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Who Needs a Blogpoll Week 11: B1G Disaster in the Rust Belt

What if everyone in the Big 10 just kind of stinks?

When I did the preseason Blogpoll, I had Miami and Wisconsin in the Top 10 but eventually losing conference championship games: Schedules matter. Here we are, after 10 weeks in the book, and there are those two winning unimpressive, ugly games. But, win they have.

And, that is the problem with far too many contenders this season, one endemic in college football as a whole: Consistency. Some teams have been very consistent: Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, UCF come to mind. The Big 10 can claim no such consistent team, outside of the second-half Badgers. We may need to revise our opinion of them: when everyone else is dropping games, sometimes badly, to mediocre-to-bad teams, then the consistent, fundamentally-sound football in Madison probably deserves a second-look. And, every word we say about UW is applicable to the maddening Miami Hurricanes who just keep winning.

Playoff Projections:

1. Alabama

2. Notre Dame

3. Oklahoma

4. Ohio State Clemson


Rank Team Last week
Rank Team Last week
1 Alabama Crimson Tide 1
2 Oklahoma Sooners 3
3 Georgia Bulldogs 2
4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8
5 Miami Hurricanes 6
6 Wisconsin Badgers 7
7 Clemson Tigers 8
8 TCU Horned Frogs 11
9 Washington Huskies 12
10 UCF Knights 14
11 Auburn Tigers 17
12 Washington State Cougars 22
13 USC Trojans 16
14 Iowa State Cyclones 10
15 Okahoma State Cowboys 9
16 MIssissippi State Bulldogs 18
17 Memphis Tigers 21
18 Michigan State Spartans --
19 Virginia Tech Hokies 13
20 West Virginia Mountaineers --
21 San Diego State Aztecs 24
22 Toledo Rockets 25
23 LSU Tigers 19
24 Ohio State Buckeyes 5
25 Penn State Nittany Lions 18
Dropped out
Arizona Wildcats
NCSU Wolfpack
Considered Michigan Wolverines
USF Bulls