One of the better things about the Blogpoll that I've failed to comment on so far is the weekly writeup of our Polling Overlord, Andy Hutchins recapping the votes with ballot math. I would most certainly be in there if it wasn't for missing the deadline last week. Expect next week to be fun.
Results for Week 4
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011
-Not too much to argue with number one and two. Even though I weigh my ballot heavily by resume, I have the same perception.
-I have the same feeling about Bama and where they are going. But it looks like beating Penn St. means a lot more around the rest of the country than it does here.
-Everyone else was clearly thinking about the Quentin Coryatt hit and not who T A&M has played so far.
-Where I think perception goes too far is when Virginia Tech is ranked 13th. Logan Thomas will probably turn out to be a fine quarterback, but he's having some growing pains against some rather pedestrian competition. The defense is as good as you would expect Bud Foster to have. At best I wouldn't feel good about putting them anything higher than 20, though.
-I have West Virginia ranked much lower than the poll at large. I've watched the BlogPoll gods at work, first hand. It's for the best. Trust me.
-I flirted with the idea of putting Illinois in, but then I remembered Ron Zook coaches this team.
-My own ballot produced at least one negative comment about Florida State. To be fair, I should have said this and not that and deserved to be called out. "I had said the week before that the winner of OU-FSU would go way up and the other would come way down because neither had played anyone. FSU got beat by 10 at home and could do absolutely nothing on the ground but be tackled."
-Putting Notre Dame in at 25 was wrong, but felt right.