Tomahawk Nation's BlogPoll: Week 2

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. What have they done? Not how talented are their players or what other polls project them to do, but what have they done? The poll is designed to be dynamic. I try to start from scratch every week.

Inside, not so subtle changes to the week 1 ballot.

Notes: What happens when you truly start from scratch doing a ballot? Completely throw out notions of who is good, who deserves to belong, and really focus on, 'what have you done.' I'd like to think that method results in a ballot like the one below. I'm sure there are holes. At this point it's hard to value a teams quality wins over another teams. We don't have enough information to qualify or quantify a quality win. But certainly, what Georgia did to Mizzou in the second half deserves more credit than either FSU win. What Kansas State did to Miami (yes, I realize Miami is probably horrible) deserves a lot more than LSU's victories over Washington and North Texas. UCLA, ULM, and Arizona all posted signature wins. Certainly better than anything Texas, West Virginia, Oklahoma, or Florida State has accomplished.

The ballot received flack last week for not using the criteria I set forth. Or, at a minimum, not applying it correctly. I think that is a reasonable criticism. When you aren't willing to set aside where you think teams should be, you get the coaches poll. When you get the coaches poll, you get made fun of by smart people, and you deserve it.

The next two weeks will likely see radical change. Florida State, for example, has yet to play even a bad FBS opponent.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

Tomahawk Nation Ballot - Week 2

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide --
2 Georgia Bulldogs Arrow_up 13
3 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 7
4 Florida Gators Arrow_up 21
5 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_up 2
6 Tennessee Volunteers Arrow_up 3
7 Clemson Tigers Arrow_down -1
8 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_up 3
9 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_down -1
10 ULM Warhawks --
11 UCLA Bruins --
12 Arizona Wildcats --
13 Northwestern Wildcats --
14 Iowa St. Cyclones --
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes Arrow_up 2
16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Arrow_up 5
17 Louisville Cardinals Arrow_up 5
18 USC Trojans Arrow_down -16
19 Oregon St. Beavers --
20 Mississippi St. Bulldogs --
21 Oregon Ducks Arrow_down -17
22 LSU Tigers Arrow_down -19
23 BYU Cougars --
24 Texas Longhorns Arrow_down -5
25 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_down -12
Dropouts: Florida St. Seminoles, Oklahoma St. Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners, Arkansas Razorbacks, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Wisconsin Badgers, Miami Hurricanes, North Carolina Tar Heels

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings "

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