BlogPoll Ballot: Week 11

By Corey Carpenter on November 15, 2009 at 7:00p
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No change in this week's top 9, but things got a little rocky for 6 of the 8 teams behind them. All those losses made for a tough decision on where to place the 2 and 3 loss teams.

It looks like TCU and Boise are going to do their best to help blow up the BCS standings and it will be interesting which power conference will get their second team shutout. We've always rooted for multiple undefeated teams to help prove how broke the system is and since Ohio State has their ticket punched, let the controversy begin.

Looking ahead, there aren't too many games that would classify as great this weekend and quite honestly, there's really only one game this weekend we care about. We know you just want to talk Michigan, but let us know if there are any teams we have out of whack.

1 Texas 10-0. Colt McCoy tied the all-time mark for wins at QB with 42, after the Longhorns beatdown Baylor 47-14. Texas ran for 224 yards on the ground, while holding BU to just 6. Next up: Kansas, 8:00. --
2 Florida 10-0. Florida finished a perfect SEC season with a 24-14 win over South Carolina. Tebow threw for a score and ran for another, while the Florida D held the Gamecocks to 247 yards and forced 3 TO's. Next up: FIU, 12:30. --
3 Alabama 10-0. Mark Ingram carried it 19 times for 149 yards and 2 TD's, as 'Bama took down Miss. St. 31-3. The Tide defense gave up just 213 yards and held the Bulldogs to 2-13 on 3rd downs. Next up: Chattanooga, 12:20. --
4 Cincinnati 10-0. The Bearcats held off WVU Friday, 24-21. Isiah Pead ran for 175 yards and a score on 18 carries, while Tony Pike made his return by going 2/4 for 16 yards and 2 TD's and Zach Collaros went 17/24 for 205 yards. Next up: Illinois, 11/27. --
5 TCU 10-0. Destroyed Utah, 55-28, as the Horned Frogs racked up 342 yards rushing and only gave up 284 total yards to the Utes. With Wyoming and New Mexico left on the schedule, TCU should finish the season undefeated and make it interesting in the BCS. Next up: Wyoming, 2:00. --
6 Boise State 10-0. It's easy to win when you force 7 TO's which is exactly what Boise did in their 63-25 win over Idaho. Kellen Moore was 22/32 for 299 yards and 5 scores, while Brian Reader threw 5 picks for Wyoming. Next Up: at Utah State, 9:30. --
7 Georgia Tech 10-1. Clinched a spot in the coveted ACC title game, by taking down Duke 49-10. Jonathan Dwyer rushed 14 times for 100 yards and 2 scores, while Josh Nesbitt threw for 195 yards and 2 TD's on 6 completions. Next Up: Georgia, 11/28. --
8 Ohio State 9-2. A win is a win and the 27-24 OT victory over Iowa punched OSU's ticket to the Rose Bowl. Boom and Zoom combined for 200 yards and 3 TD's, while Pryor managed the game once again, going 14/17 for 93 yards. Next up: Michigan, Noon. --
9 Oregon 8-2. LaMichael James toted the rock 22 times, gaining 150 yards and 3 TD's, all in the first half, as Oregon beat ASU 44-21. ASU held the ball for more than 36 minutes, but managed just 211 total yards. Next up: at Arizona, 8:00. --
10 Pittsburgh 9-1. Held off a late rally by Notre Dame, to win 27-22 over the Irish. Dion Lewis continued his remarkable freshman campaign, rushing 21 times for 152 yards and a score, while Jonathan Baldwin caught 5 for 142 yards and a beautiful 36-yard TD. Next up: at WVU, 11/27. UP1
11 LSU 8-2. Trailed 13-10 at the half, but held La. Tech to 3 points in the second half and won 24-16. Keiland Williams rushed 15 times for 116 yards and 2 second half TD's. The Tigers could only muster 105 yards passing, as Jarrett Lee completed just 7 of 22. Next Up: at Ole' Miss, 3:30. UP4
12 Penn State 9-2. Penn State turned it over 4 times in the first half, but came back to beat Indiana, 31-20. Bowman returned an INT 73 yards for a pick six and Evan Royster had 21 touches for 134 yards and 2 scores. Next up: at Michigan State, 3:30. UP4
13 Iowa 9-2. James Vandenberg played better than expected, thanks in large part to the O-Line. We didn't drop them too much, because their line play on both sides is outstanding. Next Up: Minnesota, Noon. DOWN1
14 Oklahoma State 8-2. Patrick Levine returned an INT 21 yards in the 4th, to put the Cowboys up 24-10 and they held on to win 24-17 in Stillwater. OSU outrushed TT 243-50, to go along with 12 penalties and 3 TO's by the Red Raiders. Next Up: Colorado, Thursday 7:30. UP7
15 Wisconsin 9-2. Handed Michigan their 6th straight conference loss, 45-24. Scott Tolzien threw for 240 yards and accounted for 4 TD's, while John Clay added 151 yards on 26 carries. The Badgers outgained scUM 469-265. Next Up: at Northwestern, 3:30. UP4
16 Stanford 7-3. Demolished USC 55-21, as Toby Gearhart ran for 178 yards and 3 scores on 29 carries. The Cardinals forced 4 USC TO's, including 3 picks by The Kid, outscoring the Trojans 28-0 in the 4th. Next Up: California, 7:30. UP7
17 Brigham Young 8-2. Max Hall threw for 314 yards and 2 scores, as BYU beat New Mexico 24-19. The Cougars were held to just 41 yards rushing and were actually outgained 360-355 overall. Next Up: Air Force, 3:30. UP3
18 Utah 8-2. Got throttled 55-21 at TCU. The Utes had 14 penalties for 110 yards and was just 4/15 on 3rd downs. Next Up: San Diego State, 4:00. DOWN4
19 Houston 8-2. Lost on the road 37-32 at UCF. Case Keenum threw for 377 yards and 3 scores, but Brynn Harvey ran 35 times for 139 yards and 3 TD's. Next Up: Memphis, 1:00. DOWN2
20 Miami (Florida) 7-3. Jacory Harris threw for 319 yards, but was picked 4 times as Miami lost to UNC 33-24. Two of Harris's INTs were returned for touchdowns and TJ Yates threw for their only offensive TD. Next Up: Duke, Noon. DOWN7
21 Navy 8-3. Ricky Dobbs toted it 26 times for 100 yards and 5 scores, as Navy rushed for 242 yards as a team in their 35-18 win over Delaware. Next Up: at Hawaii, 11/28 UP4
22 Southern Cal 7-3. Another WTF game from USC, giving up 469 total yards to Stanford in their 55-21 loss. Joe McKnight managed 142 yards on 16 carries, but the Torjans couldn't overcome their 4 TO's. Next Up: UCLA, 11/28. DOWN12
23 Clemson 7-3. CJ Spiller continued his spectacular season, by throwing, rushing and catching a TD in Clemson's 43-23 win over NC State. Clemson controls their own destiny in a date with G.Tech in the ACC title game. Next Up: Virginia, 3:30. --
24 Rutgers 7-2. Took down South Florida 31-0 on Thursday night. Joe Martinek ran for 128 yards and a score on 25 carries and the defense handed USF their first ever shutout. Next Up: at Syracuse, 3:30. --
25 Oregon State 7-3. Beat Washington 48-21, as Sean Canfield threw for 4 TD's. Jacquizz Rogers ran for 159 yards and 2 scores on 18 carries, while his brother James caught 2 scores. Next Up: at Washington State. --

Dropped Out: Arizona (#18), South Florida (#22), West Virginia (#24). (Last Week's Ballot)

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