College Football Top 25 Rankings: Week 2 Blogpoll Results

Week 2 Blogpoll results.

The Blogpoll results are out today, and somewhat surprisingly to me, the LSU Tigers have been promoted to the top of the list on the strength of their defeat of the Oregon Ducks.

What we have here, it seems to me, is the attack of the "What have you done for me latelys."  I can't say I blame that kind of mentality, but my theory about ranking any team is essentially this -- until the team you ranked gets beat, or someone below it displays clear superiority, they stay where they are.

How is it, exactly, that LSU displayed "clear superiority" over either Alabama or Oklahoma?  In my narrow and admittedly basketball-centric existence, they did not.  LSU looked great defensively, rather questionable (in my apparently limited understanding of the game) on offense, yet managed to jump two teams who took care of  admittedly lightweight foes because the Tigers beat a top 5 team.  It's a theory, I guess, but I've always been skeptical of it.

With that said, defeating Oregon is impressive, much more so than almost every other team's outing except the Boise St. Broncos, who were impressive in the defeat of the Georgia Bulldogs.  Accordingly, they jumped ... oh, wait, they didn't jump at all!  Looks like I'm not the only Boise State Denier™  around.  Then again, consistency is not a requirement for this line of work.

For your commenting convenience, the final results appear after the jump.



College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 2

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 LSU Tigers (41) 23.63 2.42 Arrow_up 5
2 Oklahoma Sooners (27) 23.14 1.57 --
3 Alabama Crimson Tide (21) 22.68 3.12 Arrow_down -2
4 Boise St. Broncos (4) 22.16 1.86 --
5 Stanford Cardinal (2) 19.47 3.32 Arrow_up 2
6 Florida St. Seminoles 18.80 2.92 Arrow_down -1
7 Wisconsin Badgers 18.41 3.13 Arrow_up 1
8 Texas A&M Aggies 16.11 3.70 Arrow_up 2
9 Nebraska Cornhuskers 15.39 4.54 --
10 Virginia Tech Hokies 14.65 4.33 Arrow_up 1
11 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 13.82 4.99 Arrow_up 2
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 12.77 4.21 --
13 Arkansas Razorbacks 12.27 4.76 Arrow_up 1
14 Oregon Ducks 12.26 6.03 Arrow_down -11
15 Ohio St. Buckeyes 9.86 4.27 Arrow_up 4
16 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 9.37 4.21 Arrow_up 4
17 Michigan St. Spartans 6.72 4.78 Arrow_down -1
18 Baylor Bears 6.45 6.48 Arrow_up 53
19 Florida Gators 6.26 4.22 Arrow_up 4
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 6.12 3.67 Arrow_up 1
21 South Florida Bulls 5.26 5.93 Arrow_up 15
22 Missouri Tigers 4.03 3.97 --
23 Penn St. Nittany Lions 2.60 3.77 Arrow_up 4
24 Houston Cougars 2.21 3.95 Arrow_up 7
25 Texas Longhorns 2.13 3.12 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona St. Sun Devils | BYU Cougars | TCU Horned Frogs | Northwestern Wildcats | USC Trojans | Georgia Bulldogs | Michigan Wolverines | Auburn Tigers | Maryland Terrapins | Iowa Hawkeyes | Clemson Tigers | Hawaii Warriors | Syracuse Orange | Central Florida Knights | Utah Utes | Pittsburgh Panthers | Northern Illinois Huskies | California Golden Bears | Cincinnati Bearcats | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Notre Dame Fighting Irish | Utah State Aggies | Rutgers Scarlet Knights | North Carolina Tar Heels | Arizona Wildcats | Ohio Bobcats | Air Force Falcons | Washington St. Cougars | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Virginia Cavaliers | Southern Miss. Golden Eagles | Miami Hurricanes | Arkansas St. Red Wolves | Oregon St. Beavers | Toledo Rockets | Temple Owls | Nevada Wolf Pack | Tennessee Volunteers | Connecticut Huskies | Purdue Boilermakers | N.C. State Wolfpack | Fla. International Golden Panthers | UAB Blazers | Vanderbilt Commodores | SMU Mustangs | Eastern Michigan Eagles
Updated: Sep 7, 2011 10:07 AM EDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

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