NCAA Football: Blogpoll Post-Week 1 Results

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The newly-minted blogpoll is out, and as most of you might expect, the Alabama Crimson Tide, by virtue of their impressive dismantling of the formerly highly-regarded Michigan Wolverines have taken the top spot, not with a whimper, but with a snarl and snatch (picturing a pachyderm snarling and snatching makes for an interesting, if illogical, mental image). Some don't agree, but they are mostly West-coasters, SEC haters, and non-conformists. The reality is, Alabama was much the best in week 1. That is a fact, and it is essentially undisputed.

You'll find the odd vote for another team in first place other than the USC Trojans, who is the top choice after the Tide, and they are, by my lights, a fair choice (you can find my ballot here for comparison). I thought much more highly of the Stanford Cardinal, for example, and still believe in Boise St. despite their narrow loss at Michigan St. I was less impressed with West Virginia than the voters were, on balance. Tennessee? Really?

Be that as it may, you'll want to take a look at the analysis in the link above for fun and enlightenment. I was a little surprised to see Barking Carnival win a shoo-in for the biggest homers of the week, I just didn't expect to see them there. Garnet and Black Attack were the only SEC blog represented in the homer group, but by a fairly modest score.

I also find it remarkable that the Big Ten blogs completely dominate the Mr. Numb Existence category. What does that say? Well, many think the B1G a staid, unimaginative place, so perhaps that's reflected in the conservatism of their sites' vote, I don't know. You will notice that the Kentucky Wildcats are not in the poll, and if that surprises you, consult your physician. I note that Louisville is there, and that saddens me, even more so because I was reluctantly forced to include them in by ballot at gunpoint by a guy in a Louisville football uniform with an Uzi and cell phone.

The poll may be found after the jump, and your comments, should you care to allow any, will find themselves in the usual place.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results Post-Week 1

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Alabama Crimson Tide (81) 25.16 2.79 --
2 USC Trojans (10) 23.62 0.95 --
3 LSU Tigers 22.16 3.00 --
4 Oregon Ducks (1) 21.60 2.84 --
5 Florida St. Seminoles 18.20 4.94 --
6 West Virginia Mountaineers 17.77 3.09 --
7 Oklahoma Sooners 16.89 4.60 --
8 Georgia Bulldogs 16.86 4.35 --
9 Michigan St. Spartans 16.45 3.09 --
10 Clemson Tigers 15.52 3.35 --
11 Arkansas Razorbacks 14.11 4.93 --
12 South Carolina Gamecocks 14.00 4.34 --
13 Nebraska Cornhuskers 11.65 3.91 --
14 Ohio St. Buckeyes 11.16 5.74 --
15 Oklahoma St. Cowboys (1) 10.56 5.08 --
16 Virginia Tech Hokies 9.77 4.45 --
17 Wisconsin Badgers 9.10 4.84 --
18 Texas Longhorns 8.78 4.76 --
19 Michigan Wolverines 6.10 4.58 --
20 Kansas St. Wildcats 6.07 4.66 --
21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 5.68 5.45 --
22 TCU Horned Frogs 5.13 4.41 --
23 Louisville Cardinals 4.00 3.87 --
24 Tennessee Volunteers 2.66 4.96 --
25 Stanford Cardinal 2.32 2.87 --
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio Bobcats | Florida Gators | Utah Utes | BYU Cougars | Boise St. Broncos | Baylor Bears | North Carolina Tar Heels | Central Florida Knights | Washington Huskies | Miami Hurricanes | Missouri Tigers | Nevada Wolf Pack | Connecticut Huskies | Duke Blue Devils | Northwestern Wildcats | UCLA Bruins | Iowa St. Cyclones | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Texas A&M Aggies | South Florida Bulls | Illinois Fighting Illini | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Louisiana Ragin Cajuns | Purdue Boilermakers | Texas Tech Red Raiders | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers | Iowa Hawkeyes | Utah State Aggies | New Mexico Lobos | Temple Owls | Fresno St. Bulldogs | Colorado St. Rams | Louisiana Tech Bulldogs | Auburn Tigers | New Mexico St. Aggies | N.C. State Wolfpack
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

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