Week 5 BlogPoll Ballot

My full poll is after the jump. As always I'm going to rely on y'all to keep me in check so leave your opinions, thoughts and suggestions in the comments and I'll adjust the poll as necessary. This week's poll is especially messy.

  • Clemson - Beat back-to-back-to-back ranked teams and you're deserving of a top 5 ranking.
  • Nebraska - This informative EDSBS the Magazine article sums things up quite nicely.
  • Illinois - The fighting Zookers are 5-0, which really is an accomplishment in itself. Who knows how good they really are though. Their next test comes in two weeks against Ohio State.
  • Kansas State - Bill Snyder's head in a jar is doing one hell of a job coaching this year.
  • South Carolina - Garcia! Slam that beer.
  • Arizona State - Quietly making noise in the Pac-12. I like a team that's battle tested and can bounce back from a loss.
  • Virginia Tech - There's no offensive identity, and the special teams are a disaster. Bud Foster's tenacious defense is the only thing of merit, and the only reason why they're in this poll.

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

The Key Play: Week 5

Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide --
3 Oklahoma Sooners --
4 Wisconsin Honey Badgers Arrow_up 1
5 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 2
6 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_down -2
7 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_down -1
8 Stanford Cardinal --
9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Arrow_up 5
10 Texas Longhorns Arrow_up 5
11 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_up 7
12 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 5
13 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_up 7
14 Florida Gators Arrow_down -5
15 Illinois Fighting Illini Arrow_up 7
16 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_down -6
17 Auburn Tigers --
18 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_down -5
19 Kansas St. Wildcats --
20 Houston Cougars Arrow_up 5
21 Arizona St. Sun Devils --
22 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_down -1
23 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_up 1
24 Baylor Bears Arrow_down -12
25 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_down -14
Dropouts: South Florida Bulls, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas A&M Aggies

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Honey Badgers

That was a legit rout. Good job. Tajh is another 757 phenom, good on em. VT hangs onto 25 by a thread. I have no qualms with this.

Oh, and the NC will be over after the LSU-Bama game.

Auburn from unranked to 17?

Logan 3:16


A lot can change.

Auburn's loss at Clemson doesn't seem as ugly as it did three weeks ago. At the time Clemson was struggling to beat bad teams, now they're one of the hottest teams in the country. Auburn beat two ranked teams, Mississippi State and South Carolina. We'll see if they're the real deal against Arkansas this week.


Wisconsin is the real deal. With an offensive line that big and a dominant offense, they will clean up in the Big 10 and easily be in contention for a National Championship berth, only because either LSU or Alabama has to lose once. Hokies are hanging on, but like you said, with a defense that good, hard to not keep them there. Offense is a few adjustments away from solidifying their spot up there. Stanford seems to be better than OKST and Boise in my opinion, but overall solid rankings. Also, not sure about the fighting Bill Snyders. Yes, they beat a ranked team at home and Miami on the road, but I'm not sure they are consistent enough. They beat Eastern Kentucky 10-7 to open the year. A good team that will be tested as the season wears on.

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