Week 4 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.

  • LSU - Three wins away from home against top 25 teams, worthy of everyone's number one spot.
  • Clemson - I said last week that Tajh Boyd "looked like the best quarterback in the ACC", let me clarify that. Tajh Boyd is the best QB in the ACC. As a freshman, Sammy Watkins is already a top playmaker in the ACC. Clemson is playing with a lot of confidence right now.
  • Georgia Tech - They could, should, probably be lower, because the defense has holes, but POINTS AND YARDS, POINTS AND YARDS.
  • Big Ten teams we don't know enough about - Michigan and Illinois are both 4-0, both have impressive non-conference wins, Notre Dame, San Diego State and Arizona State, respectively, but both have yet to play a Big Ten team. Conference play will tell us what we need to know about these two teams.
  • Florida State - I'm not impressed. I think Trickett is an upgrade throwing the ball —336 yards 3 touchdowns against Clemson— but the Noles miss Manuel's legs. They rushed for 27 yards against Oklahoma, and 29 against Clemson. Stoops' defense looked capable of carrying them, but then they gave up 455 yards.
  • Texas A&M - I can't get past them blowing a 20-3 halftime lead at home.
SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25 College Football Rankings
The Key Play: Week 4
Rank Team Delta
1 LSU Tigers --
2 Alabama Crimson Tide Arrow_up 1
3 Oklahoma Sooners Arrow_down -1
4 Boise St. Broncos --
5 Wisconsin Honey Badgers --
6 Oklahoma St. Cowboys Arrow_up 1
7 Clemson Tigers Arrow_up 10
8 Stanford Cardinal Arrow_down -2
9 Florida Gators Arrow_up 2
10 Nebraska Cornhuskers --
11 Virginia Tech Hokies Arrow_up 3
12 Baylor Bears Arrow_up 6
13 South Carolina Gamecocks Arrow_down -4
14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Arrow_up 7
15 Texas Longhorns Arrow_up 1
16 South Florida Bulls Arrow_up 4
17 Oregon Ducks Arrow_up 2
18 Michigan Wolverines --
19 TCU Horned Frogs Arrow_up 4
20 Arkansas Razorbacks Arrow_down -8
21 Florida St. Seminoles Arrow_down -8
22 Illinois Fighting Illini Arrow_up 3
23 Texas A&M Aggies Arrow_down -15
24 West Virginia Mountaineers Arrow_down -9
25 Houston Cougars --
Dropouts: USC Trojans, North Carolina Tar Heels
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Comments

support

-respect for putting clemson above us. RIGHT NOW they are certainly the best team in the ACC.
-while the cousins didn't look great, don't know that they should have dropped to 24 (LSU is by far the best team in the country IMHO).
-also, don't know about aTm dropping below 20 as i think oklahoma state has a real chance to go into Norman undefeated on Dec 2.
-i think 8-14 could be jumbled any way you want, as none have overly impressed me (except baylor, but don't know anything real about their competition, like VT), but i'm fine with the way you have em.

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@j3ffress

OSU plays OU in Stillwater this year.

A bullhorn, a bottle of whiskey and a dream.

VT's Schedule

Looks like our 'easy' schedule is shaping up to be much tougher than expected (i.e. Clemson, GT).

West Virginia

The game was MUCH closer to the score, and WVU managed to expose the LSU D for most of the game. And the fact that LSU is the number one team in the nation, isnt expected for the #16 team to lose to them? I wouldn't have dropped them that far. Geno Smith was doing work.

And why is TCU top 20 when they have just proven that they can beat up on weaker teams and not win against better competition?

Logan 3:16

No major complaints

I think you dropped aTm, Arkansas and WVU too far, I certainly think all three of them could beat VT on a neutral field right now. TCU and GT are probably 3-4 spots too high. I like where you put Clemson, their defense in an issue but that offense is SEC-caliber right now. Scares me a little bit but Saturday night in Lane is a great equalizer.

Looks pretty good

I think Clemson is too high though. I don't have a problem ranking them ahead of us, but I wouldn't make too much of their victories. How good is FSU at this point? I didn't watch much of their game but the box score says they couldn't run or play defense. We'll know a lot more saturday night.

Oregon should probably be ranked higher. Their big loss to LSU doesn't seem so bad now that the tigers are going ham against the rest of the top 25 as well, and their offense seemed to have returned to last years dominant form.

West Virginia shouldn't have slid so far, as the others have said. LSU's defense is accustomed to allowing baseball scores, not 21 points.

Stephen F'in Garcia does not think the Cocks should fall a spot for every INT he throws

Clemson

Theyre playing Hot buuuuuuut how are we so quickly forgetting Troy and Wofford. This team has no defense. They will be playing a night game in Lane. However, I want them and the media to think them world beaters. go ahead.