BlogPoll Ballot: November 26

By David Sokol on November 26, 2012 at 12:00p
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The Buckeyes' season is over and unblemished. The end-of-season Eleven Warriors ballot slates Notre Dame at number one and the Buckeyes at two.

The top three remain unchanged from last week.

You can check out the composite rankings from all the affiliated blogs across the net when they are released here.

Please let us know what you think in the comments.

 

1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame took care of business against Southern California and finished the season 12-0. The Irish will most definitely play for the BCS national title, likely against the winner of the SEC championship. --
2 Ohio State Buckeyes The Buckeyes won Urban Meyer's first "The Game", 26-21. At 12-0, OSU finishes undefeated for the first time since the 2002 national championship and will surely start their 2013 campaign in the top 5.  --
3 Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama smoked out Auburn, 49-0, and will play Georgia in the SEC title game in Atlanta this weekend. --
4 Oregon Ducks Oregon won the "Civil War" against Oregon State, but they'll be watching the Pac-12 Championship Game from home, which will likely keep them out of any title discussions. UP1
5 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia plays Alabama, likely for a trip to Miami and a BCS title shot. DOWN 1
6 Florida Gators Florida came back late to take down in-state foe Florida State. Florida was in initial BCS discussions, but with Notre Dame's finish on Saturday night, they'll likely not be considered for the big dance. UP5
7 Kansas State Wildcats K-State was idle this weekend and welcomes Texas to Manhattan (KS) this weekend. DOWN 1
8 Stanford Cardinal Stanford took down UCLA, 35-17, and earned the right to play against UCLA again in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday. --
9 Texas A&M Aggies A&M finished the season with a dominating win over Missouri. The Aggies season is done (besides a bowl game), but Johnny Manziel will most likely be in New York City for the Heisman Ceremony. He could win, too! --
10 LSU Tigers LSU beat Arkansas by 7, which isn't really impressive. A win is a win and LSU could potentially sneak into a BCS game. UP2
11 Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska is the Big Ten's best eligible team and will play Wisconsin (not one of the conference's premier teams) in the Big Ten title game in Indy this weekend. UP3
12 South Carolina Gamecocks South Carolina beat rival Clemson, 27-17, and ends the season 10-2.  UP3
13 Florida State Seminoles Florida State's momentum came to a screeching halt against rival Florida. FSU will face Georgia Tech this weekend in the ACC Championship Game. DOWN 6
14 Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma came back against rival Oklahoma State to take the game, 51-48. It's crazy that this Oklahoma team could be a BCS at-large. UP2
15 Clemson Tigers Clemson didn't bring their A-game against South Carolina and finished the season 10-2. They will not play for the ACC championship. DOWN 5
16 Oregon State Beavers Oregon's flashy unis were too much for the in-state rival and the Beavers lost, 48-24. UP1
17 Kent State Golden Flashes The MAC's best team is probably better than most teams in the Big East, a handful of ACC teams, and some Big Ten teams. Kent State plays Northern Illinois in the MAC title game. UP6
18 UCLA Bruins UCLA was just not enough for Stanford, but guess what? They get to play them again in this weekend's Pac-12 title game. DOWN 5
19 Northern Illinois Huskies NIU, also from the MAC, could compete in most major conferences this season and plays for the MAC championship this weekend against Kent State. UP5
20 Michigan Wolverines Another overrated year for Michigan? After starting the year in the top 10, it's another year finishing with multiple losses and a place on the couch for the Big Ten title game. They'll also play in a second-tier bowl game. DOWN 1
21 Northwestern Wildcats Northwestern had a very good season, finishing the year by blowing out Illinois, 50-14. UP4
22 Utah State Aggies Utah State finished the year perfect in conference (6-0) and 10-2 overall. --
23 Texas Longhorns Texas is back! Not really. The Longhorns could make a mediocre season a good one with an upset win at Kansas State on Saturday. DOWN 5
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys The other OSU blew the lead to Oklahoma and eventually lost, 51-48. DOWN 2
25 Boise State Broncos Boise State is having a very quiet but good season. They finish at Nevada on Saturday. --
Dropouts: Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Louisville Cardinals
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14 Comments

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grcunning's picture

Oregon won the civil war against "Stanford"? That one left me a little confused, I thought Stanford beat Oregon.

BED's picture

Fixed.

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

M Man's picture

With the exception of NIU, I think I agree with every ranking on that ballot, David.
Anybody else remember Week One, when Ohio beat Penn State and we wondered if the Bobcats would run the table and be in the BCS mix?

slippy's picture

Apparently even us homers didn't realize how good of a coach Darrell Hazell is.

yrro's picture

Tress did have a really good staff put together, with the single and important exception of Bollman.
The 2011 offense would have been very different if Tress had been fired *before* Hazell was offered the Kent State job.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Tress did have a really good staff put together, with the single and important exception of Bollman.

Well, glad to know you approved of Nick Siciliano. You are probably the only one.

theDuke's picture

the "Civil War" is Oregon vs Oregon St.

theDuke

BED's picture

"Oregon won the "Civil War" against Oregon State, but they'll be watching the Pac-12 Championship Game from home, which will likely keep them out of any title discussions, since they don't play in the S-E-C."

/fixed

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

David Sokol's picture

Thanks for the updates, BED!

A little too much coffee last night had me loopy.

BED's picture

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

RBuck's picture

Just curious. Who does the comments on the teams within the rankings?

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

btalbert25's picture

Would Oklahoma State be the OTHER, OTHER OSU in this poll?

Amalgamate's picture

Wow, OSU still ranked 7 in the compiled poll. What a load of crap and what a worthless poll.

nickma71's picture

I don't have our Buckeyes that high on ESPN fan poll. And I still have Oregon 1 and Alabama 2.