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Week 9 Blog Poll (The Ballot Of The Smoking Musket)

Well, I have a distinct feeling that I won't win the Coulter/Kos award again this week (which, if you didn't know, is given to the biggest douche -- AKA the biggest homer).  I also have a feeling that we won't be seeing WVU on my many -- if any -- ballots this week, so my leaving them way, way off the ballot won't be out of line.

Here are my thoughts:

  • The top three are fluid and will remain fluid unless one loses or starts beating people by 147 every game.  Honestly, I don't think it matters, because if they win out (until the SEC Championship), two of those three are in the big game.
  • I really, really, really want to rank Oregon ahead of Boise State.  Oregon is the better team, at least not.  They obviously weren't when they played, but teams change.  And Oregon is killing people.  I doubt Boise State would put that performance on USC, but that's just me.
  • The rest is all pretty standard.  Some teams won, some teams lost, and outside of Oregon (and maybe Texas), no teams really impressed.
Rank Team Delta
1 Texas 1
2 Alabama 1
3 Florida
4 Cincinnati
6 Iowa
7 Boise State
8 Oregon 2
9 LSU 1
10 Georgia Tech 1
11 Penn State 2
12 Pittsburgh 3
13 Utah 3
14 Miami (Florida) 4
15 Southern Cal 6
16 Houston 3
17 Arizona 4
18 Notre Dame 4
19 Oklahoma State 7
20 Ohio State 3
21 California 3
22 Brigham Young
23 South Florida
24 Wisconsin
25 Virginia Tech 8
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: West Virginia (#14), South Carolina (#20), Central Michigan (#25).