Tuesday, September 02, 2008

BlogPoll Ballot #2, Georgia Still On Top

1GeorgiaWon 45-21 over Georgia Southern--
2Southern CalWon 52-7 over Virginia--
3Ohio StateWon 43-0 over Youngstown St.--
4OklahomaWon 57-2 over UT-Chattanooga--
5MissouriWon 52-42 over Illinois--
6West VirginiaWon 48-21 over Villanova--
7LSUWon 41-13 over Appalachian St. 1
8FloridaWon 56-10 over Hawaii 1
9AuburnWon 34-0 over LA Monroe 2
10Texas TechWon 49-24 over Eastern Washington--
11WisconsinWon 38-17 over Akron 1
12TexasWon 52-10 over Florida Atlantic 1
13ClemsonLost 34-10 to Alabama 6
14Arizona StateWon 30-13 over Northern Arizona 1
15KansasWon 40-10 over Florida International 1
16Penn StateWon 66-10 over Costal Carolina 2
17South FloridaWon 56-7 over Tenn-Martin 2
18Wake ForestWon 41-13 over Baylor 2
19Brigham YoungWon 41-17 over Northern Iowa 2
20TennesseeLost 27-24 to UCLA 3
21CaliforniaWon 38-31 over Michigan State 1
22ColoradoWon 38-17 over Colorado State 2
23IllinoisLost 52-42 to Missouri--
24Virginia TechLost 27-22 to East Carolina 10
25TulsaWon 45-22 over UAB--

Dropped Out: None

Teams Holding Steady: Georgia, USC, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Missouri, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Illinois and Tulsa.

Of the top 6 teams the only one who really had a shot to move up was Missouri. While the Tigers did beat a ranked Illinois team I can’t bump them up because their defense gave up 532 yards and 42 points.

Texas Tech stays where they are on the same basis as Missouri. Although they won their defense gave up 24 points to Eastern Washington.

I’m not going to punish Illinois for losing to my 5th ranked team and Tulsa needs to beat someone other than UAB to move up.

Teams Moving Up: LSU, Florida, Auburn, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona State, Kansas, Penn State, South Florida, Wake Forest, BYU, California and Colorado.

All of these teams are beneficiaries of the teams that have dropped.

Teams That Dropped: Clemson, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

The Clemson Tigers may have been the most over-rated team in the preseason polls. However, I dropped Virginia Tech the most because they lost to East Carolina. Alabama was ranked in the Top 25 (#24) and although I didn’t have them ranked I will give Clemson credit for losing to a ranked team.

Next Five Out: 26. Alabama 27. UCLA 28. Fresno State 29. Oklahoma State 30. Cincinnati

That is how I am voting this week. Let me know what you would do differently!