Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Guru's BlogPoll (Week 6)

The Guru's BlogPoll ballot, with notes below:

* Wow, that's some seriously boring ballot, ain't it? The Top 10 are absolutely unchanged and the top 20 are about the same except for a couple of losing teams dropping out. There was not a single surprise last week as every single team on my ballot won unless they were playing a higher-ranked opponent. Except San Diego State, but it was No. 25 and lost to a TCU team that was favored by 4 points.

* And don't expect much from next week, either. Only three games involving the top 10 teams that might cause a ripple - Oklahoma State at Texas, Michigan at Michigan State and Arizona State at Oregon. The top six teams, the only real candidates for the national championship, are all facing double-digit underdogs.

* At this point, I'm not willing to put any two-loss team on the ballot. Texas A&M is still in all the polls, which befuddles me. And yes, Florida lost to the top 2 teams on my ballot, but lost each game by at least four touchdowns. That team's not worthy of a top 25 spot right now.

* New teams that made the ballot this week: Baylor, North Carolina, Washington.

* Conference-by-conference tally: Pac-12 (5), Big 12 (5), SEC (4), Big Ten (4), ACC (4), MWC (1), Big East (1), C-USA (1).


Anonymous said...

I don't really care about another poll; what I'd like to see is how the BCS might look this week now that most of the polls are out.

Despite UF losing 2 recent games, the SOS factor in the computer polls might keep them in the Top 25 of the BCS. No doubt in my mind that UF would beat half the teams in the lower half of the AP or Coaches Top 25, and some of them handily.

The Guru said...

The BCS Standings are out, just click on the link on the sidebar.

Florida is not treated kindly by the computers, and that's even considering margin of victory isn't factored in. The Gators are currently 28th in the BCS Standings.

Anonymous said...

You claim the top 6 teams are the only legit candidates for a national title. I think pretty much everyone is in agreement that OK State is in a better position than Stanford, Wisconsin, and Boise State to make it to the national championship. Ok State, OU, LSU, and Alabama are the only teams in the top 10 who are assured a shot at the title if they win out.

Anonymous said...

This is BS that Oregon is ranked above Clemson. Oregon has played a weaker schedule and one less game. They don't deserve to be ahead of Clemson at this point. Maybe if they'd won the same amount of games but not at this point.