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BlogPoll Draft: Week 11

BlogPoll after the jump.  I'm very comfortable with teams 1 through 8, but have no idea with any team after that.  Seems like there's just a bunch of teams that keep getting rotated in and out of the bottom 2/3's of the BlogPoll.  One team will lose one week and then win the next week.  No consistent teams are winning.

Right now I've ranked Texas Tech #2, along with Penn St., Texas, Oklahoma St. and then Oklahoma, all in a row. Now I fully admit that I've got some homerism in me, but I could not justify putting either Florida or USC above any of those Big 12 teams. The rational for Texas Tech ahead of Penn State is that each team has one quality win (Ohio St. and Texas) and right now Texas Tech's win is better, just in terms of resume.  USC lost to Oregon State, that just might crack the top 25 this week, with another solid win. Florida stomped a mudhole in Georgia, but it doesn't take away the fact they also lost to Mississippi at home. Right now, if I'm ranking teams based on resume, then I feel most comfortable doing it this way. Texas lost to a top 10 Texas Tech, while Oklahoma St. and Oklahoma lost to a then #1 Texas.

You really need to go check out Peter Bean's work over at Burnt Orange Nation as he takes exception with Black Shoe Diaries' BlogPoll ballot and not being impressed with the Big 12 defenses, while Penn State has a great defense and a good offense against bad defenses. I'm pretty sure that I don't have much to add there and it seems that much of BSD's contentions are that they don't expect Texas Tech to survive, which doesn't make sense to me, and that the Texas defense is terrible. And if you can say that you're not impressed with the Big 12, wouldn't you also say the exact same thing about the Big 10? I watched Michigan St. look very pedestrian against Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northwestern . . . meh. The Big 12 had 5 teams in the top 14 in last week's BlogPoll, while the Big Ten had 4 in the top 22, with Minnesota probably dropping out with their loss to Northwestern. I'm still scratching my head on both of those.

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama 1
2 Texas Tech 4
3 Penn State --
4 Texas 3
5 Oklahoma State 4
6 Oklahoma 2
7 Florida --
8 Southern Cal --
9 Utah 1
10 Boise State 1
11 TCU 1
12 Missouri 1
13 Ohio State 2
14 Brigham Young 2
15 Michigan State 7
16 North Carolina 5
17 Georgia 12
18 LSU 4
19 Georgia Tech 7
20 California 5
21 West Virginia 5
22 Maryland 2
23 Ball State 4
24 Florida State 6
25 Northwestern 1


Dropped Out: Minnesota (#17), Tulsa (#20), Oregon (#23).