BlogPoll Ballot Week Four: Full Spin Cycle in the Muddled Middle
Alabama looked good for a half against Arkansas, and that’s all they needed to pull of the come-from-behind victory. Was it enough to bring them to the top of my BlogPoll in week four?
Lets find out:
What I’m Thinking:
- Once again I stay pretty contented with my top six teams. I like those teams. Any of them capturing a BCS national championship would please me. However, this was the first week I seriously considered putting prohibitive No. 1 Alabama at the top of my ballot after their victory over Arkansas. But I could find no reason to drop Ohio State down after a dominating victory over Eastern Michigan. So the Buckeyes remain No. 1.
- Hey! Florida actually looked like Florida for once! And after Texas finally showed their true colors (not so good) Florida may actually have some potential this season yet.
- Auburn and LSU get the benefit of beating also-ranked opponents in my ballot. Doing that always impresses me. But for their victims, South Carolina and West Virginia — neither of whom looked great — don’t get treated with any kind of forgiveness. The Mountaineers are down six, and the Gamecocks are out of my ballot. Sorry fellas.
- Michigan and Miami look like they could provide seasons that would bring back memories back of the early-to-mid 00′s. Up week for both.
- Arizona squeaks by past California, and is a beneficiary of some unbalanced play from the teams around them.
- Florida State and Nevada both look good, and go on an upward journey in the ballot. Is that a trend to watch? We’ll see.
- Oregon State takes a real tumble after falling to my No. 4 Boise State. They didn’t look so great on that blue turf…
- USC Watch: That’s more like it boys. USC finally looked like the well-oiled machine they should be with all that skill, and plastered Washington State in Pullman. Yes, I know that its the Cougars — not exactly the scariest of Pac-10 opponents for the Trojans, but minimal penalties, some actual defense and an explosive looking offensive attack? Sign me up. USC is up big this week.
- South Carolina drops out and is replaced by Michigan State who looks very good early. The Big Ten schedule is looming, what will Sparty show in the coming weeks?
- Conference Breakdown: SEC (5), Pac-10 (5), Big Ten (5), Big 12 (3), ACC (2), MWC (2), WAC (2), Big East (1).
So what do you think? Missing anyone? Giving anyone too much/too little credit? Let me know!
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