BlogPoll Top 25: September 10

By David Sokol on September 10, 2012 at 12:00p

Here it is: Eleven Warriors' ballot for this week's Top 25.

There is a ton of movement in the heart of the poll as several marquee programs were upset. In addition, several programs set themselves apart this week and solidified themselves in the poll.

Once again, you can also check out our ballot, as well as all of the others on the BlogPoll site, while also following on Twitter at @BlogPollTop25.

1 Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama dominated cupcake Western Kentucky, but did it semi-respectfully, winning 35-0. --
2 Southern Cal Trojans The Trojans had a tougher time than expected with the weather and the Orange in MetLife Stadium. Barkley did throw six touchdowns en route to a 42-29 victory. --
3 LSU Tigers LSU dominated upset-minded Washington in Death Valley, 41-3. Many had thought UW would crack the top 25 before this week. Not the case now. --
4 Oregon Ducks Oregon's RB Barner ran for over 200 yards and three scores as Oregon handled Fresno State, 42-25. --
5 Florida State Seminoles In one of the more interesting endings of the night, FSU's game was called early due to weather up 55-0 over Savannah St. However, the spread was much higher...Vegas is probably not too happy. --
6 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia let Missouri hang around for quite a while before welcoming them to the SEC with a prompt fourth quarter beat down. UGA outscored Mizzou, 17-0, in the fourth. --
7 Oklahoma Sooners Patsy Florida A&M had no shot against the Sooners. Score: 69-13 --
8 West Virginia Mountaineers WVU was off this week and gets James Madison next. --
9 South Carolina Gamecocks The other USC dominated East Carolina, 48-10, in Columbia, SC. UP1
10 Michigan State Spartans Sparty looks to be the class of a down Big Ten, dominating CMU, 41-7, on RB Bell's two TDs. UP3
11 Clemson Tigers Clemson smacked Ball State, 52-27, behind Tajh Boyd's three TDs. --
12 Ohio State Buckeyes Buckeyes were able to shake off a pesky Central Florida team with Braxton Miller once again racking up the yards and scores on the ground. Next up is California at the 'Shoe. --
13 Virginia Tech Hokies Austin Peay got paid and Tech sent them back home with a 42-7 smacking. UP1
14 Texas Longhorns With a handful of huge plays, Texas whacked New Mexico, 45-0. Have the Longhorns finally come around this year? UP2
15 Kansas State Wildcats KSU QB Collin Klein filled up the box score and helped the 'Cats wreck Miami-FL, 52-13.  UP4
16 Florida Gators The Gators welcomed Texas A&M to the SEC by defeating the Aggies and their 12th Man, 20-17, in a late afternoon thriller. Florida won a big game on the road and deserves the big boost in the polls. UP8
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame didn't look great at times, shuffling between quarterbacks since QB Rees was eligible from suspension. The Irish still got the win against a respectable opponent in Purdue with a last-second FG for the win. UP3
18 TCU Horned Frogs The Horned Frogs wrecked Grambling in their opener as Gary Patterson became TCU's all-time winningest coach. UP4
19 Stanford Cardinal Stanford trucked Duke, 50-13. Well, it's Duke and it's football, so this is nothing surprising. UP4
20 Michigan Wolverines Michigan's defense is very, very suspect, allowing big play after big play by AFA. Good thing they have Denard Robinson to rush for 218 yards and a TD. This may be a long season for the Wolverines if their defense doesn't improve by the start of Big Ten play. UP1
21 Louisville Cardinals The pride of the Big East demolished Missouri State behind QB Teddy Bridgewater's 344 yards and two passing TDs. UP4
22 Arkansas Razorbacks Ouch. Arkansas lost in OT to UL-Monroe. Yep, you read that correctly. There goes Arkansas' top ten ranking, respect and dignity, probably for the season. DOWN 13
23 Tennessee Volunteers New to the polls, the Vols handled Georgia State, 51-13, behind Justin Hunter's three TD catches. We'll see how the Vols do once the SEC schedule kicks off for them. --
24 Brigham Young Cougars The Cougars are also new to the polls, taking down Weber State, 45-13. Next, they're at rival Utah. --
25 Wisconsin Badgers Another embarrassing loss for the Big Ten with Wisconsin going down, 10-7, at Oregon State. Really Wisco? Seven points? Wasn't Wisco supposed to be one of the conference's gems? DOWN 8
Dropouts: Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Nebraska Cornhuskers
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luckynewman13's picture

The B1G did not look good.
thank you, UL-Monroe, for shutting the SEC up justa little bit.
edit: you too, Nerdwestern

builderofcoalitions's picture

This looks about right, but I suspect a lot will change in the next two weeks leading into conference play.

Because we couldn't go for three.

Bucksfan's picture

This is easily one of the worst Big Ten conferences since maybe the 1970s.  Hopefully some of these teams will fail to make bowl games.
Don't like how the blog poll still has Arkansas and Wisconsin ranked, but dropped Nebraska and still doesn't have UCLA ranked.  The Nebraska/UCLA game was one of the best games I've seen in a long time.  Mora somehow has UCLA firing on all cylinders, and it outlasted a powerful, albeit undisciplined, Nebraska.  Just shows you how awful Neuheisel really was.  That offense is fast and their running game is very good.  Nebraska would crush Wisconsin if Saturday is any indication.

timdogdad's picture

imagine if wisc didnt get danny obrien and montee ball went to the nfl?  a red shirt frosh at qb or something like that and a new rb. or i guess james white.  is it just a way off year for their o-line so far?  or is bret's karma penalty not done yet? 
lets get the defense back to the wisc game level (except the ending)  we know we can play that well against russell  wilson(seahawks rookie starter)  and group so lets do it!

rdubs's picture

Not that he is doing anything magical at Pitt, but I think losing Chryst hurt them too.  He ran that offense really well the last few years (even before Russell Wilson).  And I am not sure why O'Brien had that high of expectations, Wilson was much better than him before they each transferred.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Why is Arkansas a top 25 team?  Top 25 teams don't lose to UL-Monroe at home.  I don't care if their QB got injured.  They were up 28-7, and losing that lead definitely wasn't all on the offense.
I'm not so sure TSUN is top 25 at this point, either.  TSUN is 1-1 and has still allowed more points (66) than they have scored (45).  If they can get that defense turned around, then yes, they will be top 25 material, but right now, I just don't see it. 

Class of 2010.

RBuck's picture

However, the spread was much higher...Vegas is probably not too happy.

Vegas called the bets off and refunded the $ put down.

Long live the southend.

BriGuy's picture

Wiscy and Arky should both drop out of the top 25.
Northwestern should be in.

schooey's picture

LA Monroe goes to Auburn this weekend. That would be something. If they were to win, should they be ranked? LOL 

gravey's picture

Always a little disappointed in this poll.   I wish there was a way to disconnect from ESPN's hype machine.  USC?  That was not impressive.  Michigan?  Arkansas?  
Still hard to tell much at all this early.