BlogPoll Top 25: September 17

By David Sokol on September 17, 2012 at 12:00p

This week's SBNation BlogPoll ballot has been submitted and here it is for your viewing pleasure.

With USC losing at Stanford and Michigan State losing to Notre Dame, there was plenty of shifting around this week including a move for the Buckeyes.

Let us know what you think.

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 'Bama smoked an injured Arkansas in Fayetteville, 52-0. Alabama has an extremely well-balanced offense and the usual defense to easily make them the #1 team. The Tide will roll on against FAU this coming week. --
2 LSU Tigers With USC's loss, LSU defaults to #2 after a 63-14 shellacking against Idaho. The Tigers go to Auburn next week, which isn't really that appealing of a game this time around. UP1
3 Florida State Seminoles The Seminoles keep on pounding their cupcake opponents, but play #10 Clemson this coming week in a very intriguing marquee game.  UP2
4 Oregon Ducks As long as De'Anthony Thomas, a.k.a. DAT, keeps making big plays every week, Oregon will be tough to stop. --
5 Oklahoma Sooners Similar to FSU, OU has breezed through the last few weeks against a patsy schedule. A visit from #16 Kansas State looms this coming weekend. UP2
6 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia has been impressive late in games this season and they continue to do so, even against FAU. --
7 South Carolina Gamecocks The other USC had an easy time against UAB and welcomes Missouri to Columbia, which could be a tough test for the Gamecocks. UP2
8 West Virginia Mountaineers West Virginia has continued to own inferior teams and beat James Madison, 42-12, this week. Maryland visits this weekend. --
9 Stanford Cardinal They did it again! Stanford wowed football fans, taking down favorite USC, 21-14. The Cardinal jumped way up in the polls and deservingly so, after taking down the nation's #2 team. UP10
10 Clemson Tigers Big, big matchup coming this weekend against Florida State. We'll see who's for real in this ACC showdown. UP1
11 Southern Cal Trojans The Trojans drop after losing to Pac-12 rival Stanford. Will USC have a chance to bounce back for a potential national title trip? Probability definitely got way worse for So. Cal and Matt Barkley must be better to jump back up in the Heisman running. DOWN 9
12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Well, Notre Dame looks like they're for real after taking down MSU on the road. Next is another Big Ten opponent with Michigan coming to South Bend this weekend for a big game. If it's anything like last year's game, we're in for a treat. UP5
13 Ohio State Buckeyes In a game that was much closer than it should be versus Cal, Braxton Miller had five TDs (one rush) including a late pass to Devin Smith to go up a score at the end of the game. If OSU wants to be a legitimate top-15 squad, they must improve on many fronts. DOWN 1
14 Florida Gators Florida has been way more impressive than anyone thought, taking down a probably overrated Tennessee in Knoxville. UF gets a break against an awful UK squad this weekend. UP2
15 Texas Longhorns The Longhorns look like they may be making a comeback to elite program status. Texas waits for OK State with a bye week coming up. DOWN 1
16 Kansas State Wildcats A trip to Norman, OK this weekend stands in the way of adding KSU to the top tier of teams this year. DOWN 1
17 TCU Horned Frogs TCU has been solid this year, owning Kansas, 20-6, this past weekend. Virginia visits this coming weekend. UP1
18 Michigan State Spartans Sparty was thought to be the pride of the Big Ten, but after faltering to Notre Dame at home, 20-3, that is still up in the air. MSU seems one-dimensional on offense. Sparty gets Eastern Michigan before welcoming the Buckeyes to town. DOWN 8
19 Michigan Wolverines Michigan got to play UMass in Ann Arbor which was over before it even started. A trip to Notre Dame this weekend will be a great one, we think. UP1
20 UCLA Bruins UCLA continues to roll, beating Houston, 37-6. Oregon State, coming off a win over Wisco, is the Bruin's next opponent. --
21 Louisville Cardinals Louisville watched their huge 36-point lead dwindle before eking out the 39-34 win over UNC. The Cards are still the pride of the conference. --
22 Arizona Wildcats Arizona has a huge trip to Eugene to take on the #4 Oregon Ducks this weekend which could help shape up the Pac-12 race a bit. --
23 Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State sneaks into the top-25 by default after beating Auburn last week (big deal) and winning at Troy by six. --
24 Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska lost to UCLA last week, but now that loss doesn't look so terrible. Nebraska gets a breather vs. Idaho State this weekend. --
25 Boise State Broncos Boise State got their first win over Miami-OH, 39-12. Their only loss of the year came at Michigan State a few weeks back. --
Dropouts: Virginia Tech Hokies, Arkansas Razorbacks, Tennessee Volunteers, BYU Cougars, Wisconsin Badgers
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chitown buckeye's picture

Miles and Saban are both sitting at home with grins on their faces! Wouldnt be shocked if they called eachother and discussed how they can keep there regular season game close! lol

"I'm having a heart attack!"

notoriouswojo's picture

Said this already on Twitter. Ohio and Northwestern not being in the top 25. Criminal. AND YES I AM SERIOUS. 

Ill_Buckeye's picture

Can anyone find a reasonable justification of why South Carolina keeps moving up, while we move down? They've played a softer schedule than us, all of the teams they've beaten only have wins against FCS teams...

rdubs's picture

I think we moved down only because ND moved up.  Their wins have been more impressive than ours so I think at this point it is deserved, however it may be unsustainable for them.  Also SC has been moving up because others have been moving down.  
I actually think USC should still be above Stanford.  If they played 10 times on a neutral field, I guarantee that USC would win more than half of those games.  Is USC as good as what people thought at the beginning of the year? No, but they are still better than Stanford in my mind.  And at the end of the day that is what th poll is about, ranking how good you think teams are.

Ill_Buckeye's picture

so we should just play savannah st., murder them, then we are a top 10 team?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Well, not just Savannah State. FSU has played Murray State, Savannah State and Wake Forest thus far and has blasted each of them. I don't think they've been scored on yet. It also helps that they were already ranked top 10 from the preseason. 

johnblairgobucks's picture

I can't see any reason Northwestern wouldn't be ranked in the top 20. They have no losses and a better resume than Southern Cal who sits at 11.  Are they being ranked as of now, or where you think they'll end the season?