Week 8 BlogPoll Ballot

My full poll is after the jump. As always I need you guys to keep me in check. So leave your opinions, thoughts and suggestions in the comments and I'll adjust the poll as necessary.

  • Oklahoma, Wisconsin - How far should they drop? I know Oklahoma's resume isn't as impressive with Florida State, Texas and Mizzou struggling, but based on their talent I still think they are the best one loss team in the country. Up until Saturday the Badgers played no one and beat everyone, save Nebraska. So I am not holding a last second loss via a once-a-season Hail Mary touchdown against them.
  • Michigan State - They might be too high. I conveniently swept the beat down they took earlier in the year from a more and more average looking Irish under the rug. Two of their biggest wins at Ohio State and against Wisconsin were squeakers.
  • The Cocks - They drop two spots after beating the bye week; poll-itics.
  • West Virginia - Am I being too hard after their loss in the Dome?
  • Who's missing - The bottom five are a mess. If you can make an argument for a team not ranked that you think should be there I am all ears.
SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings
The Key Play: Week 8
Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide --
3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_up 3
4 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_up 4
5 Clemson Tigers --
6 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_up 1
7 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_down -4
8 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_up 7
9 Wisconsin Honey Badgers Arrow_down -5
10 Oregon Ducks Arrow_down -1
11 Arkansas Razorbacks --
12 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_down -2
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_down -1
14 Virginia Tech Hokies --
15 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_down -2
16 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_up 4
17 Texas A&M Aggies Arrow_up 2
18 Houston Cougars Arrow_down -2
19 USC Trogans --
20 Penn St. Nittany Lions --
21 Texas Tech Red Raiders --
22 Georgia Bulldogs --
23 Cincinnati Bearcats --
24 Southern Miss. Golden Eagles --
25 Arizona St. Sun Devils Arrow_down -1
Dropouts: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, West Virginia Mountaineers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Auburn Tigers, Washington Huskies, SMU Mustangs


Counter Argument

You move Michigan State up 7 spots because they won on a hail mary on the last play of the game, while playing at home. Don't really think that's accurate.

If I were to rank 1 loss teams, I'd put em in this order. Oregon, Arkansas, VT, MSU, Wisconsin, OU, Nebraska. Mainly because Oregon, Arkansas, and our only loss came to teams ranked in the top 5. Whereas Nebraska was blown out, Wisconsin doesn't have a win against against a team with a winning record, and Michigan State needed a little luck (as well as the Hail Mary). OU just got dominated (lets be honest, the score was much closer than the game) by an unranked team while playing at home.

Logan 3:16

Taking the glasses off

I'm fairly sure Oklahoma and Whisky would beat us by 2+TDs on a neutral field.

All Speculation

Look how FSU did against OU. I think people are giving OU wayyy too much credit.

I'm basing my statement off results this season thus far. Wisconsin, same thing. Our Run D has been pretty solid other than against Miami, and we dominated Russel Wilson last year as well..

Logan 3:16

battle of the 1 loss teams among others

-- Not too sold on OU and until they play OSU Im not sure exactly where they should be. TT was unranked putting 500+ yards on what seemed to be a pretty stout D. The FSU game wasnt mesmerizing either.

-- Wisky on the other hand was a heartbreaker with good play on either side against a rolling AND ranked Michigan St. That ND loss wass mind numbing but happened early. Since then they've found some fire.

-- Clemson is tricky. Its hard to jump previously ranked teams coming out of a 6-7 season but they're playing with purpose. Lets see how Cardinal handles the Ducks and CU with potential trap in Atl. People are fired up but its not even November yet.

-- LOL @ the 'Neers. Looked OK against L Shoe but that unraveling against 'Cuse who scraped by Wake, gifted with Toledo, and close loss with Rutgers is impermissible. Good work.

-- Tech is fine. UNC, GT, and UVA look to be the toughest slate going forward with MUST WIN v GT.

-- poor Wildcats may enjoy it while it lasts but they have a rough road ahead.

week 8

First off, I still have no goddamn idea why BSU is top 10. But I've said that since, eh, 2008 so with a grain of salt. I'm just hoping someone will beat them so this horse will be shot again and everyone wills shut up about it/them/the blur turf (its just goddamn dye).

I think MSU will trip up at some point but I don't think Wisky will again. Still my pick for the rose bowl.

For every week that passes I have this suspicion that 11 clemson will be a replay of sorts of 04 Auburn. Undefeated but left out of the BCSCG over the undefeated out of the B12/Pac12. That being said if both B12 and Pac12 have one loss teams, clemson should get in. On the same note, I don't think we (VT) will beat them again if we take coastal. I was shaky even before the massive D injuries and now I'm pretty confident. Flame on.

I think oregon is underrated and this will be proven when they beat the shit out of stanford.

Kstate is overrated and that will be a dead issue very soon.

Okie state to win the Big 12 and possibly play LSU in the title game. I would also love to see a scanners-like staring match between miles and grundy (even though miles will win and consequentially grundy's head will explode in a tribute to the ending scene of scanners).

Bottom 15 is a mess and I personally do not believe ANY big east team belongs in the top 25. I know blah blah cincy and everything but as much as I may regret this statement later, I saw Cincy at Knoxville (their only loss) and that isn't a top 25 team. I haven't seen much change in the team since then, just weaker opponents. Geno smith is garbage and the only high point of WVU is VanHolgo and the fantastic jokes that result of his/his hair's sideline presence.