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All-Blogger Poll Week 7
Category: NCAA
Tags: ALABAMA ARIZONA ARIZONA ST. AUBURN BAYLOR CLEMSON FLORIDA FLORIDA ST. LSU MIAMI MISSOURI OHIO ST. OREGON STANFORD

This week, the submissions are from two LSU fans (myself included), one Texas fan, one Oklahoma fan, one Michigan fan (new participant), and one Notre Dame fan. All the contributors from last week have returned.

All-Blogger Poll Week 7

rank/team(first place votes)/total points[last week's rank]
1 Alabama (5) 149 [ 1 ]
2 Oregon (1) 138 [ 2 ]
3 Clemson 137 [ 3 ]
4 Ohio St. 129 [ 5 ]
5 Florida St. 125 [ 6 ]
6 LSU 119 [ 8 ]
7 Missouri 102 [ 21 ]
8 Miami 96 [ 11 ]
9 UCLA 94 [ 13 ]
10 Baylor 91 [ 19 ]
11 Stanford 86 [ 4 ]
12 Louisville 83 [ 12 ]
13 TX A&M 81 [ 10 ]
14 S Carolina 74 [ 14 ]
15 Va. Tech 66 [ 23 ]
16 Texas Tech 59 [ 17 ]
17 Oklahoma 51 [ 9 ]
18 Fresno St. 42 [ 20 ]
19 Georgia 41 [ 7 ]
20 Auburn 29 [ ]
21 Florida 27 [ 18 ]
22 N. Illinois 25 [ 24 ]
23 Nebraska 18 [ ]
24 Mich. St. 14 [ ]
25 Texas 13 [ ]

Others receiving votes: Okie St. 12 [ 25 ], Houston 11 [ ], Washington 11 [ 15 ], Michigan 11 [ 16 ], Wisconsin 6 [ ], Oregon St. 3 [ ], Utah 2 [ ], Notre Dame 2 [ ], N’western 2 [ 22 ]

Oregon edged Clemson on the last ballot, which also kept Alabama from being perfect. It will be interesting to see what happens if Clemson wins on Saturday. If you were wondering, Texas’s only points come from the two Big X(II) participants. The Missouri/Georgia game caused the most movement, as Missouri shot up 14 spots and Georgia fell 12. The Bulldogs did not appear at all in two of the rankings. Stanford only fell 7 spots, and Oklahoma only fell 8 spots. Auburn’s jump into the top 25 was a bit of a mystery. We’ll see how well they can defend their position against Johnny Football and the Aggies, who fell three spots after a lackluster performance at Ole Miss. Baylor made a significant jump (9 spots) despite a relatively unspectacular win over Kansas St. Virginia Tech also moved up considerably (8 spots) after beating an unranked Pitt team, also by 10.  Washington and Michigan both fell dramatically after losses.

Many of you probably know where to find my other blogs (such as more detailed rankings discussion) by now, but if you need specific directions, let me know.  The above is my first purely mathematical ranking.

College Football Top 25 Week 7
Category: NCAA
Tags: ALABAMA AUBURN BAYLOR CLEMSON FLORIDA FLORIDA ST. GEORGIA HOUSTON LSU MICHIGAN ST. MISSOURI NCAA FOOTBALL OLE MISS STANFORD

Top 25

rank / team / prior
1 Alabama 1
2 Missouri 22
3 LSU 9
4 Clemson 3
5 Florida St. 6
6 Ohio St. 4
7 Stanford 2
8 Oregon 7
9 Va. Tech 14
10 Miami 10
11 Baylor 21
12 Georgia 5
13 UCLA 17
14 Oklahoma 11
15 Auburn 20
16 Louisville 18
17 Texas Tech 13
18 S Carolina 15
19 Fresno St. 19
20 Houston –
21 TX A&M 16
22 N. Illinois 24
23 Michigan 12
24 Mich. St. –
25 Utah –

Out of rankings: (8) Washington, (23) Florida, (25) N’western

Many of you probably know where to find my other blogs (such as more detailed rankings discussion) by now, but if you need specific directions, let me know.  The above is my first purely mathematical ranking.

Also, feel free to submit your top 25 rankings for my All-Blogger Poll.

All-Blogger Poll Week 6
Category: NCAA
Tags: ALABAMA CLEMSON FLORIDA ST. GEORGIA LSU NCAA FOOTBALL OHIO ST. OKLAHOMA OREGON STANFORD TEXAS A&M

Here is the first one. The submissions are from two LSU fans (myself included), one Texas fan, one Oklahoma fan, and one Notre Dame fan.

rank/team(first place votes)/total points
1 Alabama (3) 123
2 Oregon (2) 116
3 Clemson 114
4 Stanford 112
5 Ohio St. 104
6 Florida St. 102
7 Georgia 94
8 LSU 83
9 Oklahoma 81
10 TX A&M 72
11 Miami 71
12 Louisville 70
13 UCLA 64
14 S Carolina 52
15 Washington 51
16 Michigan 48
t17 Texas Tech 47
t17 Florida 47
19 Baylor 38
t20 Fresno St. 27
t20 Missouri 27
22 N’western 26
23 Va. Tech 21
24 N. Illinois 13
25 Okie St. 10

Others receiving votes: Auburn (7), Nebraska (3), Michigan St. (1), Wisconsin (1)

Alabama was #2 in both polls where it was not #1. Oregon was only #2 in one poll, so that’s why the gap is more than one point. Clemson is third in every poll but two of them (2nd and 5th), so they’re not far behind Oregon. Stanford was the most uniform top-5 team, with four 4th-place votes and one #2. Ohio St. varied from #3 to #7, but Florida St. was either 5th or 6th in ever ranking. LSU finished ahead of Oklahoma by being in the top 10 of every ranking. Texas A&M varied from #6 to #20, but the Aggies finished ahead of the more consistent Hurricanes.

Consistency seems to come from actually beating a good team. Washington was edged by South Carolina since the Huskies were as low as #22 in one ranking. Nos. 16 to 18, 20, and 21 weren’t particularly remarkable apart from being close. Baylor, Northwestern, and Virginia Tech each appeared in at least one top 15 but they each failed to appear in at least one ranking. Northern Illinois was ranked by everyone but no higher than #22. Oklahoma St. prevailed for #25 because they appeared in three rankings, while Auburn only appeared in two. The rest appeared in one apiece.

I repeat, we DID have a Notre Dame fan voting. Such modesty.

College Football Top 25 Week 6
Category: NCAA
Tags: ALABAMA CLEMSON FLORIDA GEORGIA LSU MISSOURI NCAA FOOTBALL OHIO ST. OREGON STANFORD WASHINGTON

First, I just wanted to ask again for top 25 rankings from any others who want to submit them.  I'm compiling them from a few sites (mostly from former TSN users).  I'll post those probably some time around mid-day (Pacific time) on Thursday, but I'd like to get them by in the next day or so. If you send a listing, please mention your favorite team so I can include that.

I do have my computer ratings up. However, I decided on one more transitional week to my top 25. The order of the teams is still too far off of the way I have it, and next week is a huge week in the SEC (LSU/Florida, Georgia/Missouri, Texas A&M/Ole Miss) in addition to other games such as Washington/Oregon, Oklahoma/Texas, Louisville/Rutgers, Wisconsin/Northwestern, and USC/Arizona. USC and Texas have had disappointing years so far, but they still have a chance to win their respective games.

I’m confident I will feel a lot more comfortable in standing by whatever comes out of the computer formula after these games than I am with the way it is now. This week seemed more about teams just confirming their status as top teams (barely, in a few cases) rather than sorting out the top teams relative to one another.

I also updated my LSU/Miss. St. Rivalry entry.  Without further ado, here are my rankings.

Top 25

rank / team / prior
1 Alabama 1
2 Stanford 2
3 Clemson 3
4 Ohio St. 6
5 Georgia 4
6 Florida St. 10
7 Oregon 7
8 Washington 5
9 LSU 9
10 Miami 14
11 Oklahoma 8
12 Michigan 19
13 Texas Tech 13
14 Va. Tech 18
15 S Carolina 12
16 TX A&M 16
17 UCLA 17
18 Louisville 11
19 Fresno St. 15
20 Auburn 21
21 Baylor 22
22 Missouri –
23 Florida 24
24 N. Illinois 25
25 N’western 23

Out of rankings: (20) Ole Miss

Many of you probably know where to find my other blogs (such as more detailed LSU and SEC discussion) by now, but if you need specific directions, let me know.

College Football Top 25 Week 4
Category: NCAA
Tags: NCAA Football ALABAMA AUBURN FRESNO ST. GEORGIA LSU NOTRE DAME OHIO ST. OREGON STANFORD

My computer has not been working (I'm publishing this in safe mode), so that's why I'm publishing this now even though the new playing week has already started and  just about everyone probably went to bed.

Top 25

rank / team / prior
1 Alabama 1
2 Ohio St. 2
3 Oregon 3
4 Stanford 4
5 LSU 5
6 Clemson 6
7 Georgia 7
8 Louisville 8
9 S Carolina 9
10 TX A&M 10
11 Oklahoma 11
12 Washington 12
13 Florida St. 13
14 Miami 14
15 Ole Miss 15
16 Michigan 16
17 N’western 17
18 Okie St. 18
19 UCLA 19
20 Auburn 20
21 Texas Tech 21
22 Baylor 22
23 Florida 25
24 Notre Dame –
25 Fresno St. –

Out of rankings: (23) Mich. St., (24) Wisconsin

 

Many of you probably know where to find my other blogs (such as LSU postgame notes) by now, but if you need specific directions, let me know.

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