BlogPoll Week 4 Ballot

By Luke Zimmermann on September 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm

In case you hadn't heard, just hours removed from arguably the biggest call of the young season, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was admitted to the hospital with what turned out to be a heart attack. Sort of puts this whole football thing into perspective, doesn't it?

Our best wishes and thoughts with the former Ohio State defensive coordinator and his family during his recovery.

Another week in the books mean another series of random guesses as to where we think the top teams in the country rank us. Let us know just how wrong we are after the jump.

1 Alabama Crimson Tide Beat Duke 62-13. Mark Ingram was back racking up 150+ and 2 TDs. Alabama's first conference test comes next week against the Razorbacks. Next up: at #11 Arkansas. --
2 Ohio State Buckeyes Beat Ohio 43-7. Good TP/Bad TP. More Good TP, less bad, plz. Next up: Eastern Michigan. --
3 Oregon Ducks Beat Portland State 69-0. Points and points and points and point. Next up: at Arizona State. UP5
4 Boise State Broncos Beat Wyoming 51-6. Hung half a hundo on a team Texas could only muster 38 against at home. Next up: Oregon State. DOWN1
5 TCU Horned Frogs Beat Baylor 45-10. Horned Frogs looking for reals. Next up: at SMU, Friday. UP5
6 Nebraska Cornhuskers Beat Washington 56-21. The blackshirts single handedly ended the Heisman campaign of Jake Locker. Next up: South Dakota State. --
7 Oklahoma Sooners Beat Air Force 27-24. Landry Jones and the boys outlasted the plucky cadets of the United States Air Force Academy. Survive and advance. Next up: at Cincinnati. DOWN3
8 Texas Longhorns Beat Texas Tech 24-14. Another uneven performance from the Horns offense, but hot damn, that D. Next up: UCLA. DOWN3
9 Stanford Cardinal Beat Wake Forest 68-24. Andrew Luck goin' ham, y'all. Next up: at Notre Dame. UP3
10 Florida Gators Beat Tennessee 31-17. More botched snaps, weird, inconsistent effort from a Gator team you'd think would be too talented for games like this. Next up: Kentucky. DOWN1
11 Arkansas Razorbacks Beat Georgia 31-24. Arkansas' offense found life again at just the right time but their biggest test to date looms with #1. Next up: #1 Alabama. UP3
12 South Carolina Gamecocks Beat Furman 38-19. We course correct for disrespecting South Carolina's previous efforts against Southern Miss and Georgia. Could very realistically be a player in the SEC East the way Florida and Georgia are playing. Next up: #15 Auburn. UP7
13 Arizona Wildcats Beat #17 Iowa 34-27. Won an ugly, nasty game with Iowa perhaps proving that the Pac-10 isn't just a two horse race. Next up: Cal. UP10
14 Wisconsin Badgers Beat Arizona State 20-19. Survived by the hair of their chin after a botched point after.Next up: Austin Peay. DOWN3
15 Auburn Tigers Beat Clemson 27-24 (OT). Cam Newton and the Fightin' Chizik's escaped what could've very easily been a Clemson victory in the overtime. Next up: at #12 South Carolina. DOWN2
16 Miami (Florida) Hurricanes Bye. Somewhat anti-philosophical to ding someone for being idle, but the actual strength of the 'Canes should be better measured following next week's test in Pittsburgh and the ensuing week's in Death Valley. Next up: at Pitt. DOWN1
17 Iowa Hawkeyes Lost to #13 Arizona 27-34. Shot themselves in the foot repeatedly in the early going an were never able to recover. Next up: Ball State. DOWN10
18 Utah Utes Beat New Mexico 56-14. My Cousin Vinny's favorite squad keep on in their winning ways. Next up: San Jose State. DOWN1
19 Southern Cal Trojans Beat Minnesota 32-21. Struggled to break away from a lousy, lousy Minnesota team. Defenses continues to be big problem for the Trojans. Next up: Washington State. DOWN3
20 Michigan Wolverines Beat UMass 42-37. While UMass may be a relative power at the FCS level, Michigan showed they still have many flaws in a closer than it should've been clash with the Minutemen. Next up: Bowling Green. DOWN-2
21 Michigan State Spartans Beat Notre Dame 34-31 (OT). As mentioned above, won on an unbelievably ballsy (see: awesome) play called "Little Giants." Team will have to rally with Mark Dantonio out indefinitely. Next up: Northern Colorado. --
22 West Virginia Mountaineers Beat Maryland 31-17. Coach Bill Stewart's bunch bounced back nicely from an OT tickle fight with Marshall. Next up: at #23 LSU. --
23 LSU Tigers Beat Mississippi State 29-7. Held off on ranking these guys for as long as we could, but a decisive victory over the Bulldogs may set them up nicely for a good ol' boy war with WVU. Next up: #22 WVU. --
24 Clemson Tigers Lost to #15 Auburn 24-27 (OT). The team was a dropped Kyle Parker pass from victory and then ultimately imploded after a penalty forced a rekick on what would've been the game tying field goal. Next up: Bye. UP1
25 Nevada Wolf Pack Beat Cal 52-31. Nevada looks perhaps the biggest post Oregon State threat to Boise's shot at immortality after housing Cal. Next up: at BYU.  --
Dropouts: Houston Cougars, Missouri Tigers, Air Force Falcons, California Golden Bears
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