College Football Top 25: BlogPoll Post-Week 7 Results

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The post-week 7 BlogPoll is out. Alabama is still tops, but Florida is making a serious push.

Here's what she looks like. You can find SB Nation's poll analysis here. My comments follow the results:

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 7

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (62) 24.64 0.84 --
2 Oregon Ducks (3) 23.32 2.15 --
3 Florida Gators (5) 22.51 1.40 Arrow_up 2
4 Kansas St. Wildcats (1) 21.99 1.36 Arrow_up 2
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4) 21.30 1.81 Arrow_up 2
6 LSU Tigers 18.41 2.62 Arrow_up 3
7 South Carolina Gamecocks 17.05 2.44 Arrow_down -4
8 Oregon St. Beavers 16.89 3.84 Arrow_up 2
9 Oklahoma Sooners 16.18 3.44 Arrow_up 5
10 Ohio St. Buckeyes (1) 16.05 5.49 Arrow_down -2
11 Florida St. Seminoles 13.70 3.69 --
12 USC Trojans 13.09 4.69 --
13 Georgia Bulldogs 11.82 3.12 --
14 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 10.21 3.80 Arrow_up 5
15 Louisville Cardinals 9.88 3.84 Arrow_up 3
16 Clemson Tigers 9.49 4.56 --
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 9.29 3.46 Arrow_down -13
18 Texas Tech Red Raiders 8.32 4.52 Arrow_up 13
19 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 7.33 3.61 Arrow_up 1
20 Texas A&M Aggies 6.36 3.70 Arrow_up 4
21 Cincinnati Bearcats 6.24 3.87 --
22 Stanford Cardinal 4.83 4.42 Arrow_down -5
23 Ohio Bobcats 3.96 4.92 --
24 TCU Horned Frogs 2.11 2.61 Arrow_up 4
25 Michigan Wolverines 1.76 2.58 Arrow_up 4
Others Receiving Votes: Boise St. Broncos | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Iowa St. Cyclones | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Northwestern Wildcats | Nevada Wolf Pack | Texas Longhorns | Tulsa Golden Hurricane | Northern Illinois Huskies | Toledo Rockets | North Carolina Tar Heels | UCLA Bruins | Wisconsin Badgers | Virginia Tech Hokies | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Nebraska Cornhuskers | Ball St. Cardinals | Utah State Aggies | Kent St. Golden Flashes
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

  • The first thing I notice is Mississippi St. The voters had them two spots higher than I did, jumping them up 5 from last week. I guess the big question there is how far down do you drop West Virginia, and would you rate Louisville and Clemson over undefeated MSU. It's true that MSU hasn't played a single ranked team, but Clemson lost to their only ranked opponent, and Louisville has the weakest schedule in the entire top 25. I think the voters did a better job on that one.
  • Louisville at 15, I had them 17th. There is no doubt in my mind that Clemson is a better football team with a much tougher schedule. Their only loss was on the road to Florida State. Louisville has played only one team with a winning record all year. Clemson has played 3 and West Virginia 5.
  • West Virginia. I know they are a paper tiger, but they are a paper tiger that can score. I think 13 spots is too far for them to fall, even with the beat-down they got. It was on the road against a good team.
  • Everything below that is just differences of opinion on who's playing better football. I can see Ohio being a pick, they are undefeated. They have beaten exactly 1 team with a winning record (Penn St.) and the rest of their victims have 2 wins or less. Contrast that to Boise St., who has beaten 3 teams with a winning record, among them a good BYU and solid Fresno St. team.
  • Michigan vs. Arizona State? Coin toss. I'm good either way. My system has Michigan one step lower.

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