Week 6 Preliminary CBS SPORTS Blogpoll Ballot

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama --
2 Missouri 1
3 Oklahoma 1
4 Texas --
5 Southern Cal 2
6 LSU 1
7 Texas Tech 1
8 Florida 4
9 Penn State 1
10 Ohio State 3
11 Brigham Young 2
12 Utah 4
13 Oklahoma State 1
14 Georgia 3
15 South Carolina 11
16 Vanderbilt 7
17 Virginia Tech 2
18 California 8
19 Florida State 7
20 Georgia Tech 1
21 North Carolina 1
22 Wake Forest 4
23 South Florida 13
24 Boise State 7
25 Ball State 1
Dropped Out: Auburn (#15), Kansas (#22), Maryland (#24), Oregon (#25).

As always, you are the members of Tomahawk Nation.  I come to you for advice.

General Themes this week include:
  • Alabama has the combination of talent and resume deserving of the #1 spot
  • The Big 12 has 4 teams worth of consideration for the top 5 spots
  • USC and UF both bounced back after their losses, both had major injury situations to deal with, and both smoked their opponents.
  • The ACC has a lot of "good", but not great teams.  They are the 3rd best conference right now.
  • In my final, I will move Utah and BYU down.  These guys aren't super talented and they don't have quality wins at this juncture.
  • South Carolina will move to 20ish.  That defense is very good and if Spurrier has them cranking...  They arguably outplayed their opponent in both losses.
  • I'm dropping Virginia Tech behind FSU.  Is this homerism?  Maybe.  Their quality wins are Nebraska, Gtech, and a stolen game at the #21 team....
  • UNC.  This could be your ACC champion, if they get their QB back.
  • The Big East is dangerously close to not having a ranked team.
  • Boise played much worse than the score indicated.  Their only "quality" win is over an Oregon team on their 3rd string QB.
  • Ball State is the ONLY mid major in the ballot with an NFL QB
  • Waiting: Tulsa, Michigan State.  Argue for them and they're probably in.
  • Remember our Poll's premise:  who would win in a head to head matchup on a neutral field?  I rank them based on that, and adjust if any absurdities occur (I won't have a 3 loss team over an undefeated team except in the rarest of circumstances).
  • It is now up to you!  Where am I right?  Where am I wrong?  This is now going on Sportsline, so make sure Tomahawk Nation doesn't get embarassed!
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