Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Guru's BlogPoll Ballot (Week 6)

The Guru's BlogPoll ballot, with notes below:
* Saturday certainly offered a huge shake up at the top of the polls, though not as much on mine as in others. Georgia and Texas were not top 10 teams on my ballot to start with, and LSU was ranked only at No. 6. They all dropped, but not as precipitously as in other polls.

* The Guru decided to take another look at Michigan and decided that it's reasonable to have the Wolverines back on the ballot despite two losses. They dropped the opener to Alabama, the consensus No. 1 team and lost a tight game at Notre Dame, which has risen to No. 7. Michigan shouldn't be unjustly punished for a challenging nonconference schedule.

* That said, the Big Ten has proved to be mostly filled with frauds, with the best team for the time being bowl-banned Ohio State. The B1G is not going to get a lot of love henceforth as it's now entering the conference season.

* The jury is still out on the SEC, despite the presence of three teams in the top six. We probably will not know several teams' bona fides until the end of the season, when they finally venture outside of the conference to play decent teams.

* Conference-by-conference tally: SEC (7), Big 12 (6), Pac-12 (4), Big Ten (2), ACC (2), MWC (1), MAC (1), WAC (1), Independent (1).


Anonymous said...

Interesting take on this past Saturday, as usual. Wanted to know if you noticed the HI poll has California receiving 6 points. A 2-4 team with its only other win coming against a FCS opponent should not be receiving votes in any poll.

So...what was the selection criteria for HIP voters again? Is a dartboard still involved?

The Guru said...

You ain't kidding, the Harris poll is worse than a joke. Va Tech is also ranked. One of the tweets I saw says if you think VT is one of the top 25 teams, you must hate football.

ANd two of the 115 voters couldn't be bothered to turn in their ballots for the first poll of the season. It's pathetic.