Blogpoll Ballot: Week 10

Well, here we are in week 10.  Texas takes the #1 spot on my ballot, although to be honest, it is so close for the top spot that you could make them 1a, 1b, and 1c.  The biggest reason for that is their margin of victory over BCS teams and ranked teams compared to Alabama and Florida.

The thing is, though, the three teams are barely a point apart.  To quote Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments, "Can a man choose from among the stars of the sky?"  All three teams have a lot to recommend them, but Texas is just drilling everybody, having had only two games this year within ten or less points.  So this week, they get my nod for #1.  More after the jump.

Rank Team
1 Texas
2 Florida
3 Alabama
4 Cincinnati
5 TCU
6 Boise State
7 Pittsburgh
8 Georgia Tech
9 Houston
10 Iowa
11 Oregon
12 Ohio State
13 Southern Cal
14 Miami (Florida)
15 LSU
16 Oklahoma State
17 Utah
18 Virginia Tech
19 Stanford
20 Penn State
21 Arizona
22 Clemson
23 North Carolina
24 Auburn
25 Wisconsin

 

  • With Iowa losing to Northwestern, the BCS championship game could go to Cincinnati, TCU or Boise State if the SEC powers suffer an upset between now and the SEC championship game, which will be between Florida and Alabama on Dec. 12th.
  • TCU gets a big test vs. Utah next week.  Get past that one and they are BCS bound.
  • Cincinnati looked vulnerable against an average UConn team.  They won, but just barely.    With West Virginia, Illinois and Pittsburgh left, I smell an upset coming.  I have been a Bearcat dobuter all year, but they have earned my respect.
  • Speaking of Pittsburgh, the Panthers' road just gets tougher vs. an angry Notre Dame team next week, then the 'Eers and the aforementioned Bearcats.  If they win out, they have a case for a major bowl.
  • The Wramblin' Wreck are looking like the ACC champs to me, and they might just run all over Georgia in the regular season-ending rivalry game.
  • LSU's only losses this year have been to the SEC division champions.
  • Utah is poised for a big jump if they win out.  Both TCU (away) and BYU (away) remain as opportunities for improvement.
  • Clemson is peaking too late, I fear.
  • I was sorely tempted to put Navy in the top 25, but a look at their schedule dissuaded me.  Plus, they only beat Notre Dame, who is among the most schizophrenic teams in the country.
  • Speaking of the Irish, they could really impress some people if they win at Pittsburgh, vs. UConn and at Stanford.  But I wouldn't bet on better than 1-3 in that strech.
  • Speaking of opportunities for improvement, West Virgina visits Cincinnati, gets Pittsburgh at home and then goes to Rutgers.  3-0 in that stretch would mightily improve their bowl picture.
  • UK's victory at Auburn just keeps getting better and better.

Your comments are welcome, and encouraged.

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