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CBS Sports BlogPoll Top 25

August 20, 2009

Brian at MGoBlog is once again governing the CBSSports.com BlogPoll for 2009. And once again, we will be taking our part in this ever exciting event.

Since this is the first poll and it’s due on Monday, I went ahead and put it together. In the future, I’ll post the drafts so I can get your feedback and make adjustments accordingly.

Here’s the official DXP preseason poll:

Rank Team
1 Florida
2 Texas
3 Southern Cal
4 Oklahoma
5 California
6 Alabama
7 Penn State
8 Notre Dame
9 Mississippi
10 Ohio State
11 Boise State
12 Oklahoma State
13 Georgia
14 LSU
15 Virginia Tech
16 Brigham Young
17 Nebraska
18 TCU
19 Iowa
20 Oregon
21 Miami (Florida)
22 Georgia Tech
23 Rutgers
24 Pittsburgh
25 Illinois

A few items I should explain:

  • I’m not exactly on the Ole Miss bandwagon this season as I don’t think they’re elite by any means. However, if you could draw up an easier schedule for any SEC team, then let me know.
  • I also struggled with putting Alabama as high as I did with only 4 starters returning on offense. Nonetheless, if they can get by a Va. Tech team minus Darren Evans in week one, then they have only 4 road games remaining with the toughest one of those being @ Auburn. A lucky break for Saban as they’ll be favored in every game with the exception of maybe Ole Miss, and that’s a big maybe.
  • Notre Dame should be favored in all but one game this season – @ home vs. USC. Most of the Top 25 would go 11-1 with their schedule. This team has talent and I think they’ll get 10 wins.
  • BYU gets a fairly high ranking despite their first week draw vs. Oklahoma that will set them 0-1 and a tough one in Provo vs. Florida State on September 19th. However, both TCU and Utah must play in the Temple this season which should put them back on top of the MWC.
  • I have Rutgers and Pittsburgh ranked. Before you second guess me, take a look at their schedules and tell me how either team won’t win at least 9 games.
  • Miami, FL‘s first four games – @ Florida State, vs. Georgia Tech, @ Virginia Tech, vs. Oklahoma – are crucial and winnable for this team with 16 returning starters. If they go 2-2, 8 or 9 wins should be expected.

And with the odds in Las Vegas, I’m kind of leaning on a Penn State vs. California title game. Cal’s schedule and Penn State’s schedule are ridiculous.

BlogPoll Ballot – Week Something or Other

October 30, 2007
Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State
2 Boston College
3 LSU
4 Oregon 1
5 Oklahoma 1
6 Arizona State 1
7 West Virginia 1
8 Missouri 3
9 Kansas 3
10 Georgia 8
11 Connecticut 15
12 Southern Cal 4
13 Virginia Tech 4
14 Michigan 5
15 Alabama 6
16 Texas 1
17 Auburn 5
18 Florida 8
19 Hawaii 4
20 Boise State 6
21 South Florida 8
22 Wake Forest 4
23 Tennessee 3
24 Clemson 2
25 California 10

Dropped Out: Kentucky (#14), South Carolina (#16), Virginia (#20), Penn State (#24), Rutgers (#25).

BlogPoll Ballot Draft

October 22, 2007
Rank Team Delta
1 Ohio State
2 Boston College 1
3 LSU 1
4 Oklahoma 1
5 Oregon 1
6 West Virginia 5
7 Arizona State 2
8 Southern Cal 4
9 Virginia Tech 6
10 Florida 3
11 Missouri 3
12 Kansas 4
13 South Florida 11
14 Kentucky 6
15 California 5
16 South Carolina 9
17 Texas 3
18 Georgia 1
19 Michigan 5
20 Virginia 5
21 Alabama 5
22 Auburn 5
23 Hawaii 2
24 Penn State 2
25 Rutgers 1

Dropped Out: Tennessee (#18), Texas Tech (#22), Cincinnati (#23).

BlogPoll Ballot Draft

October 9, 2007
Rank Team Delta
1 LSU 1
2 California 1
3 Ohio State 1
4 Boston College 2
5 South Florida 2
6 Oklahoma 4
7 South Carolina 13
8 Missouri 7
9 Oregon 4
10 Southern Cal 9
11 Florida 2
12 Arizona State 4
13 Cincinnati 5
14 West Virginia 2
15 Illinois 11
16 Virginia Tech 5
17 Hawaii 2
18 Wisconsin 13
19 Kansas 7
20 Florida State 6
21 Kentucky 13
22 Auburn 4
23 Tennessee 3
24 Purdue 7
25 Georgia 11

Dropped Out: Texas (#11), Rutgers (#22), Kansas State (#23), Clemson (#24), UCLA (#25).

This is getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.

HELP!

BlogPoll Draft – Wait, They Lost Too? Edition

October 1, 2007
Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal
2 LSU
3 California 3
4 Ohio State 3
5 Wisconsin 6
6 Boston College 4
7 South Florida 12
8 Kentucky 6
9 Florida 5
10 Oklahoma 7
11 Texas 3
12 West Virginia 7
13 Oregon 4
14 Georgia 4
15 Missouri
16 Arizona State 8
17 Purdue 9
18 Cincinnati 5
19 Hawaii 2
20 South Carolina 5
21 Virginia Tech
22 Rutgers 10
23 Kansas State 3
24 Clemson 11
25 UCLA 1

Dropped Out: Texas A&M (#16), Penn State (#20), Michigan State (#22).

Man, what a week. I didn’t look at my previous poll, so that might explain a few odd deltas. I watched a lot of football, but came away thinking I know less about these teams than I thought I did.

Anyway, have at it.

BlogPoll – Final Ballot

September 12, 2007
Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal
2 LSU
3 Oklahoma 1
4 West Virginia 1
5 Florida 1
6 Louisville 1
7 Ohio State
8 California
9 Penn State
10 Texas 1
11 Oregon 1
12 Wisconsin 2
13 UCLA 6
14 Rutgers 1
15 Clemson 11
16 Georgia Tech 10
17 South Carolina 4
18 Nebraska 1
19 Arkansas 1
20 Virginia Tech 7
21 Boston College 5
22 Texas A&M 2
23 Alabama
24 Hawaii 10
25 Missouri 1

Dropped Out: Georgia (#16), TCU (#22), Auburn (#25).

Previous version overlooked Georgia Tech. Oops.

BlogPoll Ballot

September 11, 2007

I really sat down and watched a lot of football this weekend and finally saw a litte separation. Oklahoma is looking for and more like a national title contender. Same can be said for LSU. I’ve yet to see Florida and Ohio State, but they have plenty of time left to impress. Texas woke up in the second half and might have remembered how talented they are. The Pac-10 also has some teams playing well now. I’ll be keeping an eye on UCLA, but Oregon really impressed me with their offensive style. The Ducks are a tough match up. The bottom of the poll remains less clear. But everyone is likely to have the same teams in a different order.

Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal
2 LSU
3 Oklahoma 1
4 West Virginia 1
5 Florida 1
6 Louisville 1
7 Ohio State
8 California
9 Penn State
10 Texas 1
11 Oregon 1
12 Wisconsin 2
13 UCLA 6
14 Rutgers 1
15 Clemson 11
16 South Carolina 5
17 Nebraska
18 Arkansas
19 Virginia Tech 6
20 Boston College 6
21 Texas A&M 1
22 Hawaii 8
23 Alabama
24 Missouri
25 Georgia 9

Dropped Out: TCU (#22), Auburn (#25).

Final Preseason BlogPoll Ballot

August 29, 2007

Ok, I’ve pondered and I’ve reflected and I paid particular attention to the arguments at MGoBlog. The result was a ton of movement despite the fact that nary a game was played. Woohoo preseason prognistication. Anyway here it is:

Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal
2 LSU
3 Michigan
4 West Virginia
5 Oklahoma 4
6 Louisville
7 Texas 2
8 Virginia Tech 1
9 Florida 1
10 Ohio State
11 Florida State 3
12 Penn State 1
13 Wisconsin 2
14 Oregon 7
15 South Carolina 1
16 Hawaii 1
17 Arkansas 9
18 Texas A&M
19 Missouri 2
20 Georgia 8
21 California 4
22 TCU 3
23 Nebraska 1
24 Tennessee 1
25 Alabama 5

Dropped Out: UCLA (#24).

Preseason BlogPoll – Draft

August 17, 2007

Ok, here we go this is my first draft of a Top 25. It is due next Wednesday, so I can take feedback and change it until then.

Rank Team Delta
1 Southern Cal 25
2 LSU 24
3 Michigan 23
4 West Virginia 22
5 Texas 21
6 Louisville 20
7 Virginia Tech 19
8 Florida 18
9 Oklahoma 17
10 Ohio State 16
11 Wisconsin 15
12 Georgia 14
13 Penn State 13
14 Florida State 12
15 Hawaii 11
16 South Carolina 10
17 Missouri 9
18 Texas A&M 8
19 TCU 7
20 Alabama 6
21 Oregon 5
22 Nebraska 4
23 Tennessee 3
24 UCLA 2
25 California 1

Dropped Out:

Couple of comments:

I feel good about the top of the poll. USC – like duh! LSU has a ton of talent and seems like the cream of the SEC crop. Michigan with Henne, Hart and Manningham should be dangerous. WVU has a favorable schedule.

Is Florida too low?

Is Florida State too high? Phil Steele has convinced me they’ll be the most improved team in the country.

Any other thoughts?

Final BlogPoll Ballot

January 9, 2007

Here is my final BlogPoll ballot of the season. I can alter it until tomorrow morning so if you have any feedback let me know.

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida 2
2 Ohio State 1
3 LSU 1
4 Southern Cal 4
5 Boise State 4
6 Auburn 4
7 Louisville 1
8 Wisconsin 3
9 Michigan 7
10 West Virginia 3
11 Rutgers 5
12 Oklahoma 5
13 California 6
14 Texas 3
15 Brigham Young 6
16 Arkansas 4
17 Virginia Tech 2
18 Wake Forest 4
19 Boston College 4
20 TCU 4
21 Notre Dame 10
22 Oregon State 3
23 Tennessee 5
24 Hawaii 2
25 Penn State 1

Dropped Out: Nebraska (#20), Texas A&M (#22).