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Initial Draft BlogPoll: Week 5

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama 10
2 Oklahoma --
3 Missouri --
4 LSU 3
5 Texas 3
6 Penn State 3
7 Georgia 3
8 Texas Tech 2
9 Brigham Young 3
10 South Florida 4
11 Utah 5
12 Boise State 12
13 Southern Cal 12
14 Auburn 8
15 Vanderbilt 3
16 Fresno State 10
17 Oklahoma State 6
18 Ohio State 3
19 Florida 14
20 Kansas 3
21 Oregon 5
22 Northwestern 4
23 Tulsa 2
24 Kentucky 2
25 Wisconsin 19


Dropped Out: Wake Forest (#13), Colorado (#19), TCU (#20), East Carolina (#21).

Not So Random Thoughts:  I flip-flopped between OU and Alabama as #1 all night.  Alabam has had the toughest challenge yet of any team in the country, and they were on the road.  OU's win was impressive, but Alabam's win was even better.

Regarding Florida and USC:  Florida's loss to Ole Miss was worse than USC's loss to Oregon State.  Florida lost at home while USC loss on the road.  Both Ole Miss and Oregon State aren't good teams and I'm not going to try and tell you that one is better than another, although my gut tells me that Oregon State is slightly better than Ole Miss. 

I feel like I'm rewarding Georgia for making a game of it last night, but Stafford forced way too many passes and was surprised that Georgia didn't utilize Moreno more, especially in the 1st half.

I hate Auburn because I don't know what they are.  I watched a portion of Auburn/Tennessee and I'm not sure when Todd became such a weak armed QB.  Their defense was solid again, but the UT offense has been pretty bad too.  I just don't know what to do with them.

I was wrong about Wisconsin and Penn St. is the team to beat in the Big Ten.

Kansas' loss to South Florida is looking better as the year goes forward.

Seems about right for Texas Tech.  Again, I think Auburn is too high, but their only loss is to the 2nd best team in the SEC, LSU, and moving up 8 spots for barely beating a Tennessee teams is ridiculous.  Where do you think they should be?

Teams #13 through #25 are a crap-shoot.  Although I'm not sure that Northwestern will be ranked by the time it's all said and done, they're there.  Same goes for Vanderbilt and Kentucky.  I know, I shouldn't have moved down Kansas but I felt that I should reward teams like Oklahoma State and Fresno State for winning fairly convincingly.  Although Ohio State did have a nice win against Minnesota, their loss to USC gets even worse, right?  Kansas gets moved down because teams that I thought were good (USC, Florida, etc.) lost and now should probably still be in the poll, but that means teams like Kansas gets bumped down a bit.