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BlogPoll - Initial Draft

I wanted to go ahead and get out the first draft of DTN's inaugural BlogPoll ballot (it's due on August 18th). I've always like the way that Kyle elicits feedback from his readers as to why teams should be ranked where they are. Personally, I want as much feedback as possible. I've never done this before and I think that if this can somewhat be a community effort then I've done my job.

For those of you wondering what is the BlogPoll, well, Rock M Nation has your answers in terms of definition and how to vote. Brian offered additional thoughts on voting methodology as well. Just to be clear here I'm still not sure which method I've ranked these teams, I've probably used Method 2, the Power Poll, because no one has played a down and without any current statistics or resumes, there's not much to give you a rational, other than I think Team A is better than Team B. After week 1, I think I'll merge into a resume based methodology.

1. Ohio State
2. USC
3. Georgia
4. Missouri
5. Florida
6. Oklahoma
7. West Virginia
8. Clemson
9. Auburn
10. LSU
11. Wisconsin
12. Texas Tech
13. Penn State
14. Texas
15. South Florida
16. Arizona State
17. BYU
18. Oregon
19. Virginia Tech
20. Wake Forest
21. Kansas
22. Michigan
23. Tennessee
24. Illinois
25. Utah

Comments and criticisms are welcome. I will say this, that trying to put a little bit of thought into the entire process is difficult and at times, especially now, choosing one team over another is probably personal bias seeping into the thought process.

I'll steal a bit from BON and attach a poll as to who you think is the #1 team in the nation.