No significant changes for the ballot from last week, aside from Ohio State getting bumped down. Notes below:
* Sometimes you wonder if the voters actually pay attention, and this goes for any poll, including the BlogPoll. How else would one explain that Ohio State somehow stayed ahead of Wisconsin in all the major polls this week after a loss in a game that wasn't close? Or that Iowa is SIX spots ahead of Arizona (in coaches and Harris polls), despite losing to the Wildcats and playing a schedule that's not nearly as competitive (Sagarin has Arizona's SOS at No. 27 and Iowa No. 78)?
* Don't look now, but Virginia Tech, left for dead after losing to I-AA James Madison to start the season 0-2, is now in the driver's seat in the ACC Coastal and has regained its preseason status as the team to beat in the conference. The Hokies' surge will help Boise State in the computer ratings, but more importantly, with the voters. VT is back on the Guru's ballot, at No. 23.
* Other teams considered: Miami (Fla.), Texas, Air Force, USC.