Week 9 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.

  • My Top Spot - Here's a spoiler, in all likelihood Boise State will not jump a one loss SEC team or Oklahoma. And it's LSU-Alabama week, we can finally crown the national champion.
  • Houston - The 'Coug is probably way too high, but I'd be lying if I said 70 points didn't turn me on.
  • The one loss teams - For the most part, they all played horrible. Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Penn State and South Carolina all struggled to defeat inferior competition.
  • Wisconsin - It's "All Russel Everything" (but only against really bad teams).
  • Georgia Tech - Y U NO CONSISTENT?

SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings

The Key Play: Week 9

Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide --
3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys --
4 Stanford Cardinal --
5 Boise St. Broncos Arrow_up 1
6 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_up 1
7 Nebraska Cornhuskers Arrow_up 6
8 Clemson Tigers Arrow_down -3
9 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 1
10 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_up 1
11 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_up 4
12 Houston Cougars Arrow_up 6
13 Michigan St. Spartans Arrow_down -5
14 Michigan Wolverines Arrow_up 2
15 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_down -1
16 Arizona St. Sun Devils Arrow_up 9
17 Georgia Bulldogs Arrow_up 5
18 Cincinnati Bearcats Arrow_up 5
19 Kansas St. Wildcats Arrow_down -7
20 Southern Miss. Golden Eagles Arrow_up 4
21 Wisconsin Honey Badgers Arrow_down -12
22 Penn St. Nittany Lions Arrow_down -2
23 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets --
24 USC Trogans Arrow_down -5
25 Ohio St. Buckeyes --
Dropouts: Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Top 25 Rankings ยป



For the Most part

I think Oregon doesnt deserve to be below Nebraska. Since the LSU loss they have been running train on everyone, even without LMJ and Thomas at qb.

Love the Honey Badgers edit

Logan 3:16

I still can't get past this...

Any team with a great defensive line blasts Oregon, but teams with great D-lines usually dominate most of their opposition, so it's a fair point. Where would you put Oregon, above Clemson and Nebraska? I give OSU the benefit of the doubt that they would have beat Nebraska if Braxton Miller didn't get injured, so I should also penalize the Huskers as well.


I think that people have completely forgotten about the Wisconsin-Nebraska game. I'd put Oregon as the best 1 loss team in the country right now. They lost to the #1 closer than anyone has played LSU so far this season. That means they're over Oklahoma. Which brings me to the point as to why Oklahoma is still considered top 10. They lost to a 30 point unranked underdog. AT HOME. Yes, they may pass the eye test, and yes the game was probably a fluke, but in college football, it doesn't matter if the game was a fluke, you got beat by a team you shouldn't have, and therefore get to suffer the consequences.

With that all said and done... I'd have Oregon as the top 1 loss team in the country followed by Clemson and then Arkansas. Oregon and Clemson have slightly similar teams in that they have extremely high powered offenses, but the defense has games where it's nowhere to be found. And right now, Oregon is executing better. After those three, pretty much all the one loss teams are in the same boat in my book. They all have their issues (We cant put a full game together, PSU doesn't have an offense, USCe lost their entire offense in Lattimore, Michigan struggles to throw the ball, etc....)

Logan 3:16

IMO, Oregon is the top 1-loss team...

Oklahoma and Nebraska both have bad losses, and Clemson was manhandled on Saturday night. Sure, Oregon lost pretty convincingly to LSU, but a) it was the first game and b) LSU is the #1 team.

That's actually a very convincing argument.

I agree, Oregon has the better loss, but Oklahoma has the better wins. If Oregon beats Stanford and they both go 2-0 over that time, you better believe they'll jump the Sooners.

By the way I moved Oregon above Nebraska.

I have supported Oregon being the best one loss team, but it will be solidified when they beat a Stanford team that should have lost to USC. I also think Nebraska is the biggest pretender of them all. I think both Sparty and the Honey Badgers suffered from such an emotional game last week. Finally, I think people need to give South Carolina more credit for what they have done, and are doing, and not take away from the because of who the have lost. If they lose to Arkansas this week then drop them, but until then I think they need to be a little higher.