BlogPoll Ballot: Week 2

By Corey Carpenter on September 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

The top 25 is starting to take shape after the first couple weeks of football, but as Oklahoma State showed this weekend, no one is safe once they enter the fray.

We didn't punish OSU too much and neither did the media or coaches, both listing Ohio State at 11. Cincinnati is definitely on our radar now and have a big battle with Oregon State this weekend. The top 6 remains unchanged, but we bumped BYU up a little.

As always, tells us what you think and we'll submit the final ballot on Wednesday.

1 Florida Demolished Troy 56-6, racking up 663 total yards of offense. Tebow was 15 of 24 for 237 yards and 4 TD's, while rushing for 71 on 13 carries and another TD. Defense gave up just 139 yards. Next up: Tennessee, 3:30. --
2 Texas Lead just 13-10 at halftime, but reeled off 28 unanswered in the second at Wyoming. Colt McCoy was 30 of 47 for 337 yards and 3 TD's, while Tre' Newton and Vondrell McGee combined for 123 yards on 19 carries. Next up: Texas Tech, 8:00. --
3 Southern Cal Stefon Johnson scored his second rushing TD of the game with 1:08 left, to lift USC past Ohio State 18-15, in Columbus. Held OSU to just 88 yards rushing. Next up: at Washington, 3:30. --
4 Alabama After leading 20-14 at the half, 'Bama scored 20 unanswered points in the second to beat FIU 40-14. The Tide outrushed FIU 275-1, with Trent Richardson gaining 118 on 15 carries and scoring twice. Next up: North Texas, 12:20. --
5 California Beat up on Eastern Washington, 59-7. Cal won the rushing battle 342 to 14 and scored 7 times on the ground. Jahvid Best lead the way with 17 carries for 144 yards. Next up: at Minnesota, Noon. --
6 Mississippi Bye Week. Next up: SE Louisiana, 7:30. --
7 Penn State Penn State scored a TD in each quarter en route to their 28-7 home win over Syracuse. Evan Royster had 102 total yards and 2 TD's, including a 49 yard catch and run from Daryll Clark, who looked strong again with his 20 of 31 for 240 yards and 3 TD's. Next up: Temple, Noon UP1
8 LSU Used a strong defensive performane to take down Vandy 23-9 in Baton Rouge. The Tigers gave up just 88 yards passing and 210 total yards, holding Vandy to 4-15 on 3rd downs. Offense is still finding their way, but Les might have enough talent for an SEC West run. Next up: Louisiana-Lafayette, 7:00. UP2
9 Brigham Young Held Tulane to 9 first downs in their 54-3 whitewashing of the Green Wave in the Big Easy. Max Hall continued his strong start, going 24-32 for 309 yards and 3 TD's. Get another test Saturday when Florida State rolls into Salt Lake for a 7pm start. UP4
10 Boise State Crushed Miami (OH.) 48-0 on the blue turf. Kellen Moore was 16 of 26 for 307 yards and 4 TD's, while Miami's QB's threw 4 picks. Next up: at Fresno State, Friday at 9:00. UP1
11 Ohio State Didn't punish the Buckeyes too much after the 18-15 loss to USC. The Buckeyes are still going to contend for a B10 title and should be 9-1 going into their battle with Penn State. Next up: at Toledo (in Cleveland), Noon DOWN2
12 Oklahoma Shook off the BYU loss by pasting Idaho State 64-0. The Sooners outgained the Bengals 564-44, giving up negative rushing yards (-22). Landry Jones completed 18 of 32 passes for 286 yards and 3 TD's, connecting with Ryan Broyles 7 times for 155 yards and all 3 scores. Next up: Tulsa, 3:30 UP2
13 Virginia Tech Racked up 444 yards rushing in their 52-10 route of Marshall. David Wilson and Ryan Williams, both freshmen, ran for 165 and 164 yards respectively. Next up: Nebraska, 3:30. UP3
14 Georgia Won a shootout over South Carolina in Athens, 41-37. Offense is struggling a bit, getting outgained 427-308, but Brandon Boykin's 100 yd. kickoff return proved to be the difference. Next up: at Arkansas, 7:45. UP1
15 Georgia Tech Defeated Clemson 30-27 on Thursday, in one of the best games of the weekend. Scott Blair hit 2 FG's in the last 5:40 to provide the difference, as the Jackets rolled up 301 yards rushing. Next up: at Miami, 7:30 Thursday. UP7
16 North Carolina Barely escaped against Uconn, 12-10. The Tar Heels scored all their points in the fourth, getting the last 2 on a saftey, an offensive holding call in the endzone with 1:32 left. Next up: East Carolina, Noon. UP2
17 Utah Took down San Jose St. on the road, 24-14. The Utes gained 499 total yards, 248 through the air and 251 on the ground. Next up: at Oregon, 3:30. UP6
18 Missouri Needed 14 fourth quarter points to take down BGSU, 27-20. Derrick Washington ran for 120 yards on 23 carries and scored the winning TD with 5:38 left. Next up: Furman, 2:00. UP1
19 Nebraska Scored on 5 of their first 6 possesions in beating Arkansas St. 38-9. Zac Lee was 27-35 for 340 yards and 4 TD's. Will get a chance to show they are for real this Saturday when they travel to Virginia Tech at 3:30. UP2
20 Cincinnati Got a punt and kick return for scores, as the Bearcats creamed SE Missouri St. 70-3. The Bearcats gained 578 yards of total offense, including 351 through the air. Next up: at Oregon State, 6:45. UP5
21 Pittsburgh Came away with a 54-27 win at Buffalo. The Panthers gave up 433 yards passing, but controlled the clock with Dion Lewis running 29 times for 190 yards and 2 TD's and Dorin Dickerson catching 8 for 71 and 3 TD's. Next up: Navy, 6:00. DOWN1
22 Miami (Florida) Bye Week. Next up: Georgia Tech, 7:30 Thursday. UP2
23 TCU Defense allowed just 177 total yards in 30-14 road victory at Virginia. 3 different backs got at least 10 carries, as the Hored Frogs jumped to a 30-0 lead in the 4th. Next up: Texas State, 7:00, --
24 Kansas Went on the road to take down UTEP, 34-7. Jake Sharp ran for 104 yards and 3 TD'swhile Reesing threw for 260. Next up: Duke, Noon. --
25 Oregon State Justin Kahut hit a 33 yard FG with :07 seconds left to give the Beavers a 23-21 win in Sin City over UNLV. Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 166 yards on 26 carries. Next up: Cincinnati, 6:45. --

Dropped Out: Oklahoma State (#7), Notre Dame (#12), Michigan State (#17). (Last Week's Ballot)