Monday, November 22, 2010

The Guru's BlogPoll Ballot (Week 13)

Another relatively quiet week as far as the top of the polls is concerned. Nebraska did go down - loudly, we might add, and obnoxiously, to the point where the school's chancellor was none too pleased:

* I'm not willing to move Boise State over TCU just yet. I might change my mind this week depending on the outcome of the Boise State-Nevada game. A lot of voters in other polls are of the same mind, though most of them have already defected to the Broncos over the past two weeks. Oregon and Auburn also have two more chances to make their final arguments, though the Tigers, with a cloud over Cam Newton and doubts about their defense, have the most to prove.

* With one-loss teams having dwindled down to just seven, it may be difficult for the BCS bowls to justify taking an at-large team with multiple losses over an undefeated TCU or Boise. If the Broncos should jump TCU in the final standings, now look for the Orange Bowl to "take one for the team" and pit the Frogs against the ACC champion. It would rather have an SEC team, such as either LSU or Alabama, but it may be too politically dangerous for the BCS.

* Other teams considered: Iowa, Air Force, San Diego State, West Virginia, Northern Illinois.


LAprGuy said...

First, Stanford continues to be underrated, but not much one can do about that (since they have a loss).

Really, all the arguments and nonsensical posts on your site about tough schedules are moot, since teams outside the Pac-10 only schedule/play four quality opponents a year. But I digress.

Even though I don't agree that Ohio State is the 8th best team in the country, I'd keep moving them up just to jump them over Wisconsin and the Badgers' "style points" push to move up the BCS rankings and "win" the Big Ten title. There will be karma repercussions for Wisconsin for this, I would think.

Chris said...

I'm pretty sure I remember Wisconsin trashing Ohio State in a game that wasn't as close as the 13 point margin of victory. Why exactly should Ohio State be ranked over Wisconsin again?