BlogPoll Ballot: November 5

By David Sokol on November 5, 2012 at 12:00p
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Week 10 is in the books and Eleven Warriors has submitted our BlogPoll Top 25 ballot.

Ohio State's record remains spotless as they move into the top 5, passing Notre Dame this week.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Once again, you can also check out our ballot, as well as all of the others, on the BlogPoll site .

1 Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama's late game heroics at LSU obviously keeps them at the top and in line for another national championship. 'Bama has it all: a great defense, a confident QB, a great running game, and offensive playmakers. They do continue a gauntlet schedule against a hot Texas A&M this weekend. --
2 Oregon Ducks RB Kenjon Barner lit up the USC defense for 321 yards and five TDs on the way to a 62-51 win in L.A. The Kiffins only could wow their opponent's performance. --
3 Kansas State Wildcats Coach Bill Snyder continues his streak of godliness as K-State upended Oklahoma State, 44-30, in front of a ruckus Manhattan, KS crowd. QB Collin Klein left the game a bit early, which could impact his Heisman campaign if he has to miss time. --
4 Ohio State Buckeyes The Buckeyes are the first team to 10-0 and QB Braxton Miller looks to be in good shape for an invite to New York City for the Heisman presentation, after putting up three TDs (27 total) against a miserable Illinois team. UP2
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame continues to struggle at home against inferior competition. Pittsburgh (4-5) should have upset the Irish in South Bend, if it wasn't for a botched overtime FG that would have won it. DOWN 1
6 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia struggled out of the gate, but ended up blowing out Ole Miss, 37-10. The Dawgs control their own destiny for an SEC East championship. UP1
7 Florida State Seminoles The Seminoles were off this week and move up in the polls by default. UP2
8 Florida Gators Florida continued their struggles against SEC bottom feeder Missouri and needed a last-second INT to seal the deal on a 14-7 win. --
9 LSU Tigers In what was one of the games of the year so far, LSU let Alabama easily march down the field for a late fourth quarter TD. LSU then had miserable clock management as time expired on the Tigers and their SEC hopes. DOWN 4
10 Clemson Tigers As long as Clemson has Tajh Boyd, the Tigers will be competitive. Clemson beat Duke and reminded Blue Devil fans that basketball season is a few days away. UP1
11 Louisville Cardinals Louisville continues to take care of business against a cupcake schedule. Temple was no match in a 45-17 Cardinals win. UP2
12 South Carolina Gamecocks South Carolina was idle. DOWN 2
13 Texas A&M Aggies A&M took down Mississippi State, 38-13, behind Heisman contender QB Johnny Manziel. A date with Alabama looms this coming week. UP4
14 Oregon State Beavers Oregon State overcame an early deficit to take down Arizona State, 36-26. --
15 Oklahoma Sooners Landry Jones and the Sooners had no trouble with Iowa State, winning 35-20. DOWN 3
16 Stanford Cardinal The Big Ten may have some bad teams, but the Pac-12 has some awful ones. Stanford destroyed Colorado, 48-0. --
17 UCLA Bruins Is UCLA for real? Arizona is supposedly a good team, but UCLA beat them, 66-10. UP8
18 Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska used a last-second TD to beat Michigan State and stay on track to win the Big Ten Legends division crown. UP1
19 Texas Longhorns The Longhorns got a good win over in-state rival Texas Tech on the road. --
20 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs La Tech continues to be this year's surprise in the top 25. They beat down UTSA, 51-27, this weekend.  UP2
21 Mississippi State Bulldogs As soon as Mississippi State hit the tough part of their schedule, they've taken some beatings. First against Alabama, this weekend against Texas A&M. DOWN 6
22 Toledo Rockets Toledo continues their march towards a MAC title, beating Buffalo, 25-20. UP2
23 Southern Cal Trojans USC lost at home, in a shootout against Oregon. Their hopes to win the Pac-12, as well as playing in a BCS bowl, are gone. Same goes for Matt Barkley's Heisman chances. DOWN 3
24 Kent State Golden Flashes The MAC continues to be a hot conference and the Kent State Golden Flashes sit at 8-1. Alum Antonio Gates should be proud. --
25 Rutgers Scarlet Knights There is a real lack of talent at the bottom of the top 25, enabling Rutgers to crack the polls. It was either them, another MAC team, or a three-loss team like Michigan. --
Dropouts: Boise St. Broncos, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Arizona Wildcats
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bergy22's picture

Good to see Toledo get some love

nickma71's picture

What I find amusing in a smug sort of way is, Florida's offense is just as inept as they were last year in that "game" between OSU and Florida. It was pathetic to watch in case you forgot.

TennesseeJohn's picture

Love seeing two MAC Ohio teams in there.
I also like this much more than BCS/AP polls, with Oregon in 2nd.

DowntheSideline12's picture

Unfortunately can't agree with the placement of ND behind the good guys. As much as it pains me to say it. 

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Borrowed Time's picture

I do agree with OSU over ND. ND definitely has high profile wins that OSU doesn't have (namely Oklahoma), but also has wins in games where it could be argued they deserved to lose (Pitt, Purdue, Mich). 
OSU has also seen vast improvement from the beginning of the season to now, whereas ND can't say the same. I think at this point in time, OSU is playing better football than ND is.

DowntheSideline12's picture

I think you could also say that there were multiple games we deserved to lose. At the end of the day we've had some ugly wins, as have they, so I guess I'm just basing this off of the higher profile win(s). Once we win out, I'm all for putting us ahead of them.

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BED's picture

1) Bama clearly is not the No. 1 team after that performance Saturday.  They Les Miles'd their way to that win.

2) Louisville did struggle early with Temple.  The Owls scored a TD on the opening kick, and were up 14-7 at one point.

3) Notre Dame isn't good on offense, but No. 5 is where they go by default, I guess.

My top 5 would be:

  1. Kansas State
  2. Alabama
  3. Oregon
  4. Ohio State
  5. Notre Dame

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I see your point but at the same time, they went on the road against an utterly devastating D, didn't play their best game and still got out of there with a win. You can tell a lot about a team how they respond to an otherwise bad performance and Bama passed in my opinion. I've actually stomached about 5 full games of their's and I've yet to see a flaw. They've passed their toughest test of the year-I just don't see a real, exploitable weakness their talent (all be it obtained through the dirty O word) can't over come.

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BED's picture

McCarron played abysmally, save that last drive.  The running game and O-Line bailed Bama out.  My point was if Miles wasn't Miles (fake FG on 4th and 9, are you kidding me?), LSU would've won, and Bama would be out of the discussion for number 1.

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bhardy22132's picture

Or the Utterly crazy 4th and what seemed like a mile 1 going for the qb sneak. Just run it to the outside, Bama knew exactly what you were gonna do. If they run to the outside (which they had success in basically all night) they get the first eat clock and potentially put another 6 on the board. His play calling was just crazy as all hell saturday.

BrewstersMillions's picture

But you can say that about everyone. Even mighty Alabama played a stinker (all be it against a team far superior to anyone the other teams in this discussion have played) but they overcame. ND played a stinker against a team it should have hammered, and probably should have lost to in OT but over came.
A near loss is still a win and of course if Bama loses they would be out of the conversation-they didn't though. Still had to make enough plays that LSU couldn't make.
EDIT-Bama still had to make those plays and did. How many teams in the nation can go into Death Valley at night, play their worst game of the season and still win? LSU is always going to be weird as long as Miles is there but they are still a tough team for anyone to beat. If ND, KSU, or Oregon went there and played their worst game, they don't make it out with a W. Bama did.

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BED's picture

No, I get what you're saying.  I just think, based on what I've seen this year, K-State deserves the #1 spot.  Cumulative effect, not just this weekend.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Fair enough. For the record, defending Alabama makes me sick to my stomach, so thanks for making me put myself into that position.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

BED's picture

You get upvotes for this comment from me, at least.

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cplunk's picture

^ Agree with that top five
 

Codeezy's picture

You think ksu would beat Oregon head to head? I disagree strongly. 

cplunk's picture

No, I think KSU has a better resume and should be ranked higher because they have accomplished more.
That's the problem with the polls- there is no clear definition on what you are supposed to be voting. If you are voting for "best team" then shouldnt your only measure be who they've beaten rather than a mythical matchup in your head? 
 
 
 

btalbert25's picture

I think K-State could beat Oregon, especially if they had to play in the title game.  Time and again Chip Kelly's teams have been beaten when the competition has time to game plan for their attack.  K-State has a really good D and their offense would score a lot on Oregon.  Give Bill Snyder a month and half to game plan for Chip Kelly and K-State could and I think absolutely would win.  Oregon is toughest to play when you only have a week to try and plan to stop them.  As Boise, Ohio State, LSU, and Auburn have shown, when you get a lot of time to just focus strictly on Oregon's attack, they are very beatable.

William's picture

Boise- Did manhandle Oregon, although I'd Oregon that the past few Ducks teams have been far better.
Ohio State- Same case as Boise.  
Auburn- Close game that either team could have won, Auburn by no means dominated them, and in fact had to kick a FG as time expired to win if I remember correctly.                                                                                            
LSU- Loses that game if De'Anthony Thomas holds onto the ball.
Wisconsin- Oregon smoked a Russell Wilson-led Wisconsin in a game that wasn't as close as the score. 
I'd argue that it isn't time to prepare that aided those teams, it was having a solid D-line that helped them beat Oregon. The problem is that Oregon finally has a really damn good O-line that can handle more tenacious D-lines. I mean look at Barner against USC, he had 270 yards rushing before contact, that means his O-line was getting one Hell of a push. Also Mariota is probably the best QB Oregon has ever had, and he is only a redshirt freshman. 

btalbert25's picture

I'll just believe it with Oregon when I see it.  We can say if this happened or if that happened then Oregon would of won, but the bottom line is, those things didn't happen and Oregon lost.  Wisconsin last year, really wasn't that good, so I would say yeah no shock that Oregon dominated that game.  I mean yeah they were the best the B1G had to offer, but was that really saying much? I certainly wouldn't put them on par with the other teams mentioned.

Alex's picture

try winning at LSU at night....not an easy task...i think lsu hadn't lost a home game in like 3 years or something....Bama dominated the first half and then got out-coached in the second half...until the last drive...still the best team in the nation IMO....why not...because they only won by 4? I guess the 2002 national title team shouldnt have been in the top of the BCS then

My top 5:

1. Bama- national champs still the best team

2. Oregon- may be the only team that can knock off Bama

3. Kansas State- remind me a lot of OSU in 2002 with grittiness and they are for real but don't think they could stop Oregon's offense or get by Bama's defense

4. Notre Dame- great defense, inconsistent offense (especially at QB)....I think they fall one time this year

5. OSU- just keep winning and have a legitimate shot at 12-0, something I highly doubted just two weeks ago

 

BED's picture

I don't call what should've been 14-6 (stupid fake FG attempt) at half "dominating."

Also, not sold on Oregon at all.  What good defense have they played this year?  Same old-same old for the PAC-12.

K-State has good quality wins, something I've not seen from Bama or Oregon, more my point, which is why I'd put them at #1.

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Codeezy's picture

I would argue te the big 12 defenses are just as bad if by worse than those in the PAC 12.

Codeezy's picture

Sorry my iPhone is dumb. I really can type I promise...

BED's picture

Fair point.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Buckeyes have struggled with more than half of the garbage teams they've played and don't even really have a marquee win..yet they are ranked ahead of ND who's beat Stanford and Oklahoma? Complete homerism at its best.

BUCKEYES BABY!

BrewstersMillions's picture

"More than 100 of the most knowledgeable college football bloggers representing fans from virtually every rooting interest align weekly to rank the Top 25 college football teams. Every ballot is available for review."
You know this isn't just OSU people giving them that spot right?

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LadyBuck's picture

Normally I would agree with you, but after reading the voting process, they ask the bloggers to post their draft ballots on their blogs on Monday with final ballots being sent to them on Wednesday. The votes are then tallied. I don't know if that's really how it's done, or if this is just the 11W ballot. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Ha! Even worse.

BUCKEYES BABY!

BED's picture

This is the 11W ballot that goes into the blogpoll.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

ND's body of work is better, but rarely, if ever, are rankings based on a team's body of work. It's all about what was the last impression your team made. ND struggles mightily to beat a crappy Pitt team @ home on Saturday while OSU thumps an inferior Illinois team @ home, thus the ranking. 

buckeye76BHop's picture

Complete homerism at its best.

Aren't most of us...considering we're OSU fans...just saying.
 First off...OSU is only ranked higher here...not in the AP or any where else...bc they can't be.  Let 11W do their thing...I think OSU would be higher if they we're in the BCS due to who they played when they played them.  OSU played 3 ranked teams...when they actually played them (MSU, Neb, and PSU). Not marquee as you or others may call it, but they did win some good games this year.  It's just tB1G sucks ass.   

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"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
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btalbert25's picture

I don't buy the well they were ranked when we played them  line of thinking though.  I mean, yes it appeared to be a big win at the time, but sometimes being ranked when we played is just a function of meaningless preseason rankings anyway.  Michigan State is not a good team.  Penn State is not a good team, they were just better than the recent teams they had been playing against.  I mean the team can't punt or go for field goals because their special team sucks so bad.  Nebraska appears to be a decent team but they are by no means Elite. 
At the end of the day MSU is just not good, Penn State is a 3 loss team that could be in for more, and Nebraska will probably end up dropping another one at some point, and getting destroyed in their BCS game.

BED's picture

Purdue (3-6), Pitt (4-5), BYU (5-4).  ND struggled mightily against all of them.  Took a few bad calls/dumb penalties by opponents for ND to beat Pitt and Stanford.  Oklahoma is the only "good" team ND has played yet (6-2), and the game was closer than the score.

Their D is good, but c'mon man, without an Offense, ND is just not #4 material.

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German Buckeye's picture

Don't down vote because you may disagree with what is written.  The point made by buckeyejason is a valid one, if not easy to stomach.  I upvoted just to balance. 

BED's picture

I hate downvote abusers.

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LadyBuck's picture

It's interesting to see the blog polls throughout the year. I mean, it was almost inconvieable at the beginning of the season that we would break the top 5, but here we are, going into week 11 (is it really week 11 already? Where did the season go?), and ranked 4 now. Is it sad that I take the blogpoll more seriously than either the AP or Coaches polls?

Buckeye1036's picture

So glad to see Notre Dame dropping.  They barely beat a Pitt team who lost Youngstown State 31-17.  Was so sad when Pitt missed the field goal to win it.

bukyze's picture

Ramzy - where are you to comment on this fine use of the transitive property?

Buckeyejason's picture

Oregon above K-state? How many ranked teams had k-state beat already?

BUCKEYES BABY!

LadyBuck's picture

Oregon's offense is flashy. Voters like flashy. It's impressive that they soundly thump team after team, regardless of how good they are. KState is probably the more tested team, but they don't hold to the eye test quite as well as Oregon.

bhardy22132's picture

I just cant give Oregon the #2 when their D gave up the yards they did in the fashion they did it in. Bama,Kstate and ND offenses are too big for their defense and would not have any problem scoring at any part of the game. USC doesnt even come close to having a defense as good as the three teams I mentioned and they had big stops on Oregon in that game. Oregon is NOT #2 IMO. You guys want to dog ND for almost losing to pitt but want to give props to Oregon for beating USC. Well that USC team put 51 on Oregon and almost lost to SYRACUSE earlier in the season. They needed every second of every quarter to win that game.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Why on earth is the schedule the end all be all? Teams play who they play and it is totally out of control who is ranked when they are played. Give me the eye test. KState has more wins over ranked opponents than Alabama and Bama would thump KState by two scores. The only team with any real threat to over turn the SEC reign is Oregon because I'm not sure Bama can stop them consistently enough to avoid getting into a shootout that Bama flat out can't win.
KState is a solid team and any time you have the best player in the nation running your offense you are a threat but are people really down on Bama for anything other than the fact that they are...well...Bama?
Its everyone's go to- "Well who do they play" They play who they play and Bama has trailed exactly one time this season. People seem to leave off the struggles KState had with mighty Iowa State. The only team Bama had trouble with fields the nations best defense. I just can't wrap my head around this.
And is it at all possible that the teams Bama plays don't look good because Bama kicks their asses so severly for four quarters, the W's seem somehow lessened? The Same with Oregon who won their toughest game of the year in  a shootout against a team with three top 15 picks on their offense.
 

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

cplunk's picture

I get what you're saying, but the problem is that "the eye test" is completely subjective. I'm not about to state that the on field results are a completely fair method when we're talking about 100+ teams with few common opponents, but at least on the field results actually happened. We can see them. They don't require anybody to make their best guess, which is what the eye test really is.
Obviously there are way too many teams to truly have a fair way of judging who is "best" but on the field results seem much more fair than some sort of perception based hypothetical matchup. I know teams play who they play and cant really control that factor, but that doesn't mean that a weak schedule shouldn't be a valid reason for downgrading a team. 
If it was the eye test rather than results, btw, there's a pretty good chance the 2002 championship game would not have included Ohio State. We beat four ranked teams that year and many of our games were close (hence the nickname "Luckeyes"). #3 Georgia played and beat five ranked teams comfortably, while the most impressive schedule was actually #4 USC. We were undefeated on the field and so we were in. If the test was who looked most impressive, I don't think we'd have played Miami for that title. The rest of the country didn't understand how good our defense really was.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Having watched 20 quarters of Alabama football, I just don't see a schedule in the nation they wouldn't have swept already. I don't care who they play, they are rocking each and every team they play-with the exception of LSU who is better than anyone KState, Oregon, or Notre Dame have played this year, for what its worth.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

BuckeyeVet's picture

@Brewster - I am totally down on Bama for only the fact they are...well...Bama.   ;-)
Upvote for you, sir.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

And that's fine-you've at least admitted it!

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

Alhan's picture

So they explain putting Rutgers at the bottom because the next best choice is a 3-loss UM team, yet have no qualms at keeping a 3-loss USC team in the ranking?  Just put Ohio in!  They're better than Rutgers aren't they?

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RoyWalley's picture

Makes no sense!  
" Pittsburgh (4-5) should have upset the Irish in South Bend, if it wasn't for a botched overtime FG that would have won it."
Yeah, it's funny how you forgot that ND on that same series, lost the fumble as the player was crossing the goal line, Hence ND would of won in the 2nd OT.
 
 

dsavoca77's picture

Oregon put 62 on USC.  They pass the eye test.  They can beat Alabama in my opinion based on the speed and athletes they have.  Alabama 1st Oregon 2nd )  KSU 3rd   Ohio State 4th  ND 5th (could go either way with ND/OSU)  Really hope college football gets this right and we get to see Oregon vs Bama.....what the heck I'd say Oregon 37-Bama 20
Just my opinion

William's picture

If Oregon and Alabama play, Alabama will either lock them down and win by something like 27-10, or Oregon turns it into a track match and wins by something like 42-24.

avail31678's picture

Agreed.  Remember, the Buckeyes once held Oregon to 17 points.  Auburn held them to a similar number of points in the NC game.  I see no reason to think Alabama's D can't also hold an Oregon team to 20 or less.  I know the personnel is slightly different for Oregon than in the previous years I mentioned (i.e. this is a different team), but we've seen speedy, flashy, high scoring Oregon lose before. 

RedQueenRace's picture

I'll believe that Oregon can run all over them when I see it.  They've had their shot against better defenses the past few years (Boise State, Ohio State, Auburn and LSU) and while they can't be completely shut down they can definitely be slowed considerably.
Alabama is likely to try to run the ball right down their throat and control the clock.  I don't see Oregon having the horses to stop it on D.  And while I think Oregon will get yards and points I think it will be nothing like what they normally do as they aren't going to be scoring in 1-5 plays.  They'll have to earn it and the longer a drive goes the more likely a mistake is made.  I also think that if forced to sustain drives one will be seeing more field goals from them as they will have a much more difficult time when operating in the red zone against the best defenses as opposed to running it in from 40+ yards out.
Oregon looked impressive but USC gave up 39 points and almost 600 yards against Arizona the previous week.  An Arizona team that Oregon shut out and that only picked up 257 yards againt UCLA while getting beat 66-10.
As a general comment, the idea that Oregon is unstoppable is similar to "college team X could beat some pro teams."

rkylet83's picture

I was hoping that this weekends big matchups would give us some clarity on who the top contenders were...and unfortunately it looks even cloudier to me.  Alabama looks pretty ordinary on offense against a great defense.  As much that was made about Oregon's phenomenal offensive performance, most aren't saying much about the 615 yards and 51 points they gave up.  Notre Dame was a missed FG away from losing to a Pitt team that was flat out classed by Youngstown St. earlier in the season.  Kansas St looked good, but whats going on with Collin Klein?  Could they win without him for a few games?  It's still a wide open race and it looks like anyone at this point is beatable.

RedQueenRace's picture

Alabama looks pretty ordinary on offense against a great defense. 

There aren't any outside the SEC.

onetwentyeight's picture

A&M will probably beat Bama. Bama's D is a paper tiger riding on its invincible MEDIA reputation. LSU's atrocious 74th ranked offense and their half-competant QB (who all their fans hate) rang up more yards than Bama, more 3rd downs, 3rd down conversions, and just about every since offensive stat instead of the final score (this being the Mad Hatter decided to go riverboat gambling for some reason). If METTENBERGER can put up 300 yards on this D then Manziel should have a decent shot at knocking Bama off. 
I hate this "eye test" stuff. What does it all even mean, "this team just "Looks" better"?. It's all conjectural BS. Look at what REAL evidence we have: Bama's D played a bunch of cakes until LSU and then got EXPOSED. Yea McCarron is better than he was last year, but that ain't saying much. Game manager QB with a great O Line and some good backs. Sure, that makes a good team but it doesn't mean Bama is unbeatable. 
The last great QB bama played who was anywhere close to Manziel's level was this guy called Cam Newton. And they lost. After surrendering a 25 point halftime lead. AT HOME. So Don't be shocked if it happens again. 

btalbert25's picture

I'm sold on K-State.  I've watched a few of their games so far and they have been impressive.  Their D not only hits hard, but they don't miss tackles.  Klein went out of the game Saturday and they didn't miss a beat.  Their RB and TE are very good weapons and a healthy Klein is the real deal.  That team will be capable of putting up points on any D, and I believe their D is good enough to keep them in any game.  I think Klein could absolutely cause problems for Bama's D.

Firedup's picture

 Why is everyone voting so high on FSU and Clemson?? FSU has one legit win over Clemson and thats it.  They will play UF at the end of the season but up to this point they have not earned their ranking.  This is one time where the BCS computers have it right giving FSU an average ranking of 19!  Clearly FSU is benefitting from a weak schedule and will likely end up in a BCS game much like Kansas in 2007.

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David Sokol's picture

The aggregate rankings will be out on SB Nation by tomorrow. The one everyone is seeing with Ohio State at #8 is from last week.

Nick's picture

Oregon has run over the PAC12 time and time again only to get destroyed by a legit defense (Ohio State/Auburn/Boise State etc) so I'm not buying it at all this year either.
1. Kansas State
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
6. Florida State
7. Georgia
8. Florida
9. Clemson
10. Louisville

BED's picture

+1

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