Well folks, I did it. Just a few weeks ago when I said I may not have Ohio State featured in our weekly BlogPoll Ballot again during the 2011 season, I truly believed that. Turns out I was wrong as I bring the Buckeyes back to the poll in the #25 slot, after their win against Wisconsin.
Sure, Auburn and Texas are right on their heels, but this team has me believing that as long as they continue to improve each and every week that they really may be able to sneak into the B1G Championship game. With Penn State playing OSU, Wisconsin, and Nebraska and the Bucks having the head to head win on Wisconsin, things are really taking a complete 180 from where they were after the second half flop against Nebraska in the beginning of the month.
Let's enjoy this while we can, but for now take a look at the Week 10 BlogPoll Ballot.
|11||Another team that doesn't always make it look pretty but wins is Virginia Tech. The Hokies are now 8-1 (4-1) after a close 14-10 win at Duke, lead by David Wilson's 148 yards on the ground.||3|
|12||In a low scoring battle, the Gamecocks prevailed 14-3 on the road against Tennessee. Superstar CB Stephon Gilmore had 1 of 2 USC interceptions as they improved to 7-1 (5-1) and maintain their spot atop the SEC East.||3|
|13||Case Keenum set the NCAA mark for career passing touchdowns after a 534 yard-9 TD performance in a 73-34 win against Rice. Houston remains undefeated and is in line to notch a BCS bid if they can win their final four regular season games and take the Conference USA crown.||4|
|14||Kansas State is undefeated no more, getting smacked against an angry Oklahoma team 58-17. KSU will have to regroup this week as they head to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State.||6|
|15||Rutgers was up 31-21 at half time, but West Virginia scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Scarlet Knights on the road. Geno Smith passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the conference victory.||3|
|16||Mark Richt continues to silence the doubters, as his Georgia team pulled out a 24-20 win in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. At 5-1 in the SEC, Georgia is right there with South Carolina for the East division race.||3|
|17||Michigan used a breakout performance by Ohioan Fitzgerald Touissaint to dominate Purdue in a 36-14 win. Touissaint ran for 170 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries and looks to be the UM back going forward. The Wolverines go to Iowa this coming weekend.||3|
|18||Facing snowy conditions, Penn State's offense sputtered, but the defense came up clutch, helping the Nittany Lions to beat Illinois 10-7 in State College. The Lions, who gave the Illini their third straight loss, forced four turnovers in the game and held the Zookers to just 286 yards of offense despite totaling 209 themselves.||4|
|19||Colorado has been everyone's whipping boy this year and ASU took advantage 48-14 on Saturday. Brock Osweiler continued a fine season, tossing 2 TDs and 307 yards through the air.||2|
|20||Sparty was down early from the get-go and never got things going in a 24-3 loss at Nebraska. Mark Dantonio's team suffered their first conference loss, but should rebound easily in a home game against Minnesota up next.||9|
|21||You know how this one went. After making an impressive come back on a Russell Wilson bomb with just over a minute left, the Badgers suffered their second straight last drive loss as Braxton Miller connected with Devin Smith to send UW home with a 33-29 loss in Columbus.||9|
|22||USM went down to UTEP and came away with a 31-14 win. The Golden Eagles, now 7-1 (3-1), were lead by QB Austin Davis's 3 TD passes.||2|
|23||Cincinnati was idle this week and spent the extra week preparing for a road game to Pitt. The Bearcats should face a challenge, but the Panthers lost Ray Graham for the year this past week, so UC may have caught a break for this weekend's contest.||2|
|24||Georgia Tech makes their way back into the ballot after beating previously unbeaten Clemson 31-17. Tevin Washington set a GT record with 176 rushing yards from the quarterback position in the win.||--|
|25||Braxton Miller had his national coming out party in a 33-29 Buckeye win over Wisconsin. The freshman rushed for 99 yards and 2 TDs on the game, but his biggest moment came in the form of a 40 yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with just 20 seconds left to win the game. The Bucks take on Indiana at 12 PM at home next weekend.||--|
|Dropouts: Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders|
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