinois Huskies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | Northwestern Wildcats | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Ohio Bobcats | Utah State Aggies | North Carolina Tar Heels | Iowa St. Cyclones | Central Florida Knights | Cincinnati Bearcats | Michigan Wolverines | ULM Warhawks | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Duke Blue Devils | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ball St. Cardinals
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 8:37 AM EDT

Random thoughts:

  • The poll's top 4 is my top 4, albeit in different order. The poll's top 11 is my top 11, albeit in different order.
  • I continue to be higher on Ohio State than some others. The Buckeyes haven't been great, and neither has the Big Ten, but does anyone think the Buckeyes would be anywhere other than #5 if they were eligible for the postseason?
  • The poll at large has one-loss LSU two spots ahead of Florida, the one-loss team that handed LSU its only loss. I try not to do that. It could present a conundrum, however. If both Florida and Georgia win out, then Georgia will go to the SEC title game. If LSU runs the table, including beating Alabama and winning the SEC, then both Florida and LSU will finish with one loss. Would I put Florida ahead of LSU based on head to head then? Eh, probably not, but let's see what happens.
  • Teams I rank that the poll doesn't: #19 Texas, #25 Northwestern,
  • Teams the poll ranks that I don't: #20 Boise, #21 Oklahoma State, #22 Louisiana Tech, #23 West Virginia.
  • Can I justify ranking Texas and not WVU, considering WVU won in Austin? No. As Texas governor Rick Perry would say, "oops."
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