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BlogPoll Calling | Week Five Ballot

 

Justifications

1-5 Still static because at this point, does it really matter?  LSU certainly has a claim on #1 with two marquee road wins over Oregon and West Virginia, but Oklahoma hasn't done anything to deserve being jumped either.  Meanwhile, Alabama, Stanford, and Wisconsin have all looked dominant, but they haven't had to consistently prove it yet.  All of these teams are now getting into conference play, so we should have a much better grasp on them over the next few weeks and adjust accordingly.

6-10 Biggest bump here is Florida.  No, they haven't played anyone, but they are a frighteningly talented team that has a the potential to make a very serious run in the SEC East.  TAMU falls out after blowing a 20-3 halftime lead to Oklahoma State, who gets a slight bump up. Likewise Nebraska and Va. Tech move up as they move down.

11-15 I'm moving Oregon back up since they've quietly gotten back to be being Oregon after losing to LSU opening weekend. South Carolina stays put 'cause I really just don't know what to do with them. They're winning, and Marcus Lattimore is terrifying, but they just don't look like much more than a "good" football team.  Georgia Tech gets a pretty solid bump after dismantling everyone in their path.  North Carolina is their best opposition so far, but if they keep playing like this they'll be in the top ten very shortly.

16-20 Mixed bag here.  Don't want to drop Arkansas too far since they lost to the #3 team on the road, but they were just dismantled on Saturday.  Conversely, I don't want to move Clemson up too high since their biggest wins are over a terrible Auburn and a Florida State without their starting QB.  Michigan and Baylor are misfit undefeateds that I just don't know what to do with, and TCU has yet to play anyone but Baylor.

21-25 I feel like I should dump West Virginia all together, but they piled up a ton of yards on LSU but were doomed by turnovers.  Still a very good offensive team, so they'll stay ranked for now.  Illinois and Texas are also misfit undefeateds, but they're struggling and won't stay that way long.  Arizona State jumps back in after dismantling USC, and Kansas State gets a Mr. Irrelevant nod after starting 3-0 and winning at Miami (FL), cause suck it Miami (FL).

Where am I wrong and/or stupid?