BlogPoll Ballot: Week 6

By Corey Carpenter on October 11, 2009 at 7:00p
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With lots of bye weeks and not too many upsets, this week's poll stayed pretty calm. We didn't punish LSU too much, because their defense is solid and they held Florida in check. Iowa jumps TCU with a big conference win at home and TCU's struggles against Air Force.

This upcoming week's games will make up for this past weekend's and it all gets started on Wednesday, when Boise St. travels to Tulsa, followed by Cincy at USF on Thursday. Of course the Red River Shootout will have something to say about next week's poll, as will the V.Tech/ G.Tech and USC/ND battles.

As usual, please us know what you think. Some of you may get different games in your area and could have a strong opinion about a team we simply don't see as much.

1 Florida Beat LSU on the road, 13-3. The Gators defense has allowed just 2 TD's this year and held LSU to just 162 total yards. LSU held Tebow in check most of the night, but the Gators are a better team. Next up: Arkansas, TBA. --
2 Texas Used a big second half to take down Colorado, 38-14. The Longhorns were down 14-3 in the second, but shook the rust off from the bye week, scoring 35 straight, lead by Jordan Shipley's 11 catches for 147 yards and 2 TD's (one on a punt return). Next up: Oklahoma, Noon. --
3 Alabama Dominated Ole Miss defensively, but managed just 1 TD and 5 FG's in their 22-3 road win. Mark Ingram ran 28 times for 172 yards and scored their only TD. Picked off Jevan Snead 4 times. Next up: South Carolina, 7:45. --
4 Southern Cal Bye Week. Next up: at Notre Dame, 3:30. --
5 Virginia Tech Put the smack down on Boston College, 48-14. The passing game struck for TD's of 24, 41 and 80, while the rushing attack gained 235 yards on 51 carries. Defense continues to be one of the best around, holding BC to 163 yards. Next up: at Georgia Tech, 6:00. UP3
6 Ohio State Took down undefeated Wisconsin, 31-13. The offense sputtered a bit, but the Silver Bullets continue to impress with 2 picks for TD's. OSU has outscored their last 4 opponents by a score of 132-27. Next up: at Purdue, Noon. --
7 Boise State Bye Week. Next up: at Tulsa, Wednesday 8:00. --
8 Cincinnati Bye Week. Next up: at South Florida, Thursday 7:30. UP1
9 Iowa Remained the conference's only undefeated team, with a 30-28 night win over Michigan. Ricki Stanzi passed for 284 yards and the Iowa defense caused 5 TO's while holding scUM to 124 yards passing. Next up: at Wisconsin, Noon. UP2
10 LSU Still looking for their offense in the 13-3 loss to the Gators. We were impressed with the speed of the defense, holding Florida to 327 total yards and their lowest point total since 2005. Next up: Auburn, 10/24. DOWN5
11 TCU Held off a pesky Air Force team on the road, 20-17. The Horned Frogs outgained AF 393-287, but had 3 costly TO's. Next up: Colorado State, 4:00. DOWN1
12 Miami (Florida) Went OOC to beat Florida A&M, 48-16 The Canes gained 470 total yards and raced to a 31-3 halftime lead. This was the first time this year Miami's opponent wasn't ranked. Next up: at U. of Central Florida, 7:30. --
13 Kansas Todd Reesing continues to put up video game-like numbers, as he went 37/49 for 442 yards and 4 TD's in Kansas's 41-36 win over Iowa State. Dezmon Briscoe (12/186 and 2) and Kerry Meier (16/142 and 2) help offset the Jayhawks D giving up 512 yards. Next up: at Colorado, 7:00. UP1
14 Penn State Finished up their monsterous OOC schedule with a 52-3 whitewashing of Eastern Illinois. Rolled up 553 total yards, lead by Clark's 234 through the air. Next up: Minnesota, 3:30. UP2
15 Oklahoma Welcomed Sam Bradford back by letting him throw 49 times, connecting on 27 for 389 yards and a score in their 33-7 win over Baylor. The return of Bradford also helped the running game, as the Sooners outgained BU 203-6 on the ground. Next up: Texas, Noon. UP3
16 Oklahoma State OSU held on for a 36-31 win at Texas A&M in their first game without Dez Byrant. Keith Toston carried the rock 26 times for 130 yards and also caught 2 balls for 74 yards. Next up: Missouri, 9:15. UP1
17 Nebraska Scored all 27 of their points in the 4th, to take down Missouri, 27-12. Weather contributed to the sloppy play, but Zach Lee came alive late, passing for 3 TD's in that decisive quarter. Held Mizzou to 225 total yards. Next up: Texas Tech, 3:30. UP2
18 Oregon Continued their climb back up the rankings with a 24-10 road win over UCLA. The Ducks got a 100-yard KO return and a 32 yard pick six to help their cause, as the offense only managed 303 total yards. Next up: at Washington, 10/24. UP2
19 Brigham Young BYU once again proved they're the only team in football not distracted by Vegas, punishing UNLV 59-21. Max Hall passed for 321 yards and 2 scores, while BYU also rushed for 291 yards. Next up: at San Diego St., 6:00. UP3
20 Georgia Tech Hopefully you stayed up through the weather delay and caught G.Tech take down FSU, 49-44. The triple option was awesome, gaining 401 yards on 57 attempts, lead by Jonathan Dwyer's 14/102 and 2 TD's and Josh Nesbitt's 27/140 and 3 scores. Next up: Virginia Tech, 6:00. UP4
21 South Carolina The Gamecocks denied the Wildcats 2-point conversion with 4:34 left, to preserve the 28-26 win over Kentucky. Alshon Jeffery, a freshman, lead the way with 7 catches for 138 yards and 3 trips to paydirt. Next up: at Alabama, 7:45. --
22 Notre Dame Bye Week. Next up: The Annual Beat Down by USC (in South Bend), 3:30. UP1
23 South Florida Bye Week. Next up: Cincinnati, Thursday 7:30. UP2
24 West Virginia Enters the top 25 with a 34-13 road win at Syracuse. Noel Devine and freshman Ryan Clark each had 2 scores, while Jarrett Brown was 22/30 for 244 yards. Next up: Marshall, 3:30. --
25 Pittsburgh Scored 21 points in the 2nd half to come back and beat UConn, 24-21. Freshman Dion Lewis lead the way with 24 carries for 158 yards and Bill Stull threw 2 TD's. Next up: at Rutgers, Friday 8:00. --

Dropped Out: Missouri (#13), Auburn (#15), Wisconsin (#21). (Last Week's Ballot)

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