Here's the Blogpoll Top 25 ballot for Big East Coast Bias.
- Are we homers for having three Big East teams in the top 25? Maybe. But it's not completely unreasonable down in the low 20s. Pitt missed a few open throws early that kept its game with Bufflo from being a more impressive win than the score indicated. Still, we believe at this point Pitt, South Florida, and West Virginia all deserve their places in the rankings.
- We left Notre Dame in the Top 25 because we think they're a very good football team that got beat by another good football team. We're not of the mind that they are overrated or that they just mind-numbingly gave the game away. The Irish put up 500 yards and once Brian Kelly figured out that Dayne Crist was his John Brantley and injected Tommy Rees, the offense went off. I maintain they'll whip Michigan on Saturday.
- Were we harsh on Oregon for dropping them from 3 to 19? Yeah. We didn't like seeing them put the ball on the ground over and over again. We didn't like how nervous and skittish Darron Thomas looked in the pocket. How long has it been since he played a really good game? It's hard to shake the image of LaMichael James getting chased down from behind by LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo. There's just something we don't like about the body language and mental mindset of the team that was exposed against LSU.
- It's amazing what Case Keenum means to Houston. That team probably won't be challenged for another month and could be 10-0 when it faces SMU. He completely changes the complexion of that team with his command of the offense.
So let us have it. Did we blow it? Who did we leave out (besides Ohio State)?