Week 11 BlogPoll Ballot

My full poll is after the jump, the rankings are starting to get sorted out on their own. Please leave your opinions, thoughts and suggestions in the comments and I'll adjust as necessary.

  • Oregon - This is a team built to mash the Pac-12, but I still don't feel they'd contend against any team with an elite defense (read LSU, Alabama).
  • Oklahoma / Oklahoma State - Bedlam still seems to set up as a default play-in game to the national championship.
  • Stanford - Were they trying to suck for Luck?
  • Golden Eagles - Dropped after a 30-29 win over UCF, not necessarily for the close win, but because I had them too high in past polls.
SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings
The Key Play: Week 11
Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers --
2 Oklahoma St. Cowboys --
3 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_up 1
4 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 2
5 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_up 2
6 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 2
7 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 2
8 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_up 3
9 Houston Cougars Arrow_up 1
10 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_down -7
11 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_up 1
12 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_down -7
13 Georgia Bulldogs --
14 Wisconsin Honey Badgers Arrow_up 2
15 USC Trogans Arrow_up 4
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 4
17 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 4
18 Southern Miss. Golden Eagles Arrow_down -4
19 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_up 4
20 Cincinnati Bearcats Arrow_down -5
21 TCU Horned Frogs --
22 Penn St. Nittany Lions Arrow_down -4
23 Florida St. Seminoles --
24 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Arrow_down -7
25 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_down -1
Dropouts: Arizona St. Sun Devils, Texas Longhorns


I would flip #1/#2, move Oklahoma to #3, drop Bama to 4. Then if this a who is playing better now, i would switch #8 and #7. I would trade Boise and Wisconsin. Rest of it looks good to me.

(and I know I'm in the minority, but I honestly don't think LSU is #1 and Bama is #3. Their offenses were atrocious and it was nothing short of a sloppy football game when they played each other)


We lost to Clemson while our QB was hurt. We blew Wake out of the water and did very well vs GT. Clemson on the other hand, needed a last-second FG to beat Wake and lost to GT. I do think we'll beat them when we meet them again in the ACCCG.

AKA, I agree with flipping 7 and 8

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There is no way that Okie State should be above LSU. I hope that was meant to be a joke. LSU's offense was bad against one of the best defenses in the country, but they have also shown that they can put up points when they need too (see the Oregon game). They beat Bama on the road and Oregon in Texas. Okie State beat who? Texas A&M who has lost 5 games? Kansas State who has lost 2 games? If they beat OU, then maybe this doesn't sound as ridiculous. Right now I think the bottom line is that the SEC is way better than the BIG 12 and that win against Oregon is looking better and better for LSU.

In his defense

You say that LSU's offense scores when it needs too, yet in that Oregon game, 14 of those points came directly off of special teams and defense, not the offensive production. Had they not had those scores. Final score would have been 27-26 Oregon.

Logan 3:16


"but I still don't feel they'd contend against any team with an elite defense (read LSU, Alabama)."

Yet Oregon still put up more points on LSU than any other team has all season. And that was in week one where a true freshman fumbled the ball TWICE. If they play again, I give Oregon a great chance at topping LSU. I'd say they're the #1 one loss team in the country based on what I have seen on both sides of the ball, not just one. Followed by Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Oklahoma, then us.

Also somewhat surprised that WVU didnt move back into the rankings after their win over Cinci

Logan 3:16

Very Good

The only thing I would change is to move the dawgs above the donkeys because of the impressive win over Auburn yesterday (plus I want Boise to fall hard)

I have said this for a while now, I believe that Oregon is the best one-loss team in the country. I would still have to put Clemson above us because of the way they beat us at home. I do agree with putting Georgia above Boise though. It was a "neutral site" game and losing to TCU, who is nothing close to Andy Dalton's TCU, at home is a bad loss.