Week 9 Blogpoll Draft

Rank Team Delta
1 Texas
3 Boise State 3
4 Oregon 4
5 Florida 1
6 Alabama 3
7 Iowa 2
8 Cincinnati 1
9 LSU 1
10 Penn State 2
11 Georgia Tech
12 Houston 3
13 Utah 6
14 Pittsburgh 2
15 Arizona 7
16 Southern Cal 7
17 Miami (Florida)
18 Notre Dame 6
19 Ohio State 1
20 Wisconsin
21 Oklahoma State 8
22 California
23 South Florida
24 Temple
25 Clemson
Last week's ballot


Dropped Out: Virginia Tech (#14), West Virginia (#20), South Carolina (#21), Mississippi (#23), Navy (#25).


Texas has been the most consistent all season and  has really impressed me lately.  They've efficient on offense and if Colt n' friends are having a tough time then the defense or special teams always seem to pick the team up.  Nobody is more of a complete team.  They don't play anybody until their season finale in College Station.

TCU has just been dominating their opponents all season long and their defense is a brick wall.  Their season is coming down to a home game against the Utes in two weeks.  After just barely getting shut out, this could be theri year for the BCS.  Boise State reminds me a lot of TCU.  They handled Oregon their only loss, who in turn dismantled USC this weekend.

I know the saying defense wins championships, but I have been so unimpressed by both Florida and Bama in the offensive department that I just have to put the non-BCS guys and Oregon in front of them.  The SEC is all hype, I must say.

If I were judging body of work, then I'd probably put Iowa at #1.  I do watch the games and thought that Iowa definitely was lucky to get past the Hoosiers on Saturday.  If Iowa were to do this against any of the other teams in the Top 10, they wouldn't have been able to come back like they magically did.  The BCS allows the pollsters and the computers to meet at the middle, which truly is its ultimate purpose.  Show me something two weeks from now in Columbus.

Cincinnati is definitely the black sheep of this circus race as they continue to plod on beating scrub teams without their starting QB Tony Pike.  I simply cannot believe that the AP has them at #4 this week.  An absolute travesty.  Long live the Coaches Poll.

Past that, it's pretty much a crapshoot.  And does the rest of the Top 25 really matter at this point with so many undefeated teams?

Oh yeah and that Temple addition.  The best team in the MAC is completely different now than what they were in their season opening loss against Villanova.  They just beat Navy with a stud freshman running back in Bernard Pierce and a Top-25 defense.


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