Week 7 CBS Sports BlogPoll Ballot (DRAFT)

This is not a power poll.  I don't attempt to rank teams based on how good I think they are.  I only rank teams based on their resume.  The poll is designed to be dynamic.  I try to start from scratch every week.  I do attempt to reward teams for "quality losses", while punishing them for bad performances.  I do not give excessive credit for stomping horrible teams.  As always, I want your help.  Keep in mind though that I don't want "team X is way better than team Y."  I do want "team A has a better resume than team B, you should make the change."  Power poll rankings are dumb.  The teams ranked 1, 3, 4, 13, 20 all lost to lesser ranked or unranked foes this past weekend.  I do not consult major polls when doing this.  Their record of futility is clear.  Let the teams earn their rankings on the field.  I try to remove as much subjectivity as possible.  This system is not perfect, but it is the best we have right now.

Rank Team
1 Alabama
2 Texas
3 Penn State
4 Oklahoma State
5 Florida
6 Southern Cal
7 Utah
8 Boise State
9 Texas Tech
10 Georgia
11 Virginia Tech
12 North Carolina
13 Missouri
14 Wake Forest
15 Vanderbilt
16 California
17 Michigan State
18 Oklahoma
19 South Carolina
20 Georgia Tech
21 Florida State
22 Ohio State
23 Mississippi
24 Minnesota
25 Pittsburgh

Close: Kansas, Oregon

Obviously, the biggest point of controversy will be the omission of LSU.  LSU's best win is against a horrible Auburn team.  They beat Miss St in a home game at night by ten.  They were stomped by a Florida team that looked elite.  That is not a top 25 resume.

As always, I can make changes until 10AM Eastern on WED.  Let's hear about the changes we should make.

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