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Who Needs A Blogpoll Week 12: Tide Takes The Top.

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There are many teams that are hitting their stride going down the stretch. Alabama is by far the scariest of the bunch and takes our top spot for the first time this season.

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Time for a complete re-rank, kids.

This week's WNaBP is not bound on prior assumptions or previous polls; rather, I've taken a look at what teams have done, how well they're playing, injuries, and other mitigating circumstances (like weather, start times, flu etc.)

The P12 portion will be a bit sloppy, since the league has decided to become the After-Dark ACC, with so much parity every week. There are quite a few good teams out West, but none you really trust. Stanford's loss to Oregon was a bit of a blow to Notre Dame's chances - particularly if, as I think, Oklahoma wins out. Oregon's surge has also boosted Sparty, the latter fresh off a great road win.

While win-loss records account to some degree, some teams have rebounded very nicely (looking at you, Oregon and Oklahoma,) while others are imploding or just haven't really beaten anyone (looking at you, LSU, Iowa.) There are a few teams that are playing better than anyone in the nation and/or have a series of impressive wins that have made significant jumps or drops (e.g., a healthy Ole Miss with a renewed running game is terrifying.) For instance, Michigan State has road wins over Ohio State and Michigan, and that Oregon win looks better every week. If Michigan State wins out, including a neutral-site victory over a Top-10 Iowa, it's going to be very hard to keep them out of the playoffs with that body of work.

The rest should you should be able to riddle out yourself.

Without further ado, here is your Blogpoll.

Rank

Team

Last Week

1

Alabama Crimson Tide

2

2

Clemson Tigers

1

3

Michigan State Spartans

8

4

Oklahoma Sooners

9

5

Florida Gators

7

6

Iowa Hawkeyes

5

7

Baylor Bears

24

8

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

4

9

Stanford Cardinal

10

10

Oregon Ducks

16

11

North Carolina Tarheels

11

12

Ole Miss Rebels

25

13

Oklahoma State Cowboys

6

14

Northwestern Wildcats

25

15

Michigan Wolverines

12

16

Ohio State Buckeyes

3

17

Washington State Cougars

18

18

Navy Midshipmen

22

19

Florida State Seminoles

20

20

Toledo Rockets

23

21

USC Trojans

19

22

Utah Utes

11

23

Texas A&M Aggies

-

24

Houston Cougars

14

25

Mississippi State Bulldogs

-