Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Submitted BlogPoll Week 10

This has been a very busy week, so the comments were much appreciated. I modifed the poll based on several.

First of all I simply forgot TCU. No discredit to the Horned Frogs, it was merely an oversight. They have but a single loss to a good team (Oklahoma), some major conference victories, and a solid beating of BYU. They belong.

There was a lot of noise about over ranking FSU (on a Gator blog, go figure!). I moved them down ever so slightly, but I can't place a 1 loss team from a major BCS conference behind undefeated teams that have played nobodies, or 2-loss teams with various bad losses. I'm comfortable with where they are, but they need to continue to "prove it".

Thanks again for the suggestions, as I said much appreciated this week especially. The finished result -

1 Texas --
2 Alabama --
3 Penn State 1
4 Texas Tech 1
5 Oklahoma State 2
6 Oklahoma 1
7 Georgia 1
8 Utah 2
9 Southern Cal 2
10 Florida 2
11 TCU 2
12 Minnesota 3
13 Florida State 5
14 Boise State 4
15 Ball State 7
16 Tulsa 10
17 Ohio State 8
18 Missouri 6
19 LSU 5
20 Oregon 6
21 Michigan State 5
22 North Carolina 4
23 California 3
24 South Florida 3
25 Connecticut 1

Dropped Out: Georgia Tech (#16), Boston College (#17), Northwestern (#19), Pittsburgh (#20), Cincinnati (#23), Brigham Young (#25).


Scully said...

there are exactly 2 teams ranked behind FSU that I wouldn't put money on if they were playing FSU. UCONN and Michigan State.

Once again I refer you to the VegasInsider top 25, which has FSU at 23rd

Mergz said...

And, once again, this has nothing to do with who is better, or who is more likely to win.

Henry Louis Gomez said...

Exactly what I was going to say. What are the resumes? That's the question we're answering. We don't really know who would win in theoretical match-ups. That's why they play the games after all. But we do know who has beaten who and who they have beaten. So you make a resume. This is what the current bowls and polls system leads to.

Clark said...

This draft is certainly better than the first. Tulsa still confuses me. If Tulsa wasn't ranked last week, what was it about beating a 2-4 UCF team that made such a big difference. If the knock Tulsa before was big wins over unimpressive opponents, and that kept them from being ranked at 7-0, how is this any different now?

Scully said...

so then it is based on who you have played and how you have done against those teams right?

and if you are undefeated you are more highly ranked than a 1 loss team, unless you are from a "non-bcs" conference?

so essentially you are voting on strength of schedule and wins?

Anonymous said...

I have a question- In terms of resume ranking, would Utah pass PSU by the end of the year?