Last week there was finally some movement at the top with the losses of a couple of undefeated teams. This week, another goes down and another got tested. But, let's be real here, none of these polls really matter until after this week. So with the Super Bowl of college football coming this Saturday, here's our Blogpoll Top 25 ballot.
A few thoughts:
- Like I said above, this is the last poll we have to do before the elimination games at the top start happening. Beginning with this weekend, top 10 teams will be playing one another all over place both in regular season and conference championship games. That's why it still really doesn't matter that we have Alabama #1 and LSU #1, or that we have Boise State back ahead of Stanford. If Stanford beats Oregon and finishes undefeated, and then beats (probably Arizona State) in the PAC 12 Championship Game, then it will play for the BCS title no matter what happens. Unless the #2 Oklahoma State goes undefeated! But even though Oklahoma lost to Texas Tech, I still believe they'll win the Bedlam Game and ruin that from happening.
- The next best thing to a bunch of teams going undefeated is a bunch of teams having one loss and winning their conference. That could happen if Oregon wins out and Oklahoma wins out, and Virginia Tech or Clemson wins out. Then what do you do? Boise State in the BCS Championship Game?
- We were pretty hard on Wisconsin and Michigan State for their losses, and deservedly so. Both teams let the week before beat them this week. Winning at Nebraska is never easy, but to be so inept offensively is bizarre.
- We kept West Virginia in the rankings with the comeback win at Rutgers, giving the Big East two ranked teams right now. It's amazing just how fluid the Big East has been. In our ballot, we have had six of the eight Big East teams ranked for at least one week. No team has stayed ranked throughout. The game between Cincinnati and West Virginia at Paul Brown Stadium should be a great one and most likely will determine who wins the Big East.
- We'll continue to pat ourselves on the back for having Houston and Southern Miss ranked for as long as we have. The C-USA title game could be a meeting of ranked teams.