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Pacific Takes 2011 Blogpoll Week 2: Eyes Wide Shut Made More Sense

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Pacific Takes Ballot - Week 3

Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers --
2 Boise St. Broncos --
3 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_up 2
4 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_down -1
5 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 4
6 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 1
7 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_up 12
8 Wisconsin Badgers Arrow_up 6
9 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_down -5
10 Baylor Bears --
11 South Florida Bulls Arrow_down -3
12 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_down -6
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_down -2
14 Auburn Tigers --
15 Penn St. Nittany Lions Arrow_up 2
16 USC Trojans Arrow_up 8
17 Texas Longhorns --
18 Arizona St. Sun Devils --
19 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_up 2
20 Michigan Wolverines --
21 BYU Cougars Arrow_down -3
22 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_down -9
23 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_down -7
24 East Carolina Pirates --
25 Washington St. Cougars --
Dropouts: Ohio St. Buckeyes, Texas A&M Aggies, Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan St. Spartans, Missouri Tigers, Florida Gators

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "

There are several things that deserve serious labelled warnings, like deep-fried Twinkies, penguins eating deep-fried Twinkies, and September college football ballots. I don't understand any of what I just put above, and I doubt it'll make any more sense when I look at it at the end of the season. Consider this ballot the one in the movie that gets locked in the basement, only to grow up in ten years to rise to win the whole thing.

  • Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, USC, Auburn, Texas, ASU and Michigan played legit opponents and won, and they were rewarded regardless of how average/good/bad they looked in victory. (Well, the jury's still out on whether Wisconsin did or not.)
  • Washington State makes it! I mostly did it because I might never get the chance ever again this season, and they have a reason to be up here (they actually could be 5-0 soon).
  • Stanford was okay against Duke, but Alabama's whipping of Penn State in Happy Valley was more than enough to push them ahead. Oregon scored enough touchdowns to make me think, "Yeah, I think they still might be good."
  • Virginia Tech slogged it out with East Carolina, who lit it up with South Carolina. East Carolina gets kudos for playing two killer BCS squads and going toe-to-toe, and earns a top 25 ranking despite being 0-2.  Thought about one for Georgia, but the Boise loss was too one-sided for that.

I'll look at this one day, and it'll all make no sense to me at all.