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Who Needs a Blogpoll: Championship Finale — let’s fight over arbitrary ordinal rankings!

Goodness, the Big 10 wound up stinking, didn’t it?

ACC Football Championship - Clemson v Miami
Clemson’s front four? Pretty good.
Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Season’s over folks. It’s been a long 14 weeks, but, as usual, it feels way too short. Anyway, now that we have 12-13 games in the books for everyone, it’s time to put it all together: who has impressed the most; who has done the most; whom did they beat (and whom did they beat;) who lost to whom (and who did they lose to); how how badly were they beaten; was there weird weather; what conferences turned out to be trash; what gloriously-shafted midmajors are secretly hell on wheels; who had mitigating injuries, tough breaks, and or their coaches let them down; who saw their talent blossom; who took the next step with young rosters; and so many other things that are hard to quantify on an ordinal scale.*

Yet, we still endeavor to do so.

Today at 10:00 Central, we’ll have our CFP Committee rankings show and open thread. For now, that fight is out of our hands. So, fight over these instead:

Final Conference Rankings:

  1. SEC
  2. ACC
  3. Big 12
  4. PAC 12
  5. Big 10
  6. AAC
  7. MWC
  8. CUSA
  9. Sunbelt
  10. MAC

And these...

Season finale Blogpoll


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

* I’ll give someone a Gump Box present to the first person that correctly diagrams that sentence by hand and posts a picture of it in the fanposts. Besides cursive instruction, I can think of few ways my parents tax dollars were wasted more than by having me diagram sentences as a child.