Blogpoll: Week 14

By Chris Lauderback on December 1, 2008 at 7:00 am

We're ready for your emotional feedback to this week's first draft. Based on what we saw over the weekend, our top seven remain intact.

Bama keeps the top spot since they remain undefeated but we'll be surprised if they can get past Florida in the SEC title game and we still think USC would beat anybody on a neutral field with the possible exception of the Gators.

Texas stays ahead of Oklahoma based on their head to head outcome.

The rest of the poll is getting irritating as the teams outside the top ten seem virtually interchangeable depending on the week. So when do the playoffs start, anyway?

You know the drill...Commence to bashing our rankings in the comments!

1 Alabama 'Bama stayed undefeated for their last week with a 36-0 win over Auburn snapping a 6-game losing streak to the Tigers. Glen Coffee ran for 144 and a score while the D held Auburn's putrid offense to 8 first downs. Next up: SEC Championship vs. Florida. --
2 Florida Tebow passed/ran for a combined 265 and 4 TD in Florida's 45-15 pasting of Florida State. Herban (@ Florida) improved to 11-1 against Tennessee, FSU and Georgia. Next up: SEC Championship vs. Alabama. Finally. --
3 Southern Cal Probably our favorite game of the weekend. USC 38, ND 3. Claussen: 11/22, 41 yards, 2 INT. First downs: ND 4, USC 22. ND 3rd down conversions: 2/14. Liters of gravy chugged: ND 64, USC 0. Weis at ND: 28-21. Ha Ha! Nelson Muntz voice>. --
4 Texas Colt McCoy enhanced his Heisman resume with 311 yards passing and 4 combined TD (2 rush, 2 pass) in Texas' 49-9 beatdown of A&M. --
5 Oklahoma The Sooners broke open a close 44-41 game scoring the last 17 points of the 4th quarter beating Oklahoma State 61-41 in Stillwater. Sam Bradford kept himself squarely in the Heisman mix with 370 yards passing and 4 TD. Dude now has 46 TD passes and 4,080 yards. Sick. Is Oklahoma really that good, though? The D gave up another 452 yards. --
6 Penn State Regular season complete. Rose Bowl bound. Our advice to PSU fans, stop acting like you are dying to play USC. --
7 Texas Tech The Red Raiders scored the game's final 21 points to turn a 28-14 upset bid into a 35-28 win over 4-8 Baylor. I think it's safe to say Tech shot the wad. Silver lining, besides the W, is that Michael Crabtree apparently escaped a serious right ankle injury in the 2nd quarter. Watching it live, I thought he might have to euthanized but thankfuly his dad claims it's just a sprain. --
8 Utah Regular season complete. UP1
9 Boise State Regular season complete. DOWN1
10 Ohio State Regular season complete. --
11 Cincinnati UC won the Big East title for the first time and clinched their first ever BCS bowl bid with a 30-10 win over ND's achilles heel, Syracuse. UP5
12 TCU Regular season complete. UP3
13 Oklahoma State The Cowboys had a shot trailing by just 3 midway through the 4th but collapsed late in a 61-41 loss. Zac Robinson threw for 254 (3 TD, 1 INT) and ran for another 90 (1 TD) in a losing effort. Okie State defense surrendered 557 yards and 12/18 third downs. DOWN2
14 Ball State Ball State moved to 12-0 with a 45-22 win over W. Michigan becoming the first MAC team since Marshall ('99) to enter conference championship game undefeated. Big whoop, right. --
15 Georgia Tech Tech put up 31 second half points to upset Georgia 45-22 between the hedges. For the game, Tech racked up 409 rushing yards to just 81 for UGA and completed just one pass for 19 yards. The W snapped a 7 game losing streak to the Bulldogs. UP9
16 Georgia The Dawgs couldn't stop the run (409 yards) allowing 31 second half points in a 45-42 loss to Georgia Tech. Stafford threw for 407 with a career high 5 TD and 1 INT while Moreno added 17/94, 1 TD. Massaquoi blew up with 11 catches for 180 yards and 3 TD. DOWN3
17 Oregon The Ducks helped the Buckeye BCS bowl cause destroying the 'third OSU' 65-38 in Corvallis. Jeremiah Johnson exposed the Beaver D with 219 yards (203 in 1st half) on 17 carries while QB Jeremiah Masoli threw for 274 yards and 3 TD. UP1
18 Missouri Mizzou surrendered a game winning 26 yard TD pass on 4th and 7 with :27 left falling at Kansas 40-37. The Tigers will still advance to the Big 12 Championship. DOWN6
19 Michigan State Regular season complete. UP1
20 Boston College The Eagles clinched a spot in the ACC Championship game against Va Tech with a 28-21 win over Maryland. Oh, and Doug Flutie still a douche who stole Byars' Heisman Trophy. UP3
21 Brigham Young Regular season complete. DOWN2
22 Mississippi Regular season complete. DOWN1
23 Northwestern Regular season complete. DOWN1
24 Pittsburgh The 'Stache beat WVU 19-15 to capture their second straight Slackjawed Brawl, er Backyard Brawl. LeSean McCoy put up 183 and 2 TD, both in the 4th qtr to put away the 'Neers. NR
25 Oregon State The Beavers choked on it, throwing away a Rose Bowl bid, allowing 694 yards of offense in a 65-38 home loss to Oregon. Of course, if UCLA beats USC, the Beavers will still head to Pasadena but I think there's a better chance of wood beating fire. DOWN8

DROPPED OUT: Florida State (#25).