We take a brief respite from MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA to bring you this week's BlogPoll (now sponsored!).
LSU and Alabama's defenses are really, really good.
Oklahoma showed a lot of fortitude in Tallahassee.
The lower ten in the top 25 caused me all kinds of headaches. Poll below and as usual, a couple of thoughts after the jump.
Rock M Nation Ballot - Week 4
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||-1|
|4||Boise St. Broncos||-1|
|6||Oklahoma St. Cowboys||--|
|9||Florida St. Seminoles||-4|
|10||Texas A&M Aggies||--|
|11||Virginia Tech Hokies||1|
|14||South Carolina Gamecocks||-3|
|15||West Virginia Mountaineers||--|
|20||Illinois Fighting Illini||--|
|21||South Florida Bulls||--|
|24||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||--|
|25||TCU Horned Frogs||--|
|Dropouts: Michigan St. Spartans, Auburn Tigers, Ohio St. Buckeyes, Arizona St. Sun Devils, Mississippi St. Bulldogs|
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "
* I admit that after the top 15, it feels viscerally like a bit of a hot mess. Some of it are my own biases cropping up (are Florida and Texas really top 25 worthy yet? Is Michigan? Is Baylor?) and some of it is the feeling that there isn't a lot of separation between some of these teams yet. The only clear cut decision I felt comfortable making was to make sure that TCU was behind Baylor because of head-to-head. TCU might be the better team, but tie goes to the winner. At least I've established that rule.
I'm working on a chart (my excel skills are nowhere near Bill C.'s) so I can start refining the poll more based on resume than potential. This is my first time doing this, so it's a learning process for me.