BlogPoll Top 25: September 10

By David Sokol on September 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Here it is: Eleven Warriors' ballot for this week's Top 25.

There is a ton of movement in the heart of the poll as several marquee programs were upset. In addition, several programs set themselves apart this week and solidified themselves in the poll.

Once again, you can also check out our ballot, as well as all of the others on the BlogPoll site, while also following on Twitter at @BlogPollTop25.

1 Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama dominated cupcake Western Kentucky, but did it semi-respectfully, winning 35-0. --
2 Southern Cal Trojans The Trojans had a tougher time than expected with the weather and the Orange in MetLife Stadium. Barkley did throw six touchdowns en route to a 42-29 victory. --
3 LSU Tigers LSU dominated upset-minded Washington in Death Valley, 41-3. Many had thought UW would crack the top 25 before this week. Not the case now. --
4 Oregon Ducks Oregon's RB Barner ran for over 200 yards and three scores as Oregon handled Fresno State, 42-25. --
5 Florida State Seminoles In one of the more interesting endings of the night, FSU's game was called early due to weather up 55-0 over Savannah St. However, the spread was much higher...Vegas is probably not too happy. --
6 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia let Missouri hang around for quite a while before welcoming them to the SEC with a prompt fourth quarter beat down. UGA outscored Mizzou, 17-0, in the fourth. --
7 Oklahoma Sooners Patsy Florida A&M had no shot against the Sooners. Score: 69-13 --
8 West Virginia Mountaineers WVU was off this week and gets James Madison next. --
9 South Carolina Gamecocks The other USC dominated East Carolina, 48-10, in Columbia, SC. UP1
10 Michigan State Spartans Sparty looks to be the class of a down Big Ten, dominating CMU, 41-7, on RB Bell's two TDs. UP3
11 Clemson Tigers Clemson smacked Ball State, 52-27, behind Tajh Boyd's three TDs. --
12 Ohio State Buckeyes Buckeyes were able to shake off a pesky Central Florida team with Braxton Miller once again racking up the yards and scores on the ground. Next up is California at the 'Shoe. --
13 Virginia Tech Hokies Austin Peay got paid and Tech sent them back home with a 42-7 smacking. UP1
14 Texas Longhorns With a handful of huge plays, Texas whacked New Mexico, 45-0. Have the Longhorns finally come around this year? UP2
15 Kansas State Wildcats KSU QB Collin Klein filled up the box score and helped the 'Cats wreck Miami-FL, 52-13.  UP4
16 Florida Gators The Gators welcomed Texas A&M to the SEC by defeating the Aggies and their 12th Man, 20-17, in a late afternoon thriller. Florida won a big game on the road and deserves the big boost in the polls. UP8
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame didn't look great at times, shuffling between quarterbacks since QB Rees was eligible from suspension. The Irish still got the win against a respectable opponent in Purdue with a last-second FG for the win. UP3
18 TCU Horned Frogs The Horned Frogs wrecked Grambling in their opener as Gary Patterson became TCU's all-time winningest coach. UP4
19 Stanford Cardinal Stanford trucked Duke, 50-13. Well, it's Duke and it's football, so this is nothing surprising. UP4
20 Michigan Wolverines Michigan's defense is very, very suspect, allowing big play after big play by AFA. Good thing they have Denard Robinson to rush for 218 yards and a TD. This may be a long season for the Wolverines if their defense doesn't improve by the start of Big Ten play. UP1
21 Louisville Cardinals The pride of the Big East demolished Missouri State behind QB Teddy Bridgewater's 344 yards and two passing TDs. UP4
22 Arkansas Razorbacks Ouch. Arkansas lost in OT to UL-Monroe. Yep, you read that correctly. There goes Arkansas' top ten ranking, respect and dignity, probably for the season. DOWN 13
23 Tennessee Volunteers New to the polls, the Vols handled Georgia State, 51-13, behind Justin Hunter's three TD catches. We'll see how the Vols do once the SEC schedule kicks off for them. --
24 Brigham Young Cougars The Cougars are also new to the polls, taking down Weber State, 45-13. Next, they're at rival Utah. --
25 Wisconsin Badgers Another embarrassing loss for the Big Ten with Wisconsin going down, 10-7, at Oregon State. Really Wisco? Seven points? Wasn't Wisco supposed to be one of the conference's gems? DOWN 8
Dropouts: Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Nebraska Cornhuskers
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