Tuesday, September 15, 2009

College Football Blogpoll: Week 3

Okay, so this week we have a bit of an anomaly. Windsor, Falco and I all ranked Michigan following their (incredible) win over Notre Dame. However, we had them ranked 25th, 25th, and 24th. As a result, when all the points were added up, Windsor’s #20 ranking of Iowa pushed them into the top 25 and bumped the Wolverines. Kansas was in all of our ballots as well, though ranked slightly higher. All in all it was a less wild and varied poll this weekend, though I am eating some crow after proclaiming the glory of Oklahoma State and ranking them 3rd in my poll last week. Yea, I know.

1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Alabama
4. USC
5. Penn State
6. California
7. Mississippi
8. LSU
9. Boise State
10. Ohio State
11. BYU
12. Georgia Tech
13. Oklahoma
14. TCU
15. Virginia Tech
16. Utah
17. Oklahoma State
18. Nebraska
19. Georgia
20. North Carolina
21. Miami (FL)
22. Cincinnati
23. Oregon State
24. Iowa
25. Kansas

Others receiving votes: Michigan, South Carolina

Some Week 2 Observations:

Michigan may not win the Big Ten this year or play on New Year’s Day, but this team is on its way back to glory. The defense may need more time to catch up, however.

Maryland is that bad, apparently. Win or not, that question was answered.

Ohio State is still a great team (especially on defense), but Terrelle Pryor may not fit into that Tressel offense just yet. Matt Barkley was incredibly cool under pressure on that last drive to beat TOSU, but I’m not putting him in the “next great USC quarterback” conversation just yet.

So much for Stanford’s big run this year- Wake Forest could be a very sneaky team in a down ACC this year.

Was Clemson’s D able to respond to Tech’s offense and force the close game? This year may determine whether the triple option is viable on the big stage after the conference has had a year to adjust to it.

Al Groh has never been able to capitalize on the resources and potential at Virginia. After starting the season 0-2, he has no excuses left. The only question now is whether he will be allowed to play out the rest of the season.

Not ready to drink the Kool-Aid on Nebraska, but one more big win will have me believing. Nice test next week against Virginia Tech.

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