The Guru's BlogPoll ballot, with notes below:
* Oregon takes over as No. 1 as it clearly has the most lethal offense in the country. While the defense does give up points and yards, it does more than enough to keep the opposition from catching the Ducks offense. We probably won't find out if that offensive juggernaut can be contained until the BCS national championship game.
* How does the SEC get in front of the polls? They frontload the conference schedule so they can build up the leading teams. But then you get a weekend like the next one, where there are three conference games matching six teams, while seven of the other eight teams are playing FCS opponents at home. Missouri, the new addition to the conference, evidently didn't get the memo and will host Syracuse.
* Let's just say my complete lack of faith in Louisville while it was undefeated proved entirely justified.
* Conference-by-conference tally: SEC (6), Pac-12 (5), Big 12 (4), Big Ten (3), ACC (2), Big East (1), MAC (1), MWC (1), WAC (1), Independent (1).