So Alabama took a tumble, just one week after I finally broke down and put them atop my BlogPoll ballot.
Who takes their spot? Well, the team that had been No. 1 in my ballots leading up to last week, Ohio State.
How do the other losses affect my ballot?
What I’m Thinking:
- Firstly, I’d like to apologize to South Carolina. I was reluctant to put them in my ballot in the past few weeks, even dropping them out when they lost to Auburn, but boy did they prove me wrong. A victory over Alabama certainly changed my mind about Stephen Garcia and Co.
- Yes it looks lazy, but I didn’t see anything to convince me to not ladder up the teams from 2-7 after ‘Bama took the tumble.
- My big winners on the weekend were Oregon State, Florida State and Michigan State who beat teams that I had ranked higher than them in conference battles. Miami exits the ballot to make room for the Gamecocks, while Michigan stays, but just barely at No. 25.
- Arizona takes a nice nine-spot tumble and the Beavers, who I’ve been repping all season, take a nice five-spot leap.
- LSU beat Florida but how good are either of those teams?
- West Virginia the only hope for the down and out Big East?
- It took a last-second field goal to keep them in the ballot, but Stanford beats my Trojans in Palo Alto. USC Watch may be dead for the season.
- Conference Breakdown: SEC (6), Big Ten (5), Pac-10 (4), MWC (3), Big 12 (3), WAC (2), Big East (1), ACC (1).
So what do you think? Missing anyone? Giving anyone too much/too little credit? Let me know!