Again this season I'll be a SB Nation BlogPoll voter. The BlogPoll voting philosophy encourages transparency and scrutiny. Each Monday I'll post my ballot along with some bullet points explaining my reasonings for my not so obvious rankings. It's your job to keep me honest, and looking sane. I welcome your feedback telling me what I screwed up and how to fix it.
My preseason poll is after the jump.
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|7||Texas A&M Aggies|
|8||Oklahoma St. Cowboys|
|9||Boise St. Broncos|
|11||Florida St. Seminoles|
|12||South Carolina Gamecocks|
|13||Virginia Tech Hokies|
|14||TCU Horned Frogs|
|15||Mississippi St. Bulldogs|
|17||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|18||Michigan St. Spartans|
|22||Ohio St. Buckeyes|
|24||West Virginia Mountaineers|
- I'm bullish on Wisconsin. I don't think Russell Wilson is the player the media in the Triangle make him out to be, but he's a better than average quarterback. His arm will keep defenses honest and Wisconsin will be a two dimensional offense.
- Boise State still has Kellen Moore pulling the trigger, but they'll have to replace stud receivers Titus Young, Austin Pettis. It's a passing game that relies on timing, accuracy and familiarity. A lot of questions will be answered in the Dome against Georgia.
- Even with all that's gone on Ohio State is still a very talented, but young team. I have them lower than most, and they'd have the benefit of the doubt if Tressel was still there.
- Realistically, Auburn might go from national champion to missing a bowl. They've lost as much talent as any team in the country and play a hellish schedule. However, they've recruited well, and Gene Chizik has a great coaching staff working for him.