Preliminary Blogpoll Ballot 2010 – Week 5
Posted by William Kristoph
The top five was easy for me this week. Alabama remains my number 1 team until they look horrible for multiple weeks or lose. Great teams find a way to win and the Crimson Tide survived Arkansas. In Arkansas’ favor, I didn’t penalize them much for the loss. They lose 1 position. Oregon remains my choice for #2 and Ohio State #3. It’s still early in the season so my bias against Ohio State and the Big Televentwelve is reasonable. The out of conference scheduling for them is a joke. Boise earned a move back up to #4 just as much as Texas gave it to them.
Speaking of Texas, I struggled with ranking them. They’ve looked mediocre at best and I don’t believe that UCLA is suddenly a capable team. There was no excuse for the Longhorns to be embarrassed at home like that. It was disgusting really.
Teams that earned respect on my ballot this week. Auburn, Stanford, Michigan and N.C. State. Auburn beat a South Carolina team that I think is very good. Stanford beat a crappy Michigan team, but the Cardinal looks like a contender out west. I never thought I’d say that. Michigan is for real as long as their laceless QB is healthy and evidently Tom O’Brien can win games when he has a healthy team. We’ll find out more this weekend when they play
Virginia Tech the ACC’s worst nightmare that any ACC fan with a brain should root against in conference play this season.
If you think I should change something, leave a comment and I’ll consider it before final submission tomorrow.