Blogpoll: Week 15

By Chris Lauderback on December 8, 2008 at 11:00a
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All right...With the conference championships complete, we say the true best two teams are Florida and USC. Sure, it didn't work out that way but we stand behind our thought that without the aid of playoff, they are the cream of the crop. We're pretty much convinced USC would handle Oklahoma or Texas on a neutral field. Agree?

The rest of the poll is essentially useless fodder but here it is. Let us know what you think. Which bowl matchups intrigue you?

Note: A little hitch in the blogpoll's giddyup has most of the team movement shown incorrectly. Most notably, it shows Georgia Tech vaulting 10 spots but we had them 15th last week so it's just a one slot jump. In any event, don't waste your time on the delta's.

1 Florida No Harvin, no problem. Two-Time Tebow (hopefully not) would not be denied totaling 273 yards and 3 TD in Florida's 31-20 win over 'Bama. Next up: Oklahoma in the BCS title game. 8pm, January 8th. 1
2 Southern Cal The Trojans took it easy on rival UCLA winning just 28-7. The USC D finished the regular season yielding a paltry 7.8 points per game, the lowest total since Auburn's 7.2 in '88. First downs: USC 33, UCLA 7. 'Nuff said. I think we're all interested to see what they can do against Penn State's offense. Rose Bowl: 4:30pm, January 1st. 1
3 Texas Next up: Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. 8pm, January 5th. 1
4 Oklahoma The Sooners became the first team ever to score at least 60 points in five straight games in a 62-21 thrashing of an overmatched Missouri squad to earn a spot against Florida in the BCS title game. Stoops' boys also became the highest scoring team ever with 702 points on the season (Hawaii 656 in '06). Consider us in the Bradford for Heisman camp though Tebow is most deserving. 1
5 Penn State Next up: USC in the Rose Bowl. 4:30pm, January 1st. 1
6 Alabama Bama fared a little better than we expected but still couldn't get past Florida. Getting outscored 14-0 in the 4th quarter won't punch a ticket to the BCS title tilt. Next up: Utah in the Sugar Bowl. 8pm, January 2nd. 5
7 Texas Tech Next up: Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl. 2pm, January 2nd. --
8 Utah Next up: Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. 8pm, January 2nd. 1
9 Boise State Next up: TCU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Longest. Bowl. Name. Ever. 8pm, December 23rd. 1
10 Ohio State Next up: Texas in the Fiesta Bowl. 8pm, January 5th. --
11 Cincinnati Big Least champ and big brother to Ohio State, the Bearcats damn near choked on it squeaking by Hawaii 29-24 in Honolulu. In fact, UC needed 19 points in the fourth including Marshawn Gilyard's 69 yard TD catch with 4:42 left to avoid the upset. Big brother, indeed. Too bad little brother OSU won't see them in the BCS. Next up: Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. 8:30pm, January 1st. 5
12 Oklahoma State Next up: Oregon in the Holiday Bowl. 8pm, December 30th. 1
13 TCU Next up: Boise State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. 8pm, December 23rd. 2
14 Georgia Tech Next up: LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 7:30pm, December 31st. 10
15 Georgia Next up: Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl. 1pm, January 1st. 2
16 Oregon Next up: Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl. 8pm, December 30th. 2
17 Michigan State Next up: Georgia in the Capital One Bowl. 1pm, January 1st. 3
18 Virginia Tech The Hokies 'earned' a trip to the Orange Bowl capturing the ACC title with a 30-12 victory over Boston College. I can see the empty seats in Miami already. 8:30pm, January 1st. 8
19 Brigham Young Next up: Arizona in the Las Vegas Bowl. 8pm, December 20th. --
20 Mississippi Next up: Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl. 2pm, January 2nd. 1
21 Northwestern Next up: Missouri in the Alamo Bowl. 8pm, December 29th. 1
22 Missouri Mizzou kept it close for 19 minutes but got outscored 45-14 over the final 41 minutes in a 62-21 donkey punch. Next up: Northwestern in the Alamo Bowl. 8pm, December 29th. 10
23 Oregon State Next up: Pitt in the Sun Bowl. 2pm, December 31st. 6
24 Pittsburgh Pitt earned a bid to the lucrative Sun Bowl thanks to a 34-10 win at UConn. Pitt managed just 9 first downs but created 5 turnovers. 2
25 Ball State The Cardinals perfect season came to an end as QB Nate Davis fumbled four times with 2 returned to the house (92, 74 yards) in a 42-24 loss to the powerhouse known as Buffalo. Next up: Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl. 8pm, January 6th. 11

DROPPED OUT: Boston College (#23), Florida State (#25).

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